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Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Some advice

I just came across this article and thought it would be useful as a guide.

The reason I found it is because I posted a question about what I can ask a potential client with regards to a specific project. I had a very STRANGE encounter with potential client today and so when I read this list of questions...I was glad that I had asked #8 under Project-Specific Questions.

I did not get a proper response...in fact, the potential client sent the entire exchange thread back to me...but neglected to delete a comment he'd made to his supervisor...OUCH. If you want to know which company this is, I am happy to share offline (I had already been warned, so this might be a blessing).

Anyway, you can perhaps work these questions into our writing world. I think they are relevant.

Best and happy new year,
Michele

http://freelancefolder.com/42-questions-every-freelancer-should-ask-their-clients/

Great opportunity with EDC in MA

Wish I lived close by for this one. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/GBpSZzdfFHSP

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gigs

Some pre-holiday possibilities. And...of course, wishing you the best for the holidays.
 
Michele
www.micheleisrael.com
2014 update: http://eepurl.com/-4pD9



Curriculum Designer: Science

Curriculum Contractor: Math

Curriculum Contractor: ELA

History Curriculum Writer

Humanities Curriculum Writer

Six Red Marbles - Great Editors Needed Immediately

We are looking for large pool experienced freelance editors to work on an extraordinary project.

The project involves editing an innovative interdisciplinary K-12 curriculum for a private school planning to sell their curriculum and approach as a package that includes PD, on-site mentoring, and so on to some international schools. The content will be edited, reviewed, and revised within SRM's Content Management System, but will be delivered to end-users as a series of teacher-facing documents explaining how to structure specific learning experiences. As this is a private school, alignment to standards or high-stakes tests is not involved.

Experienced Editors in the following disciplines are need for full and part-time (at least 15 hours per week) work starting immediately.

HS Cultural History Editors
HS Media Studies and Technology Editors
G4-G8 Performing Arts (Music and/or Theater) Editors
G4 Theatre
G4-G8 Visual Arts Editor
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 30-40 per hour
Contact Name: suzanne steen
Contact Company: Six Red Marbles
Contact Website: http://www.sixredmarbles.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: greatfreelancers@sixredmarbles.com



Friday, December 19, 2014

Freelance K-8 writers

Details: We are looking for freelance writers to contribute to the Lesson Ideas section that appears in each issue of Scholastic Instructor magazine. An editor will assign a topic and grade band. The writer will research activities on teacher blogs, social media, from educator contacts, etc. to find five or six activities that would work well in the section. (We look for creativity and innovation in lessons, as opposed to old standbys.) The writer will then contact the teachers for additional information and summarize the activities, including standards alignment, materials needed, and procedure. Each section typically includes five or six activities plus a sidebar totaling 1200 words. Assignments are work for hire and are usually due in about two to three weeks. See example sections here: Grades K-1 multicultural art projects and Grades 4-5 vocabulary games

To apply: Please send the following information to kagreene-consultant@scholastic.com as soon as possible. 
  • Resume
  • Clips of similar work 
  • Writing sample: Research and write one sample activity following the example sections above. The activity must be no longer than 200 words (including standard, materials, and procedure) and should be on the topic of Grades 2-3 Earth Day. 
  • Indicate which grade levels you are comfortable writing about: Grades K-1, 2-3, 4-5, and/or 6-8.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Interesting opps

Consulting Curriculum Writer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/KBPF7BKm9NH4

Head Literacy Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/C34dwjknmxjd

Instructional Designer, Online Learning
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/wB4d2X5BZGBD

Friday, December 5, 2014

Health course writer



Work Type: Courseware Writer for Online Health Care Courses Description:
We are looking for a health care subject matter expect to work as a courseware writer. You will need experience with writing scripts or storyboards as this is a large component of the project.

Source materials will be provided (at minimum a textbook available as an ebook, and potentially a testbank or other supplemental resources) that can be referenced. Templates and training will be provided before the start.

