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To pursue a full-time career writing academic textbooks on the subject of revision writing and editing; writing self-help resources on overcoming procrastination; and providing web-based content for companies in the business of social media marketing, print publishing, legal drafting, curriculum development, and software troubleshooting.
2005, 2002, M.A., B.A., English, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- Teaching, Tutoring, Curriculum Design
- Academic Editing, Copyediting, Developmental Editing
- Professional Writing, Copywriting, Ghostwriting
- SEO content and social media marketing writing
- Handbooks, Guides, Glossary/Indexing, Research
- Training manuals, application and seminar packets
- HTML, CSS (working knowledge)
- Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Publisher
- Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Reader
- MLA, APA, Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian
- Working knowledge of The Associated Press Stylebook
Introduction to Literature
President & Editorial Director, Favors Writing Management, Dallas, TX
August 2010 – Present
Design, develop, and manage guidelines for web content published on company, online profile, and social media sites. Develop procedure documentation for web content development projects. Create, develop, and manage guidelines for published articles on third-party contractor websites. Provide ghostwriting, legal writing, copywriting, and business writing services. Develop web content for social media marketing companies, private and public. Manage the development of user guides and training manuals. Coordinate technical writing projects. Edit business documents, manuscripts, and legal agreements. Provide language translation services for German, Italian, Japanese, and English (German, Italian, and Japanese > English). Develop curriculum and print publishing guidelines for English and business college textbooks. Manage the development of new business segments.
eHow Contributing Writer, Demand Media, Santa Monica, CA
July 2010 – Present
Provide website content for third-party reference and social media marketing outlets. Copyedit articles on a variety of topics to include legal drafting, federal regulation, land development, real estate, banking rules, and academic editing. Publish articles online through eHow.com and content gathering websites.
Founder & President, The Regina Y. Favors Learning Center, San Diego, CA
May 2006 – President
Oversee the development of English and English as a Second Language online training resources, services, and user guides. Develop the online budget and social media marketing advertising accounts. Write and develop the guidelines for published articles. Create legal drafting and work-made-for-hire agreements with third-party contractors. Manage the development of company policy, bylaws, procedure documentation, and public communications. Regina Y. Favors Learning Center, The is a registered government contractor.
Advanced Placement English Language Reader, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
June 2008 – June 2009
Read and scored A.P. English language exams for two summers.
Adjunct Instructor, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas, TX
January 2007 – May 2008
Taught English at the freshmen and sophomore levels for Eastfield College from 2007 to 2008. Taught students how to examine their own papers by using proofreading and correction symbols as part of developing a proactive approach to correcting their own writing. Learned how to choose my battles, make unpopular decisions, support my instructions, and encourage students to do the same as future leaders. Taught also English as a Second Language (Advanced Grammar) for Richland College. Designed classroom exercises for non-native speakers.
Drop-in Writing Tutor, Rhetoric & Writing Studies, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
August 2003 – February 2006
Evaluated writing at all levels, for multiple disciplines. Developed, tracked, and evaluated educational objectives for the “drop-in writing tutor” position. Designed a “Proofreader’s Checklist” to measure student learning gaps. Promoted self-sufficiency by encouraging students be proactive and learn the academic material in order to teach themselves and others.
Graduate Teaching Associate, English & Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
January 2004 – January 2005
Successfully assisted tenured professor in academic duties related to grading and student mentoring. Taught college literature (American) for the English Department. Incorporated “Student Success” into the academic syllabus by creating handouts on overcoming procrastination.
Ronald E. McNair Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
May 2000 – May 2002
Designed two summers of research on both the politics of urban school reform and on the challenges of diversity in K-12 curriculum formation. Synthesized quantitative/qualitative data to reflect ongoing trends of the “evolving student.” Presented findings of ethnographic observations, outlining social values inherent in literary texts. Published two scientific journal articles.
Elected Council Member, Board of Director, President Pro Tempore, Associated Students, Inc., San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
January 2000 – March 2001
Volunteered to serve the campus community as an elected council member, Rules Committee Chair, and President Pro Tempore of Associated Students. As a Board of Director, responsible for oversight and coordination of operational and programmatic policy-making decisions for the extensive facilities, programs, and services managed and operated by the council. As Rules Committee Chair, enforced the council’s bylaws, approved policy changes, ran committee meetings, and directed the bylaws restructuring initiative.
Honors and Awards
2003 – 2004, San Diego State University Graduate Equity Fellowship
2001, Honorable Mention, CSU Sally Casanova Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program
2001, Nomination, California State Student Association for the CSU Board of Trustees Student Trustee
2000 – 2001, Scholar, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program
The Favors Glossary: Guide to Using Margin Comments for Revising Academic Essays
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Favors, Regina Y. The Universality of W.E.B. Du Bois’s Double Consciousness: Its Application to Henrik Ibsen, Franz Kafka, and Ralph Ellison. MA thesis. San Diego: SDSU, 2004. Print.
Favors, Regina Y. “The Challenge of Diversity in Secondary School Curriculum Formation: An Ethnographic Observation of Social Values Inherent in Literary Texts in the High School Curriculum.” The SDSU McNair Scholars Journal, Volume 8, May 2002.
Favors, Regina Y. “The Politics of Urban School Reform: The Political Disparities in Secondary Education in Contemporary America.” The SDSU McNair Scholars Journal, Volume 8, May 2001.
2000 – 2001
Test Proctor, Disabled Student Services, SDSU, San Diego, CA
1996 – 1998
Customer Service Representative, WorldxChange, San Diego, CA
1994 – 1996
Customer Service Representative, Advanced Telemarketing, Dallas, TX
1991 – 1993
Accounting Records File Clerk, Hunt Oil Company, Dallas, TX
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