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F. Michael Short - Freelance Article Writing & Journalistic Photography
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I am a long-time professional journalist working for both print and online media. My experience includes two decades of reporting, editing, photography and virtually every other aspect of the journalism and writing industries. F. Michael Short 302-645-7327 or 302-382-3547 michaelshort1@verizon.net Education: Bachelor's Degree from the University of Delaware in 1982. My degree is in...
Delaware, United States
Thiny - Freelance Photo Editing & Journalistic Photography
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Wilmington, Delaware, United States

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Jay Burleson - Freelance Screenwriting & Video Production
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Filmmaker in Alabama. I have written and directed three feature films. My first feature, Feast of the Vampires, won the audience choice award at the Southern Shorts Film Festival and my latest short premiered at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, AL. My next two films are in post production and will hit the festival circuit soon.
Athens, Alabama, 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. 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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
Fran Steele - Freelance Bookkeeping & Admin Support
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Frances Steele Objective: To secure a position where my business skills and/or customer service experience can be fully utilized. Skills: Windows 7, 2000, XP: MS Office 2003, 2007, 2010: QuickBooks Pro 2000 through 2011: QuickBooks Enterprise ver.9.0: Quicken, Quicken Home & Business Experience: Bookkeeper/Payroll Specialist April 2011 – Present Home Instead Senior Care Houston, TX • Responsible for all office bookkeeping including AR/AP, insurance billing & payroll. Bookkeeper/Office Assistant July 2004 – Present San Leon Business Services San Leon, TX • Part time bookkeeper for several small businesses. Responsible for all office accounting including payroll, AP/AR, GL, payroll taxes, employee taxes, sales taxes and other office duties for small businesses. Bookkeeper/Office Manager July 2006 – August 2009 R.B. Mosher Co, Inc. San Leon, TX • Responsible for all office accounting including payroll, AP/AR, GL, payroll taxes, employee taxes and sales taxes. Office Manager/Bookkeeper 2004 – July 2009 Bar CC Construction Deer Park, TX • Responsible for all office accounting including payroll, AP/AR, GL, payroll taxes, employee taxes and sales taxes. Bookkeeper/Account Manager February 2006 – June 2006 Charles Wilson, LLC Houston, TX • Enter client data into QuickBooks. Update client data. Payroll, taxes and financial statements. Office Manager/Bookkeeper 2001 – February 2006 Taylor Boats Dickinson, TX • Responsible for all office accounting including payroll, AP/AR, GL, payroll taxes, employee taxes and sales taxes. • Type estimates/invoices and submit to customers and/or insurance companies. • Schedule appointments, order parts, materials and supplies Owner 1992 – 2001 The Movie Shoppe Bacliff, TX • Owned and operated a video store with 3,000+ customer base. • Responsible for all aspects of business including but not limited to: customer service, collections, AP/AR, payroll, payroll taxes, employee taxes, sales taxes, purchasing, and inventory control. Education: 1987–1990 College of the Mainland Texas City, TX A.A.S., Electronic Technology. /Accounting
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Alqadi , Samih - Freelance Arabic Translation & Business Management
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Samih ALQuadi Phone: (919)730-0760 Email: imt.sam@gmail.com PERSONAL PROFILE DATE OF BIRTH: November 28, 1968 NATIONALITY: American OTHER LANGUAGES Arabic (Fluent) / Spanish (Basic) ACHIEVEMENTS: Management Award Recipient: Excellent Performance & Dedication EDUCATION SECONDARY: Abdullah Al-Jaber High School, Arodah, Kuwait 1983-1987 TERITARY: Business Administration: Saint Augustine’s College, Raleigh, NC 27610 1988-1994 FURTHER EDUCATION 2000-2006: Presentation Excellence Business Acumen Negotiation Skills Executive Conversation Sales Excellence Leadership Skills (Workshop) Finance for Non Finance Strategic Management Quality Assurance Personnel Planning and Selection Human Resources EMPLOYMENT HISTORY August 2005 – Current Marble Slab Creamery International (EFD Franchisee Development) Operations/Company Director Responsible for: • Setup the entire Business Operation in UAE. • Staff selection for the entire corporation stores through out UAE. • Established Strategic Partnerships with Key partners. • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the company • Channel Relationships, and forming go to market strategy with key partners. • Develop Marketing Programs. • Coverage Model and New Business Development. • Suppliers and Partners alignments. • Provision of superior client and customer service levels within the stores. • Solving of any problem areas or customer complaints in a courteous and professional manner. • Ability to work within a dedicated team environment and to communicate at culturally diverse and socioeconomic levels. Achievements: • Generated numerous New Business Opportunities in UAE. • International Experience in developing a business from scratch • International Travel-Represented Marble slab USA Internationally in Key forums. • Established Strategic Partnerships with Key companies. June 2000 – August 