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RssExperienced Editor/Writer/Proofreader

I am looking for editorial or writing positions in the northern Illinois area, particularly off-site/contract/freelance.


About Me


Media & Communication



Ideal Companies:

Houghton Mifflin, McGraw-Hill, Pearson, Random House, McDougal-Littell, university press

Education level:


Will Relocate:


Work Experiences

9/2001 - 7/2004

National-Louis University

Individual Contributor

  • Courses taught: Content Writing A, Content Writing B, Minority Voices in American Literature, Writing in the Workplace, and The Art of the Film.

9/2000 - 12/2008

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Riverside Publishing

Individual Contributor

  • Edited a wide range of testing materials in a variety of disciplines for custom-made state products and company-published products. Illustrative examples include reading/language arts materials for Georgia, science materials for Florida; reading, listening, and writing materials for Washington; high school exit exam materials for North Carolina, and social studies materials for Michigan. Edited clinical materials, including the Battelle Developmental Inventory, Woodcock-Johnson III (WJIII), Logramos, and WMLS-R. Played significant role in the editing of soon-to-be-released Woodcock-Johnson IV (WJIV).

11/1999 - 7/2000

Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute

Individual Contributor

  • Oversaw publication and editing of all course materials and curriculum for students obtaining certified commercial investment member status. Trained assistant editors and publishing assistants in editing and style guidelines. Created in-house style guide.

11/1996 - 11/1999

TrizecHahn Office Properties

Individual Contributor

  • Researched and edited articles for in-house newsletter. Edited and distributed the North American Portfolio quarterly to approximately 1,500 brokers. Edited and proofread speeches for the executive vice president and president.

3/1993 - 11/1996

Arthur Andersen LLP

Entry Level

  • Acted as researcher, proofreader, and transcriptionist on Control Self-Assessment: Experience, Current Thinking, and Best Practices, a book published for the Institute of Internal Auditors. Edited and proofread manuscripts, financial statements, and presentations.



Master Degree

DePaul University

  • English


Bachelor Degree

Moody Bible Institute

  • Urban Ministry/Cultural Studies