Executive Editor Math
Jana has more than 15 years of experience developing educational content and overseeing educational publishing projects. Her primary expertise is elementary and middle school mathematics. She especially enjoys creating hands‑on activities and other content for struggling students. A self‑proclaimed grammar nerd and perfectionist, Jana is passionate about quality.
After her first year as a math and science editor, Jana had begun managing large‑scale assessment projects. She managed all aspects, from determining pay rates and developing guidelines to reviewing and approving content. She thoroughly enjoyed one-on-one interactions with both freelancers and clients, and she strategically hired exceptional writers and editors in order to create consistently high‑quality products.
As a freelancer, Jana has worked on a wide range of projects. She acted as the managing editor for test‑prep products, including study guides for teacher certification, SAT, and ASVAB (military entrance) exams. She also designed and developed an online pre-algebra course for military veterans preparing for their GEDs.
Later in her career, Jana oversaw the development of math products for a publisher of print and digital educational materials. She served as managing editor for a Texas STAAR book series for math and science. She continually boosted the quality of both print and digital products by refining content submitted by freelancers and vendors.
Jana is especially tech‑savvy. In her previous career as a software trainer, she had taught Microsoft Office applications. As she began developing her own training materials, she discovered her love of writing. Her interest in writing and background in education naturally led her into educational publishing.
Because of her software training experience, Jana especially enjoys developing technology-based products. She has developed countless tech-enhanced assessments, converted print products to digital lessons with interactives, and developed hundreds of videos to accompany tech-enhanced assessment items.
Jana has a Bachelor of Arts from Wellesley College in Mathematics and Education and earned her teaching certification in High School Mathematics. Outside of work, she is a huge fan of baseball, football, comedy, and live music.