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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Education Writing Leads for Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Good luck!
Laura

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Copy Editor/Proofreader - Language Arts

IXL's upcoming language arts product will help students master grammar, vocabulary, and phonics like never before. Students' abilities will soar as they interact with engaging texts, correct grammatical errors, and decode new words in a variety of contexts.

We are looking for a thorough, motivated Copy Editor/Proofreader with demonstrated expertise in English Language Arts. In this role, you will work closely with Content Writers and Product Analysts to ensure our language arts items are grammatically correct and appropriate for students in grades 2-6. This is a part-time, contract position.

Responsibilities
  • Ensure the overall quality and consistency of language arts content.
  • Review content for completeness, accuracy, and adherence to specifications.
  • Review content for grade-level appropriateness.
  • Copy edit to improve formatting and style.
  • Correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.
  • Provide both general and specific feedback to Content Writers.
  • Maintain internal documentation, including style and content guidelines.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ELA content development with an editorial focus.
  • Impeccable grammar knowledge.
  • Superior writing and editing skills.
  • Understanding of elementary students’ reading and knowledge levels.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to influence and improve the work of others.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and web applications.
Compensation

Competitive salary and benefits. Benefits include: medical, dental, 401K, on-site dry cleaning, on-site gym and on-site massages

Location

We are accepting applications from both freelancers who can work on-site (San Mateo, CA) AND freelancers who will need to work remotely.
About IXL

IXL Learning is an educational technology company like no other. We develop dramatically innovative, first-of-their-kind products used by millions of learners, from children to adults. Our IXL product (located at IXL.com) is the world's most popular subscription-based learning site for K-12. Our other products include Quia Web, the original 'create-your-own' website for teachers, and Quia Books, the leading online platform for world-languages courses.

To Apply
Please apply here -- http://hire.jobvite.com/j/?cj=oTVpXfwU&s=educationwritingblog

Friday, May 10, 2013

Interesting jobs

These might appeal to some of you...not all exactly writing alone, but writing is a portion of:

Director of Education Programs
Life Sciences Foundation

Training and Implementation Specialist
Legal Services Corporation

Instructional Coach
Better Lesson


826 Boston Commonwealth Corps In-School Writing and Publishing Program Coordinator (2 Positions Available)

Creative Writer & Editor
FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement)
Not education...and not a decent rate...but very cool cause --

Monday, May 6, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Great gig with PBS

Wish I could do this freelance! Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/xPcMSPnGKsCp/

Math Writers Needed

Advantage Correlating, LLC (www.advantagecorrelating.com) needs item writers for a 4th grade math project beginning the last week of May. Pay is $15 per item. If interested, please send your resume and an item writing sample to megan@advantagecorrelating.com. Item writing sample should include 2 items aligning to 4th grade TEKS math standards and 2 items aligning to 4th grade CCSS math standards.