Writing and Editorial Background

  • Writing: Professional writer for six years, with experience in magazine, journal, and business writing. Author of two articles in educational publications; author of two articles conference proceedings; co-author of one book; and author of one dissertation. Recipient of three scholarship awards for essays. Professional writing instructor for six years, with experience in teaching courses in writing (business, professional, and technical), rhetoric, business communication, and Northern Ireland.
  • Editing: Editor of one program newsletter, various research materials (including reports, white papers, and brochures) and one organizational newsletter. Experienced in copyediting, content editing, and proofreading.
  • Business /Professional Writing: Faculty instructor of professional and grant-writing writing courses. Developer, writer, editor and designer of a wide range of business and course materials, including websites, brochures, newsletters, press releases, and briefings.
  • Researching: Researcher for eight years, with experience in all-source data research. Developer, writer, and editor of a range of research materials including briefings, reports, speeches, and articles. Familiar with Internet search engines including Google and AltaVista. Familiar with several research databases including Findlaw, Lexis-Nexis, EBSCOHost, and the Digital National Security Database.
  • Internet, HTML, and Desktop Publishing: Webmaster for the RavenNDragon Site (http://www.ravenndragon.net). Familiar with HTML, Dreamweaver, Pagemill, and Mozilla. Familiar with several desktop publishing and graphics programs for both electronic and print publishing, including Pagemaker, Micrografix, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Speaker: Invited guest lecturer at Catholic University of America (2002). Invited speaker to Computers & Writing (2000 and 2001). Presenter at several writing and academic conferences, including Crossing Borders: Histories, Theories and Identities—University of Glamoragann, Wales (2004), Conference for College Composition and Communication (2002 and 2003), American Conference for Irish Studies (2000), College English Association (2000).