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Bernard Grant (They/them)

Resumé

Currently living in

Cincinnati, Ohio, US

Work Preferences

Remote

Open to roles

Long Term EmployeeShort Term Contract

Talented Writer and Editor with 9 years of experience in literary and web storytelling and publishing, and five years in higher education teaching and research. Seeking a long-term, full-time role crafting voices and ideas to increase engagement across channels, achieving organizational goals.

Ideal Workplace Values

My ideal workplace is an inclusive, remote organization that enables professional development, growth.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

My logical mind, which thinks visually and in details and systems. I'm skilled with conceptual thinking, am an expert writer and editor, and can easily simplify complex topics into accessible forms, adapting a variety of voices as needed. (You mean "neurodivergence", by the way, not "neurodiversity". No one has a neurodiversity. Neurodiversity is the diversity of human minds. The Neurodiversity paradigm is a way of seeing neurodiversity that drives the Neurodiversity movement, a social movement. Mentra needs to hire someone who can teach and write about the Neurodiversity paradigm, as I can.)

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Excel

Microsoft PowerPoint

Adobe Systems Adobe Acrobat

Top 5 Soft Skills

LeadershipCreativityLogical ReasoningCritical ThinkingAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Closed captioningSend questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityExtra timeAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsReceive information in advanceWritten InstructionsRecorded MeetingsUninterrupted work timeWritten Communication

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Heavy lifting
Bright or blinking lights
Loud noises
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)
Working with animals
Working with food
Interaction with the public
Outdoors or places with strong smells

I want to work from home, only.

Experience

Check out my work

Best Colleges Portfolio
Working since Aug 2022

Freelance Writer - Best Colleges

Writes inclusive SEO guides and blog articles on higher education topics related to DEI, including disability, neurodiversity, and mental health.

Worked for 1 months from May 2022 to Jun 2022

Recorder - U.S. Department of Justice, The Office on Violence Against Women

Variation of editing: worked with subject matter experts to record peer review sessions of grant applicants.

Worked for 3 months from Mar 2022 to Jun 2022

LearningMate - Freelance Copyeditor

Edited course design guides and other curricula content for major postsecondary institutions.

Worked for 1 years, 0 months from Apr 2021 to Apr 2022

Content Contributor - Specialisterne USA

• Wrote short-form content for blog and social media channels, including “Employing and Empowering Neurodivergents: Job Interviews,” selected as a finalist for the Human Resources Today MVP Award. • Increased organic LinkedIn impressions 2k to 18k (900%) in 6 months, maintaining a personal LinkedIn engagement rate of 6 to 8%. • Monitored social media comments to promote discussion and increase brand engagement. • Delivered recommendations to the CEO to make the website more accessible and portray an inclusive brand image.

Working since Jun 2020

Associate Fiction Editor - Tahoma Literary Review

Worked for 4 years, 8 months from Aug 2016 to Apr 2021

Writing Instructor - University of Cincinnati

Taught creative writing, screenwriting, and composition courses at the University of Cincinnati. I selected readings, created syllabi, lectured and lead class discussions, and generated and graded assignments in the following courses: • Introduction to Creative Writing: Fiction (workshop) • Introduction to Screenwriting • Freshman Composition • Intermediate Composition (Online) • Technology used: MS Office, SharePoint, Outlook, and Teams, Blackboard, and Canva.

Education and Credentials

Attended for 5 years from 2016 to 2021

University of Cincinnati

Doctorate (PhD) - Creative Writing