Freelance Copyeditor and/or Proofreader for magazines, book publishers, online publications, etc.
•Nine years in teaching high school English with a serious concentration on grammar; technical, expository, and persuasive writing; critical analysis and research; and vocabulary and word study.
•Five years teaching Photojournalism with a concentration on journalism writing and editing.
•Experienced in writing feature articles, short stories, essays, editorial pieces, research reports, and creative print/ad copy.
•Well versed in copyediting, and proofreading.
•Strong technical command of the English language; familiarity with MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style
B.A., English – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2003.
Minor, Secondary Education – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA, 2003.
English Teacher – Fort Defiance High School, Harrisonburg, VA
I currently teach vocabulary, grammar, editing, proofreading, American Literature, British Literature, researching, technical writing, persuasive writing, expository writing, poetry, and prose. I also write several scholarship essays, recommendations, and I proofread/edit for both staff and students. 8/03 - Present
Photojournalism Teacher – Fort Defiance High School, Harrisonburg, VA
I taught journalism writing, technical writing, caption and headline writing, page design, layout, photography, and business handling. I taught proofreading and editing, copywriting and
advertising. I assisted with all printed materials and worked with Jostens Publishing to publish the school’s yearbook. I wrote several feature stories and edited all printed works. 8/03 - 6/0
•Strong computer skills • Outstanding performance with multitasking and deadlines • Top-notch organization skills • Excellent communication skills • Serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word. • Competent researcher and fact checker/writer.
• Health/Fitness Education • Fiction • Youth Education • Sports • Cultural Literacy •Young Adult Novels