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Jennifer Smith
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Jennifer Smith

Researcher, Proofreader, Writer and Editor

$8.89/hr

Manchester, United Kingdom

I have earned a BA (Hons) in 'English with Cultural ... moreStudies' and an 'MA in Literature and Modernity' at the University of Salford (MA in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University). The modules in these degrees allowed me to explore my interests in modern culture and the development of language at an academic level, eg. censorship of the media, the relationship between media and violence, and the function of propaganda and perception in a hegemonic society. My principal strength in my writing is my attention to detail and my skill in representing information in a concise and linear style. I can write in a dense academic style, or in a casual, informal style depending on the requirements I am given. On reading any text, my eye is first drawn to any errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar, and secondly to its clarity and whether or not that aspect could be improved. Whether creating it, editing or manipulating it, above all I enjoy working with text in any form. Copywriter: I offer dictation and transcription services (verbatim or with editing and proofreading included); I have just completed several sections of a handwritten novel. I worked as a Clerk for School Governor's for several months, in which capacity I took handwritten notes of board meetings and presented them as official documents. Proofreader, Editor, Researcher, Content Writer: in the process of earning my degrees, I developed all of these skills, along with the ability to write oral presentations (incorporating visual aids) for myself and others to perform. My final MA module, entitled Research Methods, consisted of demonstrating my skills in performing research into my chosen subject, writing comprehensively about how and why I chose to incorporate and/or reject specific aspects of the research, then presenting that research for an academic audience; in essence, I had to document my entire methodology for writing an essay, which naturally made me acutely aware of the act of writing as a process, breaking my general essay writing skills down into its separate aspects. I have also written a number of self-reflective pieces on essays I have written, the most challenging of which concerned representations of the Holocaust: in examining photographs taken by Nazi soldiers in concentration camps, is the viewer in any way complicit? Is art which has the Holocaust as its subject exploitative? Is the very module itself exploitative (in that it's just another credit to earn to gain a degree)? Personally, to earn my credit, I wrote a defence of Art Spiegelman's graphic novel "Maus," which - having been a fan of the book from adolescence - I was shocked to discover was considered by some of my fellow students to be insulting to the memory of Holocaust survivors because it's in the medium of comix. Subsequently, my essay examined the evolution of the comix industry and presented its unique capacity as a medium to explore complex issues in ways that other mediums cannot. My MA dissertation had a similar theme in examining the value of the horror genre with regard to the cultural trauma experienced by the population of the Western world due to events in America in the 1960s, such as the Vietnam war (and the media coverage it garnered), the Kent State University riots, and the Brown vs the Board of Education legislation. Essentially, I have built my academic career on persuasive writing, exploiting my enthusiasm and passion for subjects which are traditionally considered as being of little cultural value, meaning that my writing usually has a lively and engaging tone, incorporating relevant information in a clear, linear, appealing style. less

Overview

I have earned a BA (Hons) in 'English with Cultural Studies' and an 'MA in Literature and Modernity' at the University of Salford (MA in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University). The modules in these degrees allowed me to explore my interests in modern culture and the development of language at an academic level, eg. censorship of the media, the relationship between media and violence, and the function of propaganda and perception in a hegemonic society. My principal strength in my writing is my attention to detail and my skill in representing information in a concise and linear style. I can write ... morein a dense academic style, or in a casual, informal style depending on the requirements I am given. On reading any text, my eye is first drawn to any errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar, and secondly to its clarity and whether or not that aspect could be improved. Whether creating it, editing or manipulating it, above all I enjoy working with text in any form. Copywriter: I offer dictation and transcription services (verbatim or with editing and proofreading included); I have just completed several sections of a handwritten novel. I worked as a Clerk for School Governor's for several months, in which capacity I took handwritten notes of board meetings and presented them as official documents. Proofreader, Editor, Researcher, Content Writer: in the process of earning my degrees, I developed all of these skills, along with the ability to write oral presentations (incorporating visual aids) for myself and others to perform. My final MA module, entitled Research Methods, consisted of demonstrating my skills in performing research into my chosen subject, writing comprehensively about how and why I chose to incorporate and/or reject specific aspects of the research, then presenting that research for an academic audience; in essence, I had to document my entire methodology for writing an essay, which naturally made me acutely aware of the act of writing as a process, breaking my general essay writing skills down into its separate aspects. I have also written a number of self-reflective pieces on essays I have written, the most challenging of which concerned representations of the Holocaust: in examining photographs taken by Nazi soldiers in concentration camps, is the viewer in any way complicit? Is art which has the Holocaust as its subject exploitative? Is the very module itself exploitative (in that it's just another credit to earn to gain a degree)? Personally, to earn my credit, I wrote a defence of Art Spiegelman's graphic novel "Maus," which - having been a fan of the book from adolescence - I was shocked to discover was considered by some of my fellow students to be insulting to the memory of Holocaust survivors because it's in the medium of comix. Subsequently, my essay examined the evolution of the comix industry and presented its unique capacity as a medium to explore complex issues in ways that other mediums cannot. My MA dissertation had a similar theme in examining the value of the horror genre with regard to the cultural trauma experienced by the population of the Western world due to events in America in the 1960s, such as the Vietnam war (and the media coverage it garnered), the Kent State University riots, and the Brown vs the Board of Education legislation. Essentially, I have built my academic career on persuasive writing, exploiting my enthusiasm and passion for subjects which are traditionally considered as being of little cultural value, meaning that my writing usually has a lively and engaging tone, incorporating relevant information in a clear, linear, appealing style. less

