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Allyson W. | Elance
 
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Allyson W.

Editor, Researcher, Teacher, Writer
   United States
  |   Austin, TX
  |  9:33 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I wear many hats, and appreciate that my career allows me the flexibility to pursue many different projects and interests.

As the director of the Austin Feminist Poetry Festival, I use my skills and vision to bring art, politics, and activism together. In addition to putting together our website and fundraising, I book poets, workshop leaders, and panelists.

I have worked as a tutor and writing coach since 2005, starting as a peer tutor in college. Since then, I have branched out, helping students prep for standardized tests and working...

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Portfolio

Created another installment in Ms. Jouzdani's newsletter series to help publicize her...
Publicity document for dancers Benjamin Hooten and Taletha Jouzdani to advertise their...
This is a publicity newsletter I wrote for Taletha Jouzdani, an Austin-based dance...
This is the most recent publicity letter I wrote for Taletha Jouzdani, an Austin-based...
This essay was published at Her Circle Ezine in March 2011.
An encyclopedia article on Mary Daly.
This piece will appear in the forthcoming Landmarks in Feminist Writings encyclopedia,...
I wrote this piece for the food blog Endless Simmer (www.endlesssimmer.com)
This piece was written for the food blog Endless Simmer (www.endlesssimmer.com)
A book review of the self-help book No Matter What.
A review of My Little Red Book
A press release I wrote for the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM)...
A press release I wrote for the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM)...
A press release I wrote for the Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (CSCRM)...
A paper I presented on Mary McCarthy for the College English Association conference in...

Skills (4)

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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Service Description

My editorial experience includes both in-house at publishing companies, and freelance. I've worked primarily with journalists and novelists, as well as poets, to make their writing accessible, clean, and ready for publication. For some clients, I have even formatted their books for electronic and print publication. I will bring my range of experiences to the table to help you create the most cohesive manuscript as possible, as well as publish it.

As a writer, I have created a number of marketing documents for small businesses and individuals. Newsletters are my forte; I also have substantial experience with social networking. In addition, I have frequently assisted in writing cover letters and resumes for job seekers, allowing them to showcase their best selves. I can help you create content that stands out and carries your message.

Whether you are seeking some quick edits, or need assistance with a project from the ground up, I can help you brainstorm, write, edit, and then format your final product. I am available for all stages of the writing and editing process, and I look forward to working with you

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Employment

Austin Community College
Adjunct Assistant Professor
2013 - Present
Taught in the Business and Technical Communications Program, focusing on online classes for distance learning students. Courses taught: Technical Publications with Microsoft Word (ETWR 2476).
Master Gohring's Tai Chi and Kung Fu
Administrative Assistant
2013 - Present
Assists with both technical and creative aspects of office work. Performs data entry, runs attendance reports, maintains address records. Ensures that student handbooks are available, and creates...
Pearson Education
Scoring Supervisor
2012 - Present
Performs holistic scoring of 10th and 11th grade TAKS essays. Evaluates essays in terms of content, logical development, detail, and mechanics. Works in a fast-paced environment, typically grading...
Taletha Jouzdani
Personal Assistant
2012 - 2012
Served as a part-time assistant to professional dancer Taletha Jouzdani. Coordinated event schedules, arranged contracts, responded to emails, wrote a monthly email newsletter and other marketing...
Siren-Bookstrand
Editor and Publishing Assistant
2011 - 2012
I provided content and copy editing to e-books published by Siren-Bookstrand. Because of our fast-paced production schedule, I edited anywhere from three to five books per week. In addition, I...
Janet Heimlich
Research Assistant
2010 - 2010
Assisted Ms. Heimlich with research, editing, and formatting for _Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment_, published in November 2010 from Prometheus.
BookWoman
Sales Clerk
2009 - 2010
Sold books for a feminist audience, assisted in running special events such as author signings, created purchase orders, and processed store inventory.
Texas Center for Educational Research
Research Analyst
2008 - 2009
Conducted research and contributed to reports on a variety of subjects including charter schools, college readiness, and technology implementation in rural schools. Utilized both qualitative and...
Center for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Communications Intern
2007 - 2008
Wrote press releases regarding stem cell research at University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic. Also assisted in web development and database maintenance.

Education

Case Western Reserve University
M.A., English
2006 - 2008
Kenyon College
A.B., English
2002 - 2006
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copy editing
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poetry
nonfiction
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