Vicki specializes in academic writing and editing, including journal articles, large-scale ELA assessment items, teacherâ€™s guides, instructional materials, and critical thinking activities for K-12 education products.
Vicki's interests include all things related to the humanities, literature, rhetoric, education, sociology, business, music, and the visual arts.
Vicki is in ABD status with her doctoral studies in English at The University of Texas at Austin. She is an American literature generalist with specific interests in women's autobiography.
Vicki earned her Master of Arts in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her primary areas of study were literary theory, rhetoric and composition, and African American literature.
Vicki earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Arizona. Her major focus was secondary education in English and Language Arts, with a minor focus in History. She is certified to teach English, ELA, and Social Studies (7-12) in Arizona and Texas.
Vicki has edited and proofread a variety of materials in the education sector:
â€¢ peer-reviewed journal articles (sociology, business, humanities)
â€¢ dissertations (humanities, literature, sociology)
â€¢ large-scale ELA assessment items
â€¢ teacherâ€™s guides
â€¢ instructional materials
â€¢ critical thinking activities for K-12 education products
Vicki has written and edited promotional materials for local bands announcing new releases, promoting tours, and seeking radio airplay and sync opportunities.
Vicki has written and edited training manuals, FAQs, and presentations for teaching assistants, volunteers, and academic process using Workday.
Vicki has line edited over 75 blog posts for an academic department at a tier one research university.
Vicki has written and proofread web pages for high education academic departments, graduate programs, recurring events, annual workshops, and resource pages.
Vicki has line edited and proofread grant applications for federal funding agencies, including NIH, NSF, and DOD.
Vicki has line edited promotional newsletter content for a variety of academic departments in higher education. These newsletters targeted alumni and prospective donors.
Vicki has edited two books: one is the history of a technology incubator, and one is a sociological study of voluntary black immigration to the United States.
Vicki has been the developmental editor for a 325-page handbook for animal rescues with the goal of reaching no-kill status. Sections included dog care and training, cat care, neonatal kitten care, managing volunteers, overseeing adoptions, fundraising, marketing, and writing grant applications.