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Alyssa O'Sullivan | Elance
 
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Alyssa O'Sullivan

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   United Kingdom
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Overview

I have an MA with commendation in Creative Writing and Publishing from Kingston University, London. I am an artistic person inspired by creative projects, and combining my enthusiasm and experience, I make a valuable team member. I am a strong writer, both with technical and creative writing. I have three years' copy-editing and proofreading experience in news articles, non-fiction, fiction and travel writing. I am comfortable with both UK and US spelling and grammar. I have experience with market research and business plan construction, as...

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Portfolio

An article on Arroyo Burro Beach composed for DGuides.com.
An article composed to a university journalism course discussing studies and findings...
An article on camp sites and activities in Central California, composed for DGuides.com.
This is a short literary fiction piece I composed, which has been published online at...
http://whatsyourtimeframe.wordpress.com/2012/10/15/alyssa-osullivan-somehow-it-makes-sense/

Skills (10)

Tested
English
Content Writing
Creative Writing
Editing
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Punctuation
English Spelling
Italian
Microsoft Word

Service Description

I am flexible to the needs and specifications of any writing or editing job. I have experience following different grammatical styles, tones and genres. I also edit fiction, for example this science fiction novella linked here and available on Lulu.com:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/109706135/First-Chapter

I've edited, completed layout and proofread the anthology Ripple 2012:

http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/writing/ripple/

As well as created marketing material and videos for the anthology, seen at these links:

http://youtu.be/ftakMg19AvA

http://youtu.be/DGQP1V-eqNU

http://youtu.be/tNteSdjr98k

http://youtu.be/otQgXLrlwf8

I'm a flexible, creative and efficient worker who will get the job done to specification in a timely and professional manner.

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Employment

Graham Maw Christie Literary Agency
Submissions Assistant
2013 - 2013
At GMC I was the first line of contact with all submitting authors. I read through each non-fiction submission with an eye on writing style, author credibility and platform, market trends, target...
Kingston University Press
Editorial Assistantship
2012 - 2012
Working with Kingston University Press, I completed editorial reports on incoming submissions, I composed marketing copy and I participated in early-stage judging of the KUP Short Biography...
Bloomsbury Publishing
Intern
2012 - 2012
At Bloomsbury I worked in the Art and Design Department with non-fiction manuscripts. I created cover copy, book blurbs, researched the industry and competition and upheld professional...
Destination Guides
Contributing Writer
2010 - 2012
As a contributing writer, I closely followed the editorial guidelines to generate creative yet informative articles on activities and attractions in Central California. I researched different...
UC Santa Barbara Daily Nexus
Second Copy Editor
2009 - 2011
I copyedited articles for accuracy, grammar, content and style, working to the nightly deadlines. I also composed headlines and captions. As second reader I was often the last set of eyes to view a...

Education

Kingston University
MA Creative Writing and Publishing
2011 - 2012
University of California, Santa Barbara
BA (Honours) English, minor in Italian Studies
2007 - 2011
UC Rome, Education Abroad Program
Italian Culture, progress towards BA
2009 - 2009

Keywords

writing
editing
copy writing
marketing
proofreading
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