Kristin DeMarr

Kristin DeMarr - Editor

Davenport, IA, United States

A writer, editor, copy editor and proofreader who has worked in the field of writing for 11 years.

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Overview

I am not bound by genre. I enjoy reading, and working on writing in any genre. I enjoy fiction as well as non-fiction.

I have 11 years of experience in teaching people to write well.

I have edited short and long books, grant proposals, research papers, and personal narratives. I have contributed to DIY craft books published through the Prym-Dritz company, and written several articles and tutorials for a professional blog.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
DIY & Crafts
Education & Reference
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels
Cultural & Ethnic Themes
Literature
Short Story

Awards

  • Collegiate Scholar Award, University of Iowa, 2001

Work experience

Editing

Self-employed
January, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

I am an English Writing instructor, who has done several editing jobs in the past couple of years, from casual to professional. I enjoy working with others on their writing, and helping them get to their most polished work.

Associate Faculty

Ashford University
March, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

I currently teach online English Writing courses part time. I enjoy working with others on their writing to help them become better writers!

Data Analyst

Sedona Technologies
March, 2015 – October, 2015 (7 months)

I helped to compile and standardize data (according to the company style guide) for entry into a complex database project for John Deere.

Adjunct English Instructor

Eastern Iowa Community College District
August, 2014 – Present (about 4 years)

I teach writing courses part time. I have taught all levels of writing from developmental to advanced. I have also taught business writing and technical writing.

Humanities Instructor

Turtle Mountain Community College
August, 2012 – January, 2014 (over 1 year)

I taught writing and public speaking courses full time. I helped with researching, writing, and revising some of the sections of the accreditation document. I aided students in revising, editing, and proofreading essays for grants, and writing contests. One student won first place in an annual Tribal College Journal contest in the Spring of 2013, and another student I worked with won an honorable mention the same year.

Design Team Member

Prym-Dritz/Babyville Boutique
January, 2011 – June, 2014 (over 3 years)

I worked with the design team on creating and writing tutorials and articles for the product blog, as well as two books that were published.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Babyville Boutique Cloth Diapers Made Easy Book

Babyville Boutique cloth diapers made easy book is a full color "how-to" guiding novice sewers through each step of diaper making with full color photos and concise text. Shows you how to choose fabrics, sew PUL fabric, use fold over elastic, make elastic casing, apply plastic snaps, ez adjust tape, labels and appliques and make pattern adjustments for fit.

Babyville Boutique cloth diapers made easy book is a full color "how-to" guiding novice sewers through each step of diaper making with full color photos and concise text. Shows you how to choose fabrics, sew PUL fabric, use fold over elastic, make elastic casing, apply plastic snaps, ez adjust tape, labels and appliques and make pattern adjustments for fit.

51 PUL Projects By Babyville Boutique: Make Fabulous Projects From Waterproof PUL

Use 51 PUL Projects book to make dozens of great projects - everything from unique toddler apparel such as a warm and cozy poncho - to pet coats and accessories and many home décor items for the nursery and outdoor living. Our basic instructions section will give you all the tips and techniques for successful sewing. 60 page book with creative ideas - complete instructions - patterns and how-t... read more

Use 51 PUL Projects book to make dozens of great projects - everything from unique toddler apparel such as a warm and cozy poncho - to pet coats and accessories and many home décor items for the nursery and outdoor living. Our basic instructions section will give you all the tips and techniques for successful sewing. 60 page book with creative ideas - complete instructions - patterns and how-t... read more

Culture Is The Bass: 7 Principles For Developing A Culture That Works!

Gerald J. Leonard

Can you imagine going to a music performance tonight, (any type will do) and the musicians are not playing together? Each of them is engaged in their own musical performance while wearing sound canceling headphones. They are each playing every note perfectly using their own tempo and volume — but they’re not in sync with any of the other musicians. Does this sound like something you would want... read more

Can you imagine going to a music performance tonight, (any type will do) and the musicians are not playing together? Each of them is engaged in their own musical performance while wearing sound canceling headphones. They are each playing every note perfectly using their own tempo and volume — but they’re not in sync with any of the other musicians. Does this sound like something you would want... read more

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