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Patricia Cuchens, M.A.T.
Ms. Cuchens holds an undergraduate degree in English Education and an M.A.T. in English. She has continued her professional studies in such diverse areas as web design tools, grant writing, and English as a Second Language (ESL). She has considerable experience as a teacher from elementary school through college, teaching a wide range of subjects including grammar, literature, language arts, reading, world geography, history, and social studies. In addition, she has served as a scorer for Oak Hill Technology, Inc., on behalf of the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the Texas Examinations of Educator Standards (TExES) English Language Arts and Reading test. Using her writing skills, Ms. Cuchens has completed projects involving business and technical writing, editing and proofreading, presentations, reports, instructional materials, and curriculum development.

August Tarrier, Ph.D.
Dr. Tarrier is an award-winning writer, editor and English professor. Her superb editing and writing skills and extensive experience in project management have enabled her to launch a small press, an independent bookstore, and an alternative-nutrition consulting business. Dr. Tarrier has over 15 years experience as an Assistant Professor of English. She works as a writing consultant, specializing in editing scholarly and academic work, including articles for professional journals, dissertations, and books. She is an expert at improving clarity and polishing prose, providing sensitive critique to writers at the developmental level, addressing issues of structure and argument, as well as tone and impact. Dr. Tarrier works extensively with authors of creative manuscripts, such as novels, stories and memoirs, giving constructive and supportive feedback and providing notes on style, structure, grammar and spelling.

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.

Eleanor Binnings, M.F.A.
As a creative writer herself, Eleanor Binnings has taken her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from American University in Washington, D.C. and spent her educational life as a teacher of this creative art. She has focused on teaching composition both in the classroom and online, which gives her a unique perspective of the craft. Her own skills were highlighted when she served as Creative Director for Hanson Marketing & Advertising, where she was responsible for copy writing TV, radio, and print projects. In addition to her skills as a writer, she designed advertising campaigns and developed marketing plans. Her freelance projects include study guides, proposals, business and marketing plans, creative work, editorials, website content, and technical writing.

Wanda Morgan, Ph.D. Writer and Editor
Dr. Morgan’s career has been considerable as demonstrated by her inclusion in publications such as Who’s Who of American Women, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in Finance and Industry. Her doctorate in Rhetoric from the University of Oklahoma punctuates an academic career that includes the study of Religion and English. As an accomplished writer, she is involved in the creation of teacher certification study guides as a writer and editor in addition to serving as a consultant/advisor to the Oklahoma State Legislature on the preparation of competency tests for teachers.

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