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Writer/Proofreader

Location:
Glen Carbon, IL
Posted:
June 30, 2018

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RHONDA L. HEINEY-YOUNG

** ****** ****, **** ******, Illinois 62034 • Home: 618-***-**** • Cell: 618-***-**** • ac5222@r.postjobfree.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhonda-heiney-young-85b65654/

Professional Summary

Highly motivated Writer/Proofreader with 20 years of experience teaching the English language. Proven ability to assess and correct a wide variety of academic, business, legal and medical publications. Superior interpersonal skills. An accomplished writer that is dedicated, diligent, and attentive to detail. Excellent grammar and spelling skills, and accustomed to fast-paced turnover.

Skills

Comprehensive knowledge of proofreading, editing, and basic editorial guidelines

Strong organization and prioritization skills

Outstanding communication and presentation skills

Energetic self-starter

Knowledge of editing and proofreading marks

Adept in multi-monitor projects

Strong collaborator

MLA and APA styles

Proficient in Microsoft Office

Exceptional multitasking skills

Excellent working knowledge of English grammar and usage

Accustomed to managing and accommodating diverse populations

Practiced in Library systems and research techniques

Highly creative and resourceful

Work History

Transcriptionist, Remote - 05/2018 to Present

Focus Forward Transcription – Wayne, Pennsylvania

Reviewed diagnostic and procedural terminology for consistency with acceptable medical nomenclature.

Consistently produced good quality of work, with attention to detail.

Used reference materials appropriately and efficiently.

Formatted documents according to established guidelines.

Applied knowledge of medical terminology and English language rules to the transcription.

Accurate and precise typing skills.

English/Communications Instructor and Curriculum Developer, 08/2003 to 12/2016

Lewis and Clark Community College – Godfrey, Illinois

Authored creative design to new, successful Reading course.

Created multimedia presentations for conventions, on and off campus.

Successfully increased student participation in the classroom.

Researched and updated all required materials needed for campus meetings and presentations.

Consistently received positive teacher evaluations from students and faculty.

Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group.

Emphasized critical thinking through discussion and small group activities.

Expanded student historical and societal awareness by guiding field trips to exhibitions.

Worked directly with students, faculty, and administration to achieve higher graduation rates.

Reading Lecturer, 08/1998 to 12/1998

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville – Edwardsville, Illinois

Tutored undergraduate students in all aspects of writing in the Writing Lab.

Advised and encouraged students with one-on-one attention throughout the editing process of assigned essays and research projects.

Successfully improved student participation in the classroom.

Volunteered for experimental projects.

Consistently contributed to meetings, workshops, and conferences.

Composed appropriate course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.

Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop English/Reading tutorial program for students in need of extra help.

Monitored student academic progress and referred students who were struggling to campus resources.

Curriculum Developer, 08/1996 to 05/2002

Curriculum Services S.H.A.P.E. Computer

Planned creative computer lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.

Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests.

Encouraged interactive learning by incorporating educational software and the Internet.

Computer Instructor and Mentor,

St. Louis and Metro East area Mentor Teacher – Alton, Illinois

Coordinated and supervised computer activities for St. Matthew's Catholic School.

Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to all students and faculty.

Taught weekly computer software classes to all students K-8.

Observed individual behaviors and reported issues to supervisory staff.

Improved student's analytical and typing skills by introducing state-of-the-art computer program technologies.

Computer Instructor and Mentor,

St. Louis and Metro East area Mentor Teacher – Alton, Illinois

Coordinated and supervised computer activities for St. Matthew's Catholic School.

Clearly communicated objectives for all lessons, units and projects to all students and faculty.

Taught weekly computer software classes to all students K-8.

Observed individual behaviors and reported issues to supervisory staff.

Improved student's analytical and typing skills by introducing state-of-the-art computer program technologies.

Visited St. Louis area schools to mentor the computer teachers.

English Teacher, 08/1995 to 05/2002

Collinsville High School – Collinsville, Illinois

Taught all English courses.

Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs.

Employed a broad range of instructional techniques to retain student interest and maximize learning.

Communicated with peers, colleagues, administrators and parents to meet and exceed teaching goals.

Created lesson plans in line with state curriculum and school curriculum standards.

Proofread and evaluated student writing and gave feedback.

Education

Master of Arts: Education - Curriculum and Instruction, 2014

Greenville University - Greenville, Illinois

Leadership Management training

4.0 GPA

Continuing Education in Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Critiqued all assignments from fellow classmates using a rubric for feedback

Published thesis: Authentic Learning Strategies used in Reading and Contextualized Psychology

Bachelor of Science: English, 1995

Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville - Edwardsville

Recipient of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville Music Scholarship

Dean's List

Illinois Secondary Education License 1995

Music Minor, Licensed and endorsed in Illinois

Language Arts Minor, Licensed and endorsed in Illinois



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