Deborah Patterson

Freelance Proofreader & Blog Writer

Location:Nashville, Tennessee, United States
2 Skills
Deborah L. Patterson
• • (615) 833-5722


Salem Publishing, Inc., Brentwood, TN (March 2008 to present)

Troubleshoot problems and answer various queries for a large customer base. Create correspondence and work with data in spreadsheets. Additionally, assist editors by proofreading galley proofs for various publications.

KnowledgePoints, Franklin, TN (November 2009 through May 2010, seasonal position)

Tutored a group of middle-school students in reading skills. Used KnowledgePoints curriculum to assist students in improving skills including comprehension, following directions, using context, phonics exercises and reading aloud. Devised and utilized strategies to meet the individual learning needs of each student. Monitored progress and rewarded students as they advanced.

Measurement Inc., Nashville, TN (2006-2008, seasonal full-time position, 2009 project)

Evaluated and scored the essay portions of standardized tests required by state departments of education. Held positions of reader, floater and team leader. Upon promotion to floater and then team leader, determined scores for “irregular” test answers and gave administrative support to project directors. Completed ten projects total; at team leader level for three (writing) projects. Advised, monitored scoring accuracy and evaluated job performance for my team members.

A Child’s Delight, Nashville, TN (2002 to present, part-time)

Artist/owner of small business providing personalized items for children’s rooms, which are sold online and at local craft shows. Responsible for all planning, money management and marketing strategies. Have successfully utilized online marketing and SEO techniques to increase visibility and customer base.

Painted Perfect/Just 4 Kids, Franklin, TN (1998-2001)

Designed and painted decorative images on a variety of children’s gifts and room décor items. When needed, assisted customers with purchases and completed transactions utilizing point of sale software.


Bachelor’s degree from Belmont University, *** laude


Microsoft Office, Quickfill, POS programs, typing (65 wpm), proofreading, web research, social media applications

Scored in 99th percentile on Miller Analogies test


• Volunteer efforts in feeding homeless, clothing drives

• Habitat for Humanity

• Have traveled to most U.S. states, Tokyo, London, Paris and the Bahamas

• Sing and play piano
Skills (2) Rating
Blog Writing