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Abby Murphy | Elance
 
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Abby Murphy

Educator :: Writer :: Editor :: Researcher
   United States
  |   Providence, RI
  |  11:00 pm Local Time

Overview

As a teacher, writer, and historian, I have experience communicating content in an understandable, engaging way. I enjoy creating original educational resources to use in the secondary classroom, using the research and writing skills I honed in my undergraduate work at Yale University. I have also completed research for upcoming exhibits at my local historical society. With a deep understanding of American and European history, I excel at historical research, writing, and designing educational resources.

My background as a humanities...

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Jun 6, 2014|Children's Writing|$900|Completed
Jun 6, 2014|Children's Writing|$450|Completed
Jan 13, 2013|Academic Writing|$400|Completed
Oct 16, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$99|Completed
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Excerpt from an original paper, written using research done with a variety of primary...
Unit plan created for 9th grade United States history course.
Research assignment created for 10th grade United States history course.

Skills (4)

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English Grammar
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I hold a BA in History from Yale University and an MAT in Secondary Social Studies/History from Brown University. I'm passionate about history and literature, and I enjoy creative projects that allow me to engage my interests and educate others.

I offer the following services:

CREATING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
As an English and history teacher, I have a strong understanding of adolescents' skills and academic needs. I have experience creating original educational resources and adapting texts for use in the middle school and high school classroom.

I specialize in American and European history, with an emphasis on using primary sources. I can design instructional units and lesson plans, worksheets, small-group projects and activities, and long-term projects to meet your educational needs.

EDITING
With experience at both a nationally-distributed literary quarterly and a renowned children's literary agency, I am skilled at editing a variety of genres. I offer both substantial revision and proofreading services. Whether you are working on a creative or academic project, I can help you strengthen your writing.

RESEARCH AND WRITING
I have completed original historical research for upcoming exhibits at my home historical society and for personal and academic use. Consequently, I am familiar with a variety of research methods and tools. If you are working on a historical or genealogical project, I can complete research or help you take your project to the next level. Using my...

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Employment

Montrose School
History Teacher
2010 - 2012
*Taught ninth and tenth grade US history, as well as seventh grade English and ancient history *Designed and implemented unit and lesson plans based on essential questions *Differentiated lessons...
The Sheldon Fogelman Agency
Agent Assistant
2008 - 2009
*Managed, read, and responded to all unsolicited submissions at this children’s literary agency *Edited client manuscripts and book contracts
The Yale Review
Editorial Assistant
2005 - 2008
*Managed, read, and responded to prose and poetry submissions at this literary quarterly *Compiled author biographies

Education

Brown University
Master of Arts in Teaching, History/Social Studies
2009 - 2010
Yale University
Bachelor of Arts, History
2004 - 2008
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historical research
educational resources
editing
history
writing
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