Katherine M.

Kieva
26 Hillcrest St. North Dartmouth, MA 02747 (508) 542-6888

k.kieva@verizon.net Scientific Editing Experience:
Edisense/Enago – English editing and proofreading of scientific manuscripts for ESL authors. February 2010 to present. Freelance editor in a range of scientific disciplines, including astronomy & astrophysics, polymer science, inorganic chemistry, plasma physics, and ceramics. Robert Fisher, Assistant Physics Professor, UMass Dartmouth. March – May 2009. Contract grant writer collaborating on NASA proposal, submitted 5/29/09. Resource Development Office, City of New Bedford, Aug – Nov 2008 (internship). Successful in securing $200,000 funding from the EPA for Greater New Bedford Brownfields Jobs Training program, implemented by Bristol Community College and New Bedford Career Center. Office of Campus & Community Sustainability, UMass Dartmouth, Jan – Aug 2008. Developed and wrote an initial proposal for the EPA's "Healthy Communities Grant Program," including summary budget and partner information, project summary, and details addressing the EPA's program areas. Technical writer for industries as diverse as computer telephony, home healthcare, and e-commerce. Responsible for creating customer-focused technical guides, manuals, and release notes for software products, 19962001.

Writing Experience:

Additional Work Experience:

Insurance Customer Service Representative II – AAA Southern New England, Providence, RI, 7/2006 to present. Responsibilities: Insurance call center, handling 30-40 calls per day while maintaining 95% quality. Requires attention to detail, excellent communication and research skills, ability to multi-task, and teamwork. Insurance Customer Service Representative – Gencorp Insurance Group/Portsmouth Agency, Portsmouth, RI, 9/2004 to 7/2006.

Education:

M.A. in Professional Writing, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA. Anticipated completion December 2010. B.S. in Ceramic Engineering, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, 1984.

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent organizational, communication, and research skills; attention to detail; self-directed and self-motivated. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Apple iWorks, and LaTeX document typesetting application.

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