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Ravinder.U - Freelance Digital Art & Document Design
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i am a director a powerfull exprians any chaice iam prow it
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Marco Gutierrez - Freelance Market Research & SEO
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Personal Data Name: Marco Gutierrez. Academic studies: Bachelor's degree in advertising. University Latina of Costa Rica. Jan 2010 Postgraduate studies: Diploma in marketing and Sales. University San Marcos. August 2010 Objective: As a marketer I enjoy being involved within a company to successfully research, analyze and find applicable solutions to their Marketing and Advertising needs. This I can accomplish based on my knowledge and experience in SEO, SEM, eMarketing, Advertising, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. Personal Qualities: Career oriented, reliable and team player. Creative, insight seeker and fast learner. Keeping up to date with the market and the way it evolves by reading daily posts, blogs and forums about the subject. Bilingual (English-Spanish) and charismatic. Professional experience: Ago 2011- Now Research and Development Assistant for the Internet Marketing agency Customer Magnetism, Virginia Beach. USA. Keyword Research, Link building and Article submission. On Page Optimization, Spanish Translations, Content Analyst/ Manual Link acquisition and hands on Marketing plan development and implementation. Use of Analytic SEO, trends and competition tools. Feb 2010-Sept 2010 SEO Specialist for Hstreetmedia.com, Internet marketing development and Internet sales, eMedia buying, advertising sales, link building, articles submission. SEM in general, massive emails, organic SEO and CSR. May 2009-Aug 2009 Professional internship Tribu DDB advertising agency. Involved with the full development process of a marketing and advertising annual campaign for BAC San Jose Bank. From the creative stage of the project to the graphic, website banners and App/Widgets designing, to media buying and full cost management. Nov 2007- Dec 2009 CEO for Medanhol S.A., Internet Marketing Company, dedicated to Websites creation, designing of logos, site structure, SEO and Webmastering. 2001-2008 Experienced in Customer Service for more than 10 years with inbound and outbound calls, chat and email contact, sales and customer follow up at: Aegis Global (Humana account, elderly clients support), Pokerstars.com (deposit assistance department and sales), Stream International (HP technical support agent for laptops, including software and hardware sales). Additional Experience Marketing research, eAdvertising sales and face to face time share sales. Development of advertising and marketing campaigns, Creative process, brain storming, insights. Familiar with Omniture, Raven Tools, Google Adwords, Google Webmaster tools and several online SEO and Analytic tools.
Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Terrance Jackson - Freelance CAD & Architecture
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Education 2011- MA- Teaching and Learning with Technology. Ashford University, Clinton, IA. 2010- BA- Education- Social Sciences. Ashford University, Clinton, IA. 2002- Career and Technical Education. Kent State University, Kent, OH. 1992- AA- Architectural Drafting and Design. ETI Technical College, Cleveland, OH. Professional Experiences: 2006 to present. Architectural Drawing Instructor. Henry County Schools- Stockbridge High School, Stockbridge, GA. Responsible of the implementation and execution of a curriculum pathway. Trained students on three levels of the program, in which prepared them for pathway assessments. Serving as Department Chairperson for the Career and Technical Education Department, where management skills were used to handle day-to-day operations such as checking lesson plans and meeting the needs of the department. 2005 to 2006. CAD Technician. Bemba K. Jones, Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors, Cleveland, OH. Currently fulfilling part-time CAD position, utilizing AutoCAD 2006 to update and create ATA, ALTA and field survey drawings. . 1997 to 2006. CAD Instructor. East Cleveland City Schools- Shaw High School, East Cleveland, OH. Responsible for training 11th and 12th grade students in the principles and practices of architecture and engineering utilizing software and conventional methods. Other duties include: ? Managing and maintaining software and hardware in CAD lab. ? Developing recruitment material such as brochures and posters for department. ? Writing and updating curriculum to reflect changing market trends. Accomplishments ? Developed PowerPoint presentations to help obtain “Small Schools Grant” from KnowlegeWorks and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ? Nominated and awarded "Who's Who Among America's Teachers" 2004, 2005 and 2006 editions. ? Voted "Teacher of The Month" March 2002. 2002 to 2006. Secretary of Finance. Fidelity Baptist Church, Cleveland, OH. Served in Trustee position, managing weekly, monthly and annual accounting of proceeds and member contributions. Produce financial reports for pastor, members and boards and auxiliaries, utilizing Microsoft Excel and Church Office Helper software. 1993 to 1997. Senior Draftsman. City of Cleveland- Cleveland Public Power, Cleveland, OH. Executed supporting role, producing electrical feeder maps, presentation drawings, reports, site plans and bid packages. ? Assisted engineering department in daily operations of design and layout of electrical systems. ? Produced site plans for substations and other city properties. ? Created new format, system and report for compiling electrical data, utilizing Microsoft Excel. ? Developed and updated electrical feeder maps and company standards drawings. ? Supported other departments with requested information such as maps, charts and graphs, for presentation to perspective clients.
