I'm a wife and mom to three kids and two dogs. I have been teaching high school literature (including AP Lit), writing, and grammar for 13 years. Additionally, I am a freelance editor and writer.
I've taught grammar, writing, literature, and speech to 7th, 8th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades (non-honors, honors, and AP levels) for 13 years in classical and college prep high schools (2 schools). Because I've taught in private schools that were relatively new when I began, I wrote the majority of the curriculum for the classes I taught. I've also tutored after school and during summers.
WriteWell Services, Owner/Consultant
2014 - Present
Provide freelance and contract proofreading, editing, writing, and documenting services. Focus on ensuring standard grammatical conventions, appropriate tone and voice, and consistency, as well as applying relevant academic or corporate style guidelines. Consult on various projects such as college and scholarship essays, theses, dissertations, web content, white papers, policies and procedures, internal and external communication, and technical documentation.
SouthLake Christian Academy, Secondary teacher
2010 - Present
Taught AP Literature and Composition, Expository Writing (grammar, writing, and SAT prep), Honors and College-Prep English (11th), and Speech.
Cary Christian School, Secondary teacher
2004 - 2010
Taught 7th, 8th, and 12th grade Honors English (classical literature, grammar, logic, and writing) in this all-honors classical college-preparatory school. Developed and documented curriculum for the three grade levels with a focus on the classical model.
SAS, Acquisitions Editor
1990 - 1999
Recruited external authors, negotiated contracts, acquired manuscripts, maintained relationships with authors. Served as project manager, coordinated book projects from proposal receipt through production and printing. Developed project plans, performed high-level substantive edits and copy edits, built review teams, and managed technical reviews. Managed project teams and coordinated all aspects of production. Participated in developing marketing campaigns. Served as contributing writer for program newsletter. Represented SAS User...