You will have 4 weeks to complete the course work with intermediary deadlines to meet. We are estimating that it should take 80-85 hours to complete each course.
Location: Remote Rate: $ 4,139.00 per course Contact Name: Allison Murray Contact Company: iD8-Triple SSS Media Development Contact Website: http://www.id8triplesss.com > Contact Method: -by email Email: amurray@id8triplesss.com
 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Professional development writer/course developer

Interesting gig. Michele
https://www.linkedin.com/jobs2/view/28352937?trk=jobs_home_click_jymbii&refId=017838f9-069c-4fca-b7a7-6820b98ee26e

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Two writing gigs


Work Type: K-12 Writers, Editors, and Copyeditors: Freelance Description:
Writers, Editors, and Copyeditors: Freelance virtual roles

We are looking for freelancers experienced in K-12 writing, editing, or copyediting in Science and STEM, ELA and ELD, Math, Social Studies, assessments and world languages. We are looking for people who can devote their time and talent to projects that have either started or will start in the near future. These freelancers should be well versed in Common Core state standards, fluent in decoding state standards in their subject areas, and unafraid of technology tools.

Details:
We seek freelancers with educational publishing experience who are available at least
15 hours to 40 hours per week.
The freelancers must be available for client launches and training meetings.
Please email a copy of your most recent resume and work samples that demonstrate clarity and content understanding for various grade levels. Also include the subject area and grade level you are most comfortable with in order of preference.
If you are applying for a copyediting position, you will be required to take a test.
We require references from at least two previous clients.

The specific skillsets include the following:
Content and pedagogy knowledge and writing skills for clear, concise, engaging content for complex concepts in the following disciplines:
o ELA and ELD expertise
o Math (K-12)
o High school physical sciences (Chemistry and Physics, with the ability to extend into middle school as needed)
o High school and middle school Earth science
o Elementary science generalist (emphasis on pedagogy: inquiry, etc.) with mid-
level experience (i.e., 5-10+ years)
Copyediting: fast and accurate copyediting encompassing grammar, spelling, and punctuation; experience working with style guides and Chicago Manual of Style;proficient working with Word and Adobe Acrobat (InCopy experience a plus).

Referrals of other outstanding freelancers in these fields are appreciated.

Any questions? If so, please feel free email me and we will connect back to you within 24 hours.

The Recruitment Team
Location: Remote Rate: $ 30-40 per hour Contact Name: suzanne steen Contact Company: Six Red Marbles Contact Website:
http://www.sixredmarbles.com <http:// Contact Method: -by email Email: s. steen@sixredmarbles.com


Work Type: Professional Writer Description:
Looking for professional writer who is knowledgeable/comfortable about manufacturing and manufacturing processes. Writer should be knowledgeable about how to write for education (this is a course); SME has provided outline for the course. Writer should be able to maintain a brisk schedule of delivery. Approximately 8 -9 week project.
Location: Remote Rate: $ 8060 per course Contact Name: David Yeager Contact Company: FYI Online Learning Contact Website:
http://www.fyionlinelearning.com  Contact Method: -by email Email: Dyeager@edword.com  
 
 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Other writing source

Came across this...probably aggregate collection, but hey. Michele
http://teachwritework.com/about-teachwritework/#

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Might be of interest


Senior Manager – Materials and Instructional Delivery

Education Research position and other

This looks interesting.


 Technical Writing Team Manager

Consultant, School-Based Protection Measures

Looking for (2) professional writers with experience in banking or financial services to create an online career education course. Robust outline provided. Must be able to adhere to a defined schedule, work through the holidays, and meet parameters and guidelines as outlined.
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 10,000 per course
Contact Name: David Yeager
Contact Company: FYI Online Learning
Contact Website: http://www/fyionlinelearning.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: ekgdesign@gmail.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

ELA/ELD TE Editors Needed

Looking for freelance editors who have experience in writing ELA/ELD TE copy. The program is an elementary (K-6) ELD program that supplements a larger core basal program written to comply with CCSS. An understanding of CCSS close reading as well as ELD instruction and standards is important. Please send resumes to jim.abar@luminad.com.

