Author Archives: Laura Coulter

Official Transfer

Hello, Writing for the Education Market Community!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. Some of you are recent additions to the community and some, like Michele Israel, have been with me since it’s inception in 2008. You’ve seen her name and posts regularly.  Michele has been pretty much holding up this site for the last two+ years and I’m grateful. It’s been wonderful working with you all for so long, but I am unable to give WEM the attention it needs to be a strong community, and Michele has graciously agreed to take it over completely.

I’ll keep my Laura at Writing for The Education Market dot com email address for another couple of months and then that will be closed down. Please address all emails to Michele at Writing for The Education Market dot com from now on. We’ll be working together until we get the kinks worked out.

Happy writing!
Laura Coulter

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So you want to post a job lead…

WEM Community Lead

Check out the new job lead submitted by a Writing for the Education Market community member!

A job lead has been submitted by a community member!

Link to job lead:

Additional info:

Hi, WEM community. I’ve been unable to get to email for awhile, so a few requests to submit leads have gotten past me. I hope that won’t happen again. To make this run a little smoother and to make sure that your direct emails and requests don’t get buried in the bajillion spam comments that drop into my moderation box daily, I have removed the commenting feature. (At least, I think I have.) If you’ve read this far and are interested in learning the password to be able to submit leads yourself, look no further than the third word in this paragraph. 🙂

Cheers!

Sent in by – Laura

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Freelance Math Writers and Editors

WEM Job Listing

A new listing on the Writing for the Education Market job board!

Company: Six Red Marbles

Job Title: Freelance Math Writers and Editors
Location: 
Description:

Six Red Marbles is looking for freelancers in the Math content area at all grade levels. We have many projects starting soon and if you are interested in being considered for one of them, please click on the link below to participate in a survey that will give us all of your important information. Please also send a resume to the email address listed. If you cannot work with us in the immediate future, but would like for us to have your name for our files for later projects, please feel free to take the survey and give us the date at which you think you will be available for the question about availability.

Thank you in advance for taking time to let us get to know you!
https://docs.google.com/a/sixredmarbles.com/forms/d/1__tA7j9g7QMRL1Ifd4ioMfdIZgrI1mC22iiYbkGcqmQ/viewform

How to Apply: 

Please fill out the linked survey in the job description, and send a resume to Ashley at a.glennon@sixredmarbles.com

Link: 

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Freelance ELA Writers and Editors

WEM Job Listing

A new listing on the Writing for the Education Market job board!

Company: Six Red Marbles

Job Title: Freelance ELA Writers and Editors
Location: 
Description:

Six Red Marbles is looking for freelancers in the ELA content area at all grade levels. We have many projects starting soon and if you are interested in being considered for one of them, please click on the link below to participate in a survey that will give us all of your important information. Please also send a resume to the email address listed. If you cannot work with us in the immediate future, but would like for us to have your name for our files for later projects, please feel free to take the survey and give us the date at which you think you will be available for the question about availability.

Thank you in advance for taking time to let us get to know you!

https://docs.google.com/a/sixredmarbles.com/forms/d/1qF99RCMo8WHDdhec7Bv_Fx51iC5eKV4sL46dvM_ZAJQ/viewform

How to Apply: 

Please fill out the survey linked in the description, and send a resume to Ashley at a.glennon@sixredmarbles.com

Link: 

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Search Function Is Up and Running

I think I’ve finally got a working search function. Currently, the search function is accessed through the Writers page. Please test it out and let me know if anything fails.

As of right now, it searches only by expertise, grade, and/or subject. It does not search the text of the description. I am still working on that (and whether or not we need it). If you think a keyword search in the description is essential, please let me know.

I am also looking at options for highlighting featured writers. I’d love your thoughts on that.

Laura

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Write teaching guides for HS literature (job closed)

WEM Job Listing

A new listing on the Writing for the Education Market job board!

Company: Gradesaver

Job Title: Write teaching guides for HS literature (job closed)
Location: remote
Description:

Gradesaver is seeking to hire educator-cum-writers (or writers-cum-educators) to author titles for our Lesson Plans line of teaching guides. Teaching guides are about standard works of literature, drama, and poetry, and include content summaries, classroom activities, discussion topics, and other relevant background for English teachers. Writers follow a template but have total flexibility within the template’s sections.

Writers have one month to complete each assignment, and receive a flat fee of usually $700 per title, with some variation for shorter and longer titles. Once you have successfully completed your first title, you can take new assignments as frequently as you can finish them. Writers can generally select the titles they want to write from a list of available assignments. Work is ongoing and hiring is rolling and as-needed.

Check out our published offerings here: http://www.gradesaver.com/lesson-plans/

How to Apply: 

Removed: Job closed

Link: http://www.gradesaver.com/lesson-plans/

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Immediate Need: Math Writers and Editors (Redbird Advanced Learning)

WEM Community Lead

Check out the new job lead submitted by a Writing for the Education Market community member!

A job lead has been submitted by a community member!

Link to job lead:
http://redbirdlearning.com/about-us/careers/

Additional info:
NOTE from Laura on 12/8/15: Redbird Learning contacted me and said they are NOT actively looking to fill immediate needs. Hopefully they will edit their careers site soon. 

From the text of the post:
We are looking for writers and editors who are willing to work on a contract basis and have a significant amount of K-8 editorial experience in one or more of the following areas

Responsibilities

STEM project-based learning
Next generation math assessment items
Digital math scripting
Animations
Videos
Interactives/Widgets
Games

Sent in by –

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Question: What do you list on your resume?

I received a question from a subscriber who’d like to hear your answers.

How do you post your freelance work on your resume? For example, do you mention the company, i.e., Six Red Marbles, or rather, the work that you’ve done, i.e. multiple choice questions correlated to Texas State Standards or both?

My answer is that I list both. Example:  Developed assessment items for McGraw Hill through PRG

What’s your answer? Note that if you’re commenting for the first time, it goes through moderation. Once you’ve had a comment approved, it will automatically approve subsequent comments. 

-Laura

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