Eric Placek

Eric Placek

Alignment Manager, Humanities

As Alignment Manager, Eric interacts with both clients and freelancers to ensure everyone is on the same page, and that projects are completed to client specifications. He also works directly on alignment projects. 

Before joining CSA, Eric worked on many projects for educational publishers. Apart from his work in the Alignment Services department, he excels in copyediting, fact-checking, and writing for various student- and teacher-facing editorial materials. Some of his contributions include the following:

  • Managing projects submitted to the Alignment Services department
  • Communicating with and editing the work of freelance correlators to ensure work is done to client specifications
  • Routinely completing correlations for varied standard sets and subject areas
  • Writing and editing standards-based, text-dependent assessment items, decodable stories, and various elements of ELA instructional materials
  • Executing copyediting and fact-checking projects for national publications 

Eric graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a BA in News–Editorial Journalism.

Eric has played ice hockey since he was five years old, starting in the junior leagues, playing defense for his college team, and in the prestigious Silver Stick Tournament in Toronto, Canada. He still plays defense on a city league team with friends.

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