Kate Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Elance
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Kate Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Ph.D. in Psychology & M.S. in Speech-Lang Path
   United States
  |   Frisco, TX
  |  9:39 am Local Time


Published author with extensive writing experience. Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences with a focus in Developmental Psychology and M.S. in Communication Disorders (Speech-Language Pathology).

Published first author in scientific journal.
Valuable experience in reviewing process, addressing reviewers' feedback, formatting PDF and Word documents, configuring charts and tables, and adhering to strict editorial guidelines.
Expert in APA style.
Broad writing experience: from scientific (research) to general (newsletters, brochures).
Academic integrity honored!

Current owner/clinical director of private practice in speech-language pathology.
Taught University-level courses in research methods and design and writing.
Edited academic papers and scientific manuscripts for students and colleagues.
Currently work with repeat clients who have published several articles and books.

***Writing and editing are my passion. I'm a perfectionist in formatting!***
Service Description
Services Provided:
• Proofreading / Editing
• Grammar / Punctuation / Word Choice
• Formatting (Documents, Figures, Tables, Charts)
• Form Development (see portfolio for samples)
• Newsletter Development (Microsoft Publisher; see portfolio)
***Aesthetic Style: Clean, crisp lines; simple; organized; visually appealing.***

• Transcription Services (80 WPM)
• Data Entry (Extremely proficient in Excel, organizing workbooks)
• Others upon request: No job is too small!

Software Experience (* denotes tested Expert-level):
• Microsoft Office (Word*, PowerPoint*, Excel, Publisher, and Access)
• Adobe products (Acrobat, Photoshop, Premiere)
• Statistical packages (SPSS / PASW, R)

My flexible schedule and perfectionism will provide prompt products with the utmost attention to detail. I have an eagle-eye for spelling, grammatical errors (e.g., misplaced commas), and sentence structure, as well as formatting and aesthetics of various documents. I look forward to constructively editing various documents, including specific reports, papers, articles, grant submissions, proposals, letters, website content, and brochures.

Past Experience:
I have reviewed and edited research article submissions to scientific journals, and I have been selected to review textbook material for a leading publisher. On a more intimate scale, professors and graduate students have sought my reviewing services for journal submissions, grant proposals, academic applications, personal and research statements, theses, and dissertations. I have been the main contact for Institutional Review Boards at both the state-level (Department of State Health Services) and the university-level for a research lab, which entails writing and formatting applications with adherence to strict guidelines and synthesizing relevant information for a varied audience. I have served as a liaison for mailing services, printing services, and IRB (ethical board). My extensive experience ranges from writing advanced statistical manuscripts to designing general documents and forms, such as brochures, newsletters, and envelopes.

I will not deliver an incomplete or insufficient product, as I am personally accountable for any mistake that might be overlooked. I hold myself to a higher standard than I hold others, which will ensure an exceptionally delivered product for my client.
American Speech Language and Hearing Association
Certificate of Clinical Competence - SLP
Awarded: 2008
The State of Texas - State Board of Examiners
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist
Awarded: 2008
The University of Texas at Dallas
Ph.D. in Psychological Sciences
- 2013
University of Texas at Dallas
M.S. in Communication Disorders
- 2007
Colorado State University
B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies
- 2002
Shadow Me Speech Therapy
Clinical Director, Speech-Language Pathologist
2013 - Present
Teachers Pay Teachers
Premium Seller of Educational Products
2012 - Present
Plano Independent School District
Speech-Language Pathologist (PRN)
2012 - Present
The University of Texas at Dallas
Doctoral Student / Research Coordinator
2008 - 2013
Garland Independent School District
Speech-Language Pathologist
2007 - 2008
Compass Bank
Customer Service Coordinator
2004 - 2005
Front Range Internet, Inc.
Technical Support Representative
2001 - 2002
Payment Terms
Escrow account must be funded prior to beginning work on job. Payment in full requested within 24 hours of job completion.
Kate Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP | Elance

Kate Shepard, Ph.D., CCC-SLP