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

Writing Samples

Writing samples


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

Work experience

Dec 2011Present


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 2011Sep 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 2004Sep 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 2007Jun 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 2005Sep 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 1999Dec 2003


Western Illinois University


Sep 2011Oct 2011

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

University of Cambridge