Morrow, Georgia, United States
Suhair Abdelhalim - Freelance Arabic Translation & Data Entry
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PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: • Office administration and project management experience. • Reputation for effective team management, well organized, self-starter, and excellent written/ oral communication skills in fast paced environment outstanding analytical skills with demonstrated ability to interpret and summarize data into meaningful information exceptional multi-tasking capabilities with effective time management techniques. • Ability to complete day to day tasks with minimum amount of direction. • Support the Project/Program Manager implementing standard project management practices by Facilitate project scheduling and forecasting process, Key interface for Project Manager to Earned Value Manager / C&P Engineer. • Maintained project trackers for close-out responsibilities. • Assignment also included bidding process, vendor (Ericsson, Siemens) evaluation and selection to ensure proper project progress and implementation, process includes RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Quotation) and LOA (Letter of Acceptance). • Working knowledge of Site Handler Application for tracking, documentation and reporting, and newly introduced Primavera to perform project duties and control. • Provide training and documentation to non-technical users for new and existing applications • Support the PM in Demand Planning, Cost and Sale Forecasting and Periodic Reporting as well as support documentation lessons learned at project closure • Responsible for Project close out; o Post Implementation Review Guide o Performance Evaluations o Lessons Learned o Project Evaluation o Delivery of Final Documentation o Project Sign-Off o Customer Satisfaction Survey TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Highly skilled and experienced in computer operation using Microsoft office application (Excel, Access, Power Point and MS Word, Visio, Project). Certifications/Training: • Project Planning and control. • PROPS for Project Managers. • Creating and Leading Teams. • Service PO Module. • Expert with Microsoft Office(Excel, World, Power Point) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Black & Veatch – Englewood Colorado???????09/13 _ Present Closeout Administrator II Develops project deliverables from written and/or verbal instructions. Maintains project trackers for close-out responsibilities. Understand the written process for multiple markets as well any market specific requirements. Must be able to maintain and manage relationships while assuring that work is performed in accordance with project requirements. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates supplier and contractor activities, products, and reports for adherence to the client requirements. Monitors and updates all open transactions. Follows up, coordinates and communicates with managers, engineers, and field staff to ensure that applicable codes and specifications are met. Demonstrates ability to maintain multiple projects and priorities at one time and effectively finish projects in a timely manner. Participate in weekly calls with specified markets. Assists in coordinating deliverables with other groups involved on the same project to minimize interference or errors. Assists with expediting large volume of submittals and/or confirming that such submittals have been received from subcontractors. Completes moderately complex filing activities such as scanning and electronic filing. Understands complex database activities and ability to utilize complex databases. Create multiple documents timely. Ability to locate documents in multiple electronic databases. Follow written directions and processes in one market. Ability to self prioritize work with minimal supervision Zain Telecommunications Group - Sudan Project?????03/07 – 08/11 Project Administrator • Ensured that all project follow the same consistent project methodology and reporting mechanisms. • Oversee Site Acquisition contractor(s) in the site acquisition process. • Maintain and update data, site and project status in multiple databases for tracking and reporting. • Support the project planning process for all project management disciplines during initial project setup and during consequent execution. • Maintains project trackers for close-out responsibilities. • Responsible for Project close out; o Post Implementation Review Guide o Performance Evaluations o Lessons Learned o Project Evaluation o Delivery of Final Documentation o Project Sign-Off o Customer Satisfaction Survey • Provide training and documentation to non-technical users for new and existing applications • Support the PM in Demand Planning, Cost and Sale Forecasting and Periodic Reporting as well as support documentation lessons learned at project closure • Assignment also included bidding process, vendor (Ericsson, Siemens) evaluation and selection to ensure proper project progress and implementation, process includes RFP (Request for Proposal), RFQ (Quotation) and LOA (Letter of Acceptance). • Support the Project/Program Manager implementing standard project management practices by Facilitate project scheduling and forecasting process, Key interface for Project Manager to Earned Value Manager / C&P Engineer. • Information Channel for Logistic and Finance & Control departments with information related to forecast vs. actual events • Monitor, collect and update relevant information to the rollout activities • Lead the integration and schedule impact analysis of complex and/or multiple schedule changes. • Recommend, deploy and monitor configuration management standards of integrated program plans and schedules. • Recorded project data, change control and project resource movement to ensure accurate and timely project reporting. • Coach project planning and control specialists and project/program managers throughout the organization on effective integrated scheduling practices; conducts training on integrated scheduling process implementation and project scheduling tool. • Liaised closely with vender, contractor, and co-worker to ensure that business change impacts are effectively assessed and project implementation comply with state and company code. • Ensure assigned individuals are executing the identified tasks and providing appropriate tracking and reporting per plan. • Works with project teams on implementation of recovery plans as necessary. • This includes supporting the definition of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to define the schedule, task estimation, dependencies identification, resource plans. • Ensure risks and issue mitigation plans as well as opportunity capture plans are linked and monitored through the integrated schedule. • Established comprehensive cost control process to manage budget, process invoices, and to monitor project expenditures against approved project budgets. • Report, review and control progress to assure commitments are achieved, assist project managers and team members with daily tasks including client reporting and communications. Etisalat Telecommunications Corporation???????11/05 – 02/07 Human Resource Coordinator • Research and resolves employee HR data related issues. • Responds to inquires from employees and external customers via telephone, electronic mail, fax and US Postal mail. • Delegate’s incoming HR data work to appropriate processor for inclusion in current payroll. • Responsible for full-scope of recruitment process, including qualifying, screening prospects, negotiating wage and salary compensation for contractors and direct hires placements. • implementing employee benefits programs in the areas of staff augmentation, prospecting, headhunting, acquisition, prepping staff, consultants and temp hires; for interviews, salary/contracts negotiations, offers, background and reference checks and start packs signing and documentations as well as clients accounts development. • Successfully met all backend HR, staff database, network growth, work flow processes, and efficiency requirements. • Created HR workflow, data analysis, documentation and stats to map objectives and corporate goals. • Responsible for managing staffing, organizational development, employee relations, compensation, benefits, and facilities functions; providing strategic HR vision and leadership. • Provide administrative support on various projects and activities. • Maintaining employee file records up-to-date by handling changes in employee status in a timely manner, including source documentation needed for new hires, promotions, or effective changes in pay, status or benefits. EDUCATION: 2004 Fanshawe College – Ontario, Canada? • Associate degree in Electronics Engineering. • Courses included: Electronics Drafting, Digital Fundamentals, DC Theory, Digital Circuits, Electronic Devices& Circuits, Microcomputer System, Telecommunication Systems, Microprocessor Interfacing, Video System, and Data Communication.
