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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 experience

Aug 2008Jun 2013

High School English & History Teacher

Killeen Independent School District
20052006

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
20032005

Subject Matter Expert

API, Central Texas College

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

20012003

High School English Teacher

Killeen Independent School District

Education

BA

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor