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@K8tydid
Member since February 10, 2015
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K8tydid

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I'm more than just a strong writer with an excellent grasp of grammar and technical writing skills. A degree in English/Psychology, professional teaching experience, a career in animal husbandry, travel experience in over 25 countries, and my alternate persona as a DIY hobbyist have solidified a firm understanding of a wide range of topics. Currently a Staff Development Coordinator, I have involvement with composing articles, website content, press releases, video scripts, eBooks, business strategies, grant application making, editing and presenting a variety of research-based documents. As a classroom teacher, I’ve spent years taking complex skills and information and making them quickly accessible to hundreds of minds. Quick decision making and the ability to rapidly rephrase details and explanations could make me an asset for paraphrasing breaking news, explaining recent trends, or creating witty accounts of real-life occurrences. I am bright and tenacious and would appreciate the opportunity to prove it to you.
$30 USD/hr
60 reviews
6.0
  • 100%Jobs Completed
  • 84%On Budget
  • 89%On Time
  • 14%Repeat Hire Rate

Portfolio Items

Recent Reviews

  • image of Claudia W. Blog post writer €250.00 EUR

    “Katharine was very enjoyable to work with; not to mention the level of professionalism that Katharine brought to the table. We had asked for two blog posts on two different topics. They were beautifully written, well researched and presented to us before the due date. Would definitely hire again!”

  • image of Allen C. I need a mock Grant written $350.00 USD

    “Katherine was extremely professional throughout the project. She is definitely an expert in grant writing and created a masterpiece with limited data. Her expertise in this area helped me navigate the process with ease. I will definitely use her again in the future.”

  • image of Eric R. Web Content - IVTherapy $100.00 USD

    “Very easy to work with. Nailed it.”

  • image of Ranga K. Project for Katharine W. -- 2 $500.00 USD

    “Great writer, quick at work, always responsive. Best freelancer!”

  • image of Michael G. Rewrite resume $100.00 USD

    “Excellent job rewriting my CV very professional and done very quickly, I can highly recommend choosing Katherine and would definitely use again if needed.”

  • image of Paul H. Project for Katharine W. -- 3 £60.00 GBP

    “very good”

Experience

Staff Development Coordinator

Jun 2016

As the Staff Development Coordinator for the Western Maryland Regional Library system, I am responsible for bringing employees opportunities for continuing education. I develop and teaches programs designed to enhance the skills of workers, relevant to their positions. Additionally, I write contracts, grant proposals, and orchestrate workshops with outside presenters.

CEO

Dec 2013

I opened the only no-kill animal shelter within 50 miles of my home location, and I currently run all aspects of the business.

English Teacher

Jul 2010 - Jul 2013 (3 years)

I taught English/Language Arts and performed all related tasks.

Manager

Jun 2008 - Aug 2009 (1 year)

I managed employee schedules, web presence, advertising, as well as written and verbal communications.

General Manager

Jan 2004 - Dec 2016 (12 years)

I handled all written and verbal communications, advertising, web presence, and website maintenance for Orion Farms, American Mastiff breeders.

Education

English

2008 - 2010 (2 years)

Psychology

2008 - 2010 (2 years)

Qualifications

Teaching Certification: English, Language Arts, and Reading (2011)

Maryland Department of Education

By passing the PRAXIS exam, I earned my teaching certification for the state of Maryland.

Teaching Certification: English, Language Arts, and Reading (2010)

Texas Department of Education

By supplementing my major studies with education courses during undergrad and passing the TeXES exam , I earned my teaching certification for the state of Texas.

Publications

I Would Love to Teach, but...

When I resigned from teaching, the Washington Post asked to publish my letter of resignation. It was published Sunday, January 13, 2013.

Certifications

  • US English Level 1
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  • Preferred Freelancer Program SLA
    94%

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