Instructional Design

Instructional Designer, Copywriter, and Voice Over Talent

California Department of Education (Through San Joaquin County Office of Education)
October 2012 – Present

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• Curriculum development online courseware
• Instructional Designer for the following projects:
• Physical Fitness Test Series – Required training for physical education teachers and test administrators throughout California (4 online courses):
-Physical Fitness Test (Series)
• Assessment Literacy Professional Learning Series – Required training for school districts throughout California supporting newly adopted Common Core State Standards (7 online courses):
̶ Introduction to Assessment Literacy
̶ California State Assessment System
̶ Assessment Literacy for Educators
̶ Learning Targets
̶ A Balanced Assessment System
̶ Developing and Implementing Quality Assessments
̶ Appropriate and Effective Use of Assessment Data
• Copy editing
• Quality control
• Audio narration
• Audio editing

Instructional Designer

University of Santa Monica
July 2011 – August 2013 (2 years 2 months)

3990656_300• Instructional Designer for the following project:
• Spiritual Psychology courseware (2 online courses):
̶ Introduction to Spiritual Psychology
̶ Loyalty to Your Soul: Foundations
• Copy editing
• Quality control
• Audio production supervising
• Video production supervising
• Product testing

Editor in Chief, Managing Editor, and Copywriter of the CI View Newspaper

California State University, Channel Islands
August 2009 – June 2011 (1 year 11 months)

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• Managed a staff of journalists, photographers, and editors
• Advertisement copywriting
• Educational copywriting
• Columnist
• Copy editor for all issues of bimonthly product

Junior Copywriter

Free Fun Guides
February 2007 – October 2008 (1 year 9 months)

• Columnist
• Copywriting
• Quality control

Nick Rester is an Instructional Designer/Copywriter/Editor with over seven years of experience, with numerous, client-facing experiences and customer-driven campaigns. He has several developed skillsets including: Copy editing, Quality control, Audio narration, Audio editing, Copywriting, Copy editing, Human performance improvement, Curriculum development, and Online courseware development.