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Miranda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 18+

Teaching since:
January 2004

Hi! I'm Miranda! I'm a professional writer/editor and a former college English professor. I taught undergraduate writing courses for over ten years, primarily via various online teaching systems. I've also worked as a writing tutor and as a faculty writing mentor in the campus writing center. I have a B.A. and an M.A. in English Literature and a Certificate in Teaching College Writing.

All of my teaching and tutoring experience, whether in the classroom or online, has involved one-on-one work with students, either guiding them through the writing process from beginning to end or helping them to revise what they've already written.

When working one-on-one, I guide students through their papers or other writing assignments, not only offering my knowledge and assistance in planning, crafting, and writing the work, but also providing students with customized actionable steps, making sure that students know exactly *why* their writing will benefit from specific additions, changes, and edits, and *how* these modifications can best be made, with the intent to help students develop or further enhance their own abilities as writers and as editors of their own writing.

That's my goal: to help you not only with specific assignments or any other immediate writing-related needs you have (although that's definitely a big part of it!) but also to help you become a better writer and editor, one who knows where your writing needs work, *why* it does, and *how* to improve it in easy, intuitive steps.

I'm friendly, patient, fun, and will help you grow as a writer and develop valuable skills that you can use for years to come.

I'm currently available to to teach online writing lessons to adults of any experience level. Get in touch today- I'd love to work with you.

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Experience

Writer/Copywriter/Editor/Content Strategist
Sep 2001 - Present
Freelance

I have written for various publications, websites, agencies, and clients since 2001 (articles, essays, reports, blog posts, marketing copy, white papers, business writing, finance writing, content writing, reviews, news writing, travel writing, interviews, academic writing, editorial writing, etc.) and have extensive copywriting (including SEO-optimized copywriting and persuasive marketing copy), editing, copy editing, and proofreading experience. Additionally, I have crafted and put into place effective and innovative content and communication marketing strategies for brands, businesses, and individuals.

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Adjunct English Professor
Jan 2004 - Jul 2015
North Idaho College

I taught composition/rhetoric courses to undergraduate students both in the classroom and online, using Blackboard, ANGEL, and Vista online teaching interfaces. As a result of my online teaching experience, I am familiar with a variety of educational technology tools and resources. During my time as an instructor, I also worked as a faculty advisor/tutor/mentor in the campus Writing Center.

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Education

Master of Arts, English Language and Literature
Sep 2001 - Jun 2003
Eastern Washington University
Bachelor of Arts, English Language and Literature
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
University of Washington

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
French
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
Apr 2015
The Poynter Institute

Earned a professional editing certificate offered by The Poynter Institute's NewsU in conjunction with the American Copy Editors Society.

Certificate of Completion: Blackboard LMS Training
Apr 2012
North Idaho College

Received a Certificate of Completion in Blackboard LMS Training from North Idaho College in April 2012.

Teaching College Writing
Jun 2003
Eastern Washington University

Earned while completing my M.A. in English Language and Literature.

Affiliations

eLearning Guild
Jun 2017

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

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National Tutoring Association
Jun 2017

The NTA was formed in 1992 for the purpose of establishing a membership organization for tutoring professionals. The NTA is dedicated exclusively to tutoring, and represents the interests of thousands of tutors in the U.S. and thirteen other countries, practicing in all phases of tutoring, program administration, and supplemental student services.

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