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Victoria Anderson, M.A. Project Coordinator
A talented, professional freelance writer, Ms. Anderson used her Master’s degree to launch a multi-faceted career in the world of words. Regardless of the task, from traditional writing, formatting and editing a variety of manuals, to organizing, editing, and publishing a monthly elementary newsletter, she is comfortable working with a variety of writing formats and subjects. In addition to resumes, technical content, abstracts, instructional and curriculum materials, and website content, Ms. Anderson has also written freelance abstracts for a variety of science journals, magazines, and periodicals.

Susan Andres, M.A. Content Coordinator and Author
Ms. Andres has a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Chicago. More than eight years as a middle school math teacher and 15 years of business experience make her uniquely qualified to create curriculum and test questions that correlate to testing standards for assessments like the SAT, AP, GMAT, LSAT, and teacher certification tests. Her exceptional knowledge of English grammar and mechanics makes her a valuable editor and proofreader. Ms. Andres has served as an author for XAMonline for such diverse subjects as mathematics, chemistry, general science, and general knowledge.

Frances Stanford, M.A. Content Coordinator and Author
Ms. Stanford earned a Master’s of Education in Literacy from Mount St. Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia where she also earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Secondary Education, History and English. She has over 30 years of experience as a teacher and administrator, including two years as a principal. In addition to publishing and writing study guides and teacher resource materials, Ms. Stanford freelance writes web copy.

Janis Petersen, Ph.D. Content Coordinator and Author
Culminating with a Post doctorate degree in Economics from the University of Notre Dame, Dr. Petersen’s academic career, which also includes a B.S. in Economics, is enhanced by her commitment to staying current in the field. By continuing to work with business entities such as Qwest Communications, Standard Oil Company and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, she continues to build her powerful vitae. In addition to consistent participation at conferences as both a contributor and discussant, she regularly contributes to numerous academic and professional publications. Drawing on her considerable and varied experience, Dr. Petersen has turned her attention to editing and contributing to academic publications.

Beth Anderson, Ed.D. Author, Editor and Proofreader
Beginning her educational career in English and graduating with an Ed.D. in Early Childhood Education and Reading Language Arts from the University of North Dakota, Dr. Anderson has dedicated her life to sharing her love of language with students from nursery school through graduate school. With more than 30 years as a teacher and professor at Minnesota State University Moorhead, she has turned her attention to freelance writing and editing. Using her extensive experience, including in-service coursework in Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC), she edits Master’s theses and Doctoral dissertations, and works on articles, books, and study guides for teachers preparing for certifications.

Deborah Harbin, M.A. Proofreader and Editor
With an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Prairie View A & M University in Houston, Texas, Ms. Harbin brings a clear, concise writing style, which results in high readability for all audiences. Her experience and training on the FOG Index of Readability allows her to write so that the audience can easily understand the concepts she presents. With over 27 years of experience as an educator and administrator, she has considerable professional expertise as a proofreader and editor. She has written several successful grants and contributed to online articles at Educationworld.com. She has also worked as an online scorer for Educational Testing Service (ETS) and has had classroom ideas published in several issues of The Mailbox, a national teacher’s magazine.

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