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James Noll

James Noll - Editor

Fredericksburg, VA, United States

I'm a freelance writer, line and copy editor, and educator. I'm also an author, having published four horror/post-apocalyptic/sci-fi novels.

Overview

I'm a freelance writer, line and copy editor, and educator. I write edit copy for local inbound marketing companies and other businesses, and I am a part time Marketing Editor for Story Collaborative. I am also a writing coach with over fifteen years of experience teaching students and clients how to write. Finally, I'm an author myself having published four horror/post-apocalyptic/sci-fi novels.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian Horror Mashups Science Fiction Short Story

Certifications

  • Virginia Post-graduate Professional Teaching License

Work experience

Magazine Editor I

Story Collaborative
June, 2017 – Present (7 months)

Responsible for monthly brainstorming meetings with collaborative team.
Organize the planning and execution of each issue.
Contribute creative ideas.
Consider the unique audience's needs, wants, and problems, and address them successfully throughout content.
Deliver proof-read and print-ready content to Creative Director.

Freelance Copywriter/editor

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Write, edit, develop, and produce copy for various local and regional online and print publications.

Video Editor

CVTV
January, 2014 – January, 2015 (about 1 year)

Edit a variety of video and audio for broadcast on CVTV. Record, produce, and mix voice overs. Specialize
in Adobe Premiere Pro and Audition.

Teacher

Spotsylvania County Public Schools
August, 2002 – Present (over 15 years)

Manage classroom coverage of 11th Grade Collaborative, Regular, Advanced, and AP English classes, 12th
Grade Collaborative and Regular English Classes, and 9th-12th Grade Creative Writing I and II classes.
Assume all of the responsibilities of a regular classroom teacher, including professional development,
communication with parents, IEP meetings, assessment of students, and staff meetings. Analyze data
generated from standardized formative and summative assessments. Collaborate with cooperating teachers
to design curriculum and lesson plans; perform basic administrative duties such as recording attendance
and administering classroom discipline and organizing student work and portfolios; provide individual
assistance to students as needed. Manage and train student teachers.
NHS Sponsor. Manage faculty induction board to evaluate student applications. Manage student induction.
Advise students in regards to volunteer community service projects. Keep accurate records of student
achievements, hours, and dues. Run monthly meetings.
Literary Magazine Sponsor. Collaborate with students to publish a writing magazine (The Cat’s Eye),
including planning, promotion, fund-raising, editing and layout of the magazine, delegating responsibilities,
and using a variety of media and technology.
County TLC Facilitator for AP English Language and Composition. Organize, manage, and run monthly
TLC meetings. Study data from CFAs. Produce unit and lesson plans to address student strengths and
weaknesses based on data from CFAs.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Rabbit, The Jaguar, & The Snake

James Noll

From the author of A Knife in the Back, You Will Be Safe Here, and Burn All The Bodies comes The Rabbit, The Jaguar, and The Snake, the first book in an epic tale of adventure and survival. When Bonesaw, an early 20th Century gangster, is rescued from prison by the Brotherhood, he doesn’t realize it is actually a kidnapping. They give him a choice: either compete in The Gauntlet (Golgotha, Hel... read more

From the author of A Knife in the Back, You Will Be Safe Here, and Burn All The Bodies comes The Rabbit, The Jaguar, and The Snake, the first book in an epic tale of adventure and survival. When Bonesaw, an early 20th Century gangster, is rescued from prison by the Brotherhood, he doesn’t realize it is actually a kidnapping. They give him a choice: either compete in The Gauntlet (Golgotha, Hel... read more

A Knife in the Back

James Noll

You are about to enter a world of terror and pain! In “Beta,” a monster terrorizes an isolated village in the mountains of Eastern Europe, draining the blood of its victims, leaving them frozen in the snow. The villagers hunt wolves, decapitate “vampires,” but the murders continue. As each new body is found, the residents grow more and more paranoid. Then the cobbler's son decides to investiga... read more

You are about to enter a world of terror and pain! In “Beta,” a monster terrorizes an isolated village in the mountains of Eastern Europe, draining the blood of its victims, leaving them frozen in the snow. The villagers hunt wolves, decapitate “vampires,” but the murders continue. As each new body is found, the residents grow more and more paranoid. Then the cobbler's son decides to investiga... read more

YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE: Four Tales of Monsters and Mayhem and Tracker's Travail, Book the Second in the Topher Trilogy

James Noll

Come travel down the dark recesses of the human mind, accompany the doomed inhabitants of a distant planet on their dangerous final mission, and tour the paranormal corners of Fredericksburg, Virginia with four more short stories and a new novel from the author of A Knife in the Back."Milly-Anne" doesn't let autism get in her way. She's smart. Smarter than her mother, smarter than her classmat... read more

Come travel down the dark recesses of the human mind, accompany the doomed inhabitants of a distant planet on their dangerous final mission, and tour the paranormal corners of Fredericksburg, Virginia with four more short stories and a new novel from the author of A Knife in the Back."Milly-Anne" doesn't let autism get in her way. She's smart. Smarter than her mother, smarter than her classmat... read more

Burn All The Bodies: Five Tales of Violence and Vengeance, and Topher's Ton, a novel.

James Noll

Another diverse collection of stories from the author of A Knife in the Back and YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE.In “Coming Home,” after the siege, Lily finds refuge in her favorite place: a pond a few miles outside of the city. There she is attacked and taken hostage by a lone enemy soldier. She thinks he’s going to kill her, but he has something else in mind.In “It Steals Things,” years after finally ... read more

Another diverse collection of stories from the author of A Knife in the Back and YOU WILL BE SAFE HERE.In “Coming Home,” after the siege, Lily finds refuge in her favorite place: a pond a few miles outside of the city. There she is attacked and taken hostage by a lone enemy soldier. She thinks he’s going to kill her, but he has something else in mind.In “It Steals Things,” years after finally ... read more

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