Curriculum Vitae

Tanya Zarlengo

University of South Florida
Department of English
Cooper Hall 321
Tampa, FL  33620


2014-Present    University of South Florida                       Tampa, FL

PhD Student in English, Rhetoric and Composition

  • Research Interests: Literacy Studies, New Media, Writing Assessment, Post-Process Pedagogy

University of Florida                                 Gainesville, FL

MFA in English, Fiction Writing

  • Thesis: “Dead in Bug Heaven: Short Stories”
  • Thesis Director: Padgett Powell

1994-1997     Metropolitan State College of Denver         Denver, CO

BA in Biology, Minor in English

 Teaching Experience

2014 to Present       University of South Florida   Tampa, FL

  • Graduate Assistant
  • FYC 1102, First Year Composition II

 2013-2014             University of South Florida   Tampa, FL

  • Part-Time Instructor
  • FYC 1102, First Year Composition II

2012-present           University of Tampa              Tampa, FL

  • FWY 102, Writing and Research

2005                        University of Tampa              Tampa, FL

  • ENG 101, Composition and Rhetoric I
  • ENG 102, Composition and Rhetoric II

2003-2006         International Academy of Design and Technology      Tampa, FL

  • ENG 1031, Composition I
  • ENG 1041, Composition II
  • ENG 3011, Creative Writing
  • HUMN 401, Literature and Film

 Graduate Teaching Assistant

2000-2002                University of Florida                        Gainesville, FL

  • ENC 2210, Technical Writing
  • ENC 1101, Expository and Argumentative Writing
  • CRW 1101, Beginning Fiction Writing
  • CRW 2100, Fiction Writing
  • ENL 2022, Writing About Literature

Professional Experience

Freelance Writer

2002-Present   Various Clients           Tampa, FL and Denver, CO

  • Writing letters, resumes, and technical publications for clients as requested
  • Editing and proofreading documents for clients as requested
  • Composing editorial content for the online tattoo magazine PinzandNeedlz

Director of Verifications and Technical Publications

2006-Present   Health Benefit Advocates                  Denver, CO

  • Developing and managing the Benefit Verification Department
  • Writing and editing all technical publications and manuals
  • Training clients on the use and function of web-based reimbursement services

 Associate Editor

1998-2000   Prepress Technology                            Denver, CO

  • Writing news and feature articles
  • Copy-editing and proofreading text


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