University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (English Literature)
Illinois Institute Of Technology (Master's)
Illinois Institute Of Technology (PhD)
I strive to make learning enjoyable for students. I believe that learning is an exciting process and I want my students to feel the same way. I first started teaching as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, where I taught basic reading classes for adults. I then worked as an editor at the University of Chicago Press, before returning to graduate school to complete a PhD in technical communication. I currently have the pleasure of teaching technical writing to students at the Illinois Institute of Technology as an adjunct instructor and I'm happy to share my knowledge and skills with individuals through WyzAnt.
I specialize in teaching technical, essayistic, and business writing, and I'm a firm believer in hands-on learning: the best way to get better at any task is through practice! I enjoy giving students challenging assignments that will help them grow as writers. Additionally, I tailor my assignments to each individual student so that he or she can realize the most benefit from the lessons.
I look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your writing goals!
After finishing my undergraduate degree in English I worked at the University of Chicago Press for four years, where I edited books. I have thorough knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style, which is considered a bible for copyeditors, publishers, and grammarians.
I have worked with Microsoft Word for over ten years, and have even created unique macros to edit text. I completed a class in electronic editing using Microsoft Word at the Graham School for General Studies at the University of Chicago, and have a manuscript editing certificate from that program. I used Word to write my dissertation (300 pages) and had to comply with strict formatting requirements, so I have in-depth knowledge of Word (including creating and editing tables and figures, setting margins and tabs, and so on).
Please get in touch to learn more about me and how I can help you achieve your writing goals! I strive to make learning enjoyable for students. I believe that learning is an exciting process and I want my students to feel the same way. I first started teaching as an AmeriCorps volunteer for Literacy Volunteers of Illinois, where I taught basic reading classes for adults. I then worked as an editor at the University of Chicago Press, before
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