S. Michele McFadden (aka Micki Shelton)
365 Long Branch West
Prescott, Arizona 86303
Freelance Writing and Editing of Novels, Memoirs, Biographies, Personal Growth, Spiritual Books, and Educational Materials.Expertise and experience in editing the written word, including substantive editing from concept to content editing to proofreading of final product. Expertise and experience in converting educational theory into creative instructional materials and writing for struggling readers. Content and editorial research; application of state, Common Core, and other national standards to product development and testing; literature searches; writing, editing, review and proofreading of content and style per program guidelines.
Tools macOS (Big Sur 11.6), Mac Word 2021 (Version 16.45),
Adobe Acrobat Pro Version 10.1.16
Executive Editor/Senior Writer—edit/write, Prescott, AZ. Five Novels including: The Unshorn
Thread by Colin P. Druce-McFadden (Book One of the Tales Misforgotten Trilogy), The Soldier by
Gary Cassidy, The Sticks by Jeff Zucker.
Infographics and study guides for Course Hero. Gr. 3–12 educational materials for development houses on projects for major educational publishers—including National Geographic Learning/Cengage,Sx Red Marbles, Discovery Education, Scholastic, Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin, McDougal-Littel, Scott Foresman, Zaner-Bloser, Prentice Hall, Oxford University Press, CTB-McGraw-Hill, Thomson Heinle, and Ginn & Co., including writing, editing, and updating student books and teachers’ guides, supplementary readers, tests, and teacher support materials in reading, language arts, social studies,and science—literature, comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, writing, spelling, library and study skills, environmental awareness. Multimedia history, science, and literature lessons for Discovery Education (Gr 7–8). Updates to meet CCSS standards in grammar and reading skills for existing middle school and high school language artsprograms. Writing and editing of student and TE components for NGL’s Reach for Reading (Gr. 6); Multimedia history, science, and literature lessons for Six Red Marbles (Gr. 7-8) and Discovery Education (Gr 7–8). Literature Circles (Gr 6–8).
Senior Editor—National Geographic Learning/Hampton-Brown, Carmel, CA. Part of the team that
developed HB’s two ESL Language Arts programs: Avenues for Grades K-5, and High Point for Middle
Schools. Besides being involved in all areas of design and development, specific responsibilities
included choosing, editing, and writing specs for selections and activities in SEs, TEs, and ancillary
materials; guiding writers as they developed activities; verifying that in-house, scope and sequence, and TEKS standards were met; rewriting, editing, and proofreading final manuscripts and pages; designing and writing SE pages; in-house consultant on grammar, literary terms, and educational theory.
English Teacher—Rotheram High School, County Borough of Luton, Bedfordshire, England; Portola
Middle School, Orange, CA.
M.A., Education. Chapman University, Orange, CA.
B.A., English. Minor: Communications. Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA.
Additional course work at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona; University of California, Irvine,
California; and Yavapai College, Prescott, Arizona.
Previous member South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory, Santa Ana, CA
Current Artistic Member Theatre Artists Studio, Scottsdale, AZ