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Crystal Mack | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 16, 2009

Crystal Mack

Creative writing for kids and kids at heart.
   United States
  |   Algonquin, IL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

I have experience working with young ones
as a teacher, counselor and nanny.

If you're looking for someone with youth-flavored writing
then surely you must hire me!


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Portfolio

Six local celebrity couples participate in charity ballroom dance competition.
Local artist builds a replica of his 1966 Harley Davidson entirely out of wood.
How to keep your dog calm when he hears sudden loud noises.
High school production of "Grease."
Elementary school students raise money for cancer charity.

Skills (4)

Tested
Writing for Children
English Grammar
English
Creative Writing

Service Description

In fifth grade, I dreamed of writing stories that would help and inspire readers, and I have been pursuing that goal ever since.

Helping children find their creative sides is a passion of mine. A majority of my career has been spent in early childhood education, and I've worked as a teacher, counselor and nanny. I have found that kids become more engaged in reading and the arts when the adult accompanying them is also having a good time. Because of this, my writing for children strives to entertain not only the child, but also the adult.

I have written lesson plans in myriad of subjects, from Creative Writing to Earth Sciences, and have created endless craft projects for a range of ages. I know what can make a child smile, not only because I've dance to and sung every children's song imaginable, but also because I have a young daughter of my own.

In addition to my experience with kids, I have written freelance feature articles for the Chicago-based Daily Herald. Many of my stories have focused on my personal favorite subjects, education and the arts. When covering these assignments, I aim to guide the reader through with a fresh lead, interesting word choice and stimulating perspectives from the people involved in the event.

I am currently working on my first children's book and would love to bring my fun and flair into your project too!

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Employment

FasTracKids
Manager of Education
2005 - 2007
*Taught age-appropriate lessons in science and art-based subjects including Biology, Astronomy and Literature for ages 3-7 using a combination of Smart Board technology and hands-on activities....
Gymboree Play and Music
Teacher
2004 - 2005
*Combined physical activity, music and drama to guide parents and children ages 10 months-2 years through movement classes. *Tracked students' progress and development to ensure proper class...
Health World Children's Museum
Art Instructor
2003 - 2003
*Created and demonstrated free art projects using recyclable materials. *Entertained guests with daily offerings of face and body painting. *Designed large mural using children’s donated...
YMCA
Director of Arts and Crafts/Camp Counselor
2001 - 2002
*Designed, prepared, and taught three different craft projects to three different age groups daily. *Formulated lesson plans in the areas of nature, arts and crafts, team building and character...

Education

DePaul University
Bachelor of Arts
2000 - 2004

Keywords

creative
article writing
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