I began my professional career with the dream of becoming a widely published poet. I soon discovered that making a living as a working poet is a non-starter. While I continue to write and publish poetry, I have matured into a savvy, professional writer with two decades of experience in the field of educational publishing.
Read More »
My experience includes researching and writing curriculum-aligned articles, essays, and books in science, health, social studies, and language arts. My clients have been some of the industry's leaders, like Houghton...
Feb 13, 2013|Creative Writing|$170|Working
As a freelance writer, specializing in educational materials, I offer clients a comprehensive range of services:
--Writing fiction and nonfiction for trade and school divisions of educational publishers.
--Doing exhaustive online research for informational texts.
--Writing art specs and researching photos.
--Correlating academic content with state standards.
--Making sure manuscripts conform to the client’s guidelines and meet designated educational standards.
--Using readability tools and grade-level vocabulary.
--Creating assessment items.
Here's a small sample of projects I have successfully completed:
--Wrote a series of grades 6-12 fiction and nonfiction assessment passages for Northwest Evaluation Association.
--Wrote 8 fictional and nonfictional leveled readers using the Fountas/Pinell leveling criteria for Houghton Mifflin's 2009 reading program.
--Wrote 6 fictional and nonfictional leveled readers for Brown Publishing Network's Leveled Books for Reaching All Readers program.
--Researched and wrote most of the chapters for a grade 8 Tennessee TCAP Coach covering American history; also developed a pre-test and post-test for each chapter in the book.
--Wrote the TE manuscript for three versions (National, Alabama, Florida) of a McGraw-Hill world history textbook, plus all of the ancillary components and assessment items.
Writing educational materials, though a specialty of mine, is not the only type of writing I do. I have published articles in...
Read More »
Freelance writer, editor, proofreader
2003 - 2013
Since 2003, I have worked as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. Clients who have hired me to write original works of fiction and nonfiction for the educational publishing market have...