Denver, Colorado, United States
Shiva - Freelance CAD & Engineering
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I am Civil Engineer, with Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering and M.S. in Civil Engineering. I have 5 years of experience working in various field of civil engineering. I am very proficient in CAD work, GIS, Excel VBA and civil engineering analysis and design.
Irving, Texas, United States
Lisa Folden - Freelance Virtual Assistance & Resume Writing
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I have 5+ years of administrative assistant experience in various industries. I offer significant ability and experience in organizing, prioritizing, and working in a timely fashion. I use my time management skills and expertise to assist with data entry, project management, detailed preparation of reports, calls, emails, setting appointments, event planning, data entry, computer work, virtual assisting. I am motivated by complex issues and have strong problem-solving capabilities. With a strong back ground in customer service having a positive attitude while building ongoing relationships. I have the ability to make decisions and to critically think, my passion is helping others.
Menifee, California, United States
Naveen Lal - Freelance Animation & Flash Design
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RESUME Naveen Lal. K.L. nagaratna26@gmail.com Objective: - 2D Animator position that uses my creative and technical skills and enables me to make a positive contribution. Key Skills and Abilities :- • Flash Cs3, Photoshop Cs3, Adobe Premier Pro, Sound forge, Maya • 2D Character designing, Animation and Illustration • Perform very well as a team member and as an individual • Competent in English, Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil languages • Hardworking. Experience Gained :- 1. 3 years • Worked as 2D Character Animator with Master Systems, Mangal Bazar, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi. on NIIT e-learning project Nov 2010 to April 2011 • At White Pixel Entertainment, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi from May 2010 to Oct 2010 in making Walk through of Sri Ram Piston Co. & made company showreel • At Aryaloka Animation, Nagpur from Sept 2009 to April 2010 for Buddhavani comics. Education and Training :- • B.A. appeared (July 2006) from IGNOU • Diploma in Social work (May 2005 to April 2006) from Nagarjuna training Institute, Nagpur • Diploma in Animation (October 2008 to September 2009) from Aryaloka Training College, Nagpur. Personal Information :- Mobile : 08149756445, 08882251575, Email : nagaratna26@gmail.com *** : Male Date of birth : 9 January 1981 Hobbies : Reading, Drawing, Listening music Marital status : Single References :- Name : Aryaketu Position : Principle of Aryaloka Training College Email : aryaketu@yahoo.com Phone : +91-9422116106 Name : Shakyajata (Kay Y Stubbs) Position : Retired English Teacher , Manchester, U.K. Email : shakyajata@googlemail.com Phone : +0441619590056 Permanent Address :- Naveen Nivas, T/C 1406, Melaranoor, Karamana P.O. TVM, Kerala. Present Address :- Aryaloka Leghuwetan colony, Indora, Nagpur I hereby declare that the above information produced by me is true to the best of my knowledge. Date : 01-05-2011 Yours truly Place: Nagpur Naveen Lal K L
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Derica Douglas - Freelance Drawing & Logo Design
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Hi, I'm Derica Douglas. I'm a recent college graduate from Sinclair Community College in Dayton Ohio. I earned a associates degree in visual communication/graphic design. I plan on going back to school soon to earn a bachelor's degree. I have many talents and abilities when it comes to art. My strong suit would be sketching and drawing. I am also capable of designing from scratch when it come to Illustrations, whether it's on the computer or by hand. I often prefer projects by hand because I enjoy the process. I'm currently trying to build a larger portfolio, so this freelance project would be perfect to include. Thank you for your time
Wahiawa, Hawaii, United States
Salem Aweiss - Freelance Arabic Translation & Translation
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SALEM I. AWEISS Present Address Permanent Address: Language Center 781 Mahogany Lane Building 240, Rm. 212 Sunnyvale, CA Stanford University USA Stanford, CA 94305, USA E-mail: siaweiss@stanford.edu, salema52@yahoo.com Education Ph.D. 1993: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Educational Studies. M.A. 1989: Ohio University, Athens, OH, Applied Linguistics. B.A. 1975: American University of Beirut, Lebanon, TESL/TEFL and Teaching Diploma. Employment • August 2005- present, Division of Cultures, Literatures and Languages/Language Center, Stanford University, Lecturer (AFL). • Summer 2006, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Summer School. • Summers 1995 and 2005, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont. Foreign Languages Summer Program, Faculty member. • Summer 2004, University of Maryland. Foreign Languages Summer Program, Faculty member. • August 2002- May 2005, Department of African and Asian Languages, University of Florida, Lecturer. • 1999-2002, United States Geological Survey, Project Facilitator, Educational materials writer/curriculum designer (special contract). • 1995-2001, Department of Education and Psychology, Birzeit University, West Bank, Assistant Professor. • 1995-2001, Graduate School, Birzeit University, Faculty Member, MA Program in Education (Program Coordinator 1996-1998). • 1997-2001, Pedagogical Center, Israeli Ministry of Education and Municipality of Jerusalem, teacher Trainer (part-time). • 1993-1995, Department of Near Eastern, Judaic, and Hellenic Languages (NJH), The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA. Lecturer/Coordinator (Individualized Learning Center). • 1992 & 1994, Lecturer and teacher trainer, National Language and Culture Institute (summers), The Ohio State University/NJH. • 1989-1993, Department of NEH, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Associate. • 1993-1995, Department of Modern Languages, Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Instructor (part-time). • 1987-1989, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio. Graduate Teaching Associate. Publications Books 1. Co-author, “Social Identities of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians, First Edition, The Harry Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace/The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2001. 