The MITRE Corporation®

mitre.org

Mission:

A not-for-profit organization that operates research and development centers sponsored by the federal government, MITRE operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), which are unique organizations that assist the United States government with scientific research and analysis, development and acquisition, and systems engineering and integration. MITRE also has an independent research program that explores new and expanded uses of technologies to solve its sponsors’ problems.

Services:

Write and edit a variety of products for the Office of Corporate Communications and Public Relations, including:

Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education

wiche.edu

Mission:

WICHE and its 16 member states and territories work collaboratively to expand educational access and excellence for all citizens of the West. By promoting innovation, cooperation, resource sharing, and sound public policy, WICHE strengthens higher education’s contributions to the region’s social, economic, and civic life.

Services:

Perform a variety of editing tasks for the print and interactive online editions of Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates, 9th Edition, including:

  • Substantive editing
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading
  • Reports and studies

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution

www.strategyex.com

Mission:

To deliver workforce learning that bridges the strategy execution gap by combining the best of cutting-edge university research and proven business techniques.

Services:

Write and edit course materials for the latest editions of TwentyEighty’s business analysis curricula, including:

  • Create original instructional commentary to accompany class materials
  • Edit subject-matter expert instructions per style standards
  • Develop classroom activities around hypothetical case studies
  • Identify opportunities for the use of informational graphics
  • Track and log changes

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

cew.georgetown.edu

Mission:

An independent, nonprofit research and policy institute affiliated with the Georgetown McCourt School of Public Policy that studies the link between education, career qualifications, and workforce demands.

Services:

Provide substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading services for the Center’s reports and other publications.

  • Review draft reports and correspondence for overall structure, logical flow, clarity, and concision.
  • Ensure content adheres to the current Chicago Manual of Style and the CEW house style guide, and refer style questions to the staff editor.
  • Proofread reports and correspondence.

Jacob & Sundstrom, Inc.

Now part of ICF International

Mission:

With experts at the leading edge of cybersecurity, ICF International helps clients implement solutions that reduce the risks of data theft, reputation damage, and operational outages.

Services:

Technical writing and editing consultant on federal RFPs, marketing communications, and web content.

  • Document collection and review, writing, and editing for RFPs for federal government contracts
  • Design, writing, and editing for quarterly newsletter produced in support of a JASI on-site project
  • New and revised content for the JASI website

Human Factors International, Inc.

www.humanfactors.com

Mission:

Ensuring usability and systems consistency through software ergonomics, human factors science, and design considerations.

Services:

Technical writing and editing for HFI clients in the medical and health services sectors.

For GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)

Writing and design for “Frequently Asked Questions About Prescription Medicines,” a prototype FAQ web page.

For the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Writing and editing of content for a prototype consumer web site, including:

  • Text for nine web pages
  • Initial batch of 125 database records on federal government social assistance programs and information sources
  • Online dictionary of terms
  • Content maintenance guidelines
  • Project final report

For HFI

Writing and editing of outline and training materials for a two-day “Writing For the Web” course to be offered
as part of HFI’s usability training programs.

National Center for Construction Education and Research

www.nccer.org

Mission:

Assists construction organizations and companies in implementing strong workforce development programs while helping individuals get the training and assessments they need to build successful careers in the construction industry.

Services:

Writing and editing of textbooks and supporting educational materials for NCCER’s comprehensive suite of apprentice-training curricula, including:

  • Working closely with project managers and subject matter experts to develop and revise outlines for curricula and chapters
  • Developing and revising student learning objectives and performance evaluation criteria
  • Researching and writing new content
  • Editing and revising existing content
  • Writing and editing test questions
  • Researching new and replacement figures and artwork and securing permissions
  • Writing and editing instructor materials such as lesson plans and PowerPoint decks
  • Profiling subject matter experts for biographical features
  • Writing summaries of textbooks for the NCCER catalog

Curricula included:

  • Sprinkler Fitting 2011 code revision, Levels 1-4 — lead technical writer
  • Plumbing Level 1 (current edition) — lead technical writer

S4Carlisle Publishing Services

www.s4carlisle.com

Mission:

A global leader in publication services for transforming and enriching the learning experience.

Services:

Technical writing and editing for a wide range of professional training and classroom textbooks.

