Louisa and John

Louisa Peck

2louisa@gmail.com · Seattle · http://www.linkedin.com/pub/louisa-peck/18/771/b61



  • Twenty-plus years’ experience teaching writing at the college level
    Expertise in grammar, syntax, and punctuation
    Working knowledge of graphic design principles
    Publication of twelve works of short fiction


  • M.A. English, University of Washington, 1986. Cumulative GPA: 3.97
  • B.A. English, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY, 1982. Cumulative GPA: 3.7


Private Tutor / Editor, Seattle, WA

  • Work on writing skills for business, school, or personal projects, coach in acquired English language skills, and finalize publishable texts for a wide range of doctoral candidates and faculty. 9/2009- present

Adjunct Faculty, Health Sciences, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

  • Teach writing component of a course in Nursing Leadership, NUR 6110. 10/2015-12/2015

Adjunct Faculty, English, North Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

  • Taught Research and Composition, ENGL 102. 1/2014-5/2014

Director, English Dept Writing Center, U of W, Seattle, WA

  • Hired and trained staff of14-16 writing tutors in one-to-one teaching, communications skills, ESL methodology, and cultural awareness
  • Guest taught workshops on writing process, revision, and peer group work
  • Maintained $20,000 budget, monitored payroll, tracked raises
  • Marketed and publicized services: created brochures and flyers
  • Composed answers for UW English Department’s grammar question website: “Ask Betty.” 9/2004-8/2009

Instructor, English, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • Designed and taught courses in Writing Center Pedagogy and Modernist Literature. 9/2004-8/2009

Adjunct Faculty, English, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA

  • Taught a variety of composition courses via online and “hybrid” formats. 9/2002 -12/2003

Adjunct Faculty, Computing and Software Systems, U.W. Bothell

  • Taught Technical Writing for Computing Professionals covering software documentation in specifications, proposals, manuals, and web-based articles; created online version of course; advised student interns. 09/1998 -06/2002

Adjunct Faculty, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

  • Developed and taught literature/film courses in Modernism, Women’s Literature, and Creative Writing. 1/1995 -6/1997

Tenured English Faculty, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA

  • Taught composition, creative writing, and various literature courses; advised students quarterly in course selections to meet distribution requirements. 1/1989 -6/1993

Graduate Tuition Fellowship, University of Washington
Phi Beta Kappa,, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY
General Honors, & Departmental Honors in English, Vassar College
Award of Distinction for BA Thesis, Vassar College

Pedestal Magazine, Issue 65, 2011
CALYX, Vol. 22, no. 3, 2005
Cranky, Vol. 1, no. 2, 2004
Pindeldeboz, Vol. 4, 2004
Northwest Review, XXXVIII-2 / 2000
Katherine Anne Porter Prize for Fiction, 1992
Grace Milliman Pollack Award, University of Washington, 1986

UW Dream Project tutoring consultant, 2010
Instructor, Glacier Climbing Course, OSAT.org
Board Member, OSAT.org, 2006 – present
Editor of OSAT newsletter, The Yodel, 2006-2010