I am a highly-responsible and self-motivated professional with over 20 years' experience writing and editing in academic and technical environments. I hold a Master of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin. I am also a former Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center at UT Austin.
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I worked for over 10 years of as a technical writer in the high-tech sector. I also have experience writing content for and editing textbooks. In addition, I have project management training, experience, and certification, and...
Article writing, blog posts, and ghost writing: I've spent my entire life communicating through the written word. Not only can I write, I can write about numerous subjects. I'm curious about everything, and what I don't know I know how to research. I can shift my writing style and tone to meet various needs.
Research: As a former graduate student, I have years of research experience and vast knowledge of primary and secondary sources, as well as reliable and unreliable sources.
Developmental and content editing: You and I can work together on a manuscript to ensure that you feel confident about how readers will receive, interpret, and understand your words. I can help you develop your content or improve your manuscript so that it meets the needs of both your readers and your publisher.
Proofreading and copy editing: I'm one of those people that points out the misspellings on a menu or a sign. I'm a stickler for grammar and punctuation, and if I don't know the style "rule," I know how and where to find it. I can also fact-check your writing and help you make better word choices to more precisely convey your meaning.
Data Entry: I type over 80 words a minute and have for a very, very long time. Not only am I fast on a keyboard, I'm accurate.
Data Transcription: One of my favorite temporary jobs while in graduate school was transcribing oral interviews to data files. I have a facility for quickly and accurately transcribing the spoken word into typed text.
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Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
1999 - 2000
As a technology editor, I wrote fun and educational web content to support middle and high school literature textbooks. I researched web sites that could be used to support literature education. I...
Computer Writing and Research Lab, UT Austin
1995 - 1998
As a staff member in the Computer Writing and Research Lab (CWRL), I edited the CWRL newsletter; developed research projects for incorporating technology into curriculum; developed and presented...
English Department, University of Texas at Austin
1993 - 1998
As an assistant instructor, I developed and taught Rhetoric and Composition and Literature classes. I designed syllabi and prepared lesson plans and selected textbooks. I evaluated student progress...
Undergraduate Writing Center, UT Austin
1994 - 1995
After working as a tutor in the Undergraduate Writing Center, I was selected to serve as an Assistant Director. In that position, I assisted the center's director in creating effective policies and...