Professional freelance writer and copy editor with extensive experience working in a variety of genres. Knowledge of Chicago and APA-style writing, SEO and web content.
Editor, Mowerks Publishing, Athens, Georgia May 2011- Present
Editing a variety of web-based content, with a particular emphasis on academic material. Pro-viding quality and senior editing for web-based college courses in a wide variety of subjects, adhering to client specifications.
Title Editor, Demand Studios, Seattle, Washington, 2009- Present
Performing quality assurance editing for article titles aggregated from search engine results. Editing resulting titles for grammatical/mechanical errors and for agreement with Demand’s title guidelines.
Writer, Demand Studios, Seattle, Washington, 2009- Present
Writing web content on a variety of topics including health/wellness, education, parenting and career preparation for the Demand Studio family of sites, including Livestrong.com, Tyra-Bank’s website, Ehow and more. Adhering to strict guidelines for citation, research and for-mat.
Editor, Publisher’s Podium, Atlanta, Georgia 2010- Present
Providing freelance editing services for full-length fiction manuscripts. Includes editing for grammar and mechanics, tone, characterization and flow, and providing detailed notes for authors.
Test Item Writer, PrepMe Testing Services, Chicago, Illinois, 2009
Writing English test items for SAT preparation course. Responsible for following style guide-lines to create questions similar in tone and difficulty to those on the SAT. Questions were related to grammar and mechanics, usage and tone. Also responsible for researching and pro-viding, or writing, accompanying materials and passages.
Teacher, Cedar Sholas High School, Athens, Georgia, 2006-2010
Responsible for teaching English, vocabulary, career and living skills to special education stu-dents from mildly to moderately intellectually disabled. Responsible for creating educational objectives and goals for students, and for implementing activities.
University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri - Bachelors, 2001
University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia - Graduate Teacher Certification Program
* Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
* Experience working in a variety of industries, and concomitant ability to work with diverse groups of people at all levels of organizations
* Experienced in providing both basic proofreading and extensive editing notes
* Professional attitude and work ethic and ability to meet deadlines
* Proficient with internet research
* Proficient in the use of MS Office, iOffice and web-based editing/writing applications