ELA Assessment Writers and Pre K Content Writers Needed

Currently looking for Assessment Writers with ELA experience for Grades K-3. Assessment Items include Reading, Writing and Performance Tasks.
Also looking for Pre-K Content Developers to assist with the development of a Pre-K program.
There is an immediate start for both projects. Please contact Mary Beth Gasiorowski at Symmetry Creative Production: marybethg@symmetrycp.com

Instructional Designer

Instructional Designer/Project Manager

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Freelance Economics Editor

Immediate hiring for high school economics writers/editors. Must have educational publishing experience, especially for high school. Please send resumes to Andrew Roberts, Andrew@MathMadeVisible.com.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

K-4 ELD/ELL Writers Needed

Immediate hiring for K-4 ELD/ELL writers/editors. Must have ELD experience, especially for K-4. Send resumes to: Amit Shah, amitshahbos@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Elementary Science writers and editors needed

For K-5 Science Leveled Readers. Three levels from base ms. Up, down and ELL according to Lexiles.

Resumes via e-mail to Amit Shah, ashah@jouve.us, with Science project reference(s).

Friday, October 31, 2014

Neat job with Discovery

Somebody will love this one.
http://www.topschooljobs.org/jobs/70331-96368/Vice-President-Curriculum-Instruction-Discovery-Communications-Silver-Spring-MD-USA

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Freelance item writers needed: college-level INTRO PSYCHOLOGY

Description: An established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements, we are developing formative- and summative-quiz items to accompany our new intro-psychology textbook. We’re looking for a few skilled freelance item writers from the field of psychology to work on a work-for-hire basis. Writers will have access to the forthcoming edition of our textbook and will be asked to create 40 multiple-choice items per chapter to parallel the text. (Approximately half of these items will be at Bloom’s levels 3-5.)

Please respond with a current résumé and original multiple-choice items for college-level psychology. It is particularly important that samples include items requiring the application of learned concepts and the analysis of new information.

We look forward to hearing from some of you seasoned item writers!

Required: Proven talent for writing and/or editing college-level psychology items. Degree in psychology or related discipline is preferred, but not required.
Timeline: Starting immediately and likely to continue through January
Location: Remote

Interesting awards opportunity

This might pertain to many of you. Michele
http://www.aepweb.org/aepweb/index.php/awards/revere-awards.html

E-learning specialist

Might be of interest. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/sZngtnzZ8zMD

Monday, September 29, 2014

A bit off education, but definitely related


The Folger Shakespeare Library is seeking a Managing Editor to assume a key role in our Digital Media and Publications department. Focused primarily on Shakespeare Quarterly (SQ), a scholarly journal committed to publishing essays in the range of Shakespeare scholarship, the Managing Editor works closely with the Director of Digital Access, SQ Editor, contributors, publishers, and department staff to ensure the journal's high editorial standards are met. As part of his or her regular duties, the Managing Editor is responsible for supervising the editorial work on manuscripts, ensuring that accurate fact checking and licensing has been completed, communicating regularly with the authors and publishers, managing the journal's budget, and serving as the primary contact for SQ. As the Folger representative for SQ, the Managing Editor participates in the development and support of the online community and serves as a liaison to the World Shakespeare Bibliography editor. For additional information about Shakespeare Quarterly please see www.folger.edu/shakespearequarterly.

The position of Managing Editor requires a Master's in English or related field, with specialized knowledge of Shakespeare and/or early modern literature. A Ph.D. in English is highly desired. At least five years of experience in scholarly editing and publications, with supervisory experience, and a proven ability to plan, coordinate, and prioritize the editorial production process is required. Applicants must be able to edit, copyedit, analyze, and proofread literary and scholarly texts, especially those related to Shakespeare and to the early modern period, and must have developed the ability to read and understand complex scholarly arguments. This position requires excellent verbal, written, research, and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of Latin and/or a modern romance language is preferred.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume by email to jobs@folger.edu with the subject line Attention: HR/ME. Please do not submit portfolio or writing samples at this time. Mailed applications may be sent to The Folger Shakespeare Library, Attention: HR/ME. 201 E. Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC 20003-1004. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No phone calls, please. EOE

Location: Washington, DC
Rate: $ 70,000-80,000 per year
Contact Name: Human Resources
Contact Company: Folger Shakespeare Library
Contact Website: http://www.folger.edu/Content/About-Us/Employment-and-Internships/#ME
Contact Method: -by email
Email: jobs@folger.edu

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Freelance item writers needed: college-level PSYCHOLOGY

Description: An established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements, we are currently developing formative- and summative-quiz items to accompany our new psychology textbook. We need talented freelance item writers from the field of psychology to work on a work-for-hire basis. Writers will have access to the forthcoming edition of our textbook and will be asked to create 40 multiple-choice items per chapter to parallel the text.

