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Graduate of the Editing Certificate Program, Simon Fraser University Continuing Education. 2022.
Graduate Certificate in Technology-Based Distributed Learning, Master of Educational Technology program, University of British Columbia. 2007.
PhD in Communication and Rhetoric, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, USA. 1996.
MA and BA in English Language–Composition and Rhetoric, University of British Columbia.
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Amanda Goldrick-Jones, PhD
I believe in helping writers communicate with clarity, concision, and power.
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I was born in Vancouver, BC. In my misspent youth, I dabbled in poetry and worked as a freelance and full-time newspaper reporter, both locally and in Toronto. But for most of my career, I taught academic, business, and professional writing and communications for post-secondary institutions in Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Troy, NY. My most recent position with Simon Fraser University’s Student Learning Commons gave me a capstone opportunity to develop writing workshops across disciplines and train peer tutors to help other student writers.
I’ve also created customized writing workshops for a number of public and private organizations and adapted writing and grammar courses for wholly online delivery.
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Writing Services Coordinator, Student Learning Commons, Simon Fraser University
(2006 – 2008 and 2013 – 2020)
• developed and delivered writing workshops to support courses across disciplines, including business and the sciences
• created an online self-study course on language structure and grammar
• trained student consultants and teaching assistants to support writing
• worked with faculty writers on plain language and good writing habits
Writing Instructor, University of British Columbia (2008 – 2013)
• adapted and taught the Writing Centre’s “Getting Ahead with Grammar” course for online students.
• developed and taught the first communication strategies course in the Faculty of Forestry
• developed, coordinated, and taught the first multi-sectioned, multi-modal business writing course in the Sauder School of Business
• taught technical writing in the Faculty of Applied Science
Other Experience (1994 – 2006)
• Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Academic Writing (now Dept. of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications), University of Winnipeg
• President, Canadian Association for Teachers of Technical Writing (now Canadian Society for the Study of Discourse and Writing)
• Member, Society for Technical Communication, Manitoba Chapter