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Patrick A. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 6, 2013

Patrick A.

Mr. Write: Pen for hire
   United States
  |   Coral Gables, FL
  |  7:14 am Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I am a freelance writer and a published author. I will accept any project that requires clarity of thought, precision of expression and simplicity of communication.

My name is Patrick Alexander-Lane and I currently teach a college course on Creative Writing as well as another on the writings of Marcel Proust and the Belle Epoque. As I have not yet applied for any jobs on E-lance I do not have any results or milestones to share.

However, samples of my written work can be seen in my portfolio and also on my website at

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Service Description

Throughout my career as a corporate executive and as a university administrator, my focus has always been on clear writing and communication. I have written every sort of material, from the most basic advertising copy to a novel and an academic book on Marcel Proust.

- Advertising copy
- Company newsletters
- Business plans
- Website content
- Technical manuals
- Books
- Press releases
- PR brochures
- An exhaustive variety of marketing materials

To promote my own work I have written blogs, scripted a YouTube video and written over 2,000 tweets on Twitter.

Armed with a degree in Philosophy and English, I began my career as an accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co in London. I spent 15 years in international finance based in France, Switzerland, Italy and California. I then spent 15 years as a corporate executive in charge of international sales and marketing for two software companies, one based in Philadelphia and the other in Miami. I have spent the last ten years as a senior university administrator.

I am also a published writer. My collection of short stories, ROAR, was published by Mainstream Publishing in the UK and my guide to Marcel Proust, "Marcel Proust's Search for Lost Time", was published by Vintage Books in New York. My first novel, a thriller, The Nigerian Letter, was released in March 2011 and will be followed by second book on Proust later the same year.

Having raised a family on two continents and conducted business on five, I...

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University of Miami, Osher Lifelong Learning Inst.
2010 - Present
Since the Fall term in 2010, I have been teaching the following 3 courses: - Marcel Proust and the Belle Epoque - Creative Writing (Memoirs) - Wine Appreciation 101
Adminsitrative Director
2001 - 2010
For 10 years I worked as a senior university administrator in which written and oral communication were of primary importance. Full CV available upon request.
US based software corporation
Director of International Marketing
1990 - 2001
During this period I worked for a US based software corporation as Director of International marketing. I was responsible for sales and marketing networks in 30+ countries and on 5 continents....


Sussex University, UK
Bachelor of Arts
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