April Crane

April Crane – Editor

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

Overview

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!

Services
Non-Fiction
Art Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference ELT History Music
Fiction
Children's Short Story
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • 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

SOCIAL STUDIES SCHOOL SERVICE

Jan, 2020 — Aug, 2020 (7 months)

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

Self-employed

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

DISNEY PUBLISHING WORLDWIDE

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

GLENCOE/MCGRAW-HILL

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

Professionalism

Quality

Value

Responsiveness

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

Professionals similar to April

Get a range of offers by requesting quotes from multiple professionals.

Janet Tilden

Janet T.

My specialty is rewriting your first draft to make sure your message comes through as clearly and effectively as possible.

Omaha, NE, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Samantha M Clark

Samantha M C.

I'm an award-winning author and editor, who has been writing and editing professionally for more than 20 years.

Austin, TX, USA

100% reply rate

View profile
Madeleine Nakamura

Madeleine N.

I have eight years of professional editing experience and a great work ethic. Together, we can polish your work into something spectacular!

Los Angeles, CA, USA

100% reply rate

View profile