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Terry Castellani - Freelance Cartooning & Children's Book Illustration
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I have worked in the Art industry for many years now as an Animator, Comic Strip Artist, Illustrator and Greeting Card Designer. I also like to work on Photo Retouching and Editing jobs, anything from restoring old photos to removing objects , smoothing skin and removing wrinkles, color changes to clothing etc and replacing backgrounds. If you would like a Caricature or a Pop Art painting on...
Gillingham, Medway, United Kingdom

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Haley Graham - Freelance Ghostwriting & Creative Writing
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I'm a 21 year old author in Los Angeles California. I have written three Young Adult Fiction novels, one autobiographical non-fiction, and I have been an active interviewer/biographical writer for the music industry. I've composed 4 renowned artist biographies and 3 different company biographies.
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Anita Ferguson - Freelance Public Relations & Tattoo Design
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ANITA L. FERGUSON 14220 E. 36th Street South • Independence •Missouri • 64055 816-500-1003 • alfkcmo@gmail.com SUMMARY General Manager with extensive experience and being known for outstanding performance, quickly identifying critical priorities in demanding environments of last minute changes. Having extensive and proven abilities in recruiting, retention, employee relations, and developing training programs. Client-focused with strong relationship building and strategic planning skills. • Customer Management • Performance Management • Buyer Behavior/Awareness • Inventory Control/Shrinkage • Loss Prevention/Security • Visual Merchandising Display • Customer Service/Loyalty • Staff Training & Mentoring • In-Store Promotions • Specialty Retail Operations • Training Programs Design • Profit and Loss Management EXPERIENCE ZAFAR SPA, SALON & BOUTIQUE, Kansas City, MO 10//25/2009 – Present Luxury Spa, Salon and Fashion Forward /Trend setting Clothing retailer Operations/Training Manager Create and implement dynamic people and organizational solutions in the areas of: Increasing sales/revenue, Employee Mentoring programs, Customer/Guest First programs, events to bring about public awareness and first choice. Enhance the thinking, learning and performance of individuals, teams and organization. Develop leadership competence and capabilities at all levels. Align organizational action through partnerships, commitments, grassroots, and event design and implantation. Developed, written and implemented successful training programs in the areas of: Employee mentoring, Guest/Customer Satisfaction, Company procedures, and Power Selling. • Recruited, hired and trained staff to handle immediate growth. • Developed a team of top certified professionals in the field of beauty enhancement and care. • Network and Market organization to become first choice in luxury lifestyle service and fashion. • Strengthened company's guest and employee satisfaction to 87% • Strategic networking and marketing locations to become first choice in client product and services. MATCO IMPORTS, Lenexa, KS 03/07/2003 - 03/20/2008 Importer of Home, High End Seasonal, and Specialty Interior Décor Area Showroom Manager/Training Manager Orchestrated and organized events, created three training programs, customer training program, product knowledge and sales training program resulting in increased revenue and employee satisfaction. Monitored all reports to include: client satisfaction, employee satisfaction, sales, P & L, as well as booked events and created in house special events. • Designed and implemented training procedures in the following areas: Employee Product training programs which created employee confidence in presenting product lines to clients, Client Satisfaction training that increased client relations and purchasing, and best practice in sales training to increase employee confidence in their ability to sell company products and increase revenue. • Oversaw/organized seasonal events that placed the organization in front of the market for first choice. Developed top teams and District Managers to present themselves as gate keepers to enhance market performance and profits as well as local grass roots events. • Monitored all reports including P&L and developed all budgets to include special events and shows. Assisted in the development and purchasing of product lines to include forecasting and trend setting. BEAUTY WAREHOUSE, Kansas City, MO 5/22/1989 – 2/30/2003 Leading Beauty Retail and Service organization, providing quality products at affordable prices. General Manager Monitored daily activities and sales performances of 18 locations. Consistently ensure the district provided the highest level of service and upholding the Mission Statement and Core Values. Achieved budgeted revenue goals, shrink percent and expenses keeping the district in the top ten of the organization. Increased customer awareness with grass roots events to raise awareness and revenue. • Assigned a district with averaging in the 30% range and within 4 months achieved the top 10% and maintained this average for 8 years. • Empowered Managers to play the role of gatekeeper, facilitator, and encouraged decision making to drive for best results. • Celebrated customer service success and coached to improve performance. Instilled the meaning and importance of customer service through role playing and customer service training in selling programs, customer service training and product/beauty education and