Writer #6728
Chicago, IL
4 Star Rating
33 Love Lists
30 Clients
52,000 Words
Sandra is an experienced technical writer and instructional designer; she spent 13 years writing training manuals and performance evaluations for press room operators in such areas as safety, forklift operations, quality inspection, and troubleshooting.
With her experience in working with Subject Matter Experts, Sandra can write on most technical topics. In addition, she has a passion for environmental policies, and a background working with non profits, having served as Director of Training Services at Jane Addams Resource Corporation, a workforce development agency in Chicago. She received her Masters degree in public policy from DePaul University's School of Public Service, and wrote her capstone paper on Chicago's Climate Action Plan.
In addition, she also has an extensive background in the performing arts, as a sketch comedy writer, performer and producer, as well as a singer/musician.
She has written for various newsletters for the organizations for which she has volunteered.


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Industry Projects

  • Non Profit10+
  • Education4
  • Humor4

Summary of Industry Experience

Non Profit

Sandra spent 2.5 years as Training Director for Jane Addams Resource Corporation, where she wrote several grant applications. In addition, she was a member of the policy committee, where she wrote letters to state legislators advocating the restoring of funding to incumbent worker training. She also assisted trainers and the Executive Director in writing descriptions and brochures for new training and apprentice programs.
A paper she co-wrote with DePaul Professor Ron Fernandes, entitled "Small Water Projects Can Do Big Things: Watershed Management in India," was presented in Istanbul for the International Society for Third Sector Research conference (excerpt below).


As a former pre-school instructor, Sandra has written for the school's newsletter, highlighting school and classroom activities, as well as educating parents on various aspects of the Montessori curriculum. She has also written articles on education and pedagogy for her Masters program at UIC.


Sandra is a resident writer/co-producer, and performer at Democracy Burlesque, a political sketch comedy show based in Chicago. The goal of DB is to enlighten and inform audiences using humor as the hook. Her role models are The Daily Show and the Colbert Report--writing that is both thought-provoking and silly.

Product Projects

  • Brochure10+

Summary of Product Experience


Sandra has written and designed brochures for a variety of purposes: from performance flyers for theaters and bands to marketing brochures for selling technical classes, she is skilled at combining short, catchy phrases and eye-catching graphics to grab attention and attract customers to the item or service being described.

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