Resume update

It’s been far too long since I posted. Hoping to change that soon. Meanwhile, a resume and CV update. I teach both ESL and creative writing at UCR Extension. Now it’s time to write again. A dozen years of writing and counting.

Resume for Christy Lochrie

christy.lochrie@gmail.com.

Profile:
Professional writer and journalist with extensive background in feature writing, curriculum development, project management, creative writing and teaching. A seasoned writer, Lochrie has thousands of clips and has earned multiple awards for her work. Her writing has appeared in newspapers, magazines and, without a byline, in curriculum and projects. Lochrie has an MFA in creative writing and teaches both creative writing and English as a second language.

Education:

Advanced Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate    Sept. 2015 (projected)

California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

M.F.A. in Creative Writing                                                                                    February 2013

Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA.; Plainfield, VT

Thesis: “Smoke Signals”

B.A. in Mass Communication                                                                                      June 2003

California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

A.A. in Liberal Arts                                                                                                     June 1989

San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA
Professional Experience:

Freelance writer, curriculum development, project management

Vancouver, Wash. and California                                                               Jan. 2008–Sept. 2013

  • Managed multiple reporting and writing projects to include freelance articles, reviews, travel articles, business news and features. Gathered information, interviewed people and subject matter experts, fact checked information and wrote copy on deadline
  • Coordinated with editors and photographers to deliver projects on deadline
  • Developed and wrote curriculum for online delivery

Features reporter

The Record Searchlight, Redding, CA                                                            June 2003-Dec. 2008

  • Managed simultaneous features writing projects to include information gathering, interviewing, fact checking and article writing, all on deadline
  • Wrote anchor feature stories, reviews, travel stories, news stories, columns, blogs and digital stories
  • Collaborated with photographers, graphic artists and online editors in the creation of story packages
  • Edited articles and section pages

Stringer / freelance reporter

The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA                                                                           2002-2003

  • Managed multiple reporting and writing projects to include freelance articles, travel articles, news, etc.
  • Gathered information, interviewed subjects, checked facts and wrote copy on deadline
  • Collaborated with editors and photographers to develop story packages
  • Shot photos and gathered art for story projects


Professional Experience, Continued:

Assistant editor / calendar editor / writer                                                                  2001-2002

Inland Empire magazine, Riverside, CA

  • Managed simultaneous writing projects to include feature articles, entertainment articles, news and regional snippets, etc.
  • Collaborated and planned out sections and special magazine issues
  • Planned the magazine’s calendar section

English as a Second Language Instructor
University of California, Riverside International Education Program, including Special Programs and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Riverside, CA                                                                                               July 2014 – present

  • Teach Fundamentals of Writing to ESL students
  • Teach multiculturalism, academic study skills, professional development, business English, and film and media studies to international students

Creative Writing Instructor

University of California, Riverside Extension, Riverside, CA            2009–present and 2001–2003

  • Teach creativity, memoir, digital storytelling and plein air writing courses
  • Create and design courses

English as a Second Language Instructor
Cambridge Institute of International Education, onsite at Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA

Jan. 2014 – June 2014

  • Taught ESL course (vocabulary development, oral skills development and writing) to Chinese college preparatory students
  • One-on-one tutoring and mentoring

Literacy Tutor
A.K. Smiley Library, Redlands, CA                                                           Jan. 2014 – Nov. 2014

  • Worked one on one with an ESL adult learner to teach basic literacy skills

Awards:

Publication Credits, with more than 1,000 articles in print:

Chico News and Review D.A.T.E Magazine Geico Direct
Inland Empire Magazine L.A. Parent Living Well
Metrolink Matters Pasta Magazine Quick and Light Healthy Cooking
The Capital Press The Columbian The Record Searchlight
The Press-Enterprise The Vancouver Business Journal Vibrant Life magazine
The Yucaipa Newsmirror Goldendale Sentinel And others

CV for Christy Lochrie:

Profile:
Dynamic instructor and writer seeks instruction opportunities teaching writing, ESL, creative writing, creativity, journalism, English composition, literature, reading, literacy, academic study skills or similar instruction. Recent instruction experience includes teaching courses in creative writing, ESL, academic study skills, multiculturalism, writing, professional development, film and media and other courses. Additionally, Lochrie has an extensive writing and journalism background and has developed both on-line and in-class courses.

