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Tracey Sandilands | Elance
 
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Tracey Sandilands

Experienced Writer and Editor
   Canada
  |   Toronto, Ontario
  |  2:56 am Local Time

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Overview

Real estate, mortgages, personal finance, investments, home ownership, DIY, renovations and decor - these are the topics that really get me excited!

I am a professional writer and editor with twenty years' experience. I can write or edit to fit, I use AP style and am meticulous about checking my facts and providing error-free work.

I have also worked as a marketing specialist producing marketing strategy, marketing materials, website content, press releases and advertising campaigns. I am fully versed in the major forms of social media...

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Jan 7, 2012|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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4.9
May 19, 2011|Article Writing|Private|Completed
Apr 4, 2011|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Mar 31, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news30jul_1.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news30jul_3.asp
http://content.yudu.com/Library/A14bko/GITOCGOVTECHMagazine/resources/3.htm
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news30jul_2.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news31jul_2.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news29jul_1.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news31jul_1.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news29jul_3.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news31jul_3.asp
http://www.govtech.co.za/wwwgovtech08/news/news30jul_4.asp
http://www.property24.com/articles/back-up-power-will-sell-your-home/6595
http://www.property24.com/articles/buyer-evicted-on-voetstoots-law/8267
http://www.property24.com/articles/canadas-housing-boom-ends/7824
http://www.property24.com/articles/6km-of-canals-for-venice-village/5189
http://www.property24.com/articles/eskom-has-property-in-turmoil/7095
http://www.property24.com/articles/gauteng-winter-in-a-tent/5493
http://www.property24.com/articles/home-loans-for-steel-frame-bldgs/8078
http://www.property24.com/articles/property-conference-no-good-news/8134
http://www.property24.com/articles/massive-r5bn-estate-for-harties/7577
http://www.property24.com/articles/market-conditions-boost-rentals/7606
http://www.property24.com/articles/personal-transporters-come-to-sa/4793

Skills (4)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Research, write, edit or proofread articles, biographies, features, news reports, website content, marketing copy, newsletters, reports. Hard news, lifestyle content, health, finance, property, home decor, general info, pets.

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Employment

Demand Media Studios
Freelance Writer
2010 - Present
Freelance writing of online articles for eHow.com
Property24
Editor
2005 - 2008
Large national property news website and real estate listing service, with international readership of 300,000 unique browsers per month: - Wrote, edited and published online articles, news and...
The Triangle Project
Media and Events Manager
2004 - 2005
A non-profit organization that supports the LGBT community through education and the provision of health and counselling services: - Managed all internal and external communications - Created,...
Green Planet Marketing and Communications
Communications Consultant
2002 - 2004
- Consulted and advised clients on research, marketing and PR strategies - Wrote extensively for government, property and private clients, including press releases, magazine articles, profiles,...
Metropolitan Life Insurance
Marketing and Communications Manager
1991 - 2002
National life assurance company with 7000 employees, providing financial services to clients: - Consulted and advised Technology Division clients on research, marketing and PR strategies -...

Education

York University
Diploma in Business Management
2010 - 2011
University of South Africa
Bachelors Degree
1993 - 2008
Kagiso Business Leadership School
Competent Leader Programme (mini MBA)
1999 - 1999
Damelin Management School
Public Relations Diploma
1981 - 1981

Keywords

real estate
small business
finance
home and garden
pets
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