Required experience: M.S. or Ph.D. in psychology, plus three or more years’ experience writing and/or editing college-level psychology items. College-level teaching experience ideal but not essential for seasoned item writers.

Please respond with a current résumé and original multiple-choice items for college-level psychology. It is particularly important that samples include items requiring the application of concepts and the analysis of new information.

Timeline: Starting immediately and likely to continue through January
Compensation: $350 per chapter
Location: Remote
Contact: mailler@sinauer.com

Education-based interviewing gig

Work Type: Market Research


We are looking for a specifically located freelancers in the Chicago area and the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas who would be able to drive to and conduct interviews with students and instructors. We will set up the appointments, checking your and the instructor/student schedules. Delivery to us, the client, will be: summary and synthesis of interviews as well as collection of completed brief surveys.

Location: Remote

Rate: $ 35 per hour Contact Name: Susan

Contact Company: iD8-TripleSSS Media Development

Contact Website: id8triplesss.com

Contact Method: -by email

Email: ssimpfenderfer@id8triplesss.com

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Gigs

ELL Consultant
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/ZxnFhPSdmKh4

Blended Learning Consultant
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/ZsKp97PkF5Cp

Friday, September 19, 2014

One other

Policy Analyst/Writer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/K25mGFKdxWSP

Various opportunities

Social Media Consultant
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/WkpJknpfKNH4

Math Item Writer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/7G85cHb75W8d

Curriculum Manager
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/32htnXMsdmKh4https://www.virtualvocations.com/job/telecommute-curriculum-writer-259904-i.html

Telecommute Curriculum Writer
https://www.virtualvocations.com/job/telecommute-curriculum-writer-259904-i.html


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Job

Might be of interest. Michele

Director of Programs at Read Alliance LOCATION:
New York, NY ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION:

Read Alliance works to improve the educational trajectory of at-risk kindergarten and first grade students by recruiting and training teens to provide structured one-to-one tutoring in reading. By using a researched based curriculum, its students achieve significant and measurable reading gains. ABOUT THE POSITION:
This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional educator, manager and relationship builder to help grow a high performing organization. Having just completed its first year of a three year strategic plan, Read Alliance (READ) is on a path of significant growth.  It is increasing its impact by expanding its program offerings and significantly increasing its number of strategic partnerships in New York City.

The Director of Programs will play a pivotal role in leading READ to achieve these growth goals. The Director of Programs will report to READ Alliance’s Executive Director and oversee a team of nine professionals. Key Responsibilities:
Internal Management
•  Manage and develop READ Program staff, ensuring they meet annual goals while also building skills and growing professionally
•  Oversee internal research and analysis, keeping informed of current research in the field of early childhood education in order to pursue possible internal research projects and present at relevant conferences
•  Monitor and manage quality of programs, READ teachers and tutors, ensuring the delivery of high quality training to READ teachers and tutors
•  Maximize student enrollment, attendance and reading gains by analyzing data, leverage that data to inform processes to improve overall program performance
•  Develop and maintain strong working relationships with fellow staff members, fostering a culture of respect and collaboration
•  Support READ’s growth and replication goals (e.g. 45 sites in 2014-2015), supporting development staff in procurement of programmatic grants

Partnership Development and Management
•  Continue relationships with returning READ sites
•  Establish and maintain relationships with new strategic partners (e.g. Department of Education, charter school networks, social service agencies)
•  Increase READ’s visibility and brand recognition to drive program growth
•  Work with potential sites to help school leaders bring the program into their schools; increase READ’s operational efficiencies to improve program delivery
•  Simplify the development of long-term, repeat-customer relationships
•  Maximize enrollment of participants at each site through collaboration with school staff and through parent outreach

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS:
•  A minimum of ten years of professional experience required, with a strong preference for experience as both a teacher and a staff manager
•  Deep commitment and passion for improving early childhood literacy and educational outcomes for children more broadly
•  Experience managing and developing high performing teams
•  Strong relationship building skills, with a track record of cultivating and maintaining deep relationships with external partners
•  Exceptional analytical skills, with the ability to leverage student performance data to guide teachers and students and to enhance instruction
•  Demonstrated success achieving goals during a period of growth
•  Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
•  Fluency in a second language (preferably Spanish) is a plus
•  Master’s degree, ideally in a related discipline, is strongly preferred

