Sarah McDonough

Riverdale, NY USA

Professional Experience

Freelance writer, project editor, and copy editor with a focus on educational publishing. I create content and publications that support teachers and students.


Content Editor (online)
1 Year
2 Years
1 Year


3 Years
Arts & Humanities
1 Year


3 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

2 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

American Repertory Theatre (1-2), Publishers Weekly (1-2), Scholastic Teacher's Website (1-2)

Other Work History

WATSON-GUPTILL PUBLICATIONS New York, NY Sept. 2007 to Mar. 2009 Editorial Assistant * Worked closely with multiple editors and the art department to organize seasonal launches of instructional arts-and-crafts books * Created PowerPoint presentations to supplement editors' speeches * Project editor for two bind-ups and an original project OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AND MATH TUTOR New York, NY Current Project THEATRE ARTS PRODUCTION COMPANY SCHOOL Bronx, NY Apr. 2009 to June 2011 Sixth-Grade Teacher, Multiple Subjects * Developed new sixth-grade curriculum to align with Common Core Standards GIRLSUMMER ACADEMIC PROGRAM Troy, NY June 2005 to Aug. 2005 Creative Writing Teacher

Computer Skills

Camtasia; Work with a CMS on a daily basis; knowledge of InDesign; well-developed command of Microsoft Office Suite, HTML tags, and copyediting


Laura Bronson Editorial Director, Scholastic, Inc. Teacher's Website Nancy Cross Shimmel, Senior Editor, Scholastic, Inc.


The Yale English Department's Wallace Prize for Short Fiction, Third Place (May 2002); and The Yale English Department's John H. Curtis Essay Prize (May 2001).


NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)



A profile of Andromeda, the Boston-based band performing music for a production at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA
A profile of "Flying By Foy," a company that creates and operates machines that send dancers and actors into the air.

Book Reviews

A review of nonfiction for young adults
A review of young adult nonfiction

Instructional Samples

A training guide for teachers who use a CMS to blog