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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Correct e-mail address

Hi all...the e-mail for the announcement below was not correct (the member just sent me a note with the correct one). So, here it is again with the right address. Michele

I am managing a great project for Trillium and need writers for G11 and G12 literary analysis units for a digital ELA site. Please contact Larissa at larissa_shmailo@yahoo.com with resume and samples.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

HS English Teachers Needed

Avery Enterprises needs 1-3 HS English teachers to select public-domain passages from which state HS English assessment tests will be developed.

No editing or item writing needed (or allowed). $20 per hour. You must have 40-80 hours available between Oct 25 and the deadline on Nov 14.

Send resumes to bda@averyenterprises.net  Also include a link to one public-domain sample you would consider appropriate for such a test; if the sample is extremely long, indicate what part of the sample you would use.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Financial education consultant

Another interesting one. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/33Cj5xwmXZwmD

Writers needed

Hi all...a blog member sent this to me for posting. Michele

I am managing a great project for Trillium and need writers for G11 and G12 literary analysis units for a digital ELA site. Please contact Larissa at larissashmailo@yahoo.com with resume and samples.
Larissa Shmailo
 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Various opportunities

Senior Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/JmWp483hb2Jd

Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/FMn2TFdd49MD

Monday, October 21, 2013

Freelance Digital Content Writer

 Might interest some of you...long-term hourly freelance. Michele

  
Work Type: Freelance Digital Content Writer  Description:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education's Humanities, Social Sciences, and Languages (HSSL) Group has an exciting opportunity for a Freelance Digital Content Writer to work on new digital products for English and Communication.

The Freelance Digital Content Writer will author new, digital-based teaching and assessment content for Connect, McGraw-Hill's digital teaching and learning environment (connect.mcgraw-hill.com), for Developmental English, Freshman Composition, and/or Communication courses. This position requires a commitment of approximately 20 hours per week and will extend through June of 2014, with the possibility of ongoing work beyond June 2014.

Essential Accountabilities

Author teaching and assessment content (test items; learning resources) for a Developmental English, Freshman Composition, or Communication digital project in accordance with detailed project guidelines.
Closely collaborate with McGraw-Hill editorial team members, including the Development Editor, the Lead Digital Content Editor, and Digital Product Analyst.
Receive feedback on and revise digital manuscript for editorial quality.
As appropriate, aid in the refinement of detailed project guidelines, such as content style sheets, to ensure the project meets the required specifications.

Required Experience

Bachelor's degree, preferably in English, communication, or related subject. Master's degree a plus.
A minimum of 2 years' experience writing effective assessment content and/or instructional material for college-level courses, with a focus in digital content development.
Teaching experience at the college level, particularly in Developmental English, Freshman Composition, or Communication, a plus.
Must be digitally-inclined and comfortable learning and adapting to new technologies, including authoring tools.
Deadline-driven, self-directed, motivated, and willing to take the initiative to complete tasks and projects.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Ability to receive feedback well and implement as directed.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office product suite.

About the Company

McGraw-Hill Education is a leading innovator in the development of teaching and learning solutions for the 21st century. Through a comprehensive range of traditional and digital education content and tools, McGraw-Hill Education empowers and prepares professionals and students of all ages to connect, learn and succeed in the global economy. McGraw-Hill Education has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages.  Location: Remote Rate: $ 35 to 40 per hour

 Contact Name: Scott Harris Contact Company: McGraw-Hill Education Contact Website: none Contact Method: -by email Email: scott.harris@mheducation.com

  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Content Writer - ELA

IXL's upcoming language arts product will help students master spelling, grammar, and vocabulary 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.

An engaging language arts product requires engaging language--and that's where you come in.

We are looking for creative, motivated Content Writers to join our Content Development team. In this role, you will work closely with Product Analysts and Content Editors to write fun, elegantly-crafted language arts items for grades 2-6. This is a part-time contract position (20-30 hours per week) with the opportunity to work remotely.

Responsibilities
  • Write sentences and paragraphs for use in a wide variety of problem types, including fill-in-the-blank, proofreading, and matching.
  • Create dictionary definitions for spelling and vocabulary words.
  • Brainstorm topics for imaginative, age-appropriate sentences and paragraphs.
  • Format content according to guidelines.
  • Accept and implement feedback from editors and revise items accordingly.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree.
  • Demonstrated expertise in ELA content development for grades K-12.
  • Extremely strong writing ability and grammar knowledge.
  • Clear, engaging writing style.
  • Strong understanding of elementary students’ reading and knowledge levels.
  • Strong critical-thinking, research, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to be efficient and organized while working on multiple projects simultaneously.
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.

Salary


$25 - $30/hour

Position Type

This is a part-time, contract position.

Location

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

To Apply

Please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oJy9Wfw6&s=educationwritingblog

Content Editor/Proofreader - ELA

IXL's upcoming language arts product will help students master grammar, vocabulary, and spelling 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 Content 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 (20-30 hours per week) with the option to work remotely.
 
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.
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.

Salary


$35 - $45/hour

Position Type

This is a part-time, contract position.

Location

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

To Apply

Please apply here: https://hire.jobvite.com/j?cj=oTVpXfwU&s=educationwritingblog

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Science writers grant

Maybe could be applied to education, but looks interesting nonetheless:

National Science Writers Association: IDEA grant
https://www.nasw.org/idea-grant-applications-due-nov-15

Editing gig with school

Editor (Strategic Planning & Implementation) # 013965 (Kawaiahaʻo Plaza, Oʻahu)


Kamehameha Schools (KS) has an Editor position available with the Strategic Planning & Implementation (SPI) Division at Kawaiahaʻo Plaza on Oʻahu.  The deadline to apply is:  10/13/2013.


Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Publishing, Hawaiian Studies, Hawaiian language, English, Journalism, Education, or related field

OR

In lieu of Bachelor's Degree, HS Diploma or GED equivalent and at least 5 years experience in editing or publishing will be accepted.

Summary of Minimum Requirements:

 * 3 - 5 years of related work experience.
 * At least 5 years experience in editing or publishing with HS Diploma or GED equivalent.
 * Experience editing and producing books, multimedia products, and educational materials.
 * Knowledge of editorial style, writing techniques, and editorial processes.
 * Working knowledge of graphic design and book layout.
 * Working knowledge of Hawaiian culture, history, and language.
 

Summary of Duties:

 * Assists the Strategic Planning and Implementation Division in acquiring, evaluating, editing, and producing books and multimedia products to disseminate research, evaluation, and KS reports to a wide variety of internal and external  audiences.
 * Works closely with authors, contributors, designers, and other editors to prepare manuscripts for print and multimedia publication.
 * Assists in maintaining production schedules and project status reports.
 * Facilitates the copyediting process and maintains the “master set” during proofreading. Establishes working relationship with authors and facilitates author communications and meeting schedules.
 * Serves as a resource on approved styles for SPI publications (modifications of APA and  Chicago).

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested applicants must apply online. Visit our website at http://www.ksbe.edu/careers  & search Requisition Number 013965 for full job description, & to apply for this position.  *Sorry, no resumes accepted via email,
mail or fax.