COMPENSATION:
Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

To apply for this position, visit: http://www.on-ramps.com/jobs/952


Instructional Designer

Tech Change
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/zkN5h9D5hDFP

Instructional Designer

Tech Change
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/zkN5h9D5hDFP

Off topic but related: Winter Roundtable at Teacher's College: Call for Proposals

This might be of interest to some of you.
http://www3.tc.columbia.edu/events/index.asp?eventID=13906

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Educational Writer, 4-8 ESL


Type: Part Time / Contract 
Location: New York City (can work remotely)
Start date: Immediate
Compensation: Commensurate with experience

QLOVI is a fast-growth education-technology startup with a mission to bring literacy innovation to K-12 classrooms, and accelerate literacy achievement. We are also passionate about bringing more diverse books to students across the country, to help address each student’s individual needs. Qlovi has received recognition from The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Echoing Green Fellowships, SXSWedu, HarperCollins Publishers, and Sourcebooks, among others. Over 100,000 students across the country already use Qlovi for reading and writing instruction, and growing. Please visit www.qlovi.com.

Looking for an exceptional writer with experience developing educational content for English Language Arts (ELA) classrooms. This individual should have a strong understanding of the needs of ELA educators, and the types of content and assessments employed in grades 4-8. The ideal candidate will be familiar with Tier II academic vocabulary instruction for English Language Learners (ELL).

Skills and Requirements:
• 1+ years of grades 4-8 teaching experience, and/or equal time professionally writing education materials within this grade range
• Strong ELA curriculum planning and writing skills
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work cooperatively and meet strict deadlines

Nice to have:
• Experience working with, or writing for, Emergent Bilingual Learners / English Language Learners
• Familiarity with recommended vocabulary instruction for the Common Core

Please send resume and letter of inquiry to Shira Schindel, V.P. Content & Partnership Development, at: Shira@qlovi.com

Additional notes from the poster:
Work Type: Writers/Teachers with ESL, elementary and middle school experience
Description: Qlovi, a literacy education startup, is looking for an exceptional writer with experience developing ELA content for grades 4-8, and for ELL students. Project will consist of 20 short passages, 4 at each grade level, with appropriate Tier II vocabulary words incorporate therein. The right candidate may also be asked to develop aligned assessments, and/or help us build out this inaugural project.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Education reporting

These might be of interest to some of you.

http://www.ewa.org/education-reporter-times-union
http://www.ewa.org/jobs/education-reporter-cincinnati-enquirer

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Writers/editors opp

These might be of interest. Michele



Work Type: writers/editors w/ grammar instruction experience
Description:
William H. Sadlier, Inc., seeks freelance writers and editors with experience writing and editing grammar instruction for grades 3-8 ELA classroom materials. Please submit a resume and cover letter with specific programs and publishers. Experience with the Common Core standards a plus.
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 40 to 55 per hour
Contact Name: Megan Howard
Contact Company: William H. Sadlier, Inc.
Contact Website: sadlier-oxford.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: mhoward@sadlier.com




Work Type: Freelance Writing
Description:
Freelance writers needed for middle-school ELA basal project.
Work begins now and continues for ~4 weeks.
All prototypes, guidelines, and templates (Word) will be provided.
Prior experience with ELA programs and middle grades mandatory.
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 50 per book page
Contact Name: Jennifer Nissenbaum
Contact Company: TSI Graphics
Contact Website: www.tsigraphics.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: readinglanguagearts@tsigraphics.com



Work Type: Academic Editor
Description:
We are looking for part-time, permanent individuals to edit mostly academic journal papers. Successful candidates are asked to make improvements to papers in:
Grammar
Punctuation
Style
Spelling
Standardisation of terms
Clarity
Fluency
The job is for 20 hours of editing per week and we pay US$2,000 per month to begin with and US$2,400 after the successful completion of probation, usually after 120 hours of editing.
Location: Remote
Rate: $ 2400 per month
Contact Name: Peter Day
Contact Company: Armstrong-Hilton Limited
Contact Website: http://www.ahediting.com
Contact Method: -by email
Email: jobs@ahediting.com




