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John Schultz | Elance
 
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John Schultz

Writer, editor, fiction and non-fiction
   United States
  |   Seattle, WA
  |  8:51 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I am a seasoned writer of technical and non-technical content. I have written and edited textbooks, tradebooks, magazine content, annual reports, grant proposals and business plans. My specialities include grant writing for non-profits and content licensing. I am also a published fiction and non-fiction author. I have broad interests and writing expertise in science, art, social science and business.

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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing Skills Test
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Grant Writing Test
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Service Description

I bring a wide interest well-earned skill to bear on my tasks, from elementary school curricula to scientific researach. I am adept at interviewing subject matter experts and at conveying concepts to authors and content managers . Once I've completed the preliminaries of in-depth research and orgnization, I begin the outlining process based on my collection of data from third partysources. With this outine in hand, I approach the stakeholders for the project with a set of questions relevant to my search for finalizing of the project's goals and the mission of the organization. In the case of non-profit organizations, I work with the Executive Director and others to come up with a suitable presentation of the organization, its function in the community and its mission. In the case of an annual report, the audience will be board members. In all cases, I create a document that is appropriate and aims for a successful realization of the mission of the organization, for profit or non-profit.

My method in preparing technical materials is to collect all the datra needed to write a logical, concise and clear description of processes that the software or hardware requires of the user. My goal in every case has been to produce a document that presents a simple guide to the intended use of the product. I have worked on manuals for Honeywell that led to clear explanation of the operation heating/cooling thermostats. My work in software development was done under strict...

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Employment

John F Schultlz and Company
Owner/Manager
2007 - Present
The following is a list of my clients and the service I provided: Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) (research and proposal writing) AHOPE for Children (Ethiopia) (research,...
Museum of Fligiht
Grant Manager
2001 - 2007
Prepared over 150 grant proposals, winning over $4 million during the six years I worked as their grants manager.

Education

Hunter College
none
1977 - 1978
University of Texas at Austin
none
1971 - 1972
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science
1966 - 1970
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wriiting
editinig
grant proposals
technical writing
ghost writing
novel
short story
screen writing
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