2005 US Wholesale Corporation, Inc. Raleigh, NC 27617 Sales, Marketing, Vice-President of the Corporation Responsible for: • Strategic Management. • Marketing and promotion of available Products to the global market. • Business development & management of key private sector accounts. • Strategic Management. • New Business Development. • Representing the corporation in world wide trade-shows. Achievements: Major Sales Revenue growth March 1995 – June 2000 Dollar Land Corporation, Inc. Raleigh, NC 27617 Operation and Managing Director Responsible for: • Provision of superior client and customer service. • Strategic Management. • New Business Development • Solving of any problem areas or customer complaints in a courteous and professional manner. • Ability to work within a dedicated team environment and to communicate at culturally diverse and socioeconomic levels. Achievements: Major Sales Revenue growth PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES/SKILLS Leadership/Management Professional Attitude Hands on Approach Extensive Client Liaison Customer Focused Staff Motivation/Training Planning Effective Workflow Marketing /Promotion/Sales Excellent Communication Manner Oral/Written Communication Computer Literate Attention to detail Calm under Pressure Meeting of Deadlines Bright Personality Team/Independent Worker Self Motivated International Experience in developing a business from scratch REFERENCES Mr. Moumar Dahnoun MDA Sales Director Mobile: (919)274-1057 Mr.mike kady Email: malqadi@optusnetus.com.au Mobile:+61412308140 I am happy to provide References when needed.
Clayton, North Carolina, United States
Ashley Kastner - Freelance Proofreading & Editing
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Ashley Kastner OBJECTIVE Seeking a position where her strong writing and communication skills will successfully contribute. EDUCATION Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fl, 09/07-04/11 Undergraduate Student, Bachelors in English and Psychology Undergraduate Studies including a concentration/major in English and Psychology. Majors in preparation for a career in either publishing or counseling. EXPERIENCE Saint Johns County Mental Health 09/10-12/10 Intern As an Intern at Saint Johns County Mental Health in the Social Services and Family Integrity Programs I assisted with office work, maintained the front desk and dealt one-on-one with customers. SJCMH is government-funded through Saint Johns County, and as a result I was often called on to speak with many customers who were experiencing many different hardships in their lives. I also attended therapy groups including, Parenting classes and Anger/Stress Management Groups which were court-ordered. The internship gave me the chance to work face-to-face with customers and honed my social capabilities. Department of English, St. Augustine, Fl 01/09- present Work Study Maintaining a professional atmosphere in the Department of English offices. Editing grammar and content of understudy papers. Creating spreadsheets, posters for English events and ensuring pertinent information is easily accessible to the professors. Working one on one with the English professors with individual projects to further the content of their courses. Grace United Methodist Church 09/08-present Choir Intern The internship offers the opportunity to participate in the Church Choir while gaining leadership and organizational skills. The internship program was started as an outreach program to help get college students involved with Grace United Methodist. Duties include attending rehearsals and services weekly. Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fl 06/06-present Lifeguard/Recreation Requires guest relations, handling sales and working on projects involving children's activities. I am responsible for maintaining CPR skills and keeping up the save-rate for aquatic emergencies. With respect to children's activities I have helped plan and execute Fourth of July festivities and a daily children's activities hour that attract more children to the Grand Floridian. The children's activity center at the Grand Floridian is now more popular than ever. Walt Disney World, Lake Buena Vista, Fl 06/05-06/06 Merchandise Hostess Involved guest relations and meeting daily/weekly sales goals. In charge of resolving guest issues, going above and beyond in customer service and handling a drawer of 500 dollars. Late night shifts involved balancing the cash drawer for the next day, early morning shifts involved counting out 500 dollars for the drawer. RELEVANT SKILLS Strong communication and writing skills, experience in the dramatic arts and music coupled with an ambitious personality, and a desire to succeed. ACTIVITIES & HONORS Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society 12/09-present Psychology Honor Society entails maintaining a GPA higher than any other honor society requires. In order to be inducted I need above a 3.7 overall GPA. Alpha Chi, Academic Honor Society 12/09-present Being a member of Academic Honor Society involves keeping my academic performance at a high caliber. In order to be a part of this society, I maintain a 3.0 GPA and am involved in service projects around the city. Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society, Executive Board 09/09-present The Executive Board requires proficiency in planning and hosting English-related events. As part of the Executive Board I have helped plan and execute The Dead Poe Society Walk, The Mocktail Party and other fundraising events. Sigma Tau Delta has become a more active force on the campus of Flagler College as a result of my involvement on the Executive Board. As a result of my involvement in the Induction Ceremony last semester we more than doubled the number of inductees. We have gone from a virtually non-existent society to a strong voice on campus. Sigma Tau Delta, English Honor Society 12/08-present English Honor Society provides a forum for sharing a love of English Literature. Being a part of Sigma Tau Delta requires a 3.0 GPA, a major in English and sophomore standing. English Honor Society offers a lifetime membership and as a part of English Honor Society a member must assist with events and recruit others who are interested in learning about Sigma Tau Delta.
