Who is Amanda?

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I am someone who loves to work with language. I love writing, editing and helping others succeed in their own language use. I enjoy speaking Spanish with my Latin American friends and Korean with my Korean friends. I can easily hold a long conversation about language. I enjoy debating grammar points, usage and the development and history of languages. I’ve even had grammar-related discussions on vacation.

That’s not to say that I only think about language. One of my majors is in music with an emphasis in oboe, and I can find my way on the piano and clarinet too. I love to ride my bike. I attend church regularly. I enjoy reading a wide variety of books, and I frequently browse a large number of articles on diverse cultures.

You can review some of my professional experience below. Then, visit the pages for specific areas and download my portfolio to see more detailed information.

Experience:

Xtra Mile: Interpreter  Spanish-English interpreted for medical appointments Columbia, MO
Neungyule Education: Writer/Editor  ELT content written and edited for well-known series Seoul,
South Korea
CETL Korea: Researcher  ELT content created and edited for 80+ textbooks
Hyang-gi Praise: Translator  Korean to English song and musical translation
YBM One to One: Instructor  EFL classes implemented with adults
Yes Youngdo: Teacher  EFL classes taught to children
Jong Lee: ESL Tutor  Literacy curriculum implemented with children Springfield, MO
Summit Preparatory School: Office Assistant  Newsletters and other materials created and edited
Developmental Center of the Ozarks: Office Assistant
RGIS Inventory Services: Auditor
First and Calvary Presbyterian Church: Childcare Provider
Springfield Public Schools: Substitute Teacher  Classes taught in many subjects, including English
Gingko Tree Review: Editorial Intern  Manuscripts reviewed and edited for publication
Ultimate AIM: Assistant Guadalajara,
Mexico
Drury University:
-Assistant in the Dean of Students Office
-Assistant in the College Park Community Center
-Assistant in the Executive Vice President’s Office
-English as a Second Language Tutor
Academic ESL tutoring completed Springfield, MO
DFS/Geerlings: Childcare Provider Columbia, MO
Shalom Christian Academy: Teacher
Lenoir Community Center: Banquet Server