Leslie Bragg

Freelance Editor & Grant Writer

Location:Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2 Skills
30 years of experience in university education (UCLA) and 11 years experience teaching English Language Arts. Expert at editing proposals, narratives, applications and statements for certifications, academic papers and thesis. Authored and published two college level textbooks used in health sciences courses at university level for fifteen years. Authored and awarded
• Successful grant writing on university and individual agency levels
• Experienced editor and proofreader for newspaper, textbook and academic apaers
• Successful experience in educational programming and grant writing
• Extensive experience in secondary and post-secondary education
• Expert program and course development with evaluation

1979 to 2011 – Senior Instructor UCLA Extension Department of Humanities
Taught five core courses in the Alcohol and Drug Studies certificate program for post-secondary students of all ages and backgrounds, particularly those who were seeking a career change and many of who had interrupted education earlier in life. Wrote text for pharmacology and individual counseling skills class. Developed courses in Chemical Dependency and Communicable Diseases, Study Skills for adult students. Consistently received the highest student satisfaction ratings.

1998 to 2011 – Secondary School Teacher Westchester High School, LAUSD
Taught at urban high school with specialty in adolescent literacy skills. Also taught regular English Language Arts that included literature, grammar, usage, writing, and critical thinking. Also taught Health, and Life Skills; developed curriculum for Life Skills and worked with interactive online program to assist students in decision making skills and setting life goals.
Specialized in assisting students meet standards in English Language Arts to pass high school exit exam.

1976-1996 – Development and Training Consultant

On a part-time and full-time basis, provided grant-writing services as well as program and educational consulting and staff development to many community based organizations. Partial list of clients includes:
Women’s health organizations and shelters
Standing Rock Sioux (North Dakota) tribe leaders, professionals, parents, teachers and students
Adult and adolescent alcohol and drug treatment and education/prevention programs
Los Angeles County and State judges training on alternative sentencing
Board of Directors training for health service and community organizations

1996 – 1998 Executive Director Omni Health, Santa Monica, Ca.
Assisted and supervised staff efforts to gain funding sources. Principal grant writer. Developed an outpatient alcohol and other drug treatment program using innovative drug therapy with comprehensive behavioral and recovery services. Developed program treatment protocols, wrote complete policies and procedures and personnel manuals, hired, and evaluated all supervised clinical and support staff, developed all clinic forms, preformed marketing and outreach duties, performed purchasing and set up of branch clinics, and performed due diligence in acquisition of satellite clinics and sub-acute care hospitals.

1995 – 1998 Health Educator Student Health Services – UCLA
Wrote and won two prevention grants and preformed duties as Principal Investigator with US Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) and the California State Department of Transportation Impaired Driving Prevention. Co-taught an undergraduate Public Health course that trained peer health volunteers. Lectured and led seminars in the UCLA Medical School “Doctoring” course for medical students. Hired to develop campus alcohol and drug abuse screening, prevention and education program. Worked with residence halls, fraternities and sororities, graduate students organizations, athletic department, campus police, and Seeds Elementary School. Provided screening and consultation to students referred by medical staff, student psychological services, and other student service providers. Wrote bi-weekly op-ed column for the Daily Bruin campus newspaper with 28,000 circulation.

1995 – 1996 Health Educator Student Health Services – California State University Northridge,
Coordinator of campus-wide alcohol and drug abuse prevention grant funded by the US Department of Education. Worked with other health education programs to train student volunteers in public health outreach and education. Conducted campus-wide survey on high risk behavior as part of national survey of post secondary schools. Published alcohol and drug abuse education materials. Planned and implemented special events and provided screening and consultation with students identified with substance abuse problems.


• 1978 – 2008 – UCLA Extension – Attained over 35 credits in continuing education in multiple professional and personal interest topics.
• 1973-1974 – Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry – Massachusetts Mental Health Center – Boston Ma. Clinical Intern
• 1972 – 1974 – University of Massachusetts/Boston State College – Boston Ma.
Masters of Education – Community Psychology (Human Services)
• 1968-1979 – University of Florida, Gainesville, Fl.
Bachelor of Arts – Communication Sciences
• 1966-1968 – Miami-Dade Junior College (South Campus), Miami, Fl.
Associate Arts – Liberal Education
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing