Leslie Cutler Stitt

 

801-564-5137

editor@lesliestitt.com

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

U. S. Census crew leader                                                                March 2009—Present

Supervise crew leader assistant and enumerator crew for Address Canvassing of 2010 Census. Train staff, manage payroll submissions and information communications between main office and staff, make area assignments, and handle most field situations concerning equipment, personnel, and communications.

 

Associate editor August 2006–February 2009

Performed full editorial duties for Gibbs Smith publishing company (Layton, UT), including in-depth manuscript developmental editing, proofreading, and indexing. My book projects covered the following topics: environmental, survival, how-to, business, architecture, interior design, caregiving, food and nutrition, and gardening, and I assisted other editors in all phases of their projects. I also wrote catalog copy, front and back flap copy, manuscript evaluations, and creative and design briefs.

 

Editor/proofreader/indexer                                                           December 1982–August 2006

......... Edited, proofread, and indexed books on a freelance basis for Deseret Book Co. (Salt Lake City); Cedar Fort, Inc. (Springville, UT), and Gibbs Smith (Layton, UT). Other clients include Executive Excellence (Provo, UT), The Game of Work (Park City, UT), and some independent authors.

 

English as a Second Language teacher                                            September 2004–May 2006

               Taught ESL for Weber School District adult education (Ogden, UT) and created ESL materials.

 

Adult education teacher                                                                        September 1988—June 1998

             Taught adult basic education and ESL for Ogden City School District (Ogden, UT) and created teaching materials.

 

Educational materials development consultant                  January 1985—September 1992 Developed training manuals, instructor supplements, and other print materials. Wrote and produced two educational videos and designed and conducted workshops on computer literacy and team building. Clients included Ogden-Weber Applied Technology Center, Weber State University, Utah State Office of Vocational Education.

 

English as a Second Language/bilingual teacher            September 1978—November 1983

Taught ESL in day, evening, and summer school programs for Jordan, Granite, and Murray school districts (Salt Lake City), and ESL summer school for American Language Academy at Williston-Northampton School (Easthampton, MA).

 

Secondary education graduate assistant                                         January 1977—August 1978

Taught undergraduate education courses, supervised student teachers, wrote two secondary education syllabi for Department of Secondary Education, BYU. Faculty advisor: Dr. C. Garn Coombs.

 

Linguistic graduate assistant                                                                          April 1977—June 1978                                                

Wrote ESL computer grammar courses and presented material at national and international conventions for McKay Institute, Computer Teaching Research Center, BYU. Faculty advisor: Dr. Frank Otto.


 

EDUCATION

 

August 1982

               Graduated from Brigham Young University with an M.A. degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. Emphasis: Materials Development. Minor: Community College Teaching. Thesis topic: Outdoor Recreation: A Viable Teaching Topic on American Culture for ESL Students.

 

April 1973

               Graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Psychology. Minor: Spanish. Received Utah state teaching certificate in 1976. Participated in 1972 Madrid semester abroad program.

 

I hold a current Utah secondary education teaching certificate in Psychology, Spanish, and Teaching English as a Second Language.