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Robert D. Shepherd | Resume

Highly experienced editor, writer, and publications manager, print and digital

Career History

·         Writer, Editor, and Publishing Consultant, Praxis Communications. 08.2004–Present. St. Petersburg, FL

·         Vice President, Director of Development (editorial), Houghton Mifflin/Great Source Education Group. 09.2001–03.2004. Wilmington, MA

·         CEO, Advanced Instructional Materials. 01.1997–08.2001. Beverly, MA

·         CEO, Penobscot School Publishing/Wordworks. 01.1988–01.1997. Needham, MA

·         Editor, Prentice Hall/Simon & Schuster. 1986–1988. Needham, MA

·         Editor, McDougal, Littell & Company. 1983–1986. Evanston, IL

Education, Certifications, and Professional Organizations

·         B.A. in English, with Honors and Distinction, Indiana University

·         Lifetime teaching certificate, English, state of Massachusetts.

·         Member, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Honors and Awards

·         Phi Beta Kappa

·         Perfect score (800) on the verbal portion of the Graduate Record Examination

·         National Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award in Creative Writing

Areas of Expertise/Significant Experience

·         Business: balanced scorecard, budgeting, corporate communications, marketing metrics, project management, quality control, marketing and advertising, presentation/public speaking, Six Sigma, statistics

·         Editorial: English grammar and style, publishing processes, scheduling and trafficking, writing in many subjects and genres for audiences of all ages and levels of sophistication

·         Educational Publishing: K-12 curricula, standards, and assessment in language arts, reading, and mathematics; K-12 product conceptualization and development, print and digital

·         Software: InDesign, Quark Xpress, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, MathType, Dreamweaver, Camtasia, Finale, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project


·         Board member, Florida Voices for Animals (FVA)

·         Board member and Director of Communications, The League of Humane Voters, Florida (LOHV-FL)


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