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Nicole E

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MA grad - 7 years experience, writer, editor, writing teacher, admin, HR
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Writer in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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I have worked for 7 years in higher education as a writing teacher. The projects I have worked on with students and professionals range from essays, e-mail communication to colleagues, ghost writer services, theses, resumes, and dissertations. Director, Graduate Writing Center (GWC), University of St. Thomas November 2011 - Present (2 years 11 months) Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area - Collaborate with faculty, staff, and students within the College of Education, Leadership, & Counseling (CELC) at St. Thomas to develop Writing Center presence - Gather clientele data to determine student and departmental demands for Writing Center services - Determine methods to best serve CELC's diverse student population, including traditional and non-traditional students, English Language Learner students, international students, and students with various learning abilities - Conduct hiring and training process of graduate and doctoral students to serve at the GWC as graduate assistant writing consultants, employing non-directive tutoring approaches - Conduct 1:1 face-to-face and remote tutoring sessions with CELC students, focusing on a wide range of writing projects, including resumes, CVs, essays, and dissertations - Develop online presence and remote accessibility of the GWC - Manage writing consultants' schedules and appointments, including follow up to track appointment data Adjunct Professor, Freshman English, St. Cloud State University August 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area Syllabus Excerpt: "In Freshman English, you will learn about the following writing processes and conventions: - Processes: Practice generating, revising, and editing your written works; Understand the formation and transformation of ideas in writing, starting from the outline to polishing the final draft - Conventions: Demonstrate an understanding of grammar, punctuation, and spelling; Create clear, concise papers according to stylistic conventions; Apply knowledge of writing ranging from sentence structure/paragraphing to tone/mechanics" Assistant Director, Writing Center (The Write Place), St. Cloud State University August 2008 - May 2011 (2 years 10 months) St. Cloud, Minnesota Area - Worked collaboratively with students to improve and elaborate upon their writing skills, including basic grammar, sentence and paragraphing structure, formatting, style, and citation - Worked with students of varying writing ability including traditional students, English Language Learner students, international students, and non-traditional students - Coordinated satellite location, accommodated schedules of tutors, and troubleshot for face to face and online tutorials - Conducted weekly meetings to update current tutors on grammatical concerns in writing - Gathered statistics to determine what students most want to cover during their tutorials - Developed questions and ideas with students, both in a tutorial setting and in small-group English classes, to work towards creating a better writer overall - Directed informational tours of The Writing Center and hosted in-class tours

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