Chicago, IL, 60622
Joined on November, 2008
Any day at any time
Up to 30 minutes away at my regular hourly rate
EducationAlumni Linguistics and English major at the University of Chicago
ExperienceI have more than 9 years of experience designing and executing my own courses, teaching students of all ages and levels and working as a freelance editor and reviewer for a diverse set of clients. I have taught both in high school and university settings, as well as taking on private students. My grammatical expertise and ability to translate complex topics to students has been sharpened by my doctoral training and professional experience. I can help you develop exceptional English and writing skills. Please see my relevant professional experiences below.
THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Chicago IL
Ph.D. Linguistics – Slavic Languages and Literatures, August 2008
M.A. in Slavic Languages and Literatures, August 2003
B.A. in English, June 1998
FREELANCE EDITOR, September 2001–Present
Edit, review and prepare publication-ready copy of articles, books, instructional materials and technical publications. Many clients are foreigner authors writing in English and require extensive edits, rewrites and localization.
▪Encyclopedia Britannica, May 2005–Present: Review and copy edit Serbian, Croatian and Russian publications for accuracy and faithfulness to the English originals. Report on translation quality and localization issues.
▪Refrain in Folk Singing, September 2007–October 2008: Edited and prepared publication-ready copy of scholarly book.
▪Balkan Epic: Song, History, Modernity, May 2007–October 2008: Edited and prepared publication-ready copy of multi-author volume from its initial phases. Authors were mostly foreigner scholars and required extensive edits and rewrites.
▪Serbo-Croatian Through Fiction, September 2001–January 2005: Advised author of language textbook on all aspects of book structure and design. Edited book chapters for content and clarity. Wrote grammatical explanations as needed. Coauthored funding proposals which won textbook publishing grants. Piloted book chapters in my own courses.
SEARCH AND INDEX EDITOR, January 2008–November 2008
McMaster-Carr Web Publishing Division, Elmhurst IL
▪Developed and maintained the search term vocabulary and index of a 450,000 product catalog and ecommerce website.
▪Edited the search and index strategies of marketing teams for accuracy and efficient product indexing. Edited catalog index.
▪Analyzed product metadata and created taxonomies for internal data management. Designed product landing pages for the website to improve user experience.
INSTRUCTOR, September 1998–December 2007
University of Chicago, Chicago IL; Northwestern University, Evanston IL; Department of Education, Moscow, Russia
▪Independently designed and executed courses and discussion sessions in communications, foreign languages and theory.
▪Created curricula, set course goals and timelines for achievement. Wrote syllabi and instructional materials.
▪Prepared and presented lectures on complex subject matter. Led groups in discussing and critically analyzing key issues.
EDITOR AND PROGRAM MANAGER, October 2003–October 2004
AQE Group, Chicago IL
▪Managed instructional and consulting programs. Developed and maintained document management system.
▪Edited company instructional materials. Edited and prepared publication-ready copy of technical engineering manuscripts.
▪Wrote marketing materials to promote training courses. Wrote business proposals and corresponded with corporate clients.
HobbiesI have a great sense of humor and a rigorous teaching style.
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