You provide print or digital materials for teachers and learners—textbooks, assessment items, lessons, laboratory activities, and more.
As a licensed educator, subject matter expert, and conscious language content reviewer, I help you to maximize teaching and learning with materials that are
Pedagogically sound. Is content presented using the most appropriate and effective methods for teaching and learning the content?
Engaging. Does the content draw connections that make the topic interesting, relevant, and meaningful?
Typo-free. Is the copy free of errors to convey a voice of authority and prevent student distraction?
Correct. Are concepts and terms presented accurately?
Consistent. Are terms and formatting consistent to optimize clarity and eliminate confusion?
Clear. Do materials use clear language for optimal readability and comprehension?
Conscious. Are all individuals included and respected in their backgrounds, experiences, and identities?
Let’s talk about what I can bring to your education project.
“Dana is a thoughtful and thorough editor who offers constructive feedback beautifully. She also has a keen eye for ensuring educational materials are inclusive of all learners. She is both passionate and knowledgeable about DEI&J issues and astutely applies that lens to everything she reads and edits. Dana is kind, collaborative, and simply a pleasure to work with! ” LISA ZICCARDI MCLELLAN, SENIOR CONTENT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, HARVARD BUSINESS PUBLISHING (FORMER SENIOR CONTENT SPECIALIST AT PEARSON)
“Dana combines expert scientific knowledge and educator know-how with her extensive editing experience to craft a scientifically sound and well-written final product. She is a skilled editor who is always attentive to details, prompt with deadlines, and highly professional. Finding freelancers who are truly skilled at writing and editing and who have an authentic science background is difficult. With Dana, you get the best of both worlds.” LORI LECLAIR, lead content developer, great minds (FORMER SCIENCE CONTENT EDITOR AT HELP TEACHING)
“I hired Dana to assist my editorial team with high school science and mathematics curricula. Dana’s expertise as an editor and her vast content-specific knowledge were a tremendous value to our team, and we immediately saw improvements in the materials we posted to our platform. She was versatile in a variety of style guides and approaches, and went above and beyond the work I assigned her, providing recommendations for streamlining our in-house general and STEM specific style guides, as well as offering suggestions for resources to improve our sensitivity and diversity approaches, for which she has had special training and education. She was a welcome addition to our monthly staff meetings where her laidback but direct communication style were always welcome. Her intelligence, sensitivity, humor, and responsiveness made working with her a delight, and her facility with technology and openness to learning new approaches made her an ideal hire.” Lenore Myka, fORmer Editorial Director at Opportunity Education
I managed a team of contract content writers and editors creating online courseware for higher education biology classes, and Dana was consistently my star team member. It is very difficult to find someone who both understands science to the degree that Dana does and who can also write about it so clearly and concisely. Any time I had a particularly complex subject matter or project come up, Dana was at the top of my list of people to assign it to. Not only is Dana an exceedingly talented writer and detail-oriented editor, she’s incredibly reliable in regards to deadlines and communication. In all seven years I managed her as a contractor, I never had any issues with her work. I cannot recommend Dana highly enough. Any team would be lucky to have her. mary tibbets, project manager, intertek alchemy (former content lead – intro bio, ecology, evolution at macmillan learning)
“Dana’s work as a reviewer and editor, and as teacher of authors around DEI issues and biases in educational content is exceptional. She is prompt, thoughtful and brilliant and I highly recommend Dana’s editorial mind on any project.” jeanne zalesky, head of content acquisitions & development, oxford university press, higher ed north america