Orlando, Florida, United States
Colin Carpi - Freelance Programming & Database
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Decades of experience with Microsoft tools and technologies developing desktop and web applications. That includes C#, VB.NET, C++, Visual Studio, the .NET Framework, Windows Forms, WPF, Silverlight, XAML, WCF, WCF-RIA, ADO.NET, Entity Framework, LINQ, MS SQL Server and MS Access (including Transact-SQL and Access SQL), ASP.NET, Classic ASP, Web Forms, MVC, IIS, HTML, XML, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, XSLT, XPath, AJAX, VBA and programmatic manipulation of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications (including Excel). WORK HISTORY AND EXPERIENCE: Apr. 2011 – Present Startup effort (currently without a name) Work included development of an application that consists of .aspx web pages with embedded Silverlight applications. Generally the purpose of the application is to allow a user to click on a map location and retrieve information related to the chosen location. Microsoft Bing map services and map controls are used to implement the map functionality. The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architectural design pattern is used to develop the UI and presentation logic layers of the application along with Prism, Microsoft's composite application design guidelines and the Prism libraries which support the MVVM pattern. Windows Communication Foundation Rich Internet Application (WCF-RIA) services were used for communication with the back-end servers. The database used was SQL Server Express. Entity Framework was used to read and write data from the database. Visual Studio was the integrated development environment and the development language for the Silverlight applications was C# along with extensible application markup language (XAML) for interface development. MSTest, nUnit and MOQ were used for unit and integration testing. Oct. 2010 – May 2011 Hotwire Communication Work for Hotwire Communication, a company that provides television (cable), phone and internet services to multi-family dwellings, was the development of a multi-tiered client-server internet application that delivered television, phone, internet and other services to hospital patients via a touch screen computer located at their bedside. As application architect I was responsible for the technical design of the application and selection of the tools and technologies used to implement the application. The desktop client was developed using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). Extensible Application Markup Language (XAML) and Expression Blend were used to develop the user interface (UI). The Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) architectural design pattern (which makes use of features unique to WPF) was used to define how the UI and presentation logic layers were coded in order to promote loose coupling between those layers. Prism, Microsoft's composite application design guidelines were used to develop the application. That included the use of the Unity Container for dependency injection, the event aggregation pattern for communication between the composited modules, support for the MVVM pattern, and navigation functionality. Communication between the client and back-end server was implemented with web services developed using Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). The web service endpoint on the back end server was implemented as a self-hosting application (for development), a Windows service and and an HTTP based service (for production). Entity Framework (EF), Microsoft's Object Relational Mapping technology, was used to read and write object graphs from the back-end database that were transmitted between the server and the client to support the data-driven aspects of the client application. The back-end database was SQL server 2008. I also served as lead and senior programmer and worked on all tiers of the application and was involved with all aspects of the software development life-cycle. I was also responsible for some project management tasks including compiling the list of tasks to be completed, assigning those tasks to programmers and estimating the time and resources needed to complete those tasks. The language used to code the application was C#, the integrated development environment used was Visual Studio 2010 and Subversion was used for version control. Windows media center was integrated into the application to provide video services and multiple 3rd party libraries were used to implement phone services. The application was localized and globalized to support multiple languages. An additional application was also developed to implement administrative services, communication between patient and nurse and the distribution of administrative and health related documents and information to patients. Oct. 2009 – Apr. 2010 FreedomPay As senior programmer work for FreedomPay, a company that delivers