2. Co-author, “Bridges over Troubled Water: A Comparative Study.” Greenwood Publishing Group, West Port, CT., October 2004. Articles in Referred Journals Submitted for Publication: 1. Salem Aweiss, et. al., Standards-based curriculum at a Research University. Al-Arabiyya Journal (Publication of American Association of Teachers of Arabic), Vol. 44 (2011). 2. Teacher Competencies for the 21st Century: The case of Heritage Language Teaching. Journal of Heritage Language Learning, UCLA. Published 1. Aweiss, S. Culture of Peace and Education: The Palestinian context. In E. Mathews, (Ed.), The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Parallel discourse, Routldge, 2010. 2. Aweiss, S. Assessment in Foreign Language Education. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Journal, pp. 67-87. De Paul University, 2009, (In Arabic). 3. Moore, D. and Salem Aweiss. Strategies of Constructing Social Identities in conflict-Ridden Areas: The Case of Young Jews, Arabs and Palestinians. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2 – 26, March, 2008. 3. Comprehensive Educational Reform. Journal of the Association of Arab Universities (Education and Psychology), Vol. 3(2), pp. 49-77, 2005. 4. Critical Review of Practices in Educational Research: Statistical Analyses (in Arabic). At-Tarbiah (Education Journal), Vol. 146, pp. 142-154, National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Doha, Qatar, 2004. 5. Confronting History’s Interpretive Paradox: Investigating the Past and Practicing History in School. International Textbook Research Journal, 25, pp. 319-342, December 2003. 6. Moore, D. & Aweiss, S. (2003). Outcome Expectations in Prolonged Conflicts. Sociological Review, Vol. 73(2), pp. 190-211. 7. Rethinking Teacher Development: The Case TEFL (in English). At-Tarbiah, Vol. 143 (Education Journal). National Commission for Education, Culture and Science, Doha, Qatar, 2002. 8. Moore, D. & Aweiss, S. (2002). Hatred of “Others” among Jewish, Arab and Palestinian students in Israel. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, Vol. 2(1), 1-22. 9. Education for Peace: Vision and Reality. Palestine-Israel Journal, Vol. VIII (2), 41-45, 2001. 10. Educating for the Future: Dimensions and Implementation of Multicultural Education. Palestine-Israel Journal of Politics, Economics, and Culture, Vol. 3(1), 71-75. 1996. 11. Cooperative Language Learning: Conditions for productive Group Interaction. HANDS ON Language, Vol. 7, 23-28. 1995. 12. Situating Learning in Technology: The Case of Computer-mediated Reading Supports. Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 23 (1), 63-74. 1994. 13. Cognitive Processes in Second and Foreign Language Reading: Reasoning Operations, Knowledge Sources, and Strategy Use. Al-Arabiyyah Journal, 26,1-17, 1993. Work in Progress 1. Empirical investigation of the Effect of Using Morphemic and Contextual Strategies on the Learning of New Vocabulary and on Reading Comprehension (final stages). . 2. Teachers’ Beliefs: Teaching and Learning (data collected from college instructors in 6 languages (Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, and Italian). Data analysis in progress. ERIC Documents 1. Meaning Construction in Second and Foreign Language Learning. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 360 850, 1993. 2. Verbal Protocol Data as a Reliable Source of Information About the Reading Behavior and Cognitive Processes. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 360 851, 1993. 3. The Effects of Computer-Mediated Reading Supports on the Reading Comprehension and Reading Behavior of AFL Learners. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 366 218, 1994. 4. Comprehension Assessment Measures in Second and Foreign Language Reading. ERIC Clearing-House on Languages and Linguistics. Arlington, VA. Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), ED 366 225, 1994. Yearbooks and Proceedings of Conferences 1. Arabic Heritage Learners in Academic Settings: Analysis of Linguistic Features. National Heritage Language Resource Center at UCLA, pp. 1-28. January 2010 2. Assessment in Language Education. Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language Journal. De Paul University, 1-18, 2009. 3. Assessment in Language Education. First National Arabic Language Teaching Conference, De Paul University, June, 2009. 4. Educational Reform: Theory into Practice. In Educational Reform in Palestine: Visions and Horizons, pp. 11-19. Educational Network, Ramallah, 1999. 5. Teachers’ Professional Development: A Re-Examination in an Era of Reform. International Yearbook on Teacher Education, Vol. II, 1997, pp. 347-362. 6. Second and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Assessment: The Recall Protocol Revisited. In W. Hatfield (Ed.), Visions and Reality in Foreign Language Teaching: Where we are, Where we are Going. pp. 123-37. Norwood, Ill.: National Textbook Company. 1993. 7. Investigating the Role of Students’ Perceptions of Study Strategy and Personal Attributes in Strategy Use. In Perspectives in Foreign Language Teaching, Vol. VII. pp. 33-56, Youngstown State University, 1993. Standards Documents, Reports and External Evaluation 1. Arabic Standards for Year 3 and Year 4 (2011). 2. Education Reform in Post-Accord Palestine: A Synthesis of Palestinian Perspective (external reviewer/referee) 2009. 3. Final Report/External Evaluation: Children’s Tolerance Education Program in the Southern Caucuses. USAID/Swiss Development and Cooperation, Feb. 2006. 4. Final Report # 3: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), April 2005. 5. Final Report # 2: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), April 2004. 6. Final Report # 1: Analysis and Evaluation of the First Palestinian Curriculum. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI)/US Public Affairs Office), March 2003. 7. Level of Achievement in EFL for 5th Graders in Palestine, 1999-2000. Assessment and Evaluation Center, Palestinian MOE, December, 2002. 8. Evaluation of Peace Education Programs (Palestinian Sector). IPCRI, 2002. Conference Presentations To be presented: 1. Assessing Proficiency at the Superior and Distinguished Levels: Psychometric Challenges. ACTFL 2011 Convention, Denver, CO, Nov. 18-20, 2011. Presented: 2. The OPI and WPT as Formative Evaluation Tools. 