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Brooke Fredericksen

Freelance Article Writer, Blog Writer, & More

Location:Phoenix, Arizona, United States
9 Skills
Brooke Fredericksen, Ph.D.


Talented, versatile, and dedicated writer, teacher, and research administrator with a 20-year history of significant achievement. Special talent for conducting adaptive research to define subject matter and documenting data to comprehensible material for general or specific public sectors. Well-disciplined, versed, and skilled in team dynamics to include solid planning and organizational skills to coordinate all aspects of managed projects.

Experience includes: teaching college level English writing and composition courses as well as writing, editing, and proofreading literary, medical, legal, academic, popular, and technical material in academic, publishing, legal, medical, and computer fields.


Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1992

M.A., Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA, 1988

B.A., English, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1986

Writing, Editing, and Research Experience

Instructional Designer/Writer 5/2010-Present
Write e-learning courseware/scripts for custom code of conduct courses, workplace harassment courses, and other types of custom courses. Research, write outlines and scripts, revise scripts, prepare courses to deliver in a learning management system.

Freelance Writer and Editor 3/2009-5/2010
Write articles, conduct research, edit, copy edit, and proofread book-length manuscripts, articles, newsletters, and Web content.

Editor 1/2000-3/2009
MD Buyline, Dallas, TX
Wrote feature articles on Legislative Health Policies for bi-weekly publication. Conducted detailed research with variable sources to ascertain and translate current data to comprehensive articles. Edited, proofed, and reviewed overall works of the bi-weekly online medical newsletter and technical reports. Mentored analysts in interviewing and writing skills.

Freelance Copy Editor/Proofreader 8/99-12/99
Copyedited and/or proofread several fiction manuscripts and a popular science book for Baen Publishing Enterprises.

Virtual Systems Operator (Sysop) 2/97-12/1999
Austin, TX
Controlled message board contributions for book and education forums for the Excite Web search engine. Ensured messages met compliance with service standards. Posted messages to add to or encourage discussions. Trained new hosts for subfolders.

Legal Assistant 5/94-8/96
Miller, Pitt & McAnally, P.C., Tucson, AZ
Proofread and edited attorney prepared legal documents. Assisted in conducting legal research, prepared deposition summaries, and wrote settlement demand letters. Served as a liaison between attorney and client.

Freelance Copy Editor & Proofreader 7/89-12/89
Andrews & McMeel, Kansas City, MO. Wrote, proofread, and corrected copy, including social science, fine arts, and literary data for Universal Almanac using various style guides (Chicago Manual of Style, Modern Language Association, and American Psychological Association).

Teaching Experience

Adjunct Lecturer of English 8/09-Present
Glendale Community College & Phoenix College
Phoenix, AZ
Teach developmental writing and second semester freshman composition.

Adjunct Lecturer of English 8/08-12/08
Achieving a College Education (ACE) Program
Phoenix College, Maricopa County Community Colleges
Instructed high school juniors in a college English composition course designed as a preparatory course for college coursework.

Adjunct Professor of English 8/99-12/99
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Taught second semester freshman composition courses.

Adjunct Professor of English 8/95-12/99
Pima Community College, Tucson, AZ
Planned and taught students in basic college and freshman composition courses, first and second year business writing courses, and remedial writing courses. Tutored students one-on-one and proofread and edited student papers.

Visiting Instructor, Women’s Studies 8/96-12/96
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Served as Instructor for the Women & Western Culture course, involving extensive writing assignments, critical thinking skills, and course lectures.

Lecturer 8/92-5/94
University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
Instructed undergraduate and graduate students as well as working professionals in writing, computer assisted writing, and literature courses.

Adjunct Lecturer 1/90-7/92
Humanities Program, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Taught courses in Western Civilization with extensive writing components for undergraduates.

Graduate Assistant Teacher 8/86-7/88
Literature Board, University of California-Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
Assisted professors in teaching discussion sections of literature courses; taught beginning creative writing courses.


Works in progress: essays on women and writing; untitled novel, two collections of poetry, 1977-1983 and 1986-2000

Untitled collection of essays (work in progress) -- women, art, and society.

Various articles on medical industry and health policy issues, MD Buyline Intelligence Briefings, 2000 - 2009 (see Recent Articles:
"ICD-10 Implementation to Stay on Track," MD Buyline Legislative News, March 15, 2009
"Stimulus Money May Not Help Docs Adopt IT," MD Buyline Legislative News, March 15, 2009

At Home in Words: Exile, Writing and Twentieth-Century Literature (Ph.D. dissertation). Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona, 1992.

"Cuando lleguemos/When We Arrive: The Paradox of Migration in Tomas Rivera's . . . y no se lo trago la tierra." Bilingual Review/Revista Bilingue 19, 2 (May) 1994:142

"Home is Where the Text Is: Exile, Homeland, and Jewish American Writing." Studies in American Jewish Literature 11 (1992): 36-44.

Monographs - Non Fiction:
The Written Home: Exile and Dwelling in 20th Twentieth-Century Literature. (Dissertation, published and accessible through University of Michigan.)


State of California graduate student grant, 1986-1987
Phi Beta Kappa, University of Arizona, 1986
Summa *** Laude, Honors Program, University of Arizona, 1986
Fielder-Robinson Scholarship, University of Arizona, 1984, 1985, 1986
State of Arizona University Scholarship, 1985, 1986


Spanish (speak, read, and write)
French (read only)

Computer Skills

Mac and PC literate
Software: Microsoft Word; basic skills in Excel, and PowerPoint