ELIZABETH WEST
Boxborough, MA 01719
(978) 263-2853      liz@eduwrite.com

www.eduwrite.com



OBJECTIVE
Developing and writing clear, lively, and accurate materials for clients with tight scheduling and production needs

EXPERIENCE
Write text, instruction, apparatus, and activities for all skill and interest levels, from preschool to adult. I have experience writing for literature, language arts, reading, spelling, social studies, science, and home economics.

Print Media
Teachers' guides; student editions; study guides; storybooks, workbooks, teachers' resources and other ancillaries; skill pages; tests; enrichment, reteaching and critical thinking activities; articles for trade magazine and book publishers. Recent projects include the following:
  • Elementary leveled reader for Science program
  • Literature TE and SE for all grades of two middle- and high-school Literature programs
  • Standards-based Social Studies pupil edition, teachers' edition, and assessments
  • Nonfiction and fiction passages for standardized Reading tests
  • Grade 2-8 Sc&Seq technology strand of Spelling program and PE lessons for most grades.
  • Leveled Readers Grades 5 and 6, fiction and nonfiction books written to match theme, vocabulary, and skills taught in reading anthology selections
  • Wrote or rewrote Science chapters for for Grades 1, 2 PE
  • Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics tests to meet state standards
  • Standards-based practice Reading tests
  • Dozens of leveled nonfiction books, articles, stories, and folktales
  • Literature study guides, workbooks, and interactive reading materials. Wrote PE, TE, apparatus, special features, ancillaries, and adaptations; numerous study guides to accompany classic and modern middle- and high-school works
Electronic Media
Write text, instructions, examples, and scripts; software content; test same for content and functionality; provide software reviews & recommendations. Recent projects include:
  • Online interactive Science journals
  • Interactive stories and questions for Comprehension and Critical Thinking Reading program designed for middle school students
  • Interactive Writing lessons for college students
  • Interactive spelling software. Wrote text.
  • CD-ROM interactive writing software for 2 publishers. Wrote models and guided lessons for all types of writing for grades 6-12. Beta-tested and provided written report for one program before release.
  • Web site for major Literature program. Wrote new copy and evaluated existing sites for suitability, content, and reliability.
  • Wrote manual chapters and help files for commercial embroidery software.

Related Experience
Boxborough School Council Member
Middle and High School Tutor
Six years of tutoring at a group home for juveniles, ages 14-19
Five years as a Writing Instructor at Acton-Boxborough Community Education

BACKGROUND
B. A. English, Bard College
Blanchard Memorial School, Boxborough: Classroom Aide; LD Aide; Remedial Reading Aide
Laubach Literacy Training and past tutor

PUBLISHED BY

  • R. R. Bowker
  • Contemporary Books
  • Curriculum Associates
  • Globe Fearon
  • Glencoe
  • Great Source
  • Harcourt
  • D. C. Heath
  • Holt, Rinehart & Winston
  • Houghton-Mifflin
  • Houghton-Mifflin Software
  • Kendall Hunt
  • Macmillan
  • McDougal, Littell
  • McGraw Hill
  • Modern Curriculum Press
  • New Reader's Press
  • National Geographic
  • Open Court
  • Prentice Hall
  • Scholastic
  • Schoolhouse Press
  • Scott Foresman
  • Scribner
  • Silver-Burdett & Ginn
  • SRA
  • Sundance
  • Zaner-Bloser

I have never missed a deadline, and I guarantee all my work.



EDUCATIONAL PRODUCTS BY FIELD

Adult Literacy
Reading skills workbooks, levels 1-8; spelling-vocabulary workbook, in which content mirrors CASAS (Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System) themes and Tests of Adult Basic Education; teacher's edition, student phonics pages, and assessment tests for Say the Word! program; diagnostic tests; tutoring materials

Language Arts
Writing process software; grammar, usage, & mechanics diagnostic tests, pretests, mastery tests; GUM (grammar, usage, mechanics) handbooks; GUM workbooks; composition strategies; daily oral and written activities; student text and TE for K-12 English; assessment rubrics; teacher's resource book, writing and composition; writing process instruction and activities; reteaching lessons; thesaurus

Literature
Study guides; student texts; apparatus, instruction, and activities; PE, TE, and ancillaries for numerous el-hi, middle- and high-school programs, including World Lit; American Lit; British Lit, integrated literature/language arts programs; reading guides; composition and vocabulary workbooks; multimedia text, scripts, & media specs for correlated literature/language arts; adaptations of literary works; tests; genre workbooks

Phonics/Controlled-Vocabulary Materials
Teacher's guide; student pages; workbooks; controlled-vocabulary stories; controlled-vocabulary mini-books; parent-child activities; controlled-vocabulary newspapers and stories; controlled-syntax stories and articles for learning-disabled students

Reading
Interactive stories and questions for critical thinking program; Reading passages for standardized tests; Apparatus, sidenotes, special features, and workbooks for two Interactive Reading Programs; leveled language books and stories for elementary and middle school students; Student PE and TE for all el-hi levels; PE and TE for students reading far below grade level or with learning disabilities; stories and articles pp1-3; controlled-vocabulary stories, articles, and activities; student journals; multi-language teacher's resource book; English teacher's edition for Spanish supplementary reading program; comprehension and vocabulary activities and workbooks; parent-child activities; cooperative activities; extra practice; enrichment; comprehension pages and teacher's guide in Spanish edition

Science
Gr. 5 Interactive Science journals; Gr. 2 and 3 Science PE to meet all state standards; Gr. 6 Student Resource Book; numerous science articles

Social Studies
Standards-based pupil edition; assessments; leveled high-interest nonfiction for trade anthologies; magazine articles; reading selections

Spelling
Materials for all levels; crossword puzzles; tests, teachers' guides; thesaurus; spelling software; pupil pages; workbooks; parent-child activities; integrated language arts-spelling workbook

Other Subjects
Home economics ancillaries, including readers' guides, skill sheets, extensions, & tests; high school drama teacher's guide; elementary math cross-curriculum activities

OTHER PRODUCTS INCLUDE
  • Web Site Evaluations, Reviews, and Searches
  • Teachers' Guide for Assistive Technology tool
  • Restaurant and Magazine Reviews
  • Articles for Standard Reference Works
  • Newspaper and Magazine Articles
  • Commercial Software Content
  • Reference Manual and On-Line Help for Commercial Software
  • Co-authored Boxborough: A Portrait of a Town, combining oral and written history
  • Speeches, Slogans, Promotional Materials, and Advertisements