My objective is to do freelance writing assignments that can be performed from any location and submitted through the internet.

Writing samples

Writing Samples


Experienced journalist, English as a Second Language educator, managing editor, writer, and copy editor

Work History

Work History
Dec 2011 - Present


Language Link Vietnam

As a teacher at Language Link Vietnam, my responsibilities include teaching Young Learner, Teen, and Adult English classes for Vietnamese students. To do this successfully, I create dynamic lesson plans tailored to age , student interestes, and English competency. I have also been trained and perform placement testing for prosepective students.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Manager, Marketing and Communications

American Association of Law Libraries

Responsible for oversight of all Marketing & Communications projects including a monthly magazine, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal, a weekly e-newsletter, and a member directory.

Feb 2004 - Sep 2011


Daily Herald newspaper

As a reporter for Illinois' third-largest daily newspaper, the Daily Herald, I worked as a community news reporter and as a police reporter. My responsibilities included covering breaking news on tight deadlines; producing accurate, timely articles with minimal supervision; writing multiple articles at once with several deadlines; crafting several versions of articles to emphasize issues important to specific circulation areas; feature writing; and election coverage.

Nov 2007 - Jun 2011

Senior Coordinator, Marketing and Communications


As Senior Coordinator, Marketing and Communications at SmithBucklin, my responsibilities included operating as the Managing Editor of several association magazines, journals and e-newsletters; manager of volunteer and paid editors and writers; writer of feature articles, press releases and position papers in AP Style; and managing and integrating publication content with social networking platforms.

Jun 2005 - Sep 2006

ESL Tutor

College of Lake County

During my employment at the College of Lake County, I worked as an ESL tutor in the college's Writing Center for several students of Mexican nationality. Tutoring included walk-in clients as well as clients requiring semester-long tutoring and/or ESL test preparation tutoring.


Aug 1999 - Dec 2003


Western Illinois University


Sep 2011 - Oct 2011

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

University of Cambridge