training programs for the clients. DEVINKI REAL ESTATE Investment, Kansas City, MO 10/17/1980 - 5/19/1989 Corporate / Commercial / Residential Development and Property Management Organization. Property Manager Take necessary measures for recruiting, training and supervision for over 230 staff members with the maintenance staffs, construction and clerical staffs. Provide designing and consulting on building reconstructions with soliciting and assessing the bids. Organize and recruit subcontractors. Provide various measures for negotiating and organizing lease agreements and rent agreements along with capitol developments. Provide due measures for maintenance and modification regarding 200 residential divisions and 200000 square feet of commercial room in eight dissimilar constructions. Produced annual budgets for every property with assisting legal associates for preparing and presenting tax procedures. Produce various financial analytical reports and practicability reports of potential property achievements. Project manager for the renovation of 70 apartment divisions to condominiums. Provided necessary crew recruitment, training and supervision and ensuring fulfillment of schedules and plans. • Closely monitored at risk locations and saved the company $8 million in losses through property damage, down units, and legal fees. • Organized events that placed the property in front of the market for first choice by building resident area relations through teaming with local merchants to provide excellent service, and grass roots events. • Empowered Assistant Manager to play the role of gatekeeper and encouraged decision making to drive best results. • Through networking, tenant/guest relations/public relations maintained occupancy standards and achieved numerous awards in Manager of the year, 100% occupancy, 90% occupancy, as well as Tenant Satisfaction awards. • Celebrated tenant retention/relation/satisfaction success and coached to improve performance instilling the meaning and importance of company mission, core values and tenant/guest service through role playing and customer service training in leasing programs, customer service training, and tenant satisfaction programs. EDUCATION Associates concentrating in Business Studies – Kansas City Business College PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Numerous programs, conferences and seminars including Organizational Development, Public Speaking, Employee Relations, Diversity, Mediation/Negotiation, and Employment Law
Blue Springs, Missouri, United States
Janet Kirby - Freelance Document Design & Book Design
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Hello, my name is Janet Kiirby. I am a 28 yr old mother of three and am needing to earn some money. I am new to the field but am eager for experience. please get back ahold of me. Ill be lookng forward to my first job.
Springfield, Missouri, 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
Maia Sanders - Freelance Illustration & Photography
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EDUCATION: Virginia Commonwealth University, BFA in Communication Arts 2008 - current Dean’s List for 2 years 3.6 GPA Study Abroad Visual Arts in the Peruvian Highlands May - June 2011 Various cities and towns including Lima, Cuzco and Nazca Completed courses in Drawing and Photography while receiving a wealth of information regarding art, history and culture High School Diploma South County Secondary School, 2008 Lorton, VA Member of German Honors Society 2005-2007 Member of Art Honors Society 2005-2008 EMPLOYMENT Self-Employed – Walked Dogs August 2004 – June 2007 Springfield, Virginia • Fed dogs • Walked dogs • Locked up houses Embassy Autowash – Cashier August 2006 – December 2006 Rolling Rd, Springfield, Virginia • Opened and closed store • Operated cash register • Bookkeeping • Division of tips • Answered phones Dominoes Pizza – Promoter June 2007 – August 2010 Burke Lake Rd, Springfield, Virginia • Distributed promotional materials • Worked unsupervised outside of store • Cleaned store • General labor around store OTHER SKILLS AND INFORMATION • Highly proficient in German language • Have travelled extensively, including all of Western Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America • Proficiency with both Microsoft and Macintosh computers • Very comfortable with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint • High proficiency with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, as well as experience with Adobe Flash, InDesign, and Google SketchUp • Other interests include working with textiles, history, biology and hiking
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Wendell Daniels - Freelance Research & Collections
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WENFEL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS 7233 PARKER ROAD HOUSTON, TEXAS 77016 denniswd1st@yahoo.com 832-715-8336 713-492-2701 To Whom It May Concern: This letters serves to let it be known that Wendell Daniels is the founder and CEO of WENFEL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS. This company has a Varity of functions that are directly related to the skills, experience and talents of Wendell Daniels. In the capacity of DEBT COLLECTOR / SKIP TRACER Making out bound calls to past due account holders…handling inbound calls from consumers for the purpose of addressing their delinquent accounts and a appropriate manner…Applying various skip tracing techniques that would result in finding current location information for the absconded debtor (i.e. place of employment, place of residence, home phone number… View credit reports to identify potential money source that the debtor may have available…Adhere to the laws of the FDCPA…Be assertive in demanding payment in full during all “TALK-OFFS”…When ‘”PIF” isn’t a financial option negotiate with the debtor for the best possible payment arrangement.