News..........................

I'm excited to announce that I am now represented by Linda Epstein at the Emerald City Literary Agency.

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In fall, 2015, I had poems published in the September, October, and November/December issues of Ladybugmagazine, as well as a poem in the September issue of High Five.

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I am thrilled and honored to have wonthe 2014 Barbara Karlin grant
for picture book writing. Thank you, SCBWI!

Carrie Finison
...............................children's writer

Work-for-Hire

As a former producer of educational software programs, I’ve worn many different hats in the development of both software and print materials. I’ve written scripts for animations and voiceover narration, on-screen display text, and printed information sheets and worksheets; developed online and print quizzes; created glossaries; written software functional specifications; done photo research; audio editing; and basic Flash prototyping.

My work-for-hire projects have included both fiction and non-fiction writing for students in grades K-8. I have also written teacher’s guides, lesson plans, and other ancillary print materials. 

As a work-for-hire writer, my strengths are being able to research and write high-quality material with a voice and content that reflect the needs of the project, adhere to project specifications and deadlines, and bring a generalist's knowledge of educational standards and pedagogy to the project. 

These are some of my recent freelance projects:

• Writing a series of Lexile-leveled reading passages for grade 1-8 reading comprehension practice, as well as comprehension questions aligned with Common Core standards.
• Writing a series of leveled reading passages (fiction and nonfiction) for students in K-2 and grades 6-8.
• Developing glossary entries and online quiz questions for a reading comprehension program.
• Creating an online glossary of scientific terminology for a science program.
• Writing and editing a series of ancillary activities for a social studies program.
• Editing and proofreading teacher’s guides, research reports, and other print materials.

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