5th Heritage Language Summer Research Institute, UCLA, June 26-July 1, 2011. 3. Participatory Action Research: Empowerment and collective reflection on learning and teaching. American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Panel, MESA Annual Conference, Nov. 2010, San Diego, CA. 4. Emerging Issues in Heritage Language Learning: Teacher education and professional development. Georgetown University Round Table, April 12-14, 2010. 5. Heritage Language Learners: Confronting the Challenges. First International Conference on Heritage Community/Languages, UCLA, Feb. 19-21, 2010. 6. Towards Participatory Evaluation Models of FL Programs: The Value of Evaluative Thinking. Presented at the Arabic LEARN Conference at USNA, Annapolis, MD., February 19-21, 2009. 5. Measuring and Assessing the Distinguished Level: Challenges and Promising Avenues. Presented at the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers’ 6th Annual Conference on Teaching & Learning Languages to Near-native Abilities. Maritime Institute Conference Center, Linthicum, MD, December 6-7, 2008. 5. Interactive teaching and active learning: The role of measurement and assessment, National Arabic Language Conference, De Paul University, Chicago, ILL. June 13-15, 2008. 6. Teacher Certification: The post-baccalaureate alternative: Panel sponsored by MoE, Ramallah, August 2006. 7. Preparing Teachers for Peace Education: The case of Palestine (invited talk); Center for Ed. Technology (CET), The Open University, August 2006). 8. Instructional Strategies in Content-Based Instruction: The case of Arabic as a foreign language. Presented at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Conference “Meeting the Challenges of Classroom Implementation.” Monterey, CA, May 18-22, 2005. 9. Distance Learning and Classroom Instruction: Implications for the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL). Presented at the 8th LCTL Conference, Madison, WI. April 15-17, 2005. 10. The Effect of Using Morphemic and Contextual Strategies on the Learning of New Vocabulary and on Reading Comprehension of Readers of Arabic as a foreign language. Presented (poster session) at the 8th LCTL Conference, Madison, WI. April 15-17, 2005. 11. Storytelling in Education: A Vehicle for Curriculum Integration. Interdisciplinary Conference on Storytelling, Self and Society, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, March 4-6, 2004. 12. Civic Education Curriculum: The Palestinian Context. Presented at the International Conference on Civic Education, New Orleans, LA, November 17-19, 2003. 13. A Critical Review of the Palestinian Curriculum: Tolerance and Peace Education, Paper presented at the G. Ekhart Institute, Braunschweing, Germany, Dec. 7-10, 2002. 14. Hatred and Intolerance in Unjust Situations. Paper presented at the VIII Conference on Social Justice and Social Exclusion, Rishon Lezion/Tel Aviv (International Society for Justice Research), Sep. 18-21, 2000. 15. Teaching Cognitive and Meta-cognitive Reading Strategies. Paper presented at the First Conference on Teacher Training Competencies. Pedagogical Center, the Ministry of Education in Israeli, Jerusalem, April 2002. 16. Patterns of Meaning Construction by Readers of Arabic as a Foreign Language. Presented at the APETAU First International Conference, Amman, Jordan, 28-30 August 2000. 17. Transforming the EFL Classroom: Integrating technology into teaching. Presented at the Sixth EFL skills Conference: Challenges for Y2K, The American University in Cairo, January 25-27, 2000. 18. Enhancing Critical Thinking in the EFL Classroom. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Symposium of the PATEFL. Jerusalem University, April 23,1999. 19. Critical thinking in the curriculum: A Critical Reflective Review. Presented at the 2nd. Annual Conference on Education, (UNRWA/Ramallah). April 8,1999. 20. Educational Reform: Theory into Practice. Presented at the First Conference on Education, November 26, 1998. Sponsored by Educational Network, Friends School, Ramallah. 21. The Future of Teacher Training Programs in the Arab World. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Deans of Colleges of Education in the Arab World. Doha, State of Qatar, Sept. 27-30, 1998. 22. Teaching Language as Communication. Paper presented at the III PATEFEL Conference, Hebron University, April 24,1998. 23. The School Principal as an In-house Supervisor. Educational Center, Al-Bireh Municipality, July 19, 1997. 24. Interactive Teaching Strategies: A Cognitive Perspective. Presented at The First Educational Conference on Elementary Education (UNRWA/Ramallah). May 1-2, 1997. 25. Enhancing Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills in the Language Classroom. Presented at the Third IATEFL Conference. Bethlehem University, 28 March 1997. 26. Teachers’ Professional Development: A Re-Examination in and Era of Reform. Presented at the 43rd International Council on Education for Teaching World Assembly, Amman, Jordan, 16-21 December, 1996. 27. Exemplary Curriculums for the 21st Century. Presented at The Second International Conference on Palestinian Studies (Palestinian Curriculum Development Center) December 13-15, 1996. Birzeit University. 28. Cognitive Constructive Activity: An Alternative Assessment measure of Listening Comprehension. Presented at The Third EFL Skills Conference, American University of Cairo, 3-5 December, 1996. (Presented on behalf of author by a panel member). 29. Listening Comprehension Instruction in the EFL Classroom: A Strategies Approach. Presented at The Third EFL Skills Conference, American University of Cairo, 3-5 December, 1996. (Presented on behalf of author by a panel member). 30. Anchored Instruction: The Case of Teaching on the Internet. Paper presented at the Birzeit University Workshop for the Improvement of Instructional Practices. Birzeit, June 4, 1996. 31. Professional Development of the Second/Foreign Language Teacher Through Reflective Teaching. Paper presented at the Second Annual Symposium of IATEFL-Palestine. Birzeit University, Birzeit, Palestine, April 19, 1996. 32. Meaning Construction Processes in Reading Foreign Languages. Paper presented at the MESA 1995 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, 7-10 Dec. 1995. (Read on behalf of author). 33. Code-switching Patterns and Linguistic Constraints: The Case of Arabic-English Bilingualism. