Projects with Educational products

Website for a local CFO services firm

I redesigned and updated the website for a local CFO outsourcing firm, including updated plugins and features, using Divi from Elegant Themes. I wanted a more contemporary look for the company but also was mindful of its audience and its industry.  

Computer-based training scripts

For BrainStorm, Inc., I wrote scripts for step-by-step computer-based training using a standard template, following house style guidelines, and including directions for the screen capture compositors. These QuickHelp snippets are provided for corporate customers of BrainStorm as online, context-based help for staff. Sample script: sharepoint15_497_controlling_excel_file_visibility

Writing research

Researched relevant academic research articles, edited the articles for a teacher audience, wrote chapter introductions, and found appropriate cartoons. Second edition: added more articles about the Common Core State Standards and new achievement tests. For both editions, served as the editor through the page production process.

Spelling podcasts

Wrote and edited a series of podcasts on best practices in spelling instruction.

National Handwriting Standards

I researched and wrote the proposed national handwriting and keyboarding standards, completing grades K-8 in 2012 and prekindergarten in 2014.

Statewide newsletter

As Director of Programs for the Ohio Association of Nonprofit Organizations, I laid out the quarterly newsletter and wrote the majority of articles.     OANO Newsletter Fourth Quarter 2001 OANO Newsletter First Quarter 2002  

Facilitators’ guides

I researched, wrote, and produced two Facilitators’ Guides for publications written and illustrated by incarcerated youth; these were designed for use in at-risk youth programs and classrooms.

Language arts database

I created and managed ZBLASt, a FIleMaker database housing all states’ language arts standards used for correlations, product development, and marketing.