Mishael Austin Witty

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Website: http://bluebrownbooks.com
2 Skills

Experienced writer/editor seeks a challenging position working in a unique environment.


Perfectionist, detail-oriented individual with exceptional communication skills.
Team player whose work quality is not affected by unexpected challenges.
Self-starter with the natural ability to complete several projects at once.
Innovative problem solver with a unique approach to life and work.
Freelance professional able to guarantee completion of superior products of a time-sensitive nature.


Audio Book Editor, American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY, 2007-2011

Operated computers and digital recording equipment.
Researched pronunciation of words in books before the recording sessions.
Coached narrators on correct pronunciation and other technical aspects.
Reviewed and corrected completed audio books to ensure accuracy.

Research Editor, Video Monitoring Services, Louisville, Kentucky, 2002-Present

Compiled and edited news publicity reports for various corporations.
Communicated via e-mail and phone with PR professionals and coworkers.
Maintained detailed daily spreadsheet productivity records.

Assistant Editor, ProQuest Information and Learning, Louisville, Kentucky, 2001 – 2002

Abstracted and indexed various journals and publications.
Sharpened proofreading and editing skills.
Evaluated and performed QC duties on the work of other assistant editors.

Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 1999 - 2001

Conducted library and Internet research.
Organized and maintained records for undergraduate grades and credits.
Wrote research and technical reports and grant proposals.
Presented research at state and international conferences.
Administered tests to children.
Interacted with undergraduate students.
Taught lectures.
Instructed other graduate students in data collection and analysis procedures.
Supervised undergraduate students in their independent research projects.


University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, Master of Arts in Experimental Psychology, August 2001

Increased expertise in research and writing for publication and gained significant knowledge of child development and multicultural studies.

Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, Virginia, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, May, 1999

Established experience in research, critical analysis, and writing.
Attained minors in 20th Century Literature in English and Music.
Honored on the Dean's List during my junior year.


Microsoft Office; ClarisWorks; AppleWorks; Safari; Internet Explorer; Netscape; Firefox; Microsoft Outlook; PowerPoint; Microsoft Access


Volunteered as an assistant ESL teacher, Highview Baptist Church, Louisville, KY 2010.
Performed choral music with the Louisville Bach Society, Louisville, KY, 2008.
Taught ESL and music classes as part of the Trackside program at Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY, 2006.
Counseled teens online with TeenCentral.net, 2006.
Assisted in the planning, design, and implementation of a bimonthly publication to be distributed to church members of Little Flock Ministry Center and within the community, 2005.
Planned and organized activities for children, entertained and communicated with Mexican, Venezuelan, and Uruguayan adults and children in their own language, and encouraged fellow team members on short-term mission trips, 2000-2004.
Taught young children the basics of music theory and singing, supervised adult assistants in conducting activities for the children, and assisted other choir directors in teaching music to older children at Little Flock Ministry Center in Shepherdsville, KY, 1999-2003.
Completed 16 hours of ESL training and received certification as an ESL instructor, 2002.
Researched and wrote a grant proposal for an at-risk elementary school in Louisville, KY, 2001.
Participated in an after-school tutoring program in Lynchburg, VA, 1997-1999.
Performed in the Randolph-Macon Woman's College Chorale, 1995-1999.
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