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Patricia Souza | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 16, 2015

Patricia Souza

Competence & Creativity
   United States
  |   Costa Mesa, CA
  |  6:26 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I have a master's degree in Speech Communication and I am a part-time university instructor, teaching English courses in the area of Effective Essay Writing (argumentative/persuasive and expository/informative research writing) online. We use APA style formatting in this department making this the style I teach my students and so it is, of course, the style I am most familiar with. I am also a cartoon artist and MIDI musician. I have created some websites, some tutorials and some webinars/distance learning style curriculum. I have dabbled...

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I was graduated with a 3.80GPA, emphasis in Organizational Training & Development...
Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications, emphasis in Organizational and Interpersonal...
My main focus at Orange Coast College was in music. Specifically, learning how to...
The acronym "MIDI" stands for "Musical Instruments Digital...
I earned this certification via Orange Coast College. I taught music for awhile as I...
Recognition for commitment to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service.
Invitation to celebrate academic achievement and notice of being recognized by Mu Phi...
Letter expressing congratulations for excellence in work at the college and notice of a...
Letter of Recommendation
Letter of Recommendation
Letter of Recommendation
Permanent member of California Community College Honor Scholarship Society.
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course
Student Response to my Teaching UoP Online Course

Skills (7)

General Office Skills
Office Skills Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Typing Speed 60+ WPM
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2003 Test
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Technical Writing

Service Description

With a master's degree in speech communication, along with proficiency in several different kinds of software programs, I would be a great asset to you, and would be happy to help you with your written and/or administrative needs, (i.e., research, editing, proofreading, letters, reports, data entry, curriculum development, tutorials, word processing and transcription). I am also a cartoon artist and MIDI musician.

+ High proficiency in various computer applications (MAC&PC) such as MSWord, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and various multimedia software programs, online Learning Mgmt Systems (LMS), Online Learning Systems (OLS), Blackboard internet course management, etc.
+ Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.
+ Detail oriented and well-seasoned analytical skills.
+ Creative curriculum & activities planning based upon the company needs and employees/departments involved.
+ Fun cartoon artist as needed for multimedia tutorial development.
+ Exceptional and engaging presentation proficiency.
+ Superior letter and report composition skills with a typing speed of 60+WPM.

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University of Phoenix
Online Instructor
2008 - Present
University of Phoenix's (UoP) Axia Online College (10/08 to Present): Duties: Use instructional material and syllabi as provided by the curriculum development department. Post all instructional...
Behr Process Corporation
Training Specialist
2007 - 2008
Duties: Welcome new hires globally (USA, Canada, India and China) via letters and email. Deliver new hire orientation training consisting of one to two hour classes as follows: Company Culture,...
R Systems, Inc. - State of California Health & ...
Trainer - Contract
2005 - 2006
Duties: Develop scripts for PowerPoint presentations. Select, plan, implement and evaluate instructional strategies used to teach CalWIN software and lead discussions regarding specific public...
California State University, Fullerton
Instructor - Human Communication Studies Depart.
2004 - 2005
Duties: Lecture and teach students regarding the following subjects using group discussion techniques, multimedia and PowerPoint presentation methods: the foundation of human communications;...
Registrar of Voters, Orange County, California
Trainer - Contract
2004 - 2004
Duties: Team trainer teaching poll workers how to manage the voting sites. Team-teach poll workers how to use the new e-slate voting machines (as opposed to the previous punch-card system)....
Sares*Regis Group
Corporate Multi-Family Property Mgmt Bookkeeper
2000 - 2001
Duties: Process payables for 10 apartment home communities, proofread and teach sites re voucher entry, make corrections, approve and post payables, match checks, mail checks, make bank account...
VitalWorks Productions (Self)
Studio Manager, Trainer, Artist & Music Teacher
1998 - 2000
Duties: Business Management, Multimedia Productions Director/Artist, Cartoon Artist/Illustrator, Website Developer and Manager, Trainer, Voice-over and Narration Writer/Artist, Music...
La Jolla Pacific, Ltd.
Office Manager & Human Resources Spvsr.
1997 - 1998
Duties: Provide general contractors with photographic documentation of the utilization of the proper design, workmanship and materials as defense in the event that a construction defect claim might...
Davis Acoustical Corporation
Office Manager & Human Resources Spvsr.
1985 - 1992
Duties: Office Management, supervision and training of clerical staff, purchasing and stocking of office supplies and equipment, event planning, scheduling, A/R, A/P, P/R, interviewing, hiring,...


California State University, Fullerton
Master's Degree in Speech Communication
2004 - 2007
California State University, Fullerton
Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication, Cum Laude, Minor in Music
2002 - 2004
Orange Coast Community College
Associate's Degree in Music with Honors
1997 - 2002
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Artist Cartoon Illustrator Corel Painter Essentials Adobe Creative Suite Caricaturist Comic Artist Graphic Artist Voice-over Artist
Writer Transcriber Proofreader Editor Word-Processor
Distance Learning Trainer Webinar Curriculum Developer
Online Instructor Teacher Facilitator Advisor Coach Guide Mentor
Multimedia Producer Instructional Design and Technology
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