Meredith Byers

Freelance Proofreader & Creative Writer

Location:Norwood, Massachusetts, United States
2 Skills
Curry College Milton, MA
Bachelor of Arts, English, Psychology May 2009
• G.P.A. 3.04/4.0
• Distinction in the Honors Program
• Written Thesis: Therapeutic Writing: A Holistic Approach
• Second Place Winner in the First Year Writing Competition
• Published twice in the Curry Arts Journal

Willett Early Childhood Center Norwood, MA
Regular Ed. Paraprofessional Aide June 2011—Present

• Assisting the head teacher by incorporating the curriculum into daily activities
• Encouraging the learning of Kindergarten-aged children
• Supporting the use of Literacy Centers

Norwood High School Norwood, MA
SPED Paraprofessional Aide Oct 2009—June 2011

• Mentor
• Disciplinarian
• Adolescent-oriented
• Quick to Acclimate
• Assisted Learning Disabled High school students, grades 9-12, in various areas of Academia.
• Personal Motto, “All students should be given the opportunity to excel, dream, desire and aspire despite their physical, mental or emotional condition.”
• Specialized with adolescents diagnosed with Autism, Asperger’s, PTSD, NVLDs and Academic disabilities.

Curry College Levin Library Milton, MA
Circulation Assistant Sept 2006–Sept 2009

• Logical Thinker
• People-oriented
• Maintained a physically clean workplace
• Usage of people skills, listening skills, and problem solving skills, while multitasking at the main desk and adjacent floors

Stop & Shop Supermarket Orleans, MA
Cashier May 2006–Aug 2006
• Fiscal responsibility
• Customer Service
• Quick-paced

TJMaxx Orleans, MA
Cashier, Fitting Room staff June 2005—Aug 2005
• Organized
• Met responsibilities willingly
• Quick to help customer

Bath & Body Works Walpole, MA
Cashier, Greeter, Stocker Nov 2004–Jan 2005
• Gregarious worker
• Honest saleswoman
• Knowledgeable of company and product

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Walpole, MA
Cashier Nov 2003–April 2004
• Loyal associate
• Trustworthy with sales till
• Knowledgeable of company and product
• Spoke to customers in-store and via telephone with etiquette

• Word 2007, 2003
• Microsoft Works
• Open Office
• SPSS 13.0/14.0
• Operation of Networking sites: FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter

• Best Buddies, 2011
• MTEL Writing: PASS, 2010
• Special Olympics Massachusetts 2008-2010
• Distinction in the Honors Program 2009
• Thesis: Therapeutic Writing: A Holistic Approach 2009
• Dean’s List Fall 2005, Spring 2009
• Curry Arts Journal, 2006 2008
• Peer Mentoring 2001-2003, 2006
• Mass. Instrumental & Choral Conductors participant 2001-2005
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing