About

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History

Writing for School opened its doors in 2018.

 
 

Editors/Consultants

 
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Brian Rozendal

After completing his MA in English Literature in 2011, Brian Rozendal joined the writing center at Portland State University, where he worked as a consultant until 2017. During that time, he regularly consulted graduate and undergraduate students, many of whom were English Language Learners, while teaching the full sequence of undergraduate writing courses, including creative writing, developmental reading and writing, and technical and business writing. In 2012, Rozendal began working with doctoral candidates to help them prepare their dissertations for submission. Through client referrals and word-of-mouth, he took on more clients and more complicated editing jobs, expanding the services he was able to provide. Rozendal recently relocated to Southern Oregon, where he enjoys hiking, trying new restaurants, and playing live music.

 

Education

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
M.A., English Literature, 2011

U.C. SANTA BARBARA
B.A., Literature, 1998
 

 

Areas of Specialty

• APA formatting and citation
• CMS notes and bibliography
• Writing with clarity and concision
• Document formatting

Brief History of Writing Instruction

• Portland State University Writing Center Consultant, 2011-2017
• Portland State University Adjunct English Instructor, 2014-2017
• Oregon Health & Science University, College of Nursing Writing Coach, 2016-2017
• CSU Channel Islands English Lecturer, 2016
• Portland Community College Adjunct English Instructor, 2014-2015
• Clark College Adjunct English Instructor, 2011-2015
• Chemeketa Community College Adjunct English Instructor, 2012-2013
 

Extracurricular

• Playing guitar and singing lead vocals in touring folk-rock band
• Hiking around Southern Oregon and the Pacific Northwest
• Raising two daughters and two cats
• Trying new restuarants, pubs, and bars