Education:

Advanced Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Certificate    Sept. 2015 (projected)

California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

M.F.A. in Creative Writing                                                                                    February 2013

Goddard College, Port Townsend, WA.; Plainfield, VT

Thesis: “Smoke Signals”

B.A. in Mass Communication                                                                                      June 2003

California State University, San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

A.A. in Liberal Arts                                                                                                     June 1989

San Bernardino Valley College, San Bernardino, CA
Teaching Experience:

English as a Second Language Instructor
University of California, Riverside International Education Program, including Special Programs and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Riverside, CA                                                                                               July 2014 – present

  • Teach Fundamentals of Writing to ESL students
  • Teach multiculturalism, academic study skills, professional development, business English, and film and media studies to international students

Creative Writing Instructor

University of California, Riverside Extension, Riverside, CA            2009–present and 2001–2003

  • Teach creativity, memoir, digital storytelling and plein air writing courses
  • Teaching is both in-person and online
  • Create and design courses

English as a Second Language Instructor
Cambridge Institute of International Education, onsite at Palm Valley School, Rancho Mirage, CA

Jan. 2014 – June 2014

  • Taught ESL course (vocabulary development, oral skills development and writing) to Chinese college preparatory students
  • One-on-one tutoring and mentoring

Literacy Tutor
A.K. Smiley Library, Redlands, CA                                                           Jan. 2014 – Nov. 2014

  • Worked one on one with an ESL adult learner to teach basic literacy skills

Courses Taught:

Fundamentals of Writing, UCR Extension, Riverside, CA                                 July 2014 – present

  • Seminar and workshop course designed to teach basic academic writing skills to non-native speakers of English
  • Teach participants traditional rhetorical patterns of writing paragraphs and essays

Academic Study Skills, UCR International Education Program, Riverside, CA                  Fall 2014

  • Seminar and workshop course designed to teach non-native speakers of English strategies for academic success
  • Course includes group projects and presentations to instill cross-cultural cooperation and cooperation in an academic environment

Business English, UCR International Education Program, Riverside, CA                     Winter 2015

  • ESL course designed to teach non-native speakers of English both needed vocabulary and grammar conventions, and professional etiquette
  • Course includes group projects and presentations

Film and Media Studies, ESL, UCR International Education Program, Riverside, CA   Winter 2015

  • ESL course designed to teach non-native speakers of English a brief overview of film and media
  • Course includes group projects and presentations

Professional Development, UCR International Education Program, Riverside, CA       Winter 2015

  • ESL course designed to teach non-native speakers of English both needed vocabulary and grammar conventions, and professional etiquette
  • Course includes group projects and presentations

Multiculturalism, ESL,  UCR International Education Program, Riverside, CA              2014 & 2015

  • ESL course designed to familiarize college-level Japanese students with concepts related to multiculturalism
  • Participants write reflections about various sites visited, including The Museum of Tolerance, The Japanese American National Museum, and other related museums and sites
  • Course includes group projects and presentations

Freeing Your Creativity

University of California, Riverside Extension, Riverside, CA                                  2009 – present
and 2001–2003

  • Proposed and created credit-based creativity course
  • Using Moodle, teach online students fundamental concepts of creativity
  • Use an invitational rhetoric approach to teaching and to foster understanding and empathy

Memoir and Personal Essay Writing

University of California, Riverside Extension, Riverside, CA                                                 2013

  • Proposed and created credit-based memoir course
  • Using Moodle, taught students and responded to assignments, questions and student-submitted work
  • Evaluated student work and offered feedback

Plein Air Writing

University of California, Riverside Extension, Riverside, CA                                  2014 – present

