Skills

Teaching and Speaking Experience

     Classes Taught
         Literature-Based Research

          Writing and Inquiry (basic freshman English)
          Research and Writing (second level college course)
          Writing Fundamentals (pre-college level)
          Applied Communications II (business writing for community college)
          The Lost Tools of Writing (classical-model essays for high school)
          WriteShop (essays for middle/high school) 
          Writing Variety (grades 4-6)               
          Fiction Writing (middle/high school)
          Music (private school, all levels)
          Science labs (middle school)
     Conferences/Seminars
          NCHE (Winston-Salem, NC, 2012)
          HINTS (Matthews, NC, 2010, 2011, and 2012)
          Organize Your Homeschool (Concord, NC, 2009, 2010, and 2011)
          Study Skills for Teens (Concord, NC, 2010 and 2011)
     Private Tutoring (English and study skills, piano lessons–all ages/levels)
     Online seminars
          Heart of the Matter Online (summer 2010, 2011, and 2012)
          Media Angels Publishing (fall 2009)
          The Ultimate Homeschool Expo (spring and fall 2010) 

Skills

Computer Skills          
          Able to learn most new programs quickly
          Blackboard and Moodle technology for learning/teaching 
               (certification courses completed)
          Blogs–designing, maintaining, writing  
          e-Mail        
          Microsoft Office/Publisher/Open Offices Suites
          Skype and other communication software

          Web 2.0 technologies
          Websites–build and maintain using templates and basic HTML 
 
Editing Skills            
      Editing Specialties

  •           Academic works   
  •           All levels of editing, basic proofreading to developmental editing   
  •           Christian living
  •           Critiques
  •           Devotionals
  •           General non-fiction
  •           How-to 
  •           Self-help
  •           Theology     

     Style Guides Utilized

  •           American Psychological Association (APA)
  •           Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
  •           House style guides as specified
  •           Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
  •           Modern Language Association (MLA)
  •           Turabian (Bible college & seminary)                        

Master’s Level Classes Taken

  • Research Methods, English 7701
  • Research Design, English 7702
  • Digital Writing & Publishing, English 7766
  • Teaching Professional Communication, English 7745
  • Copyediting, English 6721
  • Teaching Internship, English 6740
  • Training in Professional Communications, English 7746
  • World Literature Written in English, English 6360
  • Advanced Teaching Professional Communication, English 7765
  • Applied Linguistics for ESL Teachers, English 6529
  • Comprehensive Assessment Project (non-thesis option, 6 credits, fall 2012)
  • Public Interest Writing, English 7790

All classes taken at East Carolina University via Internet.