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Safa Samiezade'-Yazd | Elance
 
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Safa Samiezade'-Yazd

Editorial services & creative support for writers
   United States
  |   Denver, CO
  |  8:15 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $35

I am a seasoned and straight-forward writer and editor with experience in multiple backgrounds: blogging, copyediting, dramatic writing, academic writing, essays, technical writing and journalism. I am deadline-driven and very thorough in my work. Details and accuracy are of utmost importance to me. As an editor, I foster a team-environment where I push myself to bring out the most in my writers' voices while also altering their pieces as little as possible.


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Portfolio

About the album Azadi: Songs of Freedom, a compilation featuring tracks from Iranian...
Interview with singer-songwriter Orphan Factory about his new EP, his hometown in Idaho...
Interview with Indian American choreographer Parijat Desai about using dance to bridge...
In the wake of the Arab Spring, Middle East region artists are learning to abandon fear...
Review of TLC reality TV series All American Muslim and how it changes the landscape of...
Looks at female identity in Middle Eastern art through \'the one object that...
Response to Mona ElHawathy's controversial article in Foreign Policy magazine about...
Interview with Kiosk founder Arash Sobhani on the phone about the band's origins, its...
Roundup of five emerging Arab music artists to watch in 2012
Examines Ehsan Khoshbakht blog and finds how jazz became his concept of freedom and...

Skills (7)

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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

I hold a BA in English (creative writing emphasis) from the University of Denver and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College. I'm an avid reader, a classical violinist and a crossword puzzle addict. What fuels me as a writer and editor is the challenge I always find in producing creative and clever content that is meticulous in its research and clarity of usage and grammar conventions.

I offer a variety of different services, all of which are detailed below:
- Editing & Proofreading
- Consulting / Critiquing / Coaching
- Writing and Transcription
- Fact Checking & Research
- Tutoring

The way I work: you send me your document in Microsoft Word format, and I will make changes using the program's tracking feature. When I'm finished, I'll send you two copies of your document: a revised copy with changes not yet accepted, and a final copy with all changes accepted.

Approximate Turnaround Time:
1000 words or less: 3 business days
1001-5000 words: 8-10 business days
5001-10,000 words: 15 business days
Over 10,000 words: contact me
Manuscripts: contact me



EDITING & PROOFREADING SERVICES

I divide my work into four different tracks, depending on the needs of the document and the requests of the writer:

1). Proofreading / Copyproofing
The most basic level. No actual rewriting is done on my part. Here I check for the basics:
• typos
• extra spaces
• abbreviations
• spelling, grammar, capitalization, punctuation
• misnumbering or mislabeling
• outdated...

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Employment

Aslan Media Initiatives
Arts and Music Editor
2011 - Present
Bringing you the Middle East... one art story at a time. Highlighting music, theater, fine art and film from the Middle East and its diasporas and profiling the artists that make it happen.
Aslan Media Initiatives
Contributing Writer - Music
2011 - 2011
Profiled and interviewed groundbreaking music artists in both the Middle East and its diaspora communities in the United States.
Rene Farkass for Denver District 8
Communications Director
2011 - 2011
• Developed and maintained comprehensive communications plan • Worked with volunteer staff to develop and deliver messages through outreach • Integrated online and new media strategies into overall...
The LIDA Project
Play Development, Ensemble Cast Member: "Justin Bi
2011 - 2011
An original LIDA collaborative work inspired by Max Fritch’s "The Firebugs" and Albert Camus’s "The Just" that focuses on American pop culture and attitudes a decade after the Al Qaeda attacks on...
The Brick Theater
Co-Curater, Talkback Facilitator, Performer: Irani
2010 - 2011
• Festival featured in Backstage Magazine, The New York Times, BBC Radio, NPR’s All Things Considered, WNYC, Voice of America’s Persian News Network • Personal interview with Voice of America...
Care2 Causes and News Network
Causes Blogger: Middle Eastern Art and Culture
2010 - 2011
Regularly contributed timely arts and culture coverage and commentary on the Middle East.
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Performance Curator: "21 Days and Counting"
2009 - 2010
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Production Assistant: Coverage of DNC Covention
2008 - 2008
Curious Theater Company
Asst Dir, Cultural Consultant, Talkback Facilitato
2007 - 2008
Countdown to Zero Theatre Collective
Talkback Facilitator: "My Name is Rachel Corrie"
2007 - 2007
John Kerry for President
Colorado Communications Intern
2004 - 2004
MSNBC - Hardball with Chris Matthews
Production Assistant: "Hardball College Tour"
2003 - 2003

Education

Goddard College
Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Art
2006 - 2010
University of Denver
Bachelor of Arts
2002 - 2006

Keywords

editing
proofreading
copyediting
line editing
fact checking
research
writing
transcription
consulting
critiquing
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