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  • $75 hourly
    Writing/editing expertise, client-focused, with the goal of the right end product at highest quality. Storytelling is my specialty. A keen eye for grammar, order, and clarity, along with a good sense of story, enables me to deliver artfully-crafted writing at a high quality. From humor to motivation to inspiration, from marketing materials to poetry to children's writing (^:9 , I love creating the right story. If you're writing your own story, allow me to help you perfect it through review and feedback, collaboration, editing, or proofreading. Please: NO homework NO romances (unless entirely wholesome) NO true ghostwriting. I ask no rights or royalties, only appropriate acknowledgement (by name) for my work (author, contributing writer, editor, collaborator). NO books over 35k words; 20k or fewer words preferred. SPECIALTIES: * Children's writing, fiction/nonfiction, rhymed/unrhymed (wholesome) * Review/critique, collaboration on, editing or proofreading of your own work * Adult writing, nonfiction informative or fiction (clean) * Inspirational/motivational writing * Technical Editing * Business communications and brand writing * Assistance with or editing of CV, application essay, bio, presentation, speech, memoir * Business communications and brand writing * Personal: obituary, eulogy, memorial, special occasion poems/speech (birthday, retirement, toast, etc.) ABOUT ME: With lifelong interest and varied experiences in writing, I offer my services for your writing or editing assignments. A keen eye for grammar, order, and clarity, along with a good sense of story, enables me to communicate precisely or correct or improve upon your written work. A native English speaker with a breadth of aptitudes, including writing and poetry, growing up, I majored in engineering at the University of Tennessee and enjoyed a career in computer programming with IBM before taking time away to raise my family. During my ten-year programming career I gained experience in writing user and operations materials, technical papers, and communications. During my children's growing-up years I did a variety of kinds of creative writing just for fun. Between my school and parenting years I won four different creative writing contests and was published in my college literary magazine. After hanging out my shingle with Upwork I began to do a considerable volume of children's writing, technical editing, and adult nonfiction books. In addition, for Upwork clients I've written poetry, blog posts, poetry in advertising jingles, song lyrics, and items of ESL and ELA curricula. In addition, I've provided ongoing editing for non-native English writers. Known for my painstaking attention to detail and persistent pursuit of excellence, I'm as well suited to the production of precise factual information as to the creation of artfully-crafted story and emotion. Areas of particular personal interest include: * Christian life and faith * children's writing - both fiction and nonfiction, rhymed and unrhymed * history * family and parenting * education and learning differences * English as a second language (eight years' teaching experience) * poetry - writing and editing * personal stories/family projects * technical / science / computer (editing and sometimes writing) * curriculum writing and editing - mathematics, computer programming, English * lyrics * business names and slogans, marketing communications * nature, outdoors * amateur photography, photo book making FEE STRUCTURE HOURLY RATE PREFERRED: I greatly appreciate clients who are willing to honor my conscientious work by arranging an hourly rate. Willing to negotiate, especially for a bigger job or repeat client. I log only actual work time. I do not log the time spent in communication during a project, and I try not to charge for reasonable revision. The following is a guide for fixed rates, when necessary. * Writing one children's story + one revision + one final edit 100 - 500 words: $125 (To produce a well-crafted story in few words takes much time.) 500 - 1000 words: $200 every additional 500 words - +$75 If we are contracting for multiple stories, some discount may be arranged. * Other writing Ten cents or more per word, depending on the project. Will I need to do research? Do I need to write from someone else's work, organizing and reworking it, etc.? What is expected in the way of revision/final editing? * Editing Proofing or Light copy editing: $15 per page Heavy copyediting / substantive editing: $25 per page Developmental editing: $10 per page
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    Story Editing
    Content Writing
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    Memoir Writing
    Copy Editing
    Marketing Communications
    Children's Writing
    Creative Writing
    Editing & Proofreading
  • $5 hourly
    I am a trained Culinary chef with experience in providing excellent and efficient services to a multitude of diverse clientele of many sizes. Whether you need an event catered to or someone to create or proofread a menu-I can help! I'm experienced in menu creation and proofreading as well as recipe conversions. I'm highly proficient in the English language, the culinary dictionary, and the proper use of grammar and punctuation. I enjoy reading various books, not just recipes and menus, and I have a keen eye for finding spelling and grammatical errors. I see every project through til the end while taking pride in my performance and execution, providing excellent results.
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    Error Detection
    English Tutoring
    Business Management
    Recipe Development
    Recipe Writing
    Organize & Tag Files
    Cooking Lesson
    Academic Proofreading
  • $50 hourly
    Facilitation: I'm a facilitator experienced in running workshops on DEIJ+, Self Care, and Conflict Resolution. Whether you're trying to onboard new employees, train current employees/leadership in current best practices, or to develop stronger leaders to better lead your team, I can help. - Master's of Social Work, Organizational Leadership with experience during onboarding, regular training, and with strategies you can use for after your team's time with me. - Full project management from start to finish - Regular communication is important to me, so let's keep in touch. Writing: I am a skilled writer and can write for just about any audience or situation. I can also edit others' pieces. Education: -I have taught English as a Second Language on and off for 10+ years. I have taught in public schools, in private tutoring, and group tutoring. I am also CELTA certified (2016) (Cambridge Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults). My proficiency in Spanish and French makes it easier for me to scaffold classes, as well. - I have also taught English to English speakers in the public school systems of Miami, FL. Editor: - I can edit writing and videos. Translator: - I can translate Spanish and French to English.
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    Video Editing
    Humor Writing
    Career Coaching
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    Resolves Conflict
  • $25 hourly
    I have a passion for writing and English, and have always kept myself busy with some kind of literary endeavor. I recently published a book on Amazon, and write poetry in my spare time. I enjoy proofreading and have helped friends and family alike for years, editing essays and short stories.
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