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Demkovitz - Editor - Wyndmoor, PA, USA

Laura Demkovitz

Wyndmoor, PA, USA




I've been an onsite and offsite freelance editor for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill Publishing for several years and an elementary General Music Teacher for ten years. In addition, I've co-authored three books and am currently working on another. Presently I am also a private piano teacher and Music Director of my parish, so I am a considerably organized person who's had a great deal of experience successfully juggling and prioritizing several tasks simultaneously.

Work History


Catechist Resources

Special Needs Support for Faith Formation, Mass & Prayer Hands on Activities, Catechist Resources

General Music Teacher

Our Lady of Mercy School

Taught general music (liturgical and secular - theory, practice and history) to children in Kindergarten through Grade 8; rehearsed liturgical music with Grades 1-8 for monthly school masses; directed Christmas program and provided music for prayer services and special performance projects; directed OLM Choir

Music Director

Holy Martyrs Church

From September 2008

Direct the adult choir; accompany soloist cantors and the combined adult and children's choirs on piano and organ; run adult choir rehearsals; prepare Music Ministry schedules; communicate regularly with Music Ministry personnel; meet with pastor and other parish staff to discuss policies and coordinate musical aspects of liturgical events

General Music Teacher

St. Anthony-St. Joseph School

Taught general music (liturgical and secular - theory, practice and history) to children in Nursery through Grade 8; rehearsed liturgical music with Grades 1-8 for monthly school masses; rehearsed music with and accompanied second graders for their annual play; direct SASJ Choir

General Music Teacher

Holy Martyrs School

Taught general music to children in grades K through 8; prepared and directed students for Christmas and spring concerts; rehearsed liturgical music with parish first communicants and confirmandi; chose and practiced liturgical music with students for school liturgies; composed the Holy Martyrs Alma Mater in honor of the school's 50th anniversary and "Thank You, " a good-bye song presented to teachers and staff at the school's last spring show


Once a Pickle, Xlibris

Freelance Editor

ICS Learning Systems

Edited adult instructional materials for a variety of certificate programs


Freelance Editor


Researched, wrote, and edited material for "Music News" feature for grades 2 through 6 in Spotlight on Music textbook series; correlated Macmillan/McGraw-Hill ("MMH") elementary music textbook series, Share the Music, to MMH language arts series; determined appropriateness of online links listed in MMH music series; reviewed textbooks to determine fulfillment of state standards

Associate Music Editor

Macmillan/McGraw-Hill School Division

Coordinated a first-time feature in music textbook publishing - the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) element - of the Share the Music series; proofread foreign language characters and lyrics; proofread text and music; edited, wrote, organized, and trafficked materials between editors, authors, and consultants for Share the Music; created original material and revised existing work for 5th grade Resource Masters workbook; contributed text for "Instrument Sounds" video


Catechist Resources

Liturgical and classroom music for students and adult choir; songs for Catechist Resources texts

Disability Claims Adjudicator, Bureau of Disability Determination, Wilkes

Wilkes-Barre Twp., PA
Determined eligibility of disability benefits applicants

Qualifications & Certifications

Wilkes University

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