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Cathy T.

Glendale, CA

$50/hour

Published Journalist, Writer, Professional Editor

$50/Hour


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Santa Clara Univ
English

Education

Santa Clara Univ (English)

About Cathy

I hold a B.A. in English with a writing emphasis from Santa Clara University, and my career has always involved both writing and editing. I have published work in outlets including Disney Online and the Disney Insider newsletter, Emmys.com, Entertainment Today, Box Office Magazine, PC Portables Magazine, and more. I also have extensive experience as a copy editor, and I grasp the fine points of English grammar and usage -- I can teach students not just WHAT is right, but WHY it's right! As an editor, I have learned what makes writing effective, whether it's a factual term paper or a creative short story. At Disney, I was responsible for leading seminars on writing skills for producers and other staff. I'm widely read in both American and international literature and versed in critical theory. I've been a passionate reader all my life and can share my enthusiasm with students.

I've spent my career writing and editing. I've covered topics from movies to computing, from theme park attractions to health care. In that time, I've learned so much about how to communicate in writing -- to be funny, persuasive, informative, and clear. As an editor, I've shared that knowledge with other writers and colleagues, but I'm very excited to get to share it with students. I want to help you make your voice heard, to become an effective and exciting writer with the ability to excel in school and life.

My hours are flexible and I'm happy to find a schedule that works for you. I believe learning should not be a grind but an adventure, and that students learn best as partners with their instructor. Please schedule a lesson and see how much more effective your English skills can become.
I hold a B.A. in English with a writing emphasis from Santa Clara University, and my career has always involved both writing and editing. I have published work in outlets Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Glendale, CA 91206
History:
American History, European History, Government & Politics,
Social Studies, World History
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

Graduate of Santa Clara University (a prestigious Jesuit university, equivalent to Loyola Marymount or similar) in English, lifelong avid reader of literature and literary criticism. I have a deep grounding in American, British, and world literature. In addition I deeply love literature and can share this passion and enthusiasm with you -- reading fiction should be a pleasure, not a chore.

Professional writer with long publication history (I'm happy to show you clips if you'd like to see them), who has worked in both creative media and journalism for multiple outlets. My short fiction, novellas, and poetry have all been published (not self published). Seminar leader at Disney Online, teaching working professionals to improve their writing. Taught my own 15-year-old to improve her composition skills and achieve AP-level work.

Government & Politics

Widely read in politics and history. My own father is a Professor of Political Science and I grew up in a home where politics, government, and current events were the hot topics of conversation. I can place political events in context, and help you master the intricacies of the U.S. governmental system.

Literature

I am a graduate of Santa Clara University in English, and am a lifelong avid reader of literature and literary criticism. I have a deep grounding in American, British, and world literature. In addition I deeply love literature and can share this passion and enthusiasm with you -- reading fiction should be a pleasure, not a chore.

Proofreading

I am a professional proofreader and copy-editor with years of experience. I am versed in both AP and CMS styles.

Reading

Graduate of Santa Clara University (a prestigious Jesuit university, equivalent to Loyola Marymount or similar) in English, lifelong avid reader of literature and literary criticism. I have a deep background in American, British, and world literature. I scored above the 95th percentile on the verbal portion of the SAT and earned 5s in the writing and literature AP tests.

I especially love children's books and know all the most popular writers for different age groups -- the types of books that appeal even to kids who find reading hard and frustrating. I can work with a child or teenager to master phonics and sight reading, and to deepen older students' comprehension of what they read.

Writing

I am a professional writer with a long publication history who has worked in both creative media and journalism for multiple outlets. My short fiction, novellas, and poetry have all been published (not self published). I am a seminar leader at Disney Online, teaching working professionals to improve their writing.

Santa Clara Univ
English

Education

Santa Clara Univ (English)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cathy will travel within 30 miles of Glendale, CA 91206.