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Librarian at Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy

About Me

Librarian - specializing in outreach, children's services, urban education Freelance researcher, writer, and copy editor 15+ years' experience in library work (public and school) - experienced in researching wide variety of topics using many different types of source material MLIS from the University of Denver 10 years' experience in freelance writing - web content, print media (regular contributor to "Northern Virginia" magazine, contributed to two nonfiction books) 10 years' experience as freelance research professional Work as fact checker for Publications International and Encyclopedia Virginia All of my work is well-researched, accurate, free of plagiarism and grammar and spelling errors and delivered well before deadline Specialties: Research (using print and online resources), writing for online and print media, fact checking, copy editing and proofreading

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My Writing Samples

Five Tips for Marketing Your Home to Atlanta’s Booming Boomer Population

Another realty piece, this one written for blog UpNest.


The British ModCell is Taking Prefab Homes to a Whole New Level with Straw Bale Construction

Piece focused on green technology, written for yet another real estate blog, San Jose Green Home.


A Diet for Baseball Players

Sports nutrition piece for health and fitness website.


Accredited Online Equine Degrees

Article about less common type of e-learning for education website.


These 15 Independence Restaurants Will Blow The Taste Buds Out Of Your Mouth

Restaurant review listicle for real estate website (local content).


25 Things You'll Never See in Denver Again

Humorous, yet research-heavy nostalgia piece for real estate website.




LIbrarian for PK-8 school in Milwaukee.

Company: Greater Holy Temple Christian Academy

I worked there from 8/2016 until now

Fact Checker

Checking facts, duh.

Company: Encyclopedia Virginia

I worked there from 8/2007 until now

Content Analytics/Computational Linguistics

Performed linguistic research to aid in building computer translation software; tested search engines and user interfaces. Developed, maintained, and documented automated web searches on a wide variety of subjects.

Company: Appen

I worked there from 8/2007 until now

Owner/Sole Proprietor

Research, writing, fact checking, copyediting and proofreading

Company: Your Virtual Librarian

I worked there from /2006 until now

Score Leader

Supervise groups of raters scoring essay response items from the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams.

Company: Educational Testing Service (ETS)

I worked there from 4/2015 until now

Content I Write