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Andrew Blackman | Elance
 
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Andrew Blackman

Novelist and ex-Wall Street Journal staff writer
   United Kingdom
  |   Beckenham, Kent
  |  2:59 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I have extensive writing and editing experience from my time as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal in New York and my subsequent fiction-writing career.

As a graduate of Oxford and Columbia who was born and raised in London but has lived on both sides of the Atlantic, I am proficient in both UK and US English. I have written two published novels and several hundred articles and short stories. I maintain a Wordpress blog with thousands of monthly unique visitors.

I can also draw on corporate experience, first as an Assistant Vice...

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Sep 11, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$20|Completed
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Sep 9, 2014|Newsletters|$123|Completed
Sep 9, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$790|Completed
Apr 4, 2014|Web Content|$150|Completed
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Portfolio

I wrote the novel On the Holloway Road, published by Legend Press in 2009. The novel...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/On-Holloway-Road-Andrew-Blackman/dp/1906558086/
I designed a Wordpress blog to showcase my writing, and have built it up since 2008 to...
As a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal I wrote a couple of hundred articles,...
My second novel, A Virtual Love, is out in the UK in April 2013. It's already received...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1909039454/

Skills (10)

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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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English
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Editing
UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Test
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Microsoft PowerPoint 2010 Test
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Service Description

I offer a range of services based on my extensive writing and editing experience.

As an experienced writer with two published novels and hundreds of articles on a range of topics for The Wall Street Journal and other publications, I can complete any content writing assignment with confidence. As a journalist I learned how to grab and hold readers' attention line by line, and in my fiction career I have developed a more creative voice.

I am also a blogger at www.andrewblackman.net, and have several thousand unique visitors each month, so I know how to adapt my writing style to meet the demands of blog readers (as well as those of search engines).

I can offer proof-reading and copy-editing services too. In my time at The Wall Street Journal I had plenty of copy-editing experience. My job was as a staff reporter, but I was frequently asked to proof other reporters' stories, and developed a reputation for spotting mistakes everyone else had missed.

I was born and grew up in London, so British English comes naturally to me, but I lived in New York for six years and worked as a journalist there (as well as completing my Masters degree at Columbia University), so I have extensive experience of completing writing assignments in US English.

Finally, I can complete any Microsoft PowerPoint design job to the highest specifications, having done the same for major companies like UBS Investment Bank, Ernst & Young, HSBC and Close Brothers.

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Employment

Legend Press
Writer
2009 - Present
Under contract with UK publisher Legend Press and have written two published novels so far: On the Holloway Road (February 2009) and A Virtual Love (April 2013).
UBS Investment Bank
Presentation designer
2006 - 2011
I worked as a freelance presentation designer for UBS Investment Bank, preparing sales documents and presentations in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. I did not work for them continuously, but...
Ernst & Young
Design specialist
2008 - 2010
Worked full-time for Ernst & Young preparing consulting documents and sales pitches in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. Worked as a senior designer, responsible for proofing other designers' work.
The Wall Street Journal
Staff reporter
2003 - 2006

Education

Trinity College, London
Trinity Cert. TESOL
2011 - 2011
Columbia University
Master of Science, Journalism
2002 - 2003
Lincoln College, Oxford University
BA Honours, Modern History
1995 - 1998

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editor
creative writing
content writing
blog
social media
PowerPoint
Microsoft
proofreading
English
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