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Avery S. | Elance
 
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Avery S.

Travel Writer(France, Food & Wine, Adventure)
   France
  |   Mosset, Pyrenees Orientales
  |  2:33 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I'm a travel writer and travel tour leader living in the south of France. My experience includes: travel guidebook writer, newspaper staff writer, journalism teacher, featured columnist, publicity writer, blogger and e-news specialist.

I've followed projects around the world writing on a wide range of subjects from wooden boat-building to yoga. I currently focus mostly on France and off the beaten path destinations.

I also have direct experience in the hospitality and adventure travel industry, currently operating my own gourmet bike...

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Portfolio

Researched and written for GoMad Nomad Travel Mag
http://gomadnomad.com/2010/01/17/learning-french-in-france/
Article researched and written for the Fort Myers News Press
Historical article researched and written for the John C. Campbell Folk School
http://www.folkschool.org/BrasstownCarvers/
Essay for Tropicalia, A Field Guide to Paradise
Personal narrative written for GoMad Nomad Travel Mag
http://gomadnomad.com/2009/12/27/the-same-dirt/

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Service Description

Currently based in the French Pyrenees I work mainly from home but relish travel assignments that get me into the field.

I write and research best when covering topics I personally relate to such as slow travel, responsible travel, adventure travel and all the interesting topics that fit within those categories...yoga, simple living, natural lifestyle, food and wine, arts and culture, wild edible plants...

Though well versed in SEO and keyword usage, I believe authentic content is ultimately the best way to attract readers and browsers. I write accordingly.






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Employment

Real Travel France
Co-Founder and Staff Writer
2014 - Present
I'm the co-founder of Real Travel France, an independent bike touring company that leads food and wine tours in the south of France. I write all web text, newsletters, blogs and marketing material.
Fodor's France
2012 Guide Updater
2011 - Present
I currently cover the Midi-Pyrenees and Languedoc-Roussillon, Bordeaux and Basque Country chapters for the guidebook Fodor's France. I also covered the Dordogne chapter in previous editions. I...
Gomad Nomad Travel Mag
Featured Writer
2009 - Present
I research and write travel essays about France and other variously assigned destinations.
Basecamp Explorer Pyrenees
Communications
2011 - 2012
I wrote the web text for this luxury eco-hotel in the French Pyrenees and wrote monthly newsletters, press releases and PR material about adventure travel and lifestyle.

Education

Roanoke College
BA English Literature Concentration Communications
- 1997
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travel writing
creative writing
journalism
blog and website copy
press releases
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