Carol P.

  • Joined June 2016

I have thirty years of experience in freelance writing and photography, and have taught at several major North American universities,

  • Tucson, AZ, United States
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Carol P.
Tucson, AZ, United States

Experience

Summary

Over 30 years of freelance writing and photography experience with numerous print and web publications. Additionally, I worked as a computer programmer and later a university professor. Currently I am freelancing full time.

Work history

Fort Hays State University
Goss Distinguished Professor of Writing
Held a distinguished chair in writing with the purpose of helping to transform an existing curriculum to be more responsive to the needs of a digital economy.
York University
Associate Professor, English and Writing Studies
Tenured professor in the English Department of York University (Toronto, Canada) where I taught predominately in programs in Professional Writing and Communication and Culture. Served as Program Coordinator for one year..
Florida State University
Assistant Professor, English Department
Taught a wide range of courses in literature and writing.
Amaryllis Software
President
Founded and ran a software development and consulting firm in Salt Lake City, Utah. At the time, I was balancing freelance writing, consulting, and developing software applications for the general consumer market.
Sperry/Unisys
Systems Programmer
Worked for Fortune 500 computer company in Salt Lake City primarily on defense contracts doing real time process control software. Was project lead on one large project.

Education

Accreditations

University of Missouri
PhD, English. Major Area: Rhetoric. Minor Areas: Victorian Literature, Classical Studies.
Eastern Washington University.
MFA in Creative Writing. Major Area: Poetry. Minor Area: Nonfiction. Outside Area: Photography.
Hollins University
BA. Independent major in Creative Writing and Theater. Included theater program in London, England.
College Year in Athens
Certificate. One year studying classics in Athens, Greece.

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 20hrs per week
  • Can commit to 1+ years

Interests

Industries I love

Animals & Pets Education Gaming Health & Wellness Photography Real Estate & Property Travel Other

What I read

I read 100+ books a year. I also subscribe to and read The Economist. I regularly visit Arts and Letters Daily (aldaily.com), BBC World News, The Toronto Star, Inside Higher Ed, and The Chronicle of Higher Education websites.

Side projects

I have published 3 books of commercial nonfiction, 3 poetry chapbooks, and translations of poetry and drama from French, Classical Greek, and Latin. I have been a contributing editor to The Sports Guide and dance editor of The Event.

Ideal team

I prefer working fairly independently on individual tasks. I can enjoy brainstorming in small groups. I like a fairly flexible hands-off management style and a clear task focus. I enjoy clients with well-defined project scope with room for creativity..