For the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Writing and editing of textbooks and supporting educational materials for NCCER’s comprehensive suite of apprentice-training curricula, including:

  • Working closely with project managers and subject matter experts to develop and revise outlines for curricula and chapters
  • Developing and revising student learning objectives and performance evaluation criteria
  • Researching and writing new content
  • Editing and revising existing content
  • Writing and editing test questions
  • Researching new and replacement figures and artwork
  • Writing and editing instructor materials such as lesson plans and PowerPoint decks
  • Profiling subject matter experts for biographical features
  • Writing summaries of textbooks for the NCCER catalog

Curricula included:

  • Plumbing Levels 2–4 (current edition) — lead technical writer
  • Masonry Levels 1–3 (current edition) — lead technical writer
  • Carpentry Levels 1–4 (current edition)
  • Pipeline Maintenance Levels 3–4 (current edition)
  • Scaffolding (current edition)

For Cengage Learning

Revising and writing PowerPoint decks for a new edition of a criminal justice textbook.

Dravet.org

Organization consolidated with Dravet Syndrome Foundation in 2014

Mission:

To educate, inform, assist, and advocate for the families and caregivers of children with Dravet Spectrum Disorders, a class of rare genetic epilepsies.

Services:

As Dravet.org’s Patient Information Specialist, I was responsible for:

  • Preparing and disseminating information, news, and educational materials related to Dravet Spectrum Disorders, the organization’s activities, and constituent activities
  • Writing, editing, and publishing a biweekly e-newsletter and e-mail blasts
  • Maintaining the website’s “News & Events” and “Ask the Expert” sections
  • Writing patient education brochures and reports, press releases, advertisements, and other media materials as requested
  • Designing graphics for the website, publications, and events
  • Preparing and implementing policies and procedures for communications and social media

EEI Communications and EEI Press

www.eeicom.com

Mission:

A provider of quality custom publishing, editorial content delivery, and training services to businesses and nonprofits in the metropolitan Washington, DC, area and internationally.

Services:

Provided a wide range of marketing communications and technical writing and editing services to EEI in support of its custom-publishing and technical-communications clients.

For the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER)

Wrote, co-wrote, and edited textbooks and supporting educational materials for NCCER’s comprehensive suite of apprentice-training curricula, including:

  • Working closely with project managers and subject matter experts to develop and revise outlines for curricula and chapters
  • Developing and revising student learning objectives and performance evaluation criteria
  • Researching and writing new content
  • Editing and revising existing content
  • Writing and editing test questions
  • Researching new and replacement figures and artwork
  • Writing and editing instructor materials such as lesson plans and PowerPoint decks
  • Profiling subject matter experts for biographical features
  • Writing chapter descriptors for the NCCER catalog

Curricula included:

  • Two revisions of the complete NCCER Plumbing curriculum, including Trainee Guides and Annotated Instructor Guides, review and exam questions, Profiles in Success, photo research, and descriptors of each module for the NCCER product catalog
  • One revision of the complete Sheet Metal curriculum (same tasks as above)
  • One revision of the Core Curriculum, including Trainee Guides and review questions
  • Copyediting and proofreading of the following curricula:
    • Corrosion Levels 1 and 2 Trainee Guides
    • Gas Pipeline Level 1 Trainee Guides
    • Pipeline Maintenance Level 2 Trainee Guides
    • Electrical & Instrumentation Level 3 Annotated Instructor Guides
    • Gas Ops Level 1 Annotated Instructor Guides
    • Pipeline curricula (Basic Pipeline Level 1, Pipeline Maintenance Level 1, Pipeline Mechanical Levels 1 and 2, Liquid Pipeline Control Center Operations Level 1, and Liquid Pipeline Field Operations Level 1) Annotated Instructor Guides

For the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Wrote features, news, and profiles for Advancing Philanthropy, the association’s membership magazine.

For Georgetown University

Wrote features, news, and profiles for Georgetown Magazine, the university’s flagship alumni publication.

For EEI Press

As contributing editor to The Editorial Eye, wrote feature articles and profiles on a variety of topics related to the publishing industry.

For the Points of Light Foundation

Wrote a series of press releases and newsletter articles.

For Pegasus Lectures, Incorporated

Wrote text for a tri-fold marketing brochure on the subject of college and fellowship partnership programs, which included:

  • Punching up existing text
  • Writing new text with proper tone
  • Recommending final text layout