  • Proposed and created credit-based plein air writing course
  • Lead students on walks for nature-inspired writing assignments
  • Evaluate student work and offer feedback

Courses Taught, Continued:

Digital Storytelling

University of California, Riverside Extension, Riverside, CA                                       Spring 2014

  • Proposed and created credit-based digital storytelling course
  • Combining photography and video with audio recordings of student essays, teach students to create digital stories
  • Evaluate student work and offer feedback

Memoir Workshop

Northwest Conference Against Human Trafficking, Portland, OR                              January 2012

  • Organized and ran a course in memoir writing for women survivors of sex trafficking
  • Employed an invitational rhetoric approach to teaching to foster democracy, understanding and empathy
  • Led discussions
  • Evaluated student work and offered feedback

Memoir

Goddard College Graduate School Teaching Practicum                                                  Fall 2011

YWCA, Vancouver, WA

  • As a part of graduate school teaching practicum: proposed, organized and ran a course in memoir writing for women in a domestic violence recovery program
  • Employed an invitational rhetoric approach to teaching to foster democracy, understanding and empathy
  • Led classroom discussion
  • Evaluated student work

Creative Writing

Goddard College Graduate School Teaching Practicum                                                  Fall 2011

Printed Matter, Vancouver, WA

  • As a part of graduate school teaching practicum, proposed, organized and ran a seminar in creative writing to a group of new and seasoned writers
  • Employed an invitational rhetoric approach to teaching to foster democracy, understanding and empathy
  • Evaluated student work

Professional Experience:

Freelance writer, curriculum development, project management

Vancouver, Wash. and Yucaipa, Calif.                                                       Jan. 2008–Sept. 2013

  • Managed multiple reporting and writing projects to include freelance articles, reviews, travel articles, business news and features. Gathered information, interviewed people and subject matter experts, fact checked information and wrote copy on deadline
  • Coordinated with editors and photographers to deliver projects on deadline
  • Developed and wrote curriculum for online delivery

Features reporter

The Record Searchlight, Redding, CA                                                            June 2003-Dec. 2008

  • Managed simultaneous features writing projects to include information gathering, interviewing, fact checking and article writing, all on deadline
  • Wrote anchor feature stories, reviews, travel stories, news stories, columns, blogs and digital stories
  • Collaborated with photographers, graphic artists and online editors in the creation of story packages
  • Edited articles and section pages

Professional Experience, Continued:

Stringer / freelance reporter

The Press-Enterprise, Riverside, CA                                                                           2002-2003

  • Managed multiple reporting and writing projects to include freelance articles, travel articles, news, etc.
  • Gathered information, interviewed subject, checked facts and wrote copy on deadline
  • Collaborated with editors and photographers to develop story packages
  • Shot photos and gathered art for story projects

Assistant editor / calendar editor / writer                                                                  2001-2002

Inland Empire magazine, Riverside, CA

  • Managed simultaneous writing projects to include feature articles, entertainment articles, news and regional snippets, etc.
  • Collaborated and planned out sections and special magazine issues
  • Organized photo shoots and collaborated for complete story packages
  • Planned the magazine’s calendar section

Software Applications:

·         Microsoft Word ·         Microsoft Excel ·         Microsoft PowerPoint
·         Microsoft Access ·         Microsoft FrontPage ·         Microsoft Outlook
·         Adobe Premiere ·         Adobe Reader ·         QuickWire
·         SAP ·         Moodle ·         Blackboard
·         WordPress

·         Skype

·         QuickWire

·         Dropbox

·         Audacity

·         Social networking

Awards:

Publication Credits, with more than 1,000 articles in print:

Chico News and Review D.A.T.E Magazine Geico Direct
Inland Empire Magazine LA Parent Living Well
Metrolink Matters Pasta Magazine Quick and Light
Healthy Cooking
The Capital Press The Columbian Record Searchlight The Press-Enterprise The Vancouver Business
Journal
Vibrant Life magazine Yucaipa Newsmirror Goldendale Sentinel