comprehensive payment management solutions, included the development of a reporting service based on Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) for the application that customers used to manage their credit card and debit card transactions. The service generated reports based on user selected parameters and managed the process of subscribing to reports as well as the delivery of those reports via e-mail and FTP in a variety of formats. The service was implemented using C#, ASP.NET, AJAX (Asynchronos Javascript and XML), HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), DHTML (Dynamic HTML), CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Javascript and Transact-SQL. The development tools used were Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 including SQL Server Management Studio and SQL Server Configuration Manager. The reports were designed and developed using SSRS and Visual Studio 2005. Other work included modification of the application that hosted the reporting service using Microsoft theming and skinning technologies and Microsoft localization and globalization techniques to produce customer specific versions of the application accommodating different cultures and languages. The application was also modified to execute on multiple browsers and multiple versions of each browser principally through the use of browser specific and theme specific master pages, CSS and Javascript. Other work included development of custom controls base on Microsoft .NET and AJAX technologies and building on Telerik RAD controls. Apr. 2007 – Aug. 2008 MC Trading Group Work for MC Trading Group, a financial company whose income is derived from trading in the stock market, included the development of programs to execute trading strategies and a variety of supporting applications that performed data gathering, storage and analysis tasks. I was the sole developer and was therefore responsible for all aspects of the project. Code was written in C# using Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2005 and 2008 and was written to Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. The trading strategies were implemented as DLLs (dynamic-link libraries) that were incorporated into a 3rd party trading platform (Bullseye Professional). The strategy DLLs and supporting applications were developed with the following technologies and techniques: Microsoft Access database 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, SQL (Structured Query Language, including Transact-SQL), Microsoft Excel 2007, WinForms, databinding, web page “scraping” applications, MSHTML DOM (Microsoft HTML Document Object Model) for parsing web pages and portions of the System.Net, System.Reflection and System.InteropServices components (amongst others) of the .NET Framework Class Library. May 2004 – Nov. 2006 Essential Energy Solutions Work for Essential Energy Solutions, an engineering company serving the electric power transmission industry, included the development of an application and a web site to commercialize the application. The company was a startup, I was a founder and I was the entire IT department. The application, Conductor Ampacity Risk Determination (CARD), is software that analyzes the performance of conductors for high power transmission lines under various weather conditions with the goal of optimizing power transmission efficiency. The CARD application was developed using Visual Studio .NET and Visual Studio Express 2005 using the C# language and ADO.NET (Active Data Objects for .NET) for database independent data access. The application originally used Microsoft Access for its database needs but was converted to use MSDE (Microsoft Desktop Engine, the desktop version of Microsoft SQL Server). Stored procedures and triggers were written in Transact-SQL. The web application that commercialized the CARD application (and into which the CARD application was integrated) was an ASP.NET application developed using Visual Studio .NET (which included Visual Interdev) and Visual Studio Express 2005 (which included Visual Web Developer) using C# for the code-behind files and ADO.NET for database independent data access on the server and using HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) , CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), DHTML (Dynamic HTML), XHTML (Extensible HTML), XML (Extensible Markup Language), XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language), XSLT (XSL Transforms) and XPath for constructing web pages, and using JavaScript to implement client-side functionality. The web application also originally used the Microsoft Access database but was converted to use MSDE. Responsibilities included handling all the information technology related tasks that were required during the web site launch period. These tasks included selection of web host, selection of server hardware, server operating system and server software, selection of provider of merchant account, payment portal and payment portal software, selection of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) certificate authority and serving in the capacity of server administrator responsible for installing and setting up the company’s web site application, for setting up the server as an application server, a file server and a mail server for the company and for the security of the company’s server and the web site application. Nov. 2001 – Apr. 2004 LockeSmith Software Work for LockeSmith Software, a company that developed software components and tools for financial analysis (in particular, the technical and fundamental analysis of