Educational Editing Résumé



Freelance Editor, Thomas Riggs, Missoula, MT — 2013 to January 2017
• Content-edited and copyedited nonfiction reference projects, including Gale Researcher’s British Literature; Gale Researcher’s American Literature; Literature of the Supernatural; and Legal Issues Around the Globe
• Juggled multiple projects simultaneously while ensuring each project followed the correct style sheet and was pitched appropriately toward the correct audience

Interactive Textbook Question Writer, Thomas Riggs, Missoula, MT — 2012 to 2013
• Created high-quality questions and answers designed to assess students as part of McGraw Hill’s LearnSmart interactive textbook system

Freelance Curriculum Writer, Academy for Urban School Leadership Charter School Network, Chicago, IL — 2008 to 2012
• Developed English assessments pinpointing specific ACT-aligned learning standards
• Designed standard-specific teaching tips along with worksheets at three learning levels to scaffold students to success on the assessments

ACT Curriculum Writer, Civitas Charter School Network, Chicago, IL — 2006 to 2008
• Composed and edited high-quality ACT-style English assessments for use in classrooms in ninth through eleventh grade

Writer for Interim Assessment Project, coalition of Chicago high schools — July 2006
• Re-created questions and answers for the Reading and English sections of existing official ACT, Explore, and PLAN assessments to realign with different leveled standards
• Developed new exams that assessed only pinpointed targeted levels of ACT learning standards

Editor, Publications International, Lincolnwood, IL — August 1999 to July 2003
• Edited books on a range of educational subjects from a science fair project resource book to a book about the history of flight



Long-term English Substitute Teacher, grades 9, 10, and 11
Leyden High School District 212, Northlake, IL; August 2014 to October 2015
• Taught English I and English II and co-taught American Studies in 1:1 Chromebook environment
• Designed English I curriculum to scaffold freshmen into high-school-level writing skills and higher-level analysis of literature
• Designed English II curriculum to grow sophomores’ understanding of using the writing process to create polished academic work
• Created American Studies curriculum to grow nonfiction reading skills to use on foundational early American works and on correlative modern works that made the concepts more accessible

Honors English Nonfiction Instructor, grade 9
Northwestern University Center for Talent Development, Evanston, IL; October 2012
• Taught Honors English Nonfiction to gifted freshmen through a Saturday Enrichment Program
• Promoted authentic learning through a writers’ workshop where students evaluated their own work and the work of others through a multistep writing process

Reading and Writing Teacher, grades 9, 10, and 11
CICS Northtown Academy, Chicago, IL; October 2005 to June 2006
• Taught Reading to freshmen and Writing to sophomores and juniors
• Designed Reading curriculum to improve test-taking skills as well as increase comprehension across the spectrum of fiction and nonfiction
• Created Writing curriculum that emphasized both everyday and academic writing skills

English Teacher, grades 10 and 11
Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep Academy, Chicago, IL; January to July 2005
• Taught Honors American Literature to sophomores and Honors British Literature to juniors
• Created and implemented cohesive, standards-based unit plans for several long works, including Frankenstein, “A Raisin in the Sun,” and The Great Gatsby



• Master of Education, Teaching & Learning program, DePaul University, Chicago, IL; 2005 ® Bachelor of Arts, English and International Studies, Bradley University, Peoria, IL; 1995; graduated Magna Cum Laude in honors program
• Google Certified Educator; earned May 2015 Teaching Licensure
• Type 09 Illinois Initial Secondary Certificate in English (#2169370)