Full-time, Part-time, or Contract work:
Editing, copywriting, proofreading, creative or technical writing
Instructor (Corporate/Academic): manage, organize, create, and provide all aspects of corporate training for any event or department.
Married 22 years with 3 grown children and recently earned a master’s degree in English from St. Cloud State University where I taught Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing, a freshman composition course, and was the head editor of SCSU’s student literary journal, Upper Mississippi Harvest.
Creating effective teaching curriculums that are engaging and effectively teaching those curricula. Decades of experience researching, editing, proofreading and creative writing. Proficient at all manner of software programs.
Composition Instructor St. Cloud State University
August 2017 – May 2019
Introduction to Rhetorical and Analytical Writing
British Literature: Victorian Era
Independent Study/ British Literature
Created online digital editions as teaching aids
Teaching composition through studying argument and rhetorical devices, annotating, the academic voice, digital discourse, critical thinking, and basic grammar skills. Adapted lesson plans for individual students’ learning needs.
Head Editor Upper Mississippi Harvest
August 2018- May 2019
Upper Mississippi Harvest is an annual publication containing the best written works and art from St. Cloud State University students. As head editor, my role consisted of: delegating tasks, proofreading, editing, organizing and coordinating all facets of publication. This process involved communication with the art coordinators, authors, print house, campus committees, and all campus organizations to positively promote the journal, achieve fundraising opportunities, and finally, proceed with the printing and publication of the journal.
Education Assistant Big Lake School District
October 2011 - 2017
Maintain privacy and dignity for children with developmental and emotional disabilities. Skilled in de-escalation of emotional behaviors, adapted lessons in all subjects to meet individual student needs. Chosen as the iEmpower facilitator by the Sherburne County United Way for two consecutive years and successfully adapted the curriculum to meet the needs of the individual students.
Lead Instructor and Job Coach Options, Inc.
January 2008 – October 2011
Create and carry out programs for professional, communication, and personal life skills for nine individuals with developmental disabilities. Supervise and manage three staff in carrying out life skill training, written programs, and daily care of the nine individuals under our care. Foster growth and maximum potential in clients and staff
Assistant Editor MSP Communications
Writing and editing monthly features, columns, and articles. Managing and assigning freelance work to various writers. Production planning, brainstorming future issues, organizing artwork for features and cover. Meeting all deadlines.
St. Cloud State University
August 2017 to May 2019
Master of Arts: English Studies
August 1990 to May 1994
Bachelor of Arts: Communication, Minor: English