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My work involves helping clients achieve their own goals by way of making writing, editing, proofreading, and communication needs simple and attainable. 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.
Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Homeschool Consultant
March 2014 - Current
My joy is to edit and proofread material related to academics, history, science, homeschooling, and other educational topics. Content that helps humans understand Christ better is also a preferred subject matter.
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.
My work often comes through Upwork.com or individual means. Here is what some of my clients have said about my work:
[Long term] Ed-Tech startup looking for writers to summarize content
Rating is 5 out of 5. Feb 25, 2021 - Apr 21, 2021
"Thank you Jamie for all your great work. It's been a pleasure to work with you."
2 Blog/Article Writers Needed for Health Care Office
Rating is 5 out of 5. Aug 22, 2017 - May 28, 2020
"I'd give Jamie 10 stars if I could. One of my first employees on Upwork, and what can I say, but wow. Got to know her quite well. Unbelievable communicator, even better writer, person, and heart. Fantastic attention to detail. Puts her heart and soul into her pieces. Always welcome back Jamie. :)"
Creative Research Writer and Inspired by the Outdoors?
Rating is 5 out of 5. Dec 5, 2018 - May 7, 2020
"Jamie is an absolute pleasure to work with! Starting off as a writer, her skills and work ethic saw her promoted to leading her own team of writers, where she continued to excel. She met and exceeded team goals and did a great job heading up the Events team. Jamie is more than simply a highly skilled writer. She is also an eagle-eyed editor with exceptional attention to detail and an ability to bring out the best in any team that works for her. Her leadership qualities and passion for the project made her a highly valued part of our team. Jamie is a great team player and will be an asset to any company she ends up working with. We wouldn’t hesitate to hire her again."
LONGTERM Relationship with Editor and Proofreader Wanted for Non-Fiction Books
Rating is 5 out of 5. Dec 11, 2018 - Mar 5, 2019
"Had a great time working with Jamie. She delivered high-quality work and was also very clear in her communication. Hope to work with her again in the future."
Challenge A Director
March 2020 - May 2021
As a homeschooling family, guiding others through the joys of learning is always a favorite. Duties included attracting homeschool families, leading six weekly seminars for middle school and high school students, planning and conducting group events, handling paperwork and tuition, inspiring students to learn the prescribed material, and many other related tasks.
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.
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.
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.
English - Native
Spanish - Moderate
French, Italian - Can Read Some
Thai, Nepalese, Latin, Hebrew, Greek - Minimal
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)
2010 - present
2010 - present
Master of Arts in Biblical Exegesis and 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.
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.