investments) included the following. Most importantly the development of the MultiGraph control that is used to add technical analysis charting capabilities to investment analysis applications. Also the development of the DualSlider control that implements a slider control that has 2 sliders. Both of these controls were originally developed using the Visual Studio 6.0 Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and the Visual C++ language. In addition the Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC) were used to develop the MultiGraph control and the Active Template Library (ATL) was used to develop the DualSlider control. Microsoft’s Active Data Objects technology (ADO) was used to implement all data access requirements of the MultiGraph control. Later .NET versions of these controls were produced using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, the C# language and ADO.NET for database access. As part of this project some additional work was performed. First, there was a sample application called the TechGraphMgr application. It was a simple application that managed technical graphs. The purpose of this sample application was to showcase the capabilities of the MultiGraph and DualSlider controls and how they could be integrated together in a single application. It was an application developed using Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) that incorporated the MultiGraph and DualSlider controls as well as a FileCabinet ActiveX control based on the Microsoft TreeView control and developed using VB. An additional purpose of the application was as an instructional aid to programmers developing with the controls. (The source code for the sample application was provided to purchasers of the controls). Second, there was an installation application designed to install the MultiGraph and DualSlider controls as well as the TechGraphMgr application on the following versions of the Windows operating system: 95, 98, Me, NT 3.51 and later, 2000 and XP. Third there was the production of the documentation for both of the controls and the implementation of a help system based on that documentation using Microsoft’s help compiler. Finally there was the development of a web site whose purpose was the sale of the company’s products over the internet. The development environment used to produce the web site was Microsoft’s Visual Interdev. Technologies used to implement the web site were Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), Microsoft’s Active Server Pages (ASP) and ADO for database access. Later, using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET the web site was re-written using ASP.NET, C# for the code behind files and ADO.NET for database access. Features of the web site included the ability to download the software, on-line customer registration and collection of internet traffic statistics. The web site was written to run on Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS 5.0). The company was a startup, I was a founder and I was responsible for all the programming and IT related tasks. Apr. 1999 – Oct. 2001 Lockwood Financial Group Contract work for Lockwood Financial Group, a money management company whose clients are limited to personal finance managers and high net worth individuals, included the development of an application that optimized investment portfolios, an application that generated reports showing the benefits of portfolio optimization, an application that distributed assets to money managers, the development of business objects and graphical ActiveX controls and the conversion of C++ graphics objects to ActiveX controls. The portfolio optimization application was based on a linear programming algorithm that replaced investment vehicles in a portfolio with alternatives investment vehicles of the same style but characterized by lower losses to taxes and fees. In this manner the types of investments in a portfolio and the overall risk level of a portfolio were kept the same while simultaneously increasing the return realized by the portfolio. Most of the application was written using Visual Basic 6.0. It contained numerous automation objects and ActiveX controls. Some of the controls included the True DB Grid control (a popular and widely used grid control) as a constituent control. Application development included the design of a relational database for portfolio management. Database manipulation was implemented using Microsoft’s ADO technology and Structured Query Language (SQL). Some parts of the application were implemented as Dynamic Linked Libraries (DLLs) written in C++ using the Microsoft Visual C++ IDE in order to achieve desired levels of performance. The DLLs were developed using MFC and included both early-bound (dual) and late-bound (dispatch) automation interfaces for the objects exposed by the DLLs. The project included an installation application produced with the VB Package and Deployment Wizard. The report generator application produced reports that graphically showed the benefits of portfolio optimization. It was a container application that used ActiveX graphical controls as building blocks to compose reports. It was written in C++ using MFC and it utilized the document-view architecture support available through MFC. The application was designed to look like just another window in a larger application so that it could be integrated into other applications. It was equipped with an early-bound and late-bound automation interface so that it could be controlled by other applications. The generated reports were displayed WYSIWYG (“What you see is what you get”) in the