Teri Cooper Brown
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  Teri Cooper Brown is a full-time freelance writer, former teacher, and expert in elementary education, gifted education, family life, and parenting. Her work has appeared in major markets including The Washington Post, Disney's Family Fun, Disney Family. com, Atlanta Style & Design, and Baby Talk. She was a contributing author for Duke University's Gifted Parent Letter, a journal for parents and teachers of gifted children. Mrs. Brown developed early childhood curriculum for Abingdon Press. Her book Play, Think, and Grow, a resource book for early childhood educators, was published by Abingdon. As a gifted education resource teacher for six schools, Mrs. Brown created and demonstrated over 400 lessons and independent study programs to help teachers extend and enrich curriculum for bright students. Teri also revised and updated travel guides on Georgia and Atlanta for Northstar Travel Media.
Contact Info
  Teri Cooper Brown
108 Cottage Oaks Lane
Woodstock, GA 30189
USA

Tel: 678-773-2320  
E-Mail: teri3294@bellsouth.net
Website: http://www.mediabistro.com/Tericooperbrown
Work Samples
 
(Duke Gifted Letter)
Parents of advanced preschoolers wonder if their child will be bored in kindergarten. They often request testing for advanced placement in 1st grade. In this piece, recent research and expert commentary will assist parents as they wrestle with this tough decision.
(Northstar Travel Media)
A comprehensive traveler's handbook about Atlanta, Georgia, organized in a concierge style guidebook. This clip features the first 5 pages of the 45-page travel guide.
Writing Samples  
(Disney Family.com, 4/27/2011)
Night terrors are a common problem in preschoolers. This article includes detailed descriptions of how to recognize night terrors, and how to possibly help a child who is experiencing these frightening episodes that doctors call "parasomnias." Facts proviced by medical experts from Emory Universit
Work Info
 
Expertise
Book Author 24 Years
Writer 28 Years
Education Curriculum Developer-Writer 12 Years
Specialty
Education 32 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 30 Years
Gifted Children; Parenting 16 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
30 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Abingdon Press (6-10), DisneyFamily.com (3-5), DUKE Univ Gifted Parent Letter (journal) (3-5), Northstar Travel Publishing (3-5), The Washington Post (1-2), Weekly Reader Challenge Magazine (1-2), Living With Children Magazine (1-2), Disney's Family Fun Mag (1-2), Atlanta Style and Design Magazine (1-2), Baby Talk Magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
ASCD (Assn Supervision & Curriculum Development) (1-2)
Other Work History
Freelance Writer
28 Years
(I've been a fulltime writer since 1999. Prior to that, I wrote part-time while working as a full-time teacher.)

Gifted Ed Specialist/Resource Teacher
Elementary Classroom Teacher
21 Years

Science Teacher - Summers
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
The National Zoo, Washington, DC
3 years

Child Development Instructor
David Lawrence Mental Health Center
Naples, Florida
4 years
Computer Skills
MS Office 2007, Windows 2007
Technical Skills
Beginner - Photo Editing
Equipment
Laptop Computer - Windows 7, Office 2007
Digital Camera
Mini Audio Recorder
35mm Camera
Video Camera
Fax Machine
Copy Machine
Foreign Language Skills
Espanol- un poco, solamente!!!
References
Letter from my editor at Duke University is available via fax or email.
Associations
Society of Childrens Book Writers & Editors; National Science Teachers of America.
National Science Teachers Assn
National Council for the Social Studies
National Council for Gifted Education
Other
Clear, concise, writing completed in a minimum amount of time, plus accurate, extensive, research skills, make Mrs. Brown's work top quality. She produces clever, creative, reader-friendly pieces based on your current needs.

Significant Atlanta resources enable Mrs. Brown to write about people, places or things from any where in the world. Research conducted via Internet, or one of Atlanta's major university libraries. Uses experts at Emory University Medical Center; National Headquarters Centers for Disease Control, etc.

I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to develop creative and informative writing that will educate and entertain your readers.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Atlanta, GA. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.