Heidi Smith

Freelance Article Writer & Comic Writer

Location:Yelm, Washington, United States
2 Skills
I've been working as a freelance writer and editor for the past ten years, in addition to teaching Language Arts, History and E.S.L. at the middle school, high school, community college and university level (not all at the same place!). For four years, I was the Editor-in-Chief of SuperConsciousness Magazine, an international quarterly publication. My favorite part of that job was getting to interview an amazing and diverse array of people, from Robert Kennedy Jr. to humorist Dave Barry, from Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman to mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner. I've also written and/or edited articles, websites, marketing materials and a book. Currently I work part time as the Communications and Outreach Manager for The Phoenix Rising School, a non-profit organization in Rainier, Washington. I am always looking for interesting and worthwhile projects to lend my particular talents to. See my resume below.

Heidi Andrea Smith
22021 Elbow Lake Rd.
Yelm, WA 98597

Master in Teaching Degree
The Evergreen State College, June, 1998

Bachelor of Arts Degree, English
California State University, Chico, May, 1988


2010-2011 5th/6th Grade Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher/Part Time Administrator, The Phoenix Rising School, Rainier, WA

2003 – 2009 E.S.L. Teacher/Adjunct Faculty Member
St. Martin’s University, Lacey, WA
Taught English to foreign university students

2005 – 2006 E.S.L. Teacher/Adjunct Faculty Member
South Puget Sound Community College
Olympia, WA

2004 – 2005 English 101 Teacher/Adjunct Faculty Member
Bates Technical College
Tacoma, WA

1998 – 2005 E.S.L. Teacher
E.F. International School of English
Olympia, WA

2000 – 2003 High School/ Middle School English and History Teacher
2005 – 2006 The Children’s School of Excellence
2009 – 2010 Rainier, Washington


2006 – 2010 Editor-in-Chief, SuperConsciousness Magazine
Yelm, Washington. Identified and recruited writers, edited and contributed content, worked with editorial team to create theme of each issue, conducted and edited interviews

2008 Editor, Journey to My Master Teacher
Arraya Publications

2006 – Present Subcontracted Writer, The Helix Group
Olympia, WA. Created and/or edited copy for a variety of clients’ web pages

2001 – 2003 Contracted Writer, The Golden Thread Magazine
Yelm, WA. Wrote copy specific to the theme of each issue, conducted research as appropriate

2005 Copy writer/Editor Consulting Associates International
Rainier, WA. Edited and occasionally created content for marketing purposes.

1993 – 94 Newspaper Columnist, The Jefferson County Leader
Port Townsend, WA. Wrote a bi-weekly humor column

1991 – 1992 Executive Assistant, Milestone Productions
Honolulu, HI. Created all marketing materials and regular newsletter for a seminar production company.


1995 – 2004 Crew Leader Student Conservation Association A residential program employing high school students from around the country in five weeks of environmental restoration projects in the backcountry, including Kenai Fjords National Park, Glacier National Park, Haleakala National Park, Big Bend National Park, Fort Clatsop National Monument, and Boulder Wilderness Area in Washington State

1994 - 95 Trainer, WSU Cooperative Extension, Washington. Trained counselors and therapists on the use of games and initiative activities with high-risk youth.

1994–95 Facilitator WSU Cooperative Extension, Washington. Led one to two day teambuilding programs for Americorps, Kitsap County Juvenile Detention, Clallam County Juvenile Detention, Mar Vista Alternative School, Skookum Jump Rope Company and Port Townsend High School Peer Counselors.

1994 Program Coordinator, Olympic Peace Trees, Port Townsend, Washington. On-site coordinator for 23 international and American youth assembled for three weeks of environmental restoration projects

1994 Host, Olympic Park Institute, Washington. Logistics coordinator and staff liaison for environmental education programs including field seminars, school groups, elderhostels and conferences.

1993 – 94 Soccer Coach, Port Townsend High School. Girls Varsity and
Junior Varsity Soccer Coach.

1992 Counselor, Marimed Foundation, Republic of the Marshall
Islands. A sail training/experiential education program for at-risk teenage boys from Hawaii and the Marshall Islands.

1991 –92 Ropes Course Director, On the Edge, A.T.O.M, Camp Mokuleia, Honolulu, Hawaii. Led one-day experiential courses designed to promote teamwork, communication and trust among small groups of business people, educators and students.

1990-91 Staff Trainer/Administrator Global Discovery, Zvenigorod, U.S.S.R., Kaneohe, Hawaii. A cultural exchange program for Soviet, American, Canadian and Australian youth to foster global awareness and responsibility. Co-designed curriculum, trained staff, facilitated program, correspondence and enrollment.

1989 – 92 Administrator, Team Leader, Winners Camp, Honolulu, Hawaii. A residential program for teens focused on developing teamwork, trust and communication and enhancing academic skills. Responsible for facilitating groups of 10 – 15 teens, marketing, correspondence, staff development, and recruiting staff and participants.

1986 –88 Counselor, Camp Costanoan, Cupertino, California. A residential camp for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities, including Downs Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, etc.


Student Conservation Association, Washington
WASHPIRG, Washington
Children’s School of Excellence, Rainier, Washington
Yelm Citizens’ Group, Yelm, Washington
Jefferson County Youth Soccer Association, Port Townsend, Washington
Domestic Violence/****** Assault Prevention Program, Port Townsend, Washington
Olympic Park Institute, Lake Crescent, Washington
Friends of Foster Kids, Honolulu, Hawaii
Kewalo Basin Marine Lab, Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu Rotary Club
Youth Ambassadors of America
Napa State Hospital
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Comic Writing