Address: Physical address available by request due to location changes

E-mail: wineandbread7@gmail.com

Phone: Available via email confirmation or Upwork.com confirmation

Professional Information
 

My work involves helping clients achieve their own goals by way of making writing, editing, proofreading, and communication needs simple and attainable. I am happy to help adapt existing material or create material from scratch as appropriate. Please feel free to inquire should you have any questions regarding my experience or services. In addition, I seek to help homeschool families make the most of their time and adventures together.

Work Experience
 

Freelance Writer and Editor, Homeschool Consultant

March 2014 - Current

 

I currently write and edit for agencies via Zerys.com, Upwork.com, and other private entities. This allows our family to care for our two young daughters and accommodate my husband's schedule as he works in remote locations. I have always loved a good read and enjoy making the lives of others better with the scribed word. I enjoy bringing other families with us into the world of Outdoor Homeschooling.

 
Editing Assistant to Faculty Member
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

March 2014 - June 2014

 

My duties included researching publisher requirements and comparing them with The Chicago Manual of Style. I proofread and edited articles using Microsoft Word's Track Changes features. I assisted in preparations for publication as requested.

 

Production Supervisor and Trainer 
Kofile Preservation Inc.

February 2010 - April 2013

 

I was responsible for training employees in the preservation of historical documents. Restoration projects included small, intricate works as well as large 1,000 piece groupings. Tasks included tape removal, document repair, collation, and related needs. My duties also included creating, editing, and maintaining employee manuals and other communications.

One unique feature of this position included that I began work for this company in Vermont (see Joseph J. Marotti Co. below). I enjoyed continuing to work with the company as it desired to implement a new facility in Dallas, TX. Much of my time and effort included creating policies and procedures for the new facility. On the spot planning and problem solving were key in helping to launch the new location. Instructing new trainers to care for and preserve historical documents made this work highly rewarding.

 

Archival Technician 
Joseph J. Marotti Co.

August 2007 - August 2009

 

My duties included the preservation and restoration of historical and modern documents. This process was accomplished with the removal of tape, residue, and any items that may be harmful to the longevity of each document. 

Once this was complete, it was my job to deacidify and repair assigned documents. I was also trained to sew and rebind historical books and encapsulate separated documents. The history and knowledge gained from this position were a joy to me, and I am happy to have been able to participate.

 

Concierge 
The Ahwahnee Hotel (Yosemite Concession Services)

August 2000 - May 2003

 

I was responsible for ensuring that each guest remained satisfied with every part of his or her stay. Much of my time was spent problem-solving in relation to specific guests needs and seeking ways to prevent problematic situations.


I assisted the front desk with necessary tasks regarding room assignments and other guest issues. I organized special events and activities throughout the year. My duties also included creating and providing literature regarding local events and activities to guests.

 

Languages

English - Native

 

Spanish - Moderate

 

French, Italian - Can Read Some

 

Thai, Nepalese, Latin, Hebrew, Greek - Minimal

 

Skills

The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)

 

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses and Dissertations (Turabian)

 

American Psychological Association (APA), 

 

Modern Language Association (MLA), 

 

The Associated Press (AP)

 

Microsoft Office

Dropbox

Google Drive 

SkyDrive

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education
 

Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and Linguistics 
Linguistics Dallas Theological Seminary

2010 - 2014

 

Most of my coursework focused on language history, structure, and function. The content included the study of ancient cultures as well as the use of language in many modern societies.

 

Linguistic Studies
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics

2010 - 2014

 

The coursework I completed at this school was part of a dual program towards my M.A. at Dallas Theological Seminary. Coursework included the history, use, and function of languages on an international level.

 

 

Bachelor of Science: Recreational Leadership and Spanish 
Southwestern Oklahoma State University

1996 - 2000

 

Most of my coursework focused on Outdoor Education and working with youth of all ages. I also spent time studying the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

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