I have taught students of every age from first year elementary to first year of high school. As an English Language Teacher I have developed my own elementary English curriculum and created a multitude of elementary and junior high school teaching materials.
I was responsible for editing and ensuring the technical accuracy of various machining, metalworking, and manufacturing textbooks and related materials. My duties included editing manuscript, managing revision projects, communicating and coordinating with authors and instructors, and assisting in the development of new educational products.
Print Reading for Industry is a combination text and write-in workbook designed to assist students in reading and understanding industrial prints. This text starts with the basics of print reading and progresses to advanced topics. It presents a thorough discussion of print reading techniques, providing the necessary information and guidance to read the “language of industry.” Print Reading fo... read more
Modern Metalworking provides a comprehensive introduction to the various tools, machines, and materials involved in metalworking. Expanded coverage throughout the text introduces students to the equipment and processes required to pursue a career in the metalworking industry. The text covers both traditional and modern metalworking technologies. Step-by-step procedures with a focus on safety a... read more
Machine Trades Print Reading, a combination text and write-in workbook designed to help you develop the skills required to visualize and interpret industrial prints. The text begins with an overview of the role of prints in the design and manufacturing process and then teaches the fundamentals of visualizing shapes, line usage, title blocks and notes, math measurement, dimensions, and toldeanc... read more
Machining Fundamentals is a comprehensive text that provides an introduction to the various machining operations, setups, and procedures. This colorful and detailed textbook covers all traditional machining methods, as well as newer and nontraditional methods. This edition includes expanded coverage of CNC machining and updated illustrations.· Clear, easy-to-understand introduction to machinin... read more
Exploring Drafting is designed for use in introductory courses as it stresses fundamental skills appropriate for beginning drafting students at any instructional level and teaches both manual and CAD drafting skills. Coverage includes basic geometric constructions, orthographic projection, and dimensioning practices. Techniques and procedures used in creating Multiview drawings, sectional view... read more
The Machine Trades Print Reading text is designed to help students develop the basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial prints. The first four chapters present instruction in the fundamentals of print reading: visualizing shapes, line usage, title blocks, and dimensions and tolerances. Remaining chapters introduce and explain details common to industrial prints. The fi... read more
Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Systems (AMTS) is a comprehensive, new curriculum resource designed and written by a team of experts for today’s students. The text presents focused, technically accurate coverage of all major skilled trade disciplines in agricultural contexts, including construction, electricity, welding, and power systems. In addition, AMTS provides a wealth of informati... read more
Metallurgy Fundamentals provides the student with instruction on the basic properties, characteristics, and production of the major metal families. Clear, concise language and numerous illustrations make this an easy-to-understand text for an introductory course in metallurgy. Over 450 tables, diagrams, and photographs show both the theoretical and practical aspects of metallurgy.
This Workbook is designed to help students review content, apply knowledge, and develop critical-thinking skills. A wide variety of activities are provided for various learning styles. This supplement is a consumable resource, designed with perforated pages so that a given chapter can be removed and turned in for grading or checking.
Machining Fundamentals is a comprehensive text that provides an introduction to the various machining operations, setups, and procedures. This colorful and detailed textbook covers all traditional machining methods, as well as newer and nontraditional methods. This edition includes expanded coverage of CNC machining and updated illustrations. Career readiness is emphasized early and throughout... read more
The Modern Metalworking Workbook is designed for use with the textbook Modern Metalworking. The chapters in the workbook correspond to those in the text and should be completed after reading the appropriate textbook chapter. Each chapter of the workbook contains reviews of the textbook chapters to enhance your understanding of textbook content. The various types of questions include matching, ... read more
The Exploring Drafting Worksheets are designed to enrich and reinforce the material presented in the textbook Exploring Drafting. The worksheets are intended to help develop manual drafting abilities. Problems selected from the text are presented in order of increasing difficulty. Using these worksheets helps eliminate repetitive drawing, enabling you to get directly into problem-solving situa... read more
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I am an experienced, published writer, currently working freelance on specialist industry magazines and their associated websites.
I have many years experience of editing Open University materials - Spanish, education, history, music and ELT. I now edit fiction as well.