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Karen L. | Elance
 
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Karen L.

Helping clients accurately communicate their ideas
   United States
  |   Lakewood, CO
  |  6:34 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

The best part about being an editor is helping people effectively communicate their ideas. I've often met people who find their writing uninspired, and I help them find the voice, writing style, and clarity needed to represent their ideas with verve. Through goal-oriented discussion, I help clients find the right words to represent their products and/or ideas. Having spent three years correcting and teaching proper grammar, punctuation, argument proposition, idea generation techniques, and everything else associated with the writing process,...

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Nov 22, 2011|Creative Writing|$110|Completed
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Portfolio

This sample comes from a client needing a rewrite. In this document, you'll see the...
I wrote this essay for my Japanese philosophy class. My thesis was widely disputed by...
I wrote this article in my sophomore year of college in response to the poor support...
This is a creative writing piece written through the lens of postmodernism and...
This is a collection of some of my poetry. Haiku are at the bottom.

Skills (3)

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

Years of writing tutor experience provided me with a plethora of tools to help clients create written word to catch the attention of the desired audience. I have proven methods for every step of the writing process that will help you hone in on the exact words, phraseology, voice, and style you need to represent your product and/or ideas.

IDEA GENERATION AND CONTENT DIRECTION
Through guided discussion, I'll help you engender content topics for your desired project. Whether you have a general idea for an E-book and need to find that beginning, middle, and end, or you're re-writing your website and need to figure out what to keep and what to throw out, I'll help you find a direction and give you plenty of content for fodder.

CONTENT ORGANIZATION
Have a lot of content but aren't sure how to organize it logically? Feeling overwhelmed by the vast amount of words you've written? I can help you organize your writing in a cohesive manner, whether you're trying to organize a paragraph, an essay, an entire website, or all of thee above. We'll start by breaking down the core of each piece and follow by organizing a flow around that core.

GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION PROOFREADING
I might as well be a living Diana Hacker Writing Guide Book. When I tutor, I use this text exclusively to teach the black-and-white side of English grammar and punctuation. For questions on style and gray-area grammar, I rely on Strunk & White's Elements of Style. Basically, these two texts and years of...

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Employment

Artistic Digital Services, Inc.
Admin / Graphic Designer / Basic Web Developer
2011 - 2012
At Artistic Digital Services, Inc., I had many responsibilities, and because the company was small, I was constantly ready to accept any new duties that came along. On a day-to-day basis, I was...
Lake Forest College Writing Center
Peer Teacher
2008 - 2011
As a Writing Center tutor, I honed my teaching, writing, editing, and proofreading skills. Not only did I learn the specifics of the English language, I learned how to communicate its intricacies....

Education

Lake Forest College
B.A. in English with Honors
2007 - 2011
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editing
academic writing
blogs
content writing
fiction writing
grammar
punctuation
proofreading
poetry
travel writing
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