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Patrick O'Donnell | Elance
 
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Patrick O'Donnell

Professional writing and professional translations
   Costa Rica
  |   Tibas, San Jose

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I am a full-time professional writer focused on helping clients reach their target audience.

Whether you require SEO web content, press releases, blog posts, or ghostwritten novels, I will help you surpass your goals with creative writing that is entertaining, speaks to your niche market, and is always adapted to your needs.

My writing is versatile although I tend to follow a simple strategy:
(1.) Write error-free, creative, quality pieces crafted to
(2.) increase the revenue of clients.

I also do translations from French and...

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Portfolio

Two translation samples; French to English and Spanish to English.
Article for website about Costa Rica
Article for website about Costa Rica
Research based writing for a birding software product
Article about a common Costa Rican bird species for a website about Costa Rica.
Article written for a coffee related website
Website content about butterflies in Costa Rica
Article about a common Costa Rican bird
Article written for an adventure travel fishing website
Website content about birding in Ecuador
SEO content for a website about Belize
Short story about monster catfish in the Amazon written for adventure fishing travel...
SEO content written for website about Mexico
Article for a website about Costa Rica
Short story about catching Roosterfish in Costa Rica for an adventure fishing travel...
Article about shade coffee for a coffee-themed website
Article about decaffeination processes for coffee-themed website.

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English Grammar
Translation French English
Academic Writing
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Translation English Spanish

Service Description

Professional, meticulous, creative, and focused, I concentrate on the needs of clients to carefully construct work that will increase your revenue. When I take on a project, I work overtime to provide you with top quality writing delivered before the deadline.

I offer creative writing for websites, blogs, newsletters, ebooks, and more to reach your target market and increase your revenue.

Proper use of keywords and SEO implemented when requested for web writing.

I also have experience in editing and proofreading U.S. English and offer these services as well.

Translations are done with a perfectionist attitude for accurate, well-written works.

I am life-long, professional birder, a biologist by training, and have worked for several years in the travel and tourism industry. Because of these experiences, I often write about topics related to travel and tourism (especially ecotourism), Costa Rica, Latin America, biology, birding, and "green" products.

I also write about other topics determined by the needs of clients. All of my works are crafted with creative, high-quality writing augmented with meticulous research and perspectives gained from my experiences in academia.

My language training has been both academic and dynamic in nature with a B.A. in biology with French minor from State College University at Buffalo, New York followed up by actively learning and using French as a volunteer in Lans en Vercors, France, and as a tour guide in Niagara Falls,...

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Employment

Illinois State University
Teaching Assistant
2002 - 2006
Taught laboratories for General Biology, Ecology and Ornithology during graduate school.
Rain Forest Expeditions, Peru
Guide and Field Course Instructor at Posada Amazonas and the Tambopata Research Center
2001 - 2002
In addition to helping tourists learn about and experience the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon, I also helped with macaw research and taught the ornithology aspect of field courses.
Bedore Tours
Trilingual Tour Guide
1999 - 2000
Day tours of Niagara Falls in English, Spanish and French; typically two languages during the same tour.

Education

State College University at Buffalo
B.A. Biology with French Minor
1992 - 1999

Keywords

travel
tourism
birding
green products
green writing
SEO
ecotourism
biology
translations
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