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Hi, I’m Miranda. I’m a writer, a copywriter, an editor, a writing teacher/tutor/coach/consultant, and an academic/test prep/language/ESL tutor.

I have an M.A. in English Language and Literature, a Certificate in Teaching College Writing, a Professional Editing Certificate, multiple certificates in Business Writing, and multiple additional relevant professional certificates, all of which are listed on my LinkedIn profile.

I have 10+ years of experience developing and teaching college-level writing courses (specializing in persuasive writing/rhetoric) both in the classroom and online. I also work one-on-one with students and other clients as a professional writing tutor/coach/consultant and an academic/test prep/language/ESL tutor.

My writing experience is extensive and diverse. I have written for a wide variety of websites, publications, agencies, businesses, and clients. Examples of my published work are available here. I specialize in copywriting, particularly conversion copywriting and persuasive marketing copy. In doing so, I frequently make use of my knowledge of effective methods and techniques of persuasion gained from my relevant academic research and from my experience teaching college-level persuasive writing courses.

I also have a great deal of editing experience, including copy editing, line editing, developmental editing, and proofreading. As a writing teacher/tutor, I undertake careful editing of the writing my students/clients need assistance with. Additionally, I have completed many editing assignments for agencies, for businesses, for individuals, and for authors who need pre-publication editorial assistance with their book manuscripts.

More information about my experience, education, skills, publications, and certifications is available on my LinkedIn profile and on my writing/editing portfolio.

I am currently actively looking for full-time, part-time, freelance, and/or contract job opportunities in fields including writing, editing, teaching, tutoring, and content marketing/strategy. I am open to remote, hybrid, or on-site work.

Please feel free to contact me anytime if you have a job opportunity to share, if you're interested in my freelance writing or editing services, if you’re looking for a writing tutor/consultant/coach or an academic/test prep/language/ESL tutor, or if you’d just like to connect. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks!

Education

Bachelor's Degree, English Language and Literature

University of Washington
  • University of Washington's Quarterly Dean's List for four quarters.
  • University of Washington Annual Dean's List High-Scholarship Award.

Experience

Sep 2001Present

Freelance Writer and Editor

Copycrafting

I am an experienced freelance writer who has written and produced deliverables for various publications, websites, agencies, businesses, and individuals (see my LinkedIn profile for examples of clients I've worked with). My speciality is conversion copywriting and persuasive marketing copy. When crafting this content, I frequently make use of my knowledge of effective methods and techniques of persuasion gained from my relevant academic research and from my experience teaching college-level persuasive writing courses.

I also have a great deal of editing experience, including copy editing, line editing, developmental editing, and proofreading. As a writing teacher/tutor, I undertake careful editing of the writing my students need assistance with. Additionally, I have completed many editing assignments for agencies, for businesses, for individuals, and for authors who need pre-publication editorial assistance with their book manuscripts.

In 2015, I started Copycrafting, a one-person freelance writing and editing company, and since that time I have offered my freelancing services as a part of my business.

My professional writing/editing portfolio, including selected examples of my published work, is available at portfolio.mirandachale.co.

2012Present

Online Tutor/Consultant

Lessons With Miranda

I have worked as a writing tutor/coach/consultant, an academic/language/ESL tutor, and as a Faculty Writing Mentor on and off for years, and I recently started my own part-time online tutoring/consulting business. 

I tutor students/clients in a variety of subjects and work with students/clients to achieve their specific goals and meet their specific needs. Some examples include helping students/clients to improve their writing skills, working with students/clients on specific writing assignments/essays or other academic assignments, working with students/clients on business writing/professional writing, helping students/clients to prepare for success on academic and/or professional tests, or helping students/clients to improve their English language skills. 

I work with students/clients as often and for as long as they choose. Some students/clients choose to work together as needed (for example, when they have a specific assignment or project they need help with), while some students/clients choose to work together on a regular basis, meeting weekly or on another schedule of the student's choosing in order to achieve more in-depth and/or long-term learning objectives, to meet their specific goals, to become stronger writers, to improve their skills and abilities in their chosen subjects, to prepare for tests/exams, and/or to improve their English language skills.

When working with students/clients, I help them to improve their specific assignments/projects and/or to develop and enhance their skills and/or abilities in their chosen subjects, not only offering my knowledge and assistance, but also providing them with relevant and actionable steps, making sure that they know exactly *why* the work we do together will help improve their assignment/project and/or their abilities/skills, and, more importantly, specifically *how* this improvement can and will be achieved during our lessons.

I create individualized tailored tutoring/teaching/coaching plans (complete with useful resources) for each of my students/clients, determining the most effective way to assist each student/client, whether we work together as needed (i.e. when a student/client needs assistance with specific assignments/projects) or on a regular basis (i.e. when students/clients are working to achieve more extensive, thorough, and in-depth learning objectives).

I have a great deal of relevant academic and professional experience and I am highly educated in, never stop learning about, and am truly fascinated by and passionate about the subjects I teach/tutor. And, honestly, and perhaps most importantly, I really do love teaching, tutoring, and working with students/clients to help them succeed and meet their goals

In addition to working with students/clients via my online tutoring business, I am also interested in teaching/tutoring/consulting opportunities with other businesses, organizations, and/or educational institutions. Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you/your institution have an opportunity to share or if you'd like to work with me as a client. 

More information about the services I offer and the teaching/tutoring methodologies I employ can be found at my tutoring business website, Lessons With Miranda.

Jan 2004Jun 2015

Adjunct English Professor/Writing Instructor

North Idaho College

I have 10+ years of experience developing and teaching college-level writing courses (specializing in persuasive writing/rhetoric) both in the classroom and online, using Blackboard, ANGEL, and Vista LMSs. 

Most of the courses that I have developed and taught have been second-year undergraduate writing courses (Composition/Rhetoric). Because I developed the content for each of my courses in their entirety, I am not only an experienced, skilled, and passionate writing teacher, but also an experienced and skilled curriculum developer. Additionally, as a result of my online teaching experience, I am familiar with a variety of educational technology tools and resources and understand how to implement and use them in the most effective possible ways.

In addition to developing and teaching courses, I also have experience working as a faculty advisor/tutor/mentor in the campus Writing Center.

I love to develop and teach courses, and I am currently actively looking for teaching positions (at any level) where I can put my above-mentioned skills, experience, and passion to use.

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