Sunday, August 24, 2014

Curriculum Developer
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/fhPSkzhkm4w4

Elementary Literacy Curriculum and Assessment Developer (Contracted, Part-Time)
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/35cNZP4Xxg3cp

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Math Worksheet Development

Progressive Education Group is developing a member based website to support today’s elementary school teachers.  Our goal is to offer worksheets that are progressive in both design and content.  We are looking for freelance content developers to write original, age appropriate content that current students will find engaging.  Reimbursement for this project is $750 and is based on completion of 250 approved Math sheets.
Application:
·         At least 2 examples that best demonstrate capabilities
·         Contact Dan Reagan - dreagan@progressiveeducationgroup.com
Requirements:
·         Original material
·         Modern content
·         Common Core aligned (covering minimum of 25% of standards)
·         Includes answer sheet (if appropriate)
·         Files tagged with grade, topic and Common Core cluster code
·         Submitted in Microsoft Word
·         Art is allowed but not required
·         Timeline negotiable
Content Type: (250 sheets total, even distribution for each grade as appropriate)
·         Grade Appropriate: Addition/Subtraction/Multiplication/Division
·         Skip Counting
·         Measurement exercises
·         Time
·         Order of Operations
·         Place Value
·         Money
·         Geometric Measurement
·         Fractions
·         Pattern Identification
·         Algebra

Grade distribution:

Grade
Sheet Count
Grade 1
40
Grade 2
40
Grade 3
50
Grade 4
60
Grade 5
60
Total
250



Reviewers Needed for College-Level Psychology Items

Seasoned assessment professionals needed to review college-level psychology items (part-time, temporary, telecommuting)
Description: We are an established publisher of college-level science textbooks and supplements, currently developing items to accompany a new introductory psychology textbook.

Reviewers will have access to the forthcoming edition of the textbook and will be asked to review item banks and online quizzes that include multiple-choice, short-answer, and essay items.

The responsibilities of a reviewer include ensuring good content (accuracy, appropriateness, and agreement with the book); and confirming efficacy (items must be well constructed and include good distractors, test meaningful material, be clearly written, show correct answers, etc.). If you’re interested in working on this project, you will receive specifications and essential instructions; we would depend on your content expertise and your familiarity with the creation of effective assessment resources.

Required experience: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in psychology. Master’s or Ph.D. preferred, along with experience reviewing and/or editing college-level psychology items (multiple-choice and constructed-response).

Please respond with a current résumé and a brief cover letter that includes your assessment experience and area(s) of expertise in psychology.

Timeline: Starting in late August (2014) and likely to continue through November
Location: Remote

Monday, August 18, 2014

READING: Freelance pay

Series of articles about freelancing and money. Thought it relevant. Michele
https://www.freelancersunion.org/blog/2014/08/18/everything-you-need-know-about-freelance-rates-pricing-and-fees/

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Freelance Writers and Editors: All Subjects

LearningMate Solutions is looking for freelance writers and editors in all subject areas for the K-12 market. We have been building our database of talented professionals for several months, and we want to continue to add to our team. We are in greatest need of writers and editors for math and science, and assessment writers for all subjects. Regardless of your specialty, we would like to have your resume! If interested, please submit your resume and a brief cover email to Lisa Panka (lisa.panka@learningmate.com). You will be contacted when your resume is added to our database, and again when we have opportunities that fit your skill set. At this time, we are only looking for professionals based in the United States and Canada.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Interesting gigs

Writers in the Schools Program Associate
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/8M6CfpGFstW4

ELA and Literacy Curriculum and Professional Development Specialist
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/S87HSGFdFtW4

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Freelance K-5 curriculum developers

Looks really interesting. Michele
http://www.idealist.org/view/job/dcsmSC25jFCp

Monday, July 14, 2014

Request for bids on curriculum development project

 Hi all...this came to me...I am unable to take it on at this time, but maybe someone here would be interested. Michele

Dear Michele:

My name is Jennie Steinhagen. I am assisting Susan Tatiner of the IEEE Standards Association on a university-level curriculum development project for a book of case studies about technical standards scheduled for publication by Wiley/IEEE Press this December. We found your name on the EFA Web site. Below are some details about the project. If you are interested, could you please share your thoughts and qualifications with us?

