James D. Babwe
501 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas, Ca 92024
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
M.A. English (Rhetoric and Modern American Literature)
Lynwood High School Lynwood, California
California Community College Credentials: 1) Language Arts and Literature 2) Basic Education (Advanced Study Skills)
Clear Single Subject Credential: English
Caption Writer (Expert Level)
AI Media TV
Accurately transcribe, format, and align all audible components of video productions
for use by deaf of hearing compromised viewers. Captioning university lectures and
presentations from professors in Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain. Projects
require expert knowledge of Standard Australian English/Standard British English.
Subjects range from literature, language, art, biology, chemistry, philosophy, history,
psychology, sociology, and others. Current stats include 7000+ minutes of video.
Independent Contracts Broker
Advanced Precision Supply
Researched and located sources for items which appear in daily solicitations posted by
the United States Defense Logistics Agency (a division of the Department of Defense).
Write and submit bids, monitor bid status, and manage all phases of the award process
including marking standards, packaging specifications, and shipping/logistics details
and all related requirements. Adherence to strict application, submission, procedural,
United States Government, and other specific industry standards.
Caption Writer (Expert Level)
Accurately transcribed, formatted, and aligned all audible components of video productions.
Projects included Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Major League Baseball, Larry King,
college lectures on a variety of subjects, classic films and television shows from
the 50s, 60s, and 70s including The Beverly Hillbillies, Highway Patrol, Sky King,
Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, as well as independently produced films, news programs,
and concert performances. Ending metrics: Total minutes captioned-4,235; Formatting-4.9/5;
Accuracy-4.9/5; Alignment-5/5. On-time percentage-100%.
Design/creation/production of instructional software, graphics, photography, and writing.
Design/creation/production of newsletters, business forms, business cards, schedules,
posters, event programs, and calendars. Other projects: photo restoration, video production,
editing/ proofreading, grant writing, press releases.
McGraw Hill Publishing
2012-2013 (Full-time temporary position)
Worked as part of a team to write, edit, revise, and finalize Common Core standardized tests.
Independently and as part of a team (from planning through publication) worked with research
scientists, project managers, and software designers during all phases of test development
including item selection and test construction according to the company’s publishing requirements.
Specific tests were designed for grades 2-12 in Reading/ Language Arts, United States History,
and Science. Employed automated test assembly programs to build tests according to client needs
and company standards. Finished tests were published, delivered, and implemented as assessment
instruments by State Departments of Education and school districts in Washington D.C., Oklahoma,
Georgia, Indiana, Colorado (modified assessments), and Qatar (conforming to Standard British English).
Vice President/Program Developer/Curriculum Director
Destiny Education, Inc.
Established, funded, and operated a successful California 501c3 non-profit corporation. Worked
with highly-skilled partners (United States Navy SEAL officers) to create a multi-discipline
outdoor/adventure program for at-risk high school students. Disciplines included orienteering,
mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and mountain climbing. Collaborated with partners to research,
contact, and file proposals to secure funding--grants, donations, corporate contributions of
capital and equipment) and acquire bikes, climbing gear, navigation tools, kayaks, life preservers,
shoes, jackets, and other equipment. Accompanied and assisted students through a three-tiered program
which included a classroom component, an outdoor component (which challenged them to navigate an
approximately 35-mile trek though the East San Diego County wilderness), and a follow-up component
which included volunteer opportunities for students who wanted to assist us with the following
student group's outdoor experience. Each life-changing outdoor adventure ended with an exciting,
rewarding experience--rappelling down a sheer cliff from the side of a 300+ foot peak.
Managing Editor, Content Creator
Designed, created, and implemented a digital study companion for The Dream Pioneers, a 60-minute documentary
film featuring renowned author Ray Bradbury, special effects innovator Ray Harryhausen, and publisher
Forrest J. Ackermann. Produced written content to supplement the message delivered by featured celebrities
who explain how ambition and persistence increase the likelihood of genuine success. Designed and created
logos, brochures, and all advertising materials. Delivered formal and informal presentations for network
executives and school administrators. Worked with the Advanced Propulsion Group Leader at NASA/JPL’s Pasadena
facility, and motion picture industry leaders—John Landis, Frank Darabont, Phil Tippit, Dennis Muren. Received
a Congressional Letter of Commendation to acknowledge the quality and significance of project.