application window and could be printed out on demand. The asset distribution application produced a document that described how a client’s assets should be distributed to money managers to achieve minimum capital gains costs. The algorithm determined the maximum quantity of each asset that could be transferred “in kind” to the money managers and those assets that had to be liquidated based on a specified allocation strategy and the current holdings of the money managers. It was a document-centric application that consisted of a container application written in C++ and a host of automation objects and ActiveX controls written in Visual Basic. The container application was an Multiple Document Interface (MDI) application that utilized MFC and its document-view architecture support. The automation objects were used to implement the data structures that defined each document and the functions that operated on those data structures. The ActiveX controls, consisting of table and text controls, were used to construct the documents themselves. Although the distribution operation was automated it could also be performed manually via drag & drop operations using the mouse. The data required by the application was entered manually, was entered using “cut and paste” operations and was obtained programmatically from Microsoft Excel spreadsheets using Automation technology. The application was accompanied by an installation application developed with InstallShield. Other work for Lockwood Financial Group involved the development of business objects and graphical ActiveX controls including portfolio objects, account objects, portfolio optimization objects, style mix objects, fee calculator objects, portfolio risk calculation objects, graphical controls for displaying risk levels and risk characteristics, graphical controls for displaying portfolio properties and graphical table controls for manipulating portfolios, accounts, investments and fees. May 1998 – Dec. 1998 Spidertek Corporation Contract work for Spidertek, a company that produces commercial and custom software for the insurance industry, involved coding calculation engines for an application to be used by the field agents of an Australian insurance company. The insurance company was converting a DOS based application to a Windows based application and augmenting functionality at the same time. The program was used by agents to illustrate the benefits a customer would receive for a policy and to produce a hard-copy of the policy itself. All the numbers in the illustration and policy production parts of the application were obtained from the calculation engines. The calculation engines were based on 15 Microsoft Excel spreadsheets. The calculation engines were translations of those spreadsheets into Visual Basic 5.0 modules. The output of the calculation engines was compared programmatically to the spreadsheets using OLE automation to insure exact consistency between the spreadsheets and the calculation engines. Jul. 1994 – Apr. 1998 Development of Proprietary Financial Software This work, done on an entrepreneurial basis, included development of proprietary financial securities trading systems, financial graphing software and financial data management and manipulation software. The trading systems, developed for both the equities and the futures markets, were essentially pattern recognition systems based on both fundamental and technical trading techniques. The programs that comprise the trading systems were written in C++. The financial data management and manipulation software was written in C++, VB and Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). Over time the emphasis was transferred from the trading systems to the development of the financial graphing software as a commercial product. The graphing software is primarily concerned with technical graphs and technical trading indicators. It is a software component that can be a stand-alone application or a server that implements embedded objects that can be inserted into other container applications such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. It can be activated in-place or in a separate window in order to be manipulated. It comes in a variety of different forms including mini-server, full-server and ActiveX control. It has ActiveX document support so documents produced by the software component can be displayed and manipulated in applications such as Microsoft Binder and Microsoft Internet Explorer. It supports an OLE automation interface so that objects can be manipulated programmatically by other programs such as VB and C++ applications. It also has dual interface support to allow for low level manipulation using COM interface pointers. It was written in C++ using Visual C++ and the Microsoft Foundation Classes and the ActiveX, COM, OLE and Automation technologies. Sep. 1991 - Jul. 1994 Universal Imaging Corporation Work for Universal Imaging Corporation, a company that produces software for microscopes, was primarily on a Device Driver Management Sub-system, a set of inter-dependent modules written in C++ that included a device driver manager as well as the device drivers themselves. The system was responsible for management and control of microscope related hardware such as filter wheels, shutters, focus motors, stages, etc., as well as computer system resources that include digital I/O, General Purpose Interface Bus (GPIB) support and various forms of serial data transfer. It was an independent sub-system divided into portable and non-portable parts that was expected to satisfy the company's device driver software needs for current