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Name

anitabryan

Professional

Company Name

The Writeologist, LLC

Description

I am a freelance editor/writer with experience in the fields of health/medicine, business, personal, and academia. Because I was a college writing teacher I have 25 years of editing experience, and because I was in graduate school while earning a PhD, an MA, and a MPS (Master of Pastoral Studies) I have many years of writing experience.
A special area of expertise is working with writers who first language is not English.

Resume
Anita Bryan, PhD
anitabryan@thewriteologist.com • PO Box 2824, Tupelo, Mississippi 38803
662-213-4681
http://www.thewriteologist.com

Skills Summary
• Substantive Editing—Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure
• Stylistic Editing—Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical, line-by-line editing
• Copy Editing—Editing for grammar
, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels; editing tables, figures, and lists
• Proofreading—Checking proofs of formatted
, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from style sheet)
• Writing—Writing articles, press releases, and manuscripts based on interviews and/or research
• Strong technical command of the English language
• Familiarity with virtually all writing styles
• Serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word
• Competent interviewer and researcher

Professional Experience
1988-2013 English Instructor– Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS
• Taught English Composition 1 and 2
• Taught Technical Writing
• Taught English Literature 1 and 2 and American Literature 1 and 2

2002—2012 English as a Second Language Teacher—Itawamba Community College
Tupelo Campus, Tupelo, MS
• Emphasized hearing and pronouncing the English language
• Used grammar to focused on reading and writing

1986—1988 Medical Writer—North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS Wrote all external communication, including
• Recruitment booklet
• Patient guides
• Newsletter to area physicians
• Quarterly magazine for public
• Annual report

1983-1986 Graduate Teaching Assistant—University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

1981-1983 Overload Instructor—Itawamba Community College, Tupelo Campus
Professional Activities
• Co-Editor of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Self-Study accreditation document (1990, 2000)
• Member of SACS Steering Committee
• Author of SACS Self-Study Manual
• Delegate to SACS Conference in Atlanta—1998
• Delegate to SACS Conference in New Orleans—1999
• Delegate to SACS conference in Atlanta—2000

Presentations:
• Mississippi Philological Association—Hattiesburg, MS—2013
• College English Association—Richmond
, VA—2010
• College English Association— San Antonio
, TX—2009
• Image Conference—Jackson
, MS—2000
• Popular Culture Conference—Atlanta
, GA—1986
• Popular Culture Conference—Louisville
, KY—1985
• William Inge Festival—Independence
, KS, 1984

Education
• 2008 MPS, Master of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans
• 2002 PhD
, English—University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
• 1986 MA
, English—University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
• 1967 BS
, English, Political Science—Mississippi State College for Women, Columbus, MS

Professional Affiliations
2013-present American Medical Writers Associations (AMWA)
2013-present National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)
2009-present College English Association (CEA)

Anita Bryan, PhD
anitabryan@thewriteologist.com • PO Box 2824, Tupelo, Mississippi 38803
662-213-4681
http://www.thewriteologist.com

Skills Summary
• Substantive Editing—Clarifying or reorganizing a manuscript for content and structure
• Stylistic Editing—Clarifying meaning, eliminating jargon, polishing language, and other non-mechanical, line-by-line editing
• Copy Editing—Editing for grammar
, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style; checking for consistency of mechanics and for internal consistency of facts; inserting head levels; editing tables, figures, and lists
• Proofreading—Checking proofs of formatted
, edited material for adherence to design and for minor, mechanical errors in copy (such as spelling mistakes or small deviations from style sheet)
• Writing—Writing articles, press releases, and manuscripts based on interviews and/or research
• Strong technical command of the English language
• Familiarity with virtually all writing styles
• Serious commitment to excellence in the printed and published word
• Competent interviewer and researcher

Professional Experience
1988-2013 English Instructor– Northeast Mississippi Community College, Booneville, MS
• Taught English Composition 1 and 2
• Taught Technical Writing
• Taught English Literature 1 and 2 and American Literature 1 and 2

2002—2012 English as a Second Language Teacher—Itawamba Community College
Tupelo Campus, Tupelo, MS
• Emphasized hearing and pronouncing the English language
• Used grammar to focused on reading and writing

1986—1988 Medical Writer—North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS Wrote all external communication, including
• Recruitment booklet
• Patient guides
• Newsletter to area physicians
• Quarterly magazine for public
• Annual report

1983-1986 Graduate Teaching Assistant—University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS

1981-1983 Overload Instructor—Itawamba Community College, Tupelo Campus
Professional Activities
• Co-Editor of Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Self-Study accreditation document (1990, 2000)
• Member of SACS Steering Committee
• Author of SACS Self-Study Manual
• Delegate to SACS Conference in Atlanta—1998
• Delegate to SACS Conference in New Orleans—1999
• Delegate to SACS conference in Atlanta—2000

Presentations:
• Mississippi Philological Association—Hattiesburg, MS—2013
• College English Association—Richmond
, VA—2010
• College English Association— San Antonio
, TX—2009
• Image Conference—Jackson
, MS—2000
• Popular Culture Conference—Atlanta
, GA—1986
• Popular Culture Conference—Louisville
, KY—1985
• William Inge Festival—Independence
, KS, 1984

Education
• 2008 MPS, Master of Pastoral Studies, Loyola University, New Orleans
• 2002 PhD
, English—University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
• 1986 MA
, English—University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
• 1967 BS
, English, Political Science—Mississippi State College for Women, Columbus, MS

Professional Affiliations
2013-present American Medical Writers Associations (AMWA)
2013-present National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)
2009-present College English Association (CEA)

Website

thewriteologist.com

Years of Experience

10+

Experience

abstracting, substantive editing, stylistic editing, structural editing, rewriting, research, proofreading, non-fiction-medical, non-fiction-business, non-fiction-biography / memoir, non-fiction-academic, newsletter editing, line editing, fiction-short, copyediting