Susanne Therese Steiner (Furmanek)


Career Interest

I am a native English speaker with experience in the field of Education. I speak German as a second language.



Graduated from the University of Phoenix online program in 2009 with a Master of Arts degree in Education – Curriculum & Instruction. Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, majoring in English Rhetoric. Continued my education at UCLA Extension in select coursework in ESL Education and Computer Technology including such software programs as Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop. Graduated high school at Mount Assisi Academy in Lemont, Illinois USA in 1986.



1988 - present

Alpha Delta Pi Sorority



2006 - 2010

Fokus Sprachen & Seminare Munich, Germany

ESL Instructor

Taught Business ESL to corporate managers.


2002 - 2006

University of Passau, Germany

Educator, Lehrbeauftragte

Taught English Essay Writing Courses in the Languages Department.


2002 - 2005

Volkshochschule – VHS Passau, Germany


Taught English as a Foreign Language to a classroom of 15 beginner students.


1993 - 1996

Abelson-Taylor, Inc., Chicago, Illinois USA Pharmaceutical Advertising Agency


Managed the proofreading of pharmaceutical manuscript and adhered to Corporate Communications style requirements. Also proofread proofs and typeset galleys for accuracy and content. Reviewed proofs to eliminate errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, and usage for copy clearance by reviewers of the Agency and respective pharmaceutical clients. Prepared Ad Copy manuscript with queries and ensured that such queries were reviewed and answered by Account Management, Production Management and Copywriters. Reviewed and edited Ad Copy manuscript working with reference material from Corporate Communications industry guidelines to meet the Food and Drug Administration regulations. Evaluated the Ad Copy manuscript for accuracy of references, grammar and usage, and typesetting layout for fit with copy. Checked style consistency, typography, and Pharmaceutical Prescribing Information.



AGI, Inc., Melrose Park, Illinois USA Printing Company

Sales Coordinator

Coordinated the printing sales of compact disc and VHS accounts and the sales orders and account information for the regional offices.


1990 - 1993

Digital Composition, Inc., Chicago, Illinois USA Typographer


Serviced national accounts with Advertising Agencies, Corporations, and Designers as a Proofreader with a specialty in annual reports and corporate correspondence material. Also served as Receptionist and Office Assistant.


1990 - 1992

Greenpeace, Chicago, Illinois USA


Responsible for fundraising and account management of clients and their donations.

Provided educational information to clients.