Setting Fees for Web-Writing Services – Wealthy Web Writer
Not successful yet? ”Wake up” your inner CEO and watch your writing business thrive – Featured Contributor, The Barefoot Writer Magazine
Island University Receives National Science Foundation Award for Drone with Gas Emission Sensors – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Research, Commercialization and Outreach 2013 Biennial Report
with contributor Daniel Mendez; layout and design by McLeod Creative
Write on Wendy – creative writing
Our Write Side – creative writing support
Paul Stubenbordt – Stubenbordt Medical Marketing
Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation
in collaboration with Daniel Mendez and the Lone Star Development Team
Isotope Core Laboratory
in collaboration with Daniel Mendez and the Isotope Core Laboratory Team
Dive Operations at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
in collaboration with Daniel Mendez and Brett Dodson
Living Life in the LymeLight – Rachel Long
Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives by Ashley D. Ross
Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War by Sharon Talley
Reflections Journal – Associate Editor for 1.5 years
Grants (news of grants contributed to – confidentiality requirements prevent actual samples)
“In addition to your attention to details and accuracy, I appreciate your efforts in connecting the original grant writer or the principal investigator like me with the target audience. You did make a difference.”
Dr. Jim Lee, Director of the South Texas Economic Development Center,
Regents Professor of Economics at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Freelance Writer / Graphic Design, self-employed
Ghostwriter, copy writer, technical writer, web writer, blogger, editor – more than 3000 articles, books and other materials created under non-disclosure agreements; trained in the art of visual rhetoric for creation of effective infographics; specializing in case studies, white papers, web content and grant writing; published works edited include Local Disaster Resilience: Administrative and Political Perspectives by Ashley D. Ross and Southern Women Novelists and the Civil War by Sharon Talley.
Climate Reality Leader
Extending a long-term interest in environmental issues, attended Climate Reality Project Leadership training with former Vice President Al Gore. Available for speaking engagements focused on science-based changes in the global climate, sustainability, and taking proactive roles in improving conditions for life on Earth.
Research Development Specialist, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Working with the university’s Research, Commercialization and Outreach division, the primary duties were grant writing / assisting various researchers within the university setting prepare and submit grant proposals for new and often collaborative research. Organizations worked with include NSF, NEH, NIH, NASA, DOT, and private funders. Contributed to more than $37.5 million in funded projects. Within this capacity, I also conducted workshops and presentations for new faculty on how to search for and apply for grants. Was responsible for designing and maintaining several university websites such as the Research, Commercialization and Outreach departmental site and the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation site. Also managed social media channels for three departments. Oversaw and contributed to production of 2013 Biennial Report.
Writing Instructor, First Year Writing Program, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Teaching rhetoric and composition, my curriculum was highly technical writing focused. Assisted students make successful transitions into college, instructed on a variety of writing formats, instilled a new understanding of writing and its role in daily life and business, and introduced the delicacies of rhetoric in visual and verbal formats.
Associate Editor, Reflections Journal of Writing, Service Learning and Community Literacy, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Assisted with the transition of the journal from its former location in Syracuse, New York to its new location in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to editing journal articles as they came in, my responsibilities included maintaining the journal’s website and social media outlets.
Graduate assistant, Coastal Bend Innovation Center, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
Employed at the center as a technical writer/editor, I wrote business plans, proposals, reports, and marketing campaigns for innovative companies developing in the region which had an environmental sustainability or community service element, gave presentations and workshops to companies on how to communicate their message more effectively, and assisted the center with internal and external training documents.
Graduate assistant, Athletics Department, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi
As a learning assistant, my function was to assist students enrolled through the athletics department develop skills in organization, academic accountability, finding solutions to various writing and scheduling issues, and one-on-one tutoring with selected students in the areas of writing and communication.
Journalist, Mesquite News / Rowlett Lakeshore Times, Star Local News group
Community editor of one newspaper and contributing writer to its sister publication, covered events in 6 area cities with a combined distribution exceeding 200,000; developed weekly story budget (discovering and scheduling stories for a full and balanced publication); responsible for reporting, interviewing, writing, editing, proofreading, photography, layout and design, website content with an average of 12 stories per week; beats covered included business, politics, civic events, arts and entertainment; developed and maintained a weekly arts and entertainment section with an average total of 6 stories per week.
Toastmasters International, Elite Toastmasters – VP of Membership, 2012
National Organization of Research Development Professionals – 2011-2012
Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX
Master of Arts – English with academic distinction in Literature and Rhetoric/Technical Writing
Westwood College of Technology – Denver, CO
B.A. Visual Communications
Texas Wesleyan University – Ft. Worth, TX
B.A. English cum laud
minor in education