April Crane

April Crane – Editor

I have over 15 years of experience editing educational content and developing curriculum at companies including Disney and Google.


I would like to introduce myself and discuss how my experience and expertise could benefit your project or organization.

I have over 15 years of editing, writing, project management, and curriculum-development experience at such companies as Disney, Google, Social Studies School Service, Wonder Workshop, ALO7, and Glencoe/McGraw-Hill. I have developed content across multiple subject areas, including English language learning, digital skills, social studies, coding and robotics, career education, music, visual arts, drama, and health.

As a senior editor at Disney Publishing Worldwide, Social Studies School Service, Wonder Workshop, and ALO7, I managed the curriculum and content development process, which included content editing, copyediting, proofreading, writing, and project management. Projects included teacher materials and app scripts for Disney Learning, the social studies textbook, Young Citizens: Encounter, activities and workbooks for ALO7’s Genius English and Wise English ELL programs, and digital coding and robotics lessons for Wonder Workshop.

In my role as a senior writer for Google Applied Digital Skills program, I developed and edited video scripts, readings, lesson plans, and other educational materials to teach digital skills through project-based learning in the Google suite of apps.

I am experienced in using the Chicago Manual of Style and adhering to project-specific style guidelines and formats. You can find samples of my work and references on my LinkedIn page, and I look forward to the opportunity to speaking with you regarding your project!

Art Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference ELT History Music
Children's Short Story
English (US)
  • SIIA’s CODiE Award (nomination) for ALO7’s Genius English (co-author)
  • Brain Child’s Tillywig Award and Parents’ Choice Recommended Award for Disney Learning’s Mickey’s Magical Arts World app suite (lead editor)
  • AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award and DPW’s Innovation Award for Disney English’s Music Course (lead writer)
  • University of California Regents Fellowship

Work experience


Jan, 2020 — Aug, 2020 (7 months)

Project manager and lead editor for the fourth grade social studies textbook, Young Citizens: Encounter


Dec, 2015 — Mar, 2018 (about 2 years)

Clients included: ALO7, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Business Model Youth, and Age of Learning

Developed curriculum, edited, wrote, and managed projects for preschool through college-age students in a variety of subjects, including English language learning, coding, and career education


Feb, 2008 — Nov, 2015 (over 7 years)

Lead curriculum editor for Disney English and Imagicademy. Designed, edited, and wrote curriculum and content for English language learning courses, as well as apps focusing on reading skills, visual arts, music, and drama


Dec, 2005 — Feb, 2008 (about 2 years)

Editor for middle and high school fine arts, music, and health educational products, including textbooks, supplemental materials, and website content

April has 1 review





Emily C.

Emily C.

Sep, 2023

I had an excellent experience working with April. She is a consummate professional with a depth of knowledge that exceeds the skills listed on her profile. I highly recommend working with her. - Emily Cadiz

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