Project: Curriculum Development for Modern Standardization: Case Studies at the Crossroads of Technology, Economics, and Politics by Ron Schneiderman.
Project Timeframe: Goal is for material to be ready for editing and formatting in October 2014.
Project Scope: Develop university-level curricula support materials for each of the 9 case studies detailed in the book. The book (estimated to be 240 pages) is geared to undergraduate and graduate students in engineering and business. Materials to be developed include the following for each of the 9 case studies:
  1. "How to Use This Case Study in Your Classroom"
  2. Assessment
  3. Assessment Guide
Case Studies:
  • Smart Grid
  • Bluetooth/ZigBee
  • Electrical Trace Heating
  • TV White Space
  • mHealth
  • Wireless Charging
  • Automotive Event Data Recorders
  • Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
  • Internet of Things/M2M
Expectations:
  • This is a freelance/consultant, one-time, work-for-hire project. The material would be copyright IEEE.
  • All work can be performed remotely and information exchange will take place via email. Occasional phone calls may be required.  
Next steps:
  • We are currently accepting bids from consultants. Please let us know if you would like to submit a bid. If you are interested in the project, we will send you the original book proposal, a complete MS of the case studies book, and a SOW to help you prepare your bid.
  • If you are not interested in submitting a bid, is there someone you would recommend?
I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thank you and best regards,
Jennie

Jennie Steinhagen
jennie.steinhagen@ieee.org <http://jennie.steinhagen@ieee.org>
Coordinator, Standards Education Projects




Monday, July 7, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Copyeditor

Looks interesting. Michele

Work Type: Copyeditor with education experience

Description:

My organization's editor just retired, and, while we are looking to hire a new editor/head of publishing, I have a report coming out that requires an editor sooner than that. The start date on the project would be approximately July 1st, and we would like to complete the editing process by the end of July. Compensation would be negotiated based on experience and time commitment. We are an education policy/membership organization. The publication is on student data privacy. It will be approximately 60-80 pages including endnotes. We would like an editor with extensive experience editing these types of reports (similar to those put out by CAP or another think tank-type organization). Experience editing educational reports is a plus. We would actually prefer that the editor have no experience in data privacy or law since this publication is an introductory resource. The editing required is an initial heavy copyedit with drafts sent back and forth between our team and the editor (we will be checking and verifying sources and footnotes in-house, so that will not be part of the job), and then final proofreading. Please contact me with any questions at ameliav@nasbe.org, and feel free to share this posting widely.
Location: Could be remote - Crystal City, VA
Rate: $ 30-50 per hour (no more than 2K total)
Contact Name: Amelia Vance
Contact Company: NASBE
Contact Website: www.nasbe.org
Contact Method: -by email
Email: ameliav@nasbe.org

Freelance Worksheet Developers - Reading

Progressive Education Group is developing a member based website to support today’s elementary school teachers.  Our goal is to offer worksheets that are progressive in both design and content.  We are looking for freelance content developers to write original, age appropriate content that current students will find engaging.  Reimbursement for this project is $1,500 and is based on completion of 300 approved sheets.
Application:
  • At least 2 examples that best demonstrate capabilities
  • Contact Dan Reagan - dreagan@progressiveeducationgroup.com
Requirements:
  • Original material
  • Modern content
  • Common Core aligned (covering minimum of 25% of standards)
  • Includes answer sheet (if appropriate)
  • Files tagged with grade, topic and Common Core cluster code
  • Submitted in Microsoft Word
  • Art is allowed but not required
  • Timeline negotiable
Content Type:
  • Reading Comprehension (100 sheets)
  • Other topics (200 sheets total, even distribution for each grade as appropriate)
    • Alphabetical Order
    • Analogies
    • Capitalization
    • Compound Words
    • Conjunction Worksheets
    • Contraction Worksheets
    • Grammar Worksheets
    • Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns
    • Punctuation
    • Sentences, Run-Ons and Fragments
    • Similes and Metaphors
    • Subject and Predicate
Grade distribution:

Reading Comprehension
Other Topics
Total
Grade 1
20
25
45
Grade 2
20
25
45
Grade 3
20
40
60
Grade 4
20
55
75
Grade 5
20
55
75
 
100
200
300