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Ronald Tiekert

Ronald Tiekert - Editor

Boca Raton, United States

Content editor, fact checker, copy editor, and proofreader, with a focus on nonfiction, particularly in the educational field.

Overview

I have more than 20 years of experience content editing, copy editing, proofreading, and fact-checking K-9 math and ELA instructional and assessment materials. For the past five years I've gained experience in applying the same skills in the production of professional development materials in the educational field. Apart from the educational field, I’ve edited topical informational and how-to articles for Internet delivery. See the Work Experience section for more career details.

While my experience began in the pre-digital days of editing double or triple-spaced print manuscript, I've become comfortable editing onscreen, usually with MS-Word. I'm experienced at using Adobe's PDF markup tools for copy editing and proofreading, and I'm comfortable discussing projects with authors at a distance using Google Docs as part of resolving comments and queries that arise during the development process.

While I'm nowhere near being a graphic artist, I'm proficient enough with MS-Word drawing tools to sketch diagrams and geometric figures as part of developing graphic specs for practice and assessment items in K-9 math texts.

TESTIMONIALS

Jim Griffin, CEO of New Century Education Foundation [formerly New Century Education Corporation]

"I have known Ron Tiekert for 15 years, beginning with his work at New Century Education Corporation, where he was Managing Editor and I was CEO. He has a thorough knowledge of both academic standards and interactive lesson software development. He can design and create lesson content in both reading and math to fit exacting standards as well as align existing lesson content as appropriate.

Ron’s views on standards, lesson content, and rigor are always well researched and considered, and his design and development work is very detail oriented. He also has excellent editorial skills in reviewing the work of others. His deliverables are therefore always of high quality. Ron communicates well with his team and the rest of the group, and he remains current on the use of changing technological tools.

A small group of us formed New Century Education Foundation, a not-for-profit, and we acquired the intellectual property of the old for-profit. We continue to reach out for Ron’s help on different projects as we revise and upgrade the software. I can highly recommend him."

Jerri Farris, Senior Director, Editorial for, a Demand Media property [This is taken from a review of my editorial work for Demand Studios, which became Demand Media when it went public.]

“Hello, Ron. By coincidence, it's time for your review. I audited eight articles to review your work and found consistently exceptional attention to detail and outstanding rewrite requests. It was a complete pleasure to review your work. My comments are below. Please let me know if you have questions.

Also, I want you to know that the writer on the wood walkway wrote to the Help Desk after seeing the final on his article. He wanted Senior Editors to recognize how much effort you went to in getting the article corrected and approved. I appreciated your work as much as he did.”

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Education & Reference

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
March, 2009 – Present (over 8 years)

Since March 2009 I have provided, on a freelance/contract basis, editorial services and other services related to development of mathematics and English language arts instructional and assessment materials in the K to 9 grade range for several companies, including Triumph Learning and William H. Sadlier. During this time I also edited and fact-checked short topical nonfiction articles for a content aggregator, Demand Media. In addition, I have edited professional development (PD) materials for Syfr, a consulting company that focuses on implementing research-based innovation and creativity in learning.

I've become comfortable editing onscreen, usually with MS-Word, although my experience goes back to the pre-digital days of editing double or triple-spaced print manuscript. I'm also experienced at using Adobe's PDF markup tools for copy editing and proofreading, and I'm comfortable discussing projects with authors at a distance using Google Docs as part of resolving comments and queries that arise during the development process.

While I'm nowhere near being a graphic artist, I'm proficient enough with MS-Word drawing tools to sketch diagrams and geometric figures as part of developing graphic specs for practice and assessment items in K-9 math texts.

Managing editor

New Century Education Corporation
February, 1985 – January, 2009 (almost 24 years)

While at New Century Education I worked in development of both mathematics and English language arts instructional materials, first as a senior editor, then as a managing editor. During this time more than 1400 lessons were developed and released.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

TRIUMPHLEARNING COMMON CORE COACH MATHEMATICS 7

JERRY KAPLAN

Common Core Coach, Mathematics, Grades 3-8, delivers in-depth instruction in context, scaffolded practice, and independent application, presented in an engaging and relevant format.

Common Core Coach, Mathematics, Grades 3-8, delivers in-depth instruction in context, scaffolded practice, and independent application, presented in an engaging and relevant format.

Common Core Coach Mathematics 4 Teacher's Manual

triumphlearning

A Complete Planning Tool Instructional overview Lesson Plans Fluency Worksheets Common Error analysis Lesson Progressions

A Complete Planning Tool Instructional overview Lesson Plans Fluency Worksheets Common Error analysis Lesson Progressions

Common Core Coach, Mathematics Gr. 6

TriumpLearning

Common Core Coach, Mathematics Gr. 6, delivers in depth instruction in context, scaffolded practice, and independent application

Common Core Coach, Mathematics Gr. 6, delivers in depth instruction in context, scaffolded practice, and independent application

Common Core Progress Mathematics Grade 2

William Sadlier

Progress in Mathematics Grade 2 Workbook Teacher's Edition Brand New PLease email me for a picture, I could not add it on the website.

Progress in Mathematics Grade 2 Workbook Teacher's Edition Brand New PLease email me for a picture, I could not add it on the website.

Common Core Progress Mathematics Grade 6

William Sadlier

common core math book , barely used

common core math book , barely used

Progress in Mathematics, Common Core Edition, Grade 3

Sadlier School

A Perfect Equation for Common Core This comprehensive program supports a transition to a complete Common Core curriculum with a blend of print and digital components. Progress in Mathematics has you covered for: The Common Core State Standards The Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice The Shifts in Mathematics

A Perfect Equation for Common Core This comprehensive program supports a transition to a complete Common Core curriculum with a blend of print and digital components. Progress in Mathematics has you covered for: The Common Core State Standards The Eight Standards for Mathematical Practice The Shifts in Mathematics

Common Core Progress Mathematics- Grade 4 Teacher's Edition Paperback – 2014

William Sadlier

Built to Effectively Implement the Shifts in Mathematics: Focus, Coherence, Rigor This comprehensive supplemental program: Addresses core curriculum gaps to cover 100% of the Common Core State Standards Integrates the Mathematical Practices in each lesson to develop proficiency Develops deep understanding of math using the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, multiple representations, and ... read more

Built to Effectively Implement the Shifts in Mathematics: Focus, Coherence, Rigor This comprehensive supplemental program: Addresses core curriculum gaps to cover 100% of the Common Core State Standards Integrates the Mathematical Practices in each lesson to develop proficiency Develops deep understanding of math using the Gradual Release of Responsibility model, multiple representations, and ... read more

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