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Symposium on Arabic Linguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, March 10-12, 1995. 34. Engaging Students in Learning: Teaching and Assessing for Understanding. Paper presented at the 1995 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics in Long Beach, CA., March 25-28, 1995 (Read on behalf of the author by panel member). 35. Language and Culture in the Foreign Language Textbook: Socio-cultural, Socio-linguistic, and Curriculum Design Perspectives. Paper presented at the Conference on “Islamic and Arabic Studies in American Universities” sponsored by the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Sciences in America, Fairfax, VA., April 15-16, 1995. 36. Beyond Small Group Learning in the Second and Foreign Language Classroom: Conditions for Productive Interaction. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, CO, March 30 - April 2, 1995. 37. Reforming Second and Foreign Language Teacher Education: Focus on New Knowledge and New Conceptualization of Teaching. Presented at the 1994 MESA Annual Conference in Tucson, AZ, Nov. 19-22, 1994. 38. Collaborative Language Learning: Variables in Productive Small-Group Interaction. Paper presented at the 1994 Ohio TESOL Annual Fall Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, Nov. 11-12, 1994. 39. Teaching for Understanding: Components of Successful L2 Comprehension Programs. Presented at the 1994 TESOL Midwest Conference, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3-5, 1994. 40. Integrating Grammar into the Communicative Language Classroom. Paper presented at The National Language Institute, The Ohio State University, Columbus, July 29, 1994. 41. Content Knowledge and Procedural Knowledge in Teacher Preparation. Paper presented at the Conference on “Teacher Training in the American Universities.” Sponsored by the Institute of Islamic and Arabic Studies in America. Fairfax, VA., March 26-27, 1994. 42. The Effect of Computer-Mediated Reading Supports on Measures of Comprehension and Reading Behavior of AFL Readers. Paper presented at the 1993 ACTFL Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX., Nov. 20-22, 1993. 43. Investigating the Role of Students’ Perceptions of the Study Strategy and Personal Attributes in Strategy Use. Paper presented at the 17th. Annual Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Youngstown State University, Ohio, October 29-30, 1993. 44. Meaning Construction in Foreign Language Reading: A Study of Readers of Arabic as a Foreign Language (AFL). Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) in Atlanta, GA., April 16-19, 1993. 45. Second and Foreign Language Reading Comprehension Assessment. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on Teaching of Foreign Languages, Des Moines, IA, March 25-28, 1993. 46. Recent Developments in Language Testing: Fundamental Linguistic and Psychometric Considerations. Paper presented at the 1992 Midwest TESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN, October 22-24, 1992. 47. Second Language Reading: Cognitive and Psychometric Perspectives. Paper presented at the 1992 Midwest TESOL Conference. Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 22-24, 1992. 48. Learner Errors: A new way to Look at Them. Paper presented at the Fall 1992 Ohio TESOL Conference. University of Findlay, OH, Oct. 2-3, 1992. Invited Presentations 1. Political Reform in the Arab World. Middlebury College, Arabic Summer School (Mills College, CA). July 22, 2009. 2. Developing International Components in language, literature and culture college courses. Title VI-A “Citizens of the World” Project. Santa Fe Community College, Gainesville, FL, March 9, 2005). 3. Teaching Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom. Teaching Support Group, University of Florida, January 27, 2004. 4. Linguistic Features of the Arabic Language: The Classical-Colloquial Continuum, Department of Linguistics, University of Florida, Nov. 14, 2003. 5. Civilizations, Religions, and Languages of the Middle East. Guest speaker, College of Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, October 20, 1994. Professional Development • Third Heritage Learners Research Institute, University of Illinois, June 21-26, 2009 and Fifth Institute, UCLA, 2011. • ACTFL Workshop: OPIc Training workshop, Monterey, CA, Feb. 7-8, 2009. • ACTFL Workshop: ILR Master Q/A Tester project, White Plains, NY, Dec. 1-2, 2007 • Pilot project between ACTFL and DLI/ September 07 (aligning the ACTFL and DLI OPI ratings for Arabic). • Linguistics Institute, Linguistic Society of America (LSA) held at Stanford University, July 1-27. • National Capital Language Resource Center’s institute on Teaching Arabic to College and Upper High School Students, May 21-25, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. • AAA 2007 Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA (attended selected sessions). • ASCD 2007 Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, March 2007 (one day for ticketed session on teacher training). • Designed and developed two placement tests (levels 1 and 2). • Course development of a course on Islamic cultures (AME 213). • ACTFL/ILR OPI Re-norming workshop, June 2006,Burlingame, CA • Certified ACTFL/ILR OPI tester, 2005. • “Familiarization with the National Standards for Foreign Language Instruction” ACTFL Workshop, June K. Phillips, Feb. 4, 2006. Language Center, Stanford University.?? • “Crossing Major Borders: Speaking Proficiency Development from Novice to Advanced,” ACTFL workshop, Chantal Thompson, Friday September 16, Language Center, Stanford University. • “Teaching and retaining the first year student,” UCET, University of Florida, February 18, 2005. • Foreign language workshop: “Training in Vista (WebCT)”, Center for Educational Technology, University of Florida, February 16, 2005. • “How to wake up millennial brain,” University Center for Excellence in Teaching (UCET), University of Florida, January 31, 2005. • “ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Training Workshop”, White Plains, NY, January 20-22, 2004. • “ACTFL/ILR Oral Proficiency Interview Tester Training Workshop”, White Plains, NY, October 13-17, 2004. • “Reflections on educational leadership: Who, when and how,” UCET, University of Florida, September 3, 2004. • “SERMEISS/Emory University Arabic Workshop”, University of North Carolina/Wilmington, March 24, 2004. • “Critical thinking tests and the improvement of instruction,” UCET, University of Florida, October 7, 2003. • Technology in Education. “Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria.” Sept. 1999. Project Coordination and Other Administrative Experience 1. Member, National Testing Initiative (Consensus Meeting), sponsored by ACTFL and Arabic Flagship Programs. University of Maryland, MD, April 3-4, 2009. 