James Zarrello

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Georgia, United States
2 Skills

Seeking freelance editing, proofreading, or short article writing contracts

Work Experience

Full-Time English Composition Instructor, Georgia Southern University
Department of Writing and Linguistics / Fall Semester 2003 – Spring 2011

Courses Taught
English Composition I (Explanatory / Persuasive / Web / Professional)
English Composition II (Literary Based / Research Based / Analytical)

Part-Time Cross-Curriculum Writing and English Language Tutor
Georgia Southern University Writing Center / Fall Term 2001 – Spring 2009

Part-Time English Composition Instructor, East Georgia College
Department of English / Spring Semester 2004 – Summer Semester 2004

Part-Time Writing and Language Tutor, Ogeechee Technical College
General Education Department / Summer Term 2003 – Summer Term 2003

Part-Time Cross-Curriculum Writing and English Language Tutor
Georgia Southern Academic Success Center / Fall Term 2001 – Spring 2003

Other Editing/Proofreading Experience

Editorial Reader, GSU History and Literature Departments (2004-2011)
Edited Dr. James Woods’ A History of the Catholic Church in the South
Edited Dr. Tom McMullen’s Darwin and Design: Worldviews in Conflict
Edited 15 articles from Journal of Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies

Skill Summary

Developed excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
Worked individually with 100 students per semester on writing projects
Graded thoroughly for grammar, mechanics, formatting, and coherence
Evaluated for style, expression, organization, accuracy, and development
Returned work with exhaustive feedback within grading-cycle deadlines
Utilized effective organizational habits to expedite work responsibilities
Offered exceptional customer service to students on employer’s behalf
Exhibited capable administrative abilities in maintaining academic records
Performed duties autonomously and successfully with minimal oversight
Employed scrupulous and detail-oriented presentations and work quality
Built strong rapport and relationships with students, staff, and colleagues
Achieved superior student evaluations as teacher and writing-center tutor
Proofread student work extensively during daily one-on-one conferences
Exercised proficiency with Microsoft suite and other software applications


Georgia Southern University / Master of Arts in English, Spring 2003
Fields: English Literature; Rhetoric / Major Professor: Dr. John T. Lloyd

Rutgers University – Newark / Post Baccalaureate Studies, 1990-1992
Field: Education (Teaching Methods / Educational Psychology / Practicum)

University of Southern California / Bachelor of the Arts, Spring 1989
Field: Studies in Social Ethics / Comparative Religion / World Religions

Other Experience

ESL Instructor / Camp Korea / Hallym University, S. Korea (Summer 2002)
Elementary School Educator / Bloomfield, NJ / Statesboro, GA (1990-2000)

Other Service

GSU Writing Department Outstanding First-Year Writing Judge (Fall 2008)
SAT Preparation Workshop Speaker for GSU Education (Spring 2005)
Advisor for Georgia Southern Student Rock Climbing Club (Spring 2005)

Professional Development

Faculty Seminars, Workshops, and Professional Conferences Attended
Student Success in First-Year Composition Conference (Spring 2009)
“Active Learning for Students” with Stacy Kluge / GSU CET (Spring 2009)
“More Effective Lecturing” with Steve Bonham / GSU CET (Spring 2009)
“Student Conferencing Techniques” with Martha Pennington (Spring 2008)
“Digital Games for Pedagogical Purposes” with Steve Bonham (Fall 2007)
“First-Year Writing Teaching Methods” with Martha Pennington (Fall 2007)
“When Grammar Is & Isn’t Important” with Michael Pemberton (Fall 2004)
First-Year GSU Writing Workshops with Suellyn Duffey (Spring 2004)
"ESL Writing in the Writing Center" with Michael Pemberton (Spring 2003)
"Ethical Conferencing: When Are We Giving Too Much Help?" (Fall 2002)
"Teachers or Peers: Negotiating Authority at Writing Centers" (Fall 2001)
"Writing Centers and Writing across the Curriculum Programs" (Fall 2001)

Professional References

Dr. James M. Woods / Georgia Southern University / Colleague
Post Office Box 8054 / Department of History / Statesboro, GA 30460
office contact: (912) 536-1886 / e-mail: jmwoods@GeorgiaSouthern.edu

Ms. Annalee Ashley / Georgia Southern University / Former Student
Home mailing address: 1400 Lipscomb Road / Social Circle, GA 30025
cell phone contact: 770-851-2320 / e-mail contact: annaleeashley@gmail.com

Dr. Laura A. Milner / GSU Associate Professor / Colleague Since 2003
Post Office Box 8026 / Writing and Linguistics Dept / Statesboro, GA 30460
office contact: 912-478-5263 / e-mail contact: lamilner@georgiasouthern.edu
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