My experience & education


My experience in English teaching and freelance copy writing, proofreading, editing, and consulting in academic communication writing can be summed up as follows:


Freelance editor, Student Network Resources (2012); Freelance Editor, Access Medical (2012); Graduate assistant editor for Dr. Greg Scharf (conference papers), Trinity International University (2012); Other freelance editing for dozens of short term projects (2010-2012); Currently editing many institutional, compliance, and marketing documents for Ambria College of Nursing (present)


Edited, provided copy writing, and proofread academic, marketing, and other content for readability, communicative impact, and conformity to style guides (APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, etc.) for dozens of clients (2004-present)

Professional consulting (tutoring) on academic writing/communication

Consulted with (tutoring) dozens of medical doctors, nursing doctoral students, theological masters/doctoral students and other clients to improve text coherence and to conform to style guides, such as APA, AMA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian styles for theses, dissertations, and term papers; many of the above clients utilized my services for tutoring in academic discourse/speech

Tutoring English/Speech/Rhetoric/Writing

  • Center for Theological Writing, Trinity International University (2012-2013);
  • Academic Success Center tutor, Triton College (2004-2007);
  • Writing Center tutor, Elmhurst College (2006-2007);
  • English language tutor, BIR Training Center (2010-2012);
  • Freelance consultant in the areas of research, Composition/Rhetoric, speech, ESL, and ACT/SAT/TOEFL test preparation (2004-present)
  • Tutored hundreds of students from dozens of countries (including Americans) for thousands of hours in Composition, ESL, Oral communication, and English Language

Teaching College Composition

  • Adjunct professor, Department of English, Trinity International University (2012)
  • Planned, designed and instructed two first-year-level composition courses titled “English 111, Critical Thinking and Writing”;
    • Implemented lesson plans and assignments, assessed students, and reported grades to the Dean of Students;
    • Designed, assigned, and facilitated a major final research paper; collected and graded student writing portfolios


MDiv (2012-Present) Reformed Baptist Seminary

(2011-12) MDiv studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Transferred after 1 academic year to Reformed Baptist Seminary

M.A. Linguistics (2011) Northeastern Illinois University

Thesis: “A Discourse-Grounded Approach to Improving Student Writing”
Summa Cum Laude, GPA 4.0

B.A. English (2008)

Elmhurst College
Magna Cum Laude, GPA 3.71
Presented original research, “Assessing the Pedagogical Efficacy of a Peer Tutoring Practicum,” (2007). International Lilly Conference on College Teaching, Miami University, Ohio).

A.A. English (2007)

Triton College
Honors, GPA 3.6