and future applications across multiple platforms. It was part of the company's primary product, a Windows application, in the form of a set of dynamic-link libraries. The primary advantage of the sub-system was device independence achieved by providing an applications programming interface that implemented a set of idealized logical devices that were optimized for specific operations. Applications were written to these operations rather than to specific types of hardware. The actual hardware used to implement the logical devices was chosen by the user through a process of software decomposition of hardware devices into distinct components that allowed users to mix and match different parts of different devices. Jun. 1990 - Nov. 1990 Mutual Fund Investors Work for MFI, a money management company based on macro technical analysis of financial markets and reduced risk through investment in mutual funds, included two applications. The first was a financial data management application that extended across two hardware systems. One part of the application (written in C for a 68000 processor running the UNIX operating system) gathered time sensitive financial data from the Quotron Financial Data Quote Service through an in-house Quotron machine. That data was then transferred to DOS based PCs where the second part of the application (written in C) performed data loading, database management, data editing and report generation in order to supply timely information on current market conditions and indicators. The second application was a mutual fund net asset value tracking system that included data gathering, database management and data editing capabilities. Mar. 1988 - Mar. 1990 PictureWare, Inc. Work for PictureWare, Inc., a company that produced image database software for PCs, was as part of the custom applications division which produced image database applications based on the company's products for third parties. The most significant applications for which I was primarily responsible were as follows. First, was Image Folio, a nationally marketed CD-ROM based "Clipart" color image database project completed for NEC Home Electronics. The software was written in C, the Clipper database language and assembler and included a static keyword retrieval system. Responsibilities included management of the images and construction of the image database. Second, was a badge production system for the House of Parliament of the Australian government. The application, written in C, featured image manipulation, support for multiple image formats and an interface to the Clipper database language so it could be included in third party Clipper applications. Third, was a Basic Four Mainframe to PC communications program that combined data from the mainframe with images from the PC to produce sales quotes that included an image of the item being sold. Fourth, was the modification of a commercial personal computer accounting system software package to print images on bank checks. Other projects included an image database application generator, image database record append and extract utilities, TIFF image conversion and decompression utilities and a slide manager application. Previous to Mar. 1988 Work prior to March, 1988 included the following. First, financial graphing software that used the Tecmar graphics board. The board was one of the first graphics boards that offered a graphics resolution of 640 x 400 with 16 colors. The board had to be programmed by sending bytes to specific ports as there was no higher level interface available. The work was done for a family startup business whose goal was to provide financial advisory services using personal computers. Second, custom graphing software for a currency trader at a commodities trading firm. The work was done on a using the Fortran language. Third, dBASE programming using the Clipper language for an educational testing service. EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree, Political Science. Masters Degree, Computer Science.
Merion Station, Pennsylvania, United States
Carly Dickson - Freelance Editing & Proofreading
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I hold English and Art degrees from Muskingum University. I am extremely self-motivated and can accomplish any task efficiently and to clients' needs. With a liberal arts background I am versed in a broad range of theories, thought processes, and points of view. I think inside, outside, around, under, and passed the box. My experiences, creativity, and surroundings have helped me learn to think and problem solve abstractly.
New Concord, Ohio, United States
Mary Williams - Freelance Data Entry & Customer Response
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I enjoy helping others. I am proficient in all Microsoft programs. I am a person who likes to please others. I get my work done and usually go beyond what is expected to please my clients. I raised 6 kids so I know about time restraints and multi-tasking. I bring lots of seasoned experience to the table. I enjoy sitting at the computer for hours at a time. And being on the phone. My goals are to make it right the first time. If not I will make it right in the end according to what you want. The sky is the limit in my world. Just ask my cats if you don't believe me. And yes I have a sense of humor also. I have been in food service most of my life. But have done other work as well. And have experienced it all. Or so I think. But you can always have room to grow and learn every day. I am also ServSafe Certified until 2020.
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States