Jennifer Smith
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Jennifer Smith

$8.89 /hr

Researcher, Proofreader, Writer and Editor

Manchester, United Kingdom

Overview

I have earned a BA (Hons) in 'English with Cultural Studies' and an 'MA in Literature and Modernity' at the University of Salford (MA in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University). The modules in these degrees allowed me to explore my interests in modern culture and the development of language at an academic level, eg. censorship of the media, the relationship between media and violence, and the function of propaganda and perception in a hegemonic society. My principal strength in my writing ... moreis my attention to detail and my skill in representing information in a concise and linear style. I can write in a dense academic style, or in a casual, informal style depending on the requirements I am given. On reading any text, my eye is first drawn to any errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar, and secondly to its clarity and whether or not that aspect could be improved. Whether creating it, editing or manipulating it, above all I enjoy working with text in any form. Copywriter: I offer dictation and transcription services (verbatim or with editing and proofreading included); I have just completed several sections of a handwritten novel. I worked as a Clerk for School Governor's for several months, in which capacity I took handwritten notes of board meetings and presented them as official documents. Proofreader, Editor, Researcher, Content Writer: in the process of earning my degrees, I developed all of these skills, along with the ability to write oral presentations (incorporating visual aids) for myself and others to perform. My final MA module, entitled Research Methods, consisted of demonstrating my skills in performing research into my chosen subject, writing comprehensively about how and why I chose to incorporate and/or reject specific aspects of the research, then presenting that research for an academic audience; in essence, I had to document my entire methodology for writing an essay, which naturally made me acutely aware of the act of writing as a process, breaking my general essay writing skills down into its separate aspects. I have also written a number of self-reflective pieces on essays I have written, the most challenging of which concerned representations of the Holocaust: in examining photographs taken by Nazi soldiers in concentration camps, is the viewer in any way complicit? Is art which has the Holocaust as its subject exploitative? Is the very module itself exploitative (in that it's just another credit to earn to gain a degree)? Personally, to earn my credit, I wrote a defence of Art Spiegelman's graphic novel "Maus," which - having been a fan of the book from adolescence - I was shocked to discover was considered by some of my fellow students to be insulting to the memory of Holocaust survivors because it's in the medium of comix. Subsequently, my essay examined the evolution of the comix industry and presented its unique capacity as a medium to explore complex issues in ways that other mediums cannot. My MA dissertation had a similar theme in examining the value of the horror genre with regard to the cultural trauma experienced by the population of the Western world due to events in America in the 1960s, such as the Vietnam war (and the media coverage it garnered), the Kent State University riots, and the Brown vs the Board of Education legislation. Essentially, I have built my academic career on persuasive writing, exploiting my enthusiasm and passion for subjects which are traditionally considered as being of little cultural value, meaning that my writing usually has a lively and engaging tone, incorporating relevant information in a clear, linear, appealing style. less

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  • ARTICLE SPINNING 45 articles

    Nov 2011 - Dec 2011
    5.00
    I recommend Jennifer, she was great to work with and will be definitely hire her in the future.
    $118.16 earned
    Fixed Price

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