Independent Study Program Developer/Manager/Instructor
Grossmont Union High School District
Designed, created, and implemented an on-campus, alternative educational program at El Capitan High School
(Lakeside, CA). Responsibilities included program management and on-going development to provide practical
options for students in transition to/from other schools, at-risk of dropping out, or returning to school
after extended absences. Two successful years at El Capitan resulted in an invitation to join the faculty
at Chaparral Alternative/Continuation HS (El Cajon, CA). Managed/coordinated the WASC Accreditation process.
As a result of this successful effort, Chaparral was recognized by WASC with a full, six-year term of accreditation—
the only District school to earn the distinction. Served as the school’s Title I Coordinator and succeeded
in qualifying the site for Title I school-wide status. This re-classification increased Title I funding at
the school from $14,000 per year to over $120,000 per year for ten consecutive years. Awarded Teacher of
the Year honors twice.
English Teacher (Grades 7-8)
Azusa Unified School District
Taught 7th and 8th grade (full-time) English and United States History, served as school yearbook advisor/editor,
coached basketball, softball, track and field, and worked as the public speaking coach for students who were
required or asked to address fellow students at assemblies and other school related gatherings, including
8th grade commencement exercises.
PART-TIME TEACHING POSITIONS
Instructor, Fundamentals of Compostion
Extended Day Program
Instructor, Academic Survival Skills
Rio Hondo College
Other experience includes working as a taxi driver, grocery clerk, estimator (in an aerospace manufacturing
facility), on the air radio broadcaster (two college radio stations), graphic artist (hired to create
images for billboards in Wichita Falls, Texas and Laughton, Oklahoma and occasional photographer for offical
events conducted by and for the City of Encinitas.
Into the Lion's Den,
by Lt. Cmdr. Dan O'Shea
Assisted and advised the author and founder of the US Hostage Working Group as he wrote a first-hand account
of kidnapping, hostage taking, victim location, negotiations, and victim rescues by Dan and his team during
two years of this US Navy SEAL officer’s service at the United States Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq.
Paying the Rent,
by Richard Eiden
Assisted and advised the author with his a non-fiction memoir. Mr. Eiden is a retired attorney whose work included
Civil Rights activism during the 60s and 70s when he was an important member of legal teams who represented a number
of significant, internationally known clients and their causes. Among Eiden’s achievements was the investigation,
identification, and prosecution of an organized, racist group that operated within the ranks of the Los Angeles County
Hunger for Annihilation, Yellow Lines, Disillusionment of HAL 2154: three science fiction novels by nuclear physicist, Jon Wesick, Ph. D.
Assisted and advised the author with these projects.
by Mario DiMatteo
Proofread, assisted, and advised the author with this an extremely innovative graphic novel which “modernizes”
the re-telling of the Apostle Paul's life.
PUBLICATIONS: NEWS FEATURES, MUSIC REVIEWS, FICTION, OP-EDs, POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY
A Title Goes Here (fiction), Indigo Dogs (fiction), Balancing Act Records, Anadat Records, Lifescapes Magazine,
Fahrenheit Magazine, Pedestal Magazine, Poetry Super Highway, Omnibus, Poetry Soup, The Pomona Valley Review,
Spectrum, Poetic Diversity, The Coast News, The Surf City Times, Azusa Herald, Glendora Press, Different Drummer,
Electrum, Harvest, Bond Street Review, San Diego Poetry Annual, Summation, San Diego Rostra, San Gabriel Valley
Poetry Quarterly, Zouch. This is a partial list.
Azusa Unified School District, Grossmont Union High School District, Trident Adventures and Education,
Friends of the Cardiff Library, Destiny Education, Inc.
PRESENTATIONS, EXHIBITIONS, and PERFORMANCES
California Poets in the Schools; Border Voices: San Diego State University; California Continuation Education Association
State Conference; 101 Arts Colony, Encinitas; Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Laguna Niguel; First Street Gallery, Encinitas; Poets and
Writers, Point Arena; Second City Council Gallery, Long Beach; Encinitas City Hall and City Library; La Paloma Theater, Encinitas; Barnes and Noble Books (several locations); Cardiff Library; Mira Costa College; Occidental College.
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