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Cassandra J. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 12, 2008

Cassandra J.

Need professionally written material? I can help!
   United States
  |   Chiefland, FL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am a seasoned professional with highly developed writing and editing abilities, organizational and analytical skills. Primary assets I bring to all tasks include the ability to communicate well, a lively intellect, team spirit, and solid desire to work. I am respectful of others, both those whose views coincide with my own and those whose viewpoints are different.

I have edited and/or written for newspapers, educators, authors, non-profits, the business sector and advertisers. I have well-developed interviewing skills, photography...

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Portfolio

Newspaper article written about controversial move on part of city commissioners
Opinion piece written for newspaper
Winning proposal written for lake restoration project in Florida's Columbia County
Newspaper article written about new restaurant
Print version of a community newsletter

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Microsoft Word
MS Word 2000 Test
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technical Writing
English
Public Relations

Service Description

I have been involved with the business of writing for 20 years, and as my resume will show, have written for newspapers, an
environmental consulting firm and authors. I deliver well-written projects on time and within budget.

I have written and edited according to The Chicago Manual of Style and The Associated Press Stylebook. Your work will be delivered in your preferred format: compact disk, emailed Word document, files sent via file transfer protocol (FTP) or as printed hard copy.

I have ample administrative abilities gained from working and/or running offices for non-profit organizations and business firms.

Please visit my website for published writing clips: www.cassandrajourniganfreelancewriterandeditor.com

Client satisfaction is my constant goal. I am available for client questions and comments throughout the day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST.

I like to begin each project with a thorough discussion with the client of his or her project goals, requirements and intended audience. I view the first draft as the opportunity for the Client and I to get it right - to discuss any misconceptions, factual errors or tone.

By the final draft, I expect that we shall have it right, and view that as the time to correct any minor flaws.

My home office Is quiet and serene. I live in the woods in North Central Florida's Nature Coast. My office is equipped with a computer dedicated to the business. Loaded software includes the Microsoft Office Suite,...

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Employment

Levy County Journal
Staff Writer/Interim News Editor
2006 - 2007
As writer, responsible for local politics, feature stories. As editor, assigned stories, edited all news and sports copy, directed lay-out of news pages. Developed style guidelines and production...
Water & Air Research, Incorporated
Marketing Coordinator
2001 - 2006
Responsible for all stages of proposal development: review of government agency requests for proposals (RFP); coordinating with scientists, subcontractors, and document control staff; document...
Dr. Seyyed Nasr and Dr. Mehdi Amin Razavi, Editors
Contract copy editor
1999 - 1999
Copy Editor. Indexed volume of Persian philosophy for Dr. Seyyed Nasr and Dr. Mehdi Amin Razavi, Editors. Oxford University Press, Publisher.
Sloan Wilson
Contract copy editor
1997 - 1997
Edited privately published book, "The Talking Boat," for Sloan Wilson, author of "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" and "Summer Place."
Free Lance-Star Newspaper
Freelance Writer
1997 - 1997
Wrote articles ranging from features to local political coverage. Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA.
Westmoreland News Newspaper
Freelance Writer
1994 - 1997
Wrote articles ranging from features to local political coverage. Westmoreland News, Montross, VA.
Proofreader
Saatchi & Saatchi DFS
1988 - 1991
Proofed and edited all copy for advertising firm, Saatchi & Saatchi DFS, Torrance, CA. Wrote Style Guide for use by writers, document production team and other proofreaders. Went to print houses to...

Education

University of Mary Washington
Bachelor of Liberal Studies
1995 - 1999

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Writing
Editing
Proposals
Manuscripts
Reports
Newsletters
Articles
Correspondence
Administrative
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