2. Team Leader, External evaluation of CTEP (Southern Caucuses), USAID/SDC, Feb. 2006 3. Team Leader, Project on "Reviewing Palestinian Textbooks and Tolerance Education Programs, Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information/USA Public Affairs Office/American Consulate, Jerusalem, 2003, 2004, 2005. 4. Coordinator/Facilitator and Educational Consultant, WaterCare Project, United States Geological Survey (USGS), 1999-2002. 5. Palestinian Coordinator: Project “Living in the Holy Land: Respecting Differences.” Implemented by NOOR Center for Information and Research (Ramallah) and Center for Educational Technology (Tel Aviv). 6. Chair, Department of Education and Psychology and Coordinator, MA program in Education at Birzeit University, 1998-2000. 7. Chair and member of several boards of trustees (NGOs), 1996-2002. 8. Chair, National Committee for the Development of English Language Test, Ministry of Education, Palestinian-Finnish Education Program, 1999-2001. 9. Coordinator and Principal Investigator, Joint Israeli-Palestinian Project funded by the Truman Institute, Hebrew University in Jerusalem. 10. External evaluator of several uni-national and bi-national programs in peace education and education for democracy and human rights, 1998-2002. 11. Member of several local, regional and international steering committees (e.g., VIII Conference on Social Justice and Social Exclusion (ISJR), Israel, 2000; Conference on “To Live Together: Shaping New Attitude to Peace Through Education,” Geneva Foundation, Annecy/France and Geneva/Switzerland, 1997; Teacher Education Programs in the Age of Information Technology, October 1998, Doha, Qatar. 12. Member, National Committee for Assessing Academic Performance of Colleges of Education in the Gaza Strip, Ministry of Higher Education, PA, 2000. 13. Member, National Committee on “Teacher Education Programs for the 21st Century.” Ministry of Education, PA, 2000-2001. 14. Member, National Committee “Success for All Students.” Ministry of Higher Education and National Organization for Education, Culture, and Sciences, 2000. 15. Educational Consultant/Team of Experts, Ministry of Labor, PA. Project “Human Resource Development for Vocational and Technical Education and Training, 1999-2001, Funded and Administered by GTZ/Germany. 16. Member, Organizing Committee for the First Conference on “Educational Reform in Palestine.” 1998. Certification ACTFL-ILR Tester of Arabic (since 2005) Mentored 20 ILR Testers (2007-2008), on-site and long-distance Professional Societies American Association for Teachers of Arabic (AATA) Association of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) American Educational Research Association (AERA) Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Scholarships, Fellowship and Awards • 1970-1975, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Scholarship. The American University of Beirut (AUB) • 1987-1989, Fulbright Scholarship, Ohio University Grants applied for/received • Advancing Language Learning and Cultural Competencies in Arabic. Title VI/US DOE. 2009. • Teacher training workshop for Heritage Language teachers. STARTALK, 2008. • Abbasi Program/Language Center, Stanford University. Developing instructional materials in Arabic (Islamic Cultures), 2006. • International Center, University of Florida, Internationalizing the Curriculum, 2004. • US Department of Education Grant for developing instructional materials (three-year proposal for developing instructional materials in Colloquial Arabic), 2003. • US Institute of Peace grant: develop instructional materials for peace education and conflict resolution programs, 2002. • European Union Grant for interfaith dialogue project, 2002. • Harry Truman Institute for Peace, The Hebrew University, Investigating High School Students’ National, Religious and Social Identities, 1999. • Graduate Student Alumni Research Award, The Ohio State University, 1992. Writing and Editing Experience 1. Thesis Advisor, co-advisor, and theses committee member: 15 MA theses in education and linguistics (1996-2002). 2. Member, National English Language Team, Curriculum Center, Ministry of Education, Palestinian Authority (PA), 1998-2001. 3. Member, Authorship Advisory Committee (English as a foreign language). Ministry of Education, PA, and McMillan Publishing Company, 1999-2002. 4. Educational Consultant (curriculum designer, materials writer, and teacher trainer). Peace and Democracy Education Program. Israel-Palestine Center for Research and Information (IPCRI), 1997-2001. 5. Editor, Report on indicators of civil society in the West Bank, 2001-2, Alpha/Tamkeen (NGOs). 6. Reviewer, pilot materials “International Humanitarian Law.” International Committee of the Red Cross, 2000. 7. Writer and curriculum designer for Education for Peace: Teaching Materials for Arabic, English, and Social Studies. Peace Education Program. Published by IPCRI, Jerusalem, 1998. 8. Reviewer: Referred Journals (Bethlehem, Hebron, and Birzeit Universities). 9. Columnist, The Jerusalem Times, The Only English Language Palestinian Weekly (3 years). Weekly column on topics in teaching, learning, and research. Translation Experience • Translation from English to Arabic and Arabic to English of several books, articles, general materials, and publications in civics, educational psychology, peace education, education for democracy and human rights, environmental awareness, interfaith dialogue. Community-Oriented Activities (1995-2001) • Chair, board member, and educational Consultant: Educational Network (NGO), Al-Mustaqbal Schools, Noor Center for Information and Research, YWCA, Ma’an Human Resource Development Center, Boy and Girl Scout Association, PTA. • Chair and Member of several organizing and steering committees for local, regional, and international conferences. Language Proficiency Arabic (native language) English (fluent) Hebrew (speaking, reading, writing/functional) French (reading and comprehension/functional, intermediate level speaking) German (speaking/minimally functional).
