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Katherine K. | Elance
 
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Katherine K.

Writer/Editor & Educator with International Focus
   United States
  |   Takoma Park, MD

Overview

I am an experienced writer, editor, and marketing professional with an ability to work in diverse and varied fields.

I have written about scientific research for a general audience, about foreign-language learning for students, and about local artists for an entertainment magazine, to showcase a few examples of my diverse portfolio.

My writing and marketing is particularly focused on education and international business/travel. I am an experienced teacher, program administrator, and alumni coordinator for a variety of programs.

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Portfolio

I wrote a newsletter/blog article for a federally funded student exchange program. The...
http://www.clscholarship.org/newsletter/2013/07/23/what-toddlers-can-teach-us-about-language-learning/
This is a very short piece of fiction that was published in the Baltimore Review...
http://baltimorereview.org/index.php/winter_2013/contributor/andrew-abbott

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Service Description

I have extensive experience with the following:

- Designing, writing, editing, and distributing online newsletters using services such as MailChimp and ConstantContact

- Writing press releases on a wide variety of topics and working with reporters

- Interviewing researchers and translating complex research information into news articles understandable by a wide audience

- Developing new programs for an organization's customers, including conceptualizing the idea for a new program, creating all related materials, initiating the program, and maintaining it on a long-term basis

- Editing grant proposals, grant reports, website content, handbooks, and other documents

- Teaching ESL to adult and high-school students, as well as administering standardized exams and interviews

- Blogging on a wide variety of topics; my current blog is http://theplaymuseum.wordpress.com/

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Employment

American Councils for International Education
Senior Program Officer, Alumni Activities, CLS
2012 - Present
- Launched and oversaw alumni activities such as an alumni ambassador program, small grants competition, and photo/video contest - Designed, wrote, edited, and distributed an online alumni...
American Councils for International Education
Senior Program Officer, CLS Program
2010 - 2012
Managed four intensive language institutes in Azerbaijan and Turkey with a total of 70 students, including coordination with site directors on program planning, maintenance of confidential student...
American Councils for International Education
Communications & Alumni Officer, CLS Program
2010 - 2010
Played an integral part in coordinating 14 new 8-week intensive language institutes in seven different countries, including managing confidential student records, publicizing the program, planning...
American Councils for Interational Education
Program Recruiter, FLEX Program
2009 - 2010
- Planned and executed recruiting in South and Central Russia for the FLEX high school exchange program. - Arranged travel and test sites, administered tests to 400+ students, gave presentations...
University of Missouri News Bureau
Senior Information Specialist
2006 - 2007
- Wrote 1-2 press releases per week about academic research in journalism, public affairs, and science. - Pitched stories to national and international media, resulting in 1,513 media mentions....
University of Missouri Asian Affairs Center
Public Relations Associate & English Instructor
2005 - 2006
- Taught 3 courses each semester on professional presentations and conversational English to South Korean and Chinese government officials, journalists, and professors. - Created publications...
U.S. Peace Corps
Peace Corps Volunteer, Uzbekistan
2003 - 2005
- Taught 3-4 English courses per day to students in grades 5-11, 20-30 students per class. - Co-organized a summer arts camp held in three different cities and taught courses at 5 different...

Education

University of Washington
Master of Arts, International Studies
- 2009
Wartburg College
Bachelor of Arts, English & Communication Arts
- 2003
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