(Usually this means accepting a 10-30% down payment on the balance with the remainder of the balance being represented by a post dated series of checks spreaded over a 3-6 month period…To be available to assist my fellow collector with a 2nd voice if they should request one, and to also be willing to have another collector to serve as my 2nd voice when needed… In the capacity of TELEMARKETER / CUSTOMER SERVICE AGENT display accurate knowledge of the product and/or service that is to be offered to the consumer…The ability to overcome objective…Effective communication…Listening attentively…asking open-ended questions…asking probing questions…Excellent phone etiquettes…Able to take ownership of a script(i.e. not sounding as if your reading from a script)… WENFEL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS is a home base business that utilizes the internet to seek out home base employment and/or business opportunities that are in relation to the skills and experience of the owner… Wendell Daniels CEO / OWNER Experience 1998-2002 GREAT LAKE BUREAU Buffalo, N.Y. 2002-2003 CREDITOR’S INTERCHARGE Buffalo, N.Y. 2003-2004 CAP.MNGMNT Buffalo, N.Y. 2006-2007 SPHERION TEMP. AGNY Buffalo, N.Y. 2007-2008 FMA ALLIANCE Houston, TX 2008-2009 RED LINE RECOVERY Houston, TX 2009-2010 LTD FINANCIAL SERVICES Houston, TX 2010-2011 WENFEL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS Houston, TX DEBT COLLECTOR Making out bound calls to past due account holders…handling inbound calls from consumers for the purpose of addressing their delinquent accounts an a appropriate manner…Applying various skip tracing techniques that would result in finding current location information for the absconded debtor(i.e. place of employment, place of residence, home phone number… View credit reports to identify potential money source that the debtor may have available…Adhere to the laws of the FDCPA…Be assertive in demanding payment in full during all “TALK-OFFS”…When ‘”PIF” isn’t a financial option negotiate with the debtor for the best possible payment arrangement.(Usually this means accepting a 10-30% down payment on the balance with the remainder of the balance being represented by a post dated series of checks spreaded over a 3-6 month period…To be available to assist my fellow collector with a 2nd voice if they should request one, and to also be willing to have another collector to serve as my 2nd voice when needed… CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.(Spherion):Taking inbound calls from consumers who’ve purchased high-end electrical appliances from Best-Buy stores across the nation…Attentively listen to the consumer’s complaint regarding the product processing the concern then transferring the consumer to the appropriate department that would best assist the consumer. WENFEL BUSINESS SOLUTIONS(Self-employed home base company) Surfing the net seeking out home base employment and/or business opportunities…Bidding on jobs posted at www.guru.com and/or peopleperhour.com that relates to my skills and/or experience.. EDUCATION: BOCES G.E.D PROGRAM: Obtained G.E.D April 1989 ERIE COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Attended, on and off from 2004-2006 earned 19 credits towards Liberal Arts Degree..
Houston, Texas, United States
Cybil Maradza - Freelance Illustration & Logo Design
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To whom it may concern, My name is Cybil Maradza. I am currently holding down a position as a retail assistant so I am familiar with the values behind customer service. I am organized and fluent in English, a dedicated hard-worker who is both fast learning and quick on her feet. I feel as though I will be able to learn more by working for you and I will be able to apply all this and be the best that I can be. I want to be able to represent the company well and only add good things to the company name. If you are looking for someone who is strong-willed, hard working, fast learning, diligent and personable then I'm the one. Yours sincerely Miss Maradza
Australia
Lindsay Leggett - Freelance Editing & Copywriting
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An efficient and thorough editor, I provide developmental/content editing, copyediting, and proofreading services, as well as copywriting. I can provide quick turnaround and work with publishers including Entangled Publishing and Month9Books.
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Scott Anderson - Freelance Journalistic Photography & Sports Photography
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Scott Anderson has been a photojournalist for over 25 years, specializing in covering news and sports at all levels, including professional, collegiate, high school and youth sports. During his career, he has covered the World Series, Super Bowl, NHL Stanley Cup finals and the NBA. His work has appeared in The Courier-Post, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and many other publications. Scotts photos have received numerous awards from both local and national organizations. Scott is the author of the book Fort Mifflin: Philadelphia's Hidden Gem. His work has also appeared in the books The Battleship USS New Jersey: From birth to berth and South Jersey Illustrated History. Among his currents clients are JobDiva.com, Strayer University, Camden Riversharks and Patch.com Scott is based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is available for corporate, sports, portraits, news or other assignments.
Merchantville, New Jersey, United States