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Real Estate/ University classroom teacher/ Editing /Publishing/ tutor

Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
August 27, 2018

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Richard M. Crum

**** ******** **** **** ******, Oklahoma 73003

home: 405-***-**** / cell: 405-***-**** / email:

Curriculum Vitae Summary


Academic: Adjunct professor of English composition, University of Central Oklahoma; Teacher, English as Second Language,UCO; Tutor of Writing and Freelance Writer, Edmond, OK; Lecturer, Best of Books Writing Series, Edmond, OK. Publishing: Independent Publisher and Editor: An Ounce of Prevention, preventive health book by Drs. John and Fulton Tompkins; God Isn’t Through With Me, story of C.H. Spearman, Jr.; Not Now. Not Ever!, book Dr. Jerald Young; When to Whisper, illustrated children’s book by Faith and Hope Kelly; Menagerie at the Manger, illustrated book by Linda Allen. Named Book of the Season for 2007 by The Book Bank Foundation; Kristy and the Secret of Yesterday Farm, illustrated children’s book by Jenny Braulick. Professional Writing: fiction and nonfiction published by Harcourt Brace; Dove Song, Dove’s Duet, and The Brave, feature screenplays; fiction writing coach for Oklahoma authors Business: Founder and owner of The Editorial Annex, publishing house and communications consultancy. Clients include The World Bank, Washington, D.C.; The Language Company, Edmond, OK; Teleflora, Los Angeles, CA; Pinnacle Business Systems, Edmond, OK; Equiflor, Miami, Florida; and The Center for Stable Change, New York City; Oklahoma Real Estate Broker.


Publishing: Managing editor and senior writer, National Geographic Society. Author and editor of more than 40 National Geographic Society books and dozens of articles for National Geographic Society magazines. Editor, Professional Floral Designer, Editor-in-Chief, Floral Design, both AFS magazines. Editor, The Retail Florist and Floral Finance, AFS newsletters; Corporate Communications: Speech writer and editor for Dean McGee, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kerr-McGee Corp. Publications Editor, Kerr-McGee energy company Executive Speech and Reports Writer and Public Relations Consultant for Tom Butler, Chairman, Teleflora, Inc., Los Angeles. Publisher and editor, The Scene, Prudential real estate magazine; editorial consultant, The Language Company, Edmond, OK; Free-lance Writer-Editor: Wrote and edited fiction and nonfiction for such diverse markets as Harcourt-Brace, The Daily Oklahoman, Wall Street Journal, The World Bank. Management: Facilitator, researcher in team-based environments. Leadership skills, budget responsibility, and sales for major publications, life insurance (New York Life), and real estate (Prudential). Academic: Curriculum developer and English professor and adjunct professor of journalism, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond; adjunct professor, Communications Division, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California; adjunct professor, College of Business, University of Central Oklahoma.; Distance Learning (online) instructor, University of Central Oklahoma.

Professional Training and Certifications

Exploring Second Language Acquisition and ESL Methodology and Introduction to Linguistics and the Analysis of Language, The Language Company, Edmond, OK; 40-Hour Teaching English as Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate No. TO0017676, BRIDGETEFL, USA; Distance Learning (online) instructor, University of Central Oklahoma; 21-Continuing Education Hours, Oklahoma Real Estate Broker (License Active).


Bachelor’s of Journalism, Missouri School of Journalism. Master of Arts in Journalism, Oklahoma University.

Communication Skills

Teaching at university level (journalism education, English composition, English as Second Language); visual communications (photography, photo editing, power point presentations); written communications (newspaper and magazine journalism; business and technical writing and editing; newsletter, brochure, annual report writing, editing, production; ad sales and advertising and direct mail copywriting and design; executive speech writing; scriptwriting for radio, tv, movie, power point; online writing and editing; speakers bureau management; corporate communications, media relations; public relations, public information.

Awards and Honors

Editor of the Year; 3 first-place Addy Awards for publication excellence; Award for PR Excellence; Department of Defense Award for best U.S. Armed Forces newspaper; Judge, magazine article writing, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Center; Antique Automobile Association Award for Excellence in Script Writing; Realtor of the Month; Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, George Washington University.

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