Wendy Shine

Wendy Shine

Skills

Skills

DocuTv lover

Who needs TeenMom when Secrets of World War II is on?

Voracious reader of fiction

I ain't ashamed to admit it: I love romance novels! I dilute the cheese quotient by also indulging in the Classics quite regularly.

Adroit project and team manager

Tenacious, approachable, and loyal

Expert knowledge of the nuances of good writing

Good writing is far more than telling a story with all the required parts. There's allusion. There's diction and syntax. There's imagery. It's nebulous.

Strong prioritization skills

I turn it on when the heat turns up. I'm especially good at negotiating the pitfalls of competing priorities.

Gifted with tact and diplomacy

Stress? Crisis? Disaster? No problem.

Ability to develop nascent writers

Writers often believe two things: one, they're awesome at writing, and two, no one is a better judge of their work. I have spent over a decade developing my ability to finesse writers of all ages to turn out greatly-improved writing without bruising any egos. They're much like turtles - if you thump too hard, they retreat into themselves and refuse to cooperate. 

Outstanding oral and written communications skills

I have no problems addressing groups large or small, live or in writing. Words seem to come naturally to me.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2008 - Jun 2013

High School English & History Teacher

Killeen Independent School District
2005 - 2006

Senior Editor

API, Central Texas College
  • improved consistency, quality, readability, and accuracy of educational publications
  • coordinated production of several publications simultaneously
  • negotiated contracts, playing hardball when necessary
  • recruited subject matter experts
  • juggled editorial calendar, successfully keeping all balls in the air
  • supervised/herded team of proofreaders, copy editors, development editors, and graphic designers
  • wrote copy
2003 - 2005

Subject Matter Expert

API, Central Texas College

evaluated, edited for structure and style, and wrote secondary English and History educational publications

2001 - 2003

High School English Teacher

Killeen Independent School District

Education

Education

BA

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor