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Anna Chang-Yen | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 15, 2015

Anna Chang-Yen

   United States
  |   Lake Villa, IL
  |  8:33 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $20

When I started as an intern at the Minden Press-Herald in 1995, I had no idea that I had stumbled upon my passion -- newspaper journalism. Seventeen years later, I still love the whir of the presses, but I've also written and edited books and Web content and helped organizations craft marketing materials that drive passion for their causes. Throughout my career, I have focused on education, but my experience includes everything from writing up Little League statistics to covering state government.

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Skills (10)

Creative Writing
English Grammar
English Spelling
Microsoft Word
Online Writing
Report Writing
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Photoshop
PageMaker 7.0

Service Description

I offer a wide range of editing services, including proofreading, editing for grammar, and developmental editing. I also can write in a variety of formats, including press releases, articles, summaries, synopses, creative non-fiction, letters, marketing copy and SEO content.

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Freelance writer/editor
2010 - Present
Edited a book of meditations. Wrote and edited Web and press release copy for United Way of Lake County. Wrote and edited SEO articles for and
Ventura County Star, Ventura, Calif.
YourNews editor/county editor
2007 - 2011
Reviewed citizen journalism submissions for appropriateness and adherence to site standards and published stories at Submitted a weekly budget of stories to...
Daily Herald, Provo, Utah
Reporter, copy editor
2004 - 2006
Covered the education beat, including three public school districts, charter schools, Brigham Young University and Utah Valley State College. Edited copy and designed section covers, inside pages...
Feature Films for Families, Murray, Utah
Writer/public relations
2003 - 2004
Wrote and edited copy for internal communications, including a newsletter and motivational articles for employees. Wrote and edited public relations copy for catalogs, Web articles and packaging.
Luxury Publishing, Park City, Utah
Assistant editor
2002 - 2002
Served as managing editor of Luxury Living and Destinations magazines. Helped launch Destinations and Nicklaus magazines. Wrote articles for publication. Edited copy for four national...
The News-Star, Monroe, La.
Copy editor/slot editor
2001 - 2002
Edited and designed Section A and Accent (features) section. Managed copy for weekly youth news section. Served on redesign committee. Occasionally wrote features articles, book reviews and...
The Daily News and the Ruston Daily Leader
Assistant editor, staff writer
2000 - 2001
Edited and designed front page, editorial page and community calendar. Wrote news and features articles and editorials, covering education and parish government. Proofread news, sports and...
The Minden (La.) Press-Herald
Staff writer
1995 - 1999
Covered police beat and general assignment. Edited and designed front page three days a week. Edited and designed weekly entertainment section. Took digital and film photographs for...
The Tech Talk, Louisiana Tech University
Staff writer, news editor
1997 - 1998
Covered various beats over four academic quarters. Edited news and features articles and briefs. Wrote headlines.


Louisiana Tech University
bachelor of arts, journalism; minor in sociology
1997 - 2000
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