Established in 1991, PCI Education offered more than 7,500 instructional materials for a wide range of students with special needs, including significant or developmental disabilities such as autism. The company’s products were used in English language learner and adult literacy classes, and especially were beneficial to students performing below grade level and/or with special educational needs. Based in San Antonio, PCI Education was a renowned educational resource to educators helping students in traditional and home schools nationwide. In December 2012, PRO-ED Inc. acquired PCI Education’s entire product line. The entity PCI no longer exists.
As an Editor in New Product Development division of PCI, Bastian edited a variety of K-12 educational materials (e.g., math, economics, language arts, science, history). She was required to exhibit outstanding copyediting, proofreading, fact-checking, organizational and communication skills. She helped develop new and updated materials from pre-design to final-approval stages. Throughout all processes Bastian was expected to achieve near 100% accuracy.
After a few months on the job, Bastian identified a need to revamp some of PCI’s internal processes. She took her ideas to PCI management, and was given permission to form and lead a small team of other editors to help with the revamping effort. The resulting new processes decreased editing time, improved product quality and increased profits. Another Bastian-led project helped PCI better identify the best candidates for editor positions. Bastian worked PT but was able to execute FT responsibilities.
Editing, writing, research, strategic planning, media relations.