Creative, energetic, detail-oriented, and highly organized professional with excellent written and oral communication skills, Proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Highly proficient at organizing and handling multiple tasks simultaneously without sacrificing attention to details. Excel at working in a team with various contributors to deliver a quality product.
Volunteer wildlife rehabilitator at Wild Things Sanctuary in Ithaca, New York and Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.
Onsite volunteer and foster care provider for the SPCA of Tompkins County.
Writer/Editor01/1998 to Current
Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, National Geographic, Pearson Education, Scott Foresman, Harcourt, Houghton Mifflin, Zaner-Bloser.
Responsibilities: Develop, write, and edit educational materials on dozens of projects for all ages, including: online educational content for students and teachers; nonfiction and fiction leveled readers and passages; detailed instructions for teachers, both native and non-native speakers of English, on how to use materials; online interactive readers and video scripts, including comprehension assessment questions for before, during, and after reading.
Development Editor01/2000 to 01/2001
Developed and wrote 3 Student Books and edited Teacher's Editions of 6-level elementary ESL language series.
Created accompanying art specifications.
Content Editor01/1996 to 01/1998 Oxford University Press
Edited, rewrote, and reviewed ESL textbook manuscripts.
Created accompanying art specifications and collaborated with design department to achieve effective layout.
Prepared publication proposals, created schedules, and supervised authors, freelancers, and packagers.
Wrote sales briefs, production profiles, brochures, and catalog copy.
01/1990 to 01/1996 Berlitz International/Language Institute for English
Held several positions, beginning as ESL teacher and reaching position of Director of Administration for 11 private language schools.
Oversaw all aspects of school's operations, including financial controls, academic program, curriculum development, student services, campus relations, and community outreach.
Teacher01/1986 to 01/1988
Taught English to students 9-15 years of age in public school, adult community classes, and private lessons to small children and adults, conducted teaching seminars for Japanese teachers of English, and planned national seminars for the Association for Japan Exchange and Teaching.
Graduate of Professional Pastry and Baking Arts1999Institute of Culinary EducationNew York City
Master of Arts: Anthropology1990State University of New YorkBuffaloGPA: Research Careers in Anthropology FellowshipAnthropology Research Careers in Anthropology Fellowship
Bachelor of Arts: English1986Colgate UniversityEnglish