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Dependable and Versatile Writer

Name: Jennifer Eskridge

Type of Writer: Technical Writer

Location: Alaska

Rate Type: per hour

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Profile Summary

My work includes creative as well as technical writing. My technical writing consists primarily of original grant proposals, annual reports, speeches, creative non-fiction, and some web content. My creative work is most often juvenile fiction and poetry. Both my creative and technical works have appeared in print and online

Experience / Education / Qualifications

Since 2002 I have worked collaboratively with organizations to identify existing program needs; design programs built on promising/best practices, and persuasively describe them in grant proposals. I have worked successfully with Universities, School Districts, Hospitals, Tribal entities, and Social Service Agencies throughout the state.

Previous clients include:
University of Alaska Anchorage, Fairbanks Native Association, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Effie Kokrine Charter School, Cook Inlet Housing Authority, and the Alaska Native Justice Center.

Services Include:
Funder Research, Grant Research, Grant Writing, Strategic Plans, White Papers, Feasibility Studies, Budget Development, Personalized Trainings, and Comprehensive Fund-raising Plans

Programmatic Scope of Work:
Education, Health and Human Services, Mental Health and Substance Abuse, Justice, Performing Arts, Youth and Youth at Risk, Community Development, Affordable and Alternative Housing, Cultural Preservation

Writing Samples Available

Regardless of the topic, my goal as a speaker is an exchange of ideas. I engage my audience in conversation to both respond to specific questions and deliver vivid “on-topic” descriptions of the subject matter. I draw on my experience as a Student Affairs professional, a Jewish educator, a Writer, and as an Artist. My presentations are appropriate for teachers, students, and community members.

Topics include:
• On Your Own: What wasn’t mentioned in the college brochure?
• What would you do with a GAP year?
• Art Changes Lives, lets start with yours
• Guerrilla ART: beautiful acts of resistance
• Historical look at Monotheism /Judaism
• Holocaust* (particularly useful for those using literature to teach about the Holocaust)

*Note Regarding Holocaust Presentations:
I do not use multimedia, internet, or photos of a graphically disturbing nature when discussing the Holocaust as students are often a “captive audience.” I find it is more effective to engage students through activities that enhance understanding (but do not simulate the events) of WWII. Understanding the Holocaust as a crime that impacted Jewish individuals overwhelmingly, but by no means exclusively, is the how we begin to understand the wrong that, more than 70 years later, still touches each of us.

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