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As an instructional designer, former English teacher, and enthusiastic technologist, I am available to work on your copyediting and writing projects.

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $2.67
Rate Per WordUS $0.01
Rate Per HourUS $13.33
these rates are not set in stone and are only an average for this editor. The actual rate applicable to your document will depend on the depth of the edit, the quality of the writing, the topic matter, the proximity of the deadline, the length of the document and several other factors.


Editor's LevelGold Star Level Editor Scored 94% on editing test.
Diamond Star Level Editor Test score 100% .
Gold Star Level Editor Test score 85% or higher.
Silver Star Level Editor Test score 70% to 84%.
Bronze Star Level Editor Test score less than 70%.
First nameBrian
Country United States
City Pittsburgh
Education degree MS
Major specialization Other, Instructional Technology
Second specialization English
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Operations Coordinator, ServiceNow 2015-present
* Provided oversight to web-based incident and problem management services for the university’s entire computing services department.
* Served as a consultant to the university regarding ITIL and IT service management best practices.
* Performed system administration tasks, programmed customizations, and conducted systematic testing in relation to service adaptations.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Manager, Media Technology Infrastructure Support and Services 2012 - 2015
* Supervised all aspects of the technology deployed in teaching and learning spaces.
* Technologies managed include live and on-demand streaming video, room control and AV integration, enterprise videoconferencing, course capture, virtual meeting tools.
* Managed budgets, approved purchases and expenditures, developed equipment maintenance and refresh plans.
* Supervised an infrastructure team of full time five staff, directing project and team activities as well as service coordination with other teams within and outside Computing Services.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Senior Systems Engineer, Storage and Virtualization 2010 –2011
* Worked as primary administrator for a centralized infrastructure delivering Dell Equallogic Storage Area Network (SAN) devices totaling 260 terabytes of storage. Provisioned volumes, configured security, and performed upgrades.
* Contributed to the virtual infrastructure team as a VMWare VSphere administrator, servicing 90% of the department’s data center. Deployed virtual machines, consulted on server design, performed upgrades, and provisioned hosts.
* Developed custom applications for managing SAN and VMWare hardware using Powershell, SQL, and ASP.NET.

Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Windows Systems Administration 2006 –2010
* Specialized in configuring highly available systems using Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering.
* Managed critical and sensitive server deployments for international student systems, payroll (ADP PC/Payroll), enterprise document management, and electronic health records.
* Authored scripts and custom applications with Powershell for managing Windows, Sharepoint, and SQL Server.

Five Star Development, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004 - 2006
Systems Administrator and Technical Developer
* Administered LAN and server operations, including Windows server technologies (Exchange, SQL, IIS), Voice Over IP service, wireless LAN service, virtual private network (VPN) services, and Cisco PIX Firewall.
* Fulfilled the role of DBA for both internal and external database clients.
* Developed, designed and deployed large-scale e-learning projects for clients such as Visa USA, US Steel, and PNC Bank.

Penn State Beaver, Monaca, PA, 1998 - 2003
Instructional Development Specialist / IT Manager
* Fulfilled a dual role as instructional specialist and technology manager.
* Served as the first IT Manager at this campus, built IT staffing and office practices from the ground up, provided primary support for computer labs, networked computing and classroom technology.
* Supervised student computing staff and contract employees for all IT operations, including hiring, performing evaluations, training, and assigning duties.

University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011 - Present
Adjunct Instructor
* Taught for the iSchool the course IS 2560, “Web Technologies and Standards”

Westwood College Online, Denver, CO, 2004 - Present
Online Adjunct Instructor
* Taught for the Computer Network Engineering program online
* Courses taught include: NW 110, "Introduction to Networking", NW 106, "Desktop Computing", NW 354, “Advanced Enterprise Administration”, NW 105, “Linux Operating Systems”

Freelance Online Course Developer, 1999 - present
* Developed complete courses for delivery at Penn State University’s World Campus, Rasmussen College Online, and Westwood College Online
* Established learning objectives and served as both subject matter expert and instructional designer
* Developed text-based lectures, learning activities, and evaluation instruments
* Participated in quality review and analysis, revised course materials, and assisted with delivery

Computer experience


MS Word, MS Powerpoint, MS Office, MS Access, Dreamweaver, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe PageMaker, MS Publisher, MS Excel, Scrivener

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