Stephanie M
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Joined 12/6/2020
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Professional Experience

Sweetwater County School District #1 in Rock Springs, Wyoming
Librarian/Media Specialist | August 2019 – June 2020

• Traveled to three different schools on a six-day class rotation schedule.
• Maintained inventory for three libraries, including ordering, processing, and shelving new books.
• Coordinated student library book check out and return procedures.
• Managed four Scholastic Book Fairs at two different schools.
• Created a STEAM lab for elementary school students.

Navy Federal Credit Union in Pensacola, Florida
Documentation Specialist | November 2017 – March 2019

• Managed procedure update project from start to finish and recommended a new layout in SharePoint.
• Updated procedures to new style and format and posted to SharePoint after peer review.
• Collaborated with management and team members to create new procedures as needed.
• Processed intake request tickets for Online Letter Writer and placed letters in production.
• Scheduled WebEx/Adobe Connect meetings and collaborated with various Subject Matter Experts.
• Assisted with completion of Collateral Risk Successor in Interest project regarding new federal regulations.
• Attended various Navy Federal training classes, including MBTI and Business Writing workshops.

The Penguin Group: New American Library Imprint in New York, New York
Writer | April 2011 – November 2013

• Wrote three full-length novels and collaborated with multiple editorial teams in preparation for publishing.
• Met with marketing teams on a regular basis to plan for book releases and tours.
• Created and maintained active social media presence including Twitter, Facebook, blog, and personal website.
• Participated in publicity tours, including television appearances and newspaper, radio, and blog interviews.
• Selected as a featured speaker and panelist at numerous book festivals and literary events.

Public School Districts in Mississippi, Colorado, & Florida
Teacher: Spanish, English Language Arts | 2000-2010, 2016-2017

• Wrote lesson plans, classroom activities, and tests based on state-mandated standards and district curriculum.
• Revised methods of instruction as needed to ensure effectiveness of students’ educational experience.
• Used multiple technologies to create visual aids to enhance student understanding and engagement.
• Participated in trainings and workshops for professional development and educational leadership.
• Coached golf and tennis.

Other Teaching/Professional Experience

• Fountain/Fort Carson High School in Colorado: Achievement Specialist/Math Interventionist.
• Columbia Southern University in Alabama: Writing Specialist in the Success Center.
• Kelly Services: Experience included global consulting firm Booz-Allen Hamilton in Colorado Springs.

Education & Certifications

Master of Arts, Secondary Education - University of Alabama (2003) - Graduated Summa Cum Laude

Bachelor of Arts, English - University of Mississippi (2000) - Minors: Business Administration & Spanish

Wyoming Professional Teacher License: English/Language Arts
Florida Professional Teacher License: English/Language Arts
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Specialties

Creative Writer with a distinctive voice and personality, specializing in humorous rhetoric. Technical Writer with superior organizational skills, specializing in work that is clear, consistent, and precise.

Interests

Interested in all types of writing, especially Creative Fiction and Technical Writing.

Education

The University of Mississippi

Bachelor of Arts in English with minors in Spanish and Business Education.

The University of Alabama

Master of Arts in Secondary Education with emphasis in English Language Learning. Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Education

1,000 Projects Completed

Taught high school English and Spanish and served as K4 librarian for one year. Specific details listed in Profile/Summary/Experience.

Humor

100 Projects Completed

Created a fictional character whose misadventures became the subject of four chick-lit novels and two novellas. Created content for Facebook, Instagram, and my personal website to reflect her attitude/values.

Publishing

9 Projects Completed

Wrote and published three full-length novels and one novella while under contract with Penguin/Random House. Self-published three novels and two novellas.

Web Page

1,000 Projects Completed

Created my own website, which I maintained, revised, and updated on a regular basis for over ten years.

Twitter Post

1,000 Projects Completed

Created daily and weekly content for my personal and author accounts on Twitter.

Facebook Post

1,000 Projects Completed

In additional to a personal Facebook page, I have also maintained an author "like" page to which I posted three to four times a week for over three years.

Blog Post

275 Projects Completed

Maintained weekly blog for three years while under contract with Penguin/Random House. Blogged occasionally prior to and after that. Was also featured as a guest blogger on fellow authors blogs and websites.

Landing Page

33 Projects Completed

Created and maintained my own personal website for over ten years. Created numerous landing pages as a documentation specialist for the Real Estate Lending Training department of a major financial institution.

Newsletter Content

33 Projects Completed

Created content and submitted ideas for school newsletters as a teacher.

Article

33 Projects Completed

Wrote educational articles while pursuing an M.A. in Secondary Education.

eBook

9 Projects Completed

Each published book that I have written is also available as an eBook.

Book

9 Projects Completed

Published four full-length novels, one of which became a New York Times bestseller, and two novellas. Wrote two additional novels and one novella for publication under a pen name.

Bio/Profile

7 Projects Completed

Created bio/profile for myself and edited bio/profiles for fellow authors.

Advertisement

7 Projects Completed

Created content summaries to market published books.

Script/Video

2 Projects Completed

Created a pilot script for my first book for a thirty-minute TV episode. Contributed to the script for my Penguin/Random House author video.

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