Projects with Educational products
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.
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
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.
Wrote and edited a series of podcasts on best practices in spelling instruction.
I researched and wrote the proposed national handwriting and keyboarding standards, completing grades K-8 in 2012 and prekindergarten in 2014.
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
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.
I created and managed ZBLASt, a FIleMaker database housing all states’ language arts standards used for correlations, product development, and marketing.