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Amanda Laurence - Freelance Magazine Design & Website Design
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INNOVATIVE GRAPHIC, WEB AND LAYOUT DESIGNER Progress-driven graphic designer with talent, versatility, and experience in designing projects with impact. Talented and inventive graphic and web design professional with experience in web design, photography, and graphic layouts, seeking to utilize expertise in challenging work environment. Streamlined operational processes, and improved productivity, exceeding deadlines for the advancement of corporate goals. Top-flight communication, interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills with the ability to create systems architecture design across multiple platforms to ensure optimum performance. Core Knowledge & Skills: ? Layout Design ? Creating Interactive Atmosphere ? Magazine and web Layout ? Project Team Collaboration ? Photography Retouching ? Site Analysis ? Corporate Presentation ? Design Management ?Web Coding PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Bridal Beauty Magazine, Jacksonville, FL 2013- Present Sr. Art Director / Editor Branded and created this unique bridal magazine from the company’s beginning. Worked with a talented team to create the website, branding, and magazine. Collaborated in the design, completion and assembly of their premier magazine, utilizing technical knowledge and attention to detail. Worked to create a consistent product from start to finish, using both photography and layout skills to create the first issue. Working with the executive team to make sure the design and layout stayed within the company’s graphic standards. Selected Accomplishments: -Created the original website design using WordPress to create a blog style site. (www.bridalbeautymag.com) -Worked together with a team to create the overall look and feel of all of the issues of Bridal Beauty magazine completing the design on time and on budget. (http:// http://issuu.com/bridalbeautymag/docs/full_mag) -Produced ads working directly with clients to create attention getting ads that worked with the style of the magazine. Freelance Graphic Design, Jacksonville, FL 2010- Present Graphic Designer Work with a multitude of clients in both the web and graphic disciplines. Collaborate with the clients to ensure that the final product is exactly what they require. Meet deadlines set by the clients on an ongoing bases. Project management with timeline check-ins based the agreed upon deadlines. Selected Accomplishments: -Beauty by Kerri - http://beautybykerri.com/ -Hair Dresser Sabrina Heirs - http://sabrinahiers.com/ -Bright Star Builders Inc - http://brightstarbuildersinc.com/ A Beautiful Little Bride Magazine, Amelia Island, FL 2011- 2013 Art Director Collaborated in the design, completion and assembly of their premier magazine, utilizing technical knowledge and attention to detail. Single handedly designed the 86 page first issue using both photography and layout skills to create the first issue. Working with the executive team to make sure the design and layout stayed within the company’s graphic standards. Selected Accomplishments: -Led the design process of the A Beautiful Little Bride website utilizing WordPress and hosting to create this blog style site. (www.abeautifullittlebride.com) -Worked as the only designer on the first issue of a beautiful little bride magazine completing the design on time and on budget. (http://issuu.com/abeautifullittlebride/docs/issue1) -Produced ads working directly with clients to create attention getting ads that worked with the style of the magazine. Rulon International, St. Augustine, FL 2011- 2013 Design Engineer Collaborated in the completion and design of assembly and detail drawings, utilizing technical knowledge and attention to detail. Led the design and draft production in tandem with the Project Manager for major structural projects, coordinating client needs and structural integrity. Selected Accomplishments: -Led the design and draft process in major corporate projects, including the Oblate School of Theology, NBC Studios NYC, and Children’s Hospital Of Philadelphia utilizing architectural engineering and CAD technology. -Worked as the senior CAD specialist on staff training and helping to develop company structure and support in the AutoCAD Department, to improve performance and time management within the department. -Produced drawings for up to 10 projects weekly, utilizing project management and organizational skills TAYLOR ENGINEERING, Jacksonville, FL 2007- 2010 Project CAD Technician Collaborated in the design of manufacturing and detail drawings. Led the design in tandem with the Project Engineer for major projects, coordinating client needs and structural integrity. Progressed from design concept to finished design, including layouts, tolerance valuations, and detail drawings, demonstrating exceptional project lifecycle management. Selected Accomplishments: -Led the design and draft process in major corporate projects, including the Miramar Parking Structure, and Lantana Seawall Project Phase I & 2, and Broward County Deepening Project, utilizing concept engineering and CAD technology. -Worked with Florida Inland Navigational District to complete multiple dredged material management projects, securing additional contracts due to exemplary performance. -Produced drawings for up to 10 projects weekly, utilizing project management and organizational skills. -Collaborated in the Inter-Coastal Waterway Project advancing corporate involvement in major structural design. A.J. JOHNS, Jacksonville, FL 2006- 2007 AutoCAD Technician Collaborated with the Director of Surveying in the completion of residential, commercial, and civil design and engineering plans. Transformed engineering plans and surveying information in to workable CAD drawings, creating asbuilts, improving organizational efficiency for output and production. Participated as integral member of creative team, establishing performance reputation and corporate recognition. Selected Accomplishments: -Advanced project completion rate from a back log to 9 month surplus demonstrating technical knowledge and corporate commitment. -Completed 60- 100 projects, illuminating exemplary work ethic, and project management. -Achieved 100% compliance to corporate deadlines, utilizing advanced system knowledge. EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MOHAWK COLLEGE OF APPLIED ARTS & TECHNOLOGY, Hamilton, Ontario Architectural Technician - 2002 FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE, Jacksonville, FL A.S. Multimedia – Graphic Design Degree- 2012 FLORIDA STATE COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE, Jacksonville, FL B.A.S. Multimedia – Graphic Design Degree- 2014 Technical Proficiencies: Adobe Creative Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Html 5, Java Script, Microsoft Suite, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Mechanical 3D, Micro Station, 3D Studio Max, Corel Draw Package, Land Desktop, Revit, Maya. Professional Affiliations: *AUGI *AIA *AIGA
Jacksonville, Florida, United States