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Charlyn P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 23, 2011

Charlyn P.

Freelance Writer and Editor
   United States
  |   San Antonio, TX
  |  9:26 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $8

I offer my services as an editor of texts and as a writer. Make use of my extensive, steeped familiarity with the language to keep mistakes out of your publications. Allow me to suggest changes in the way you arrange words and phrases or the overall outline of your work in order to increase your audience's understanding of your writing. Also, please call on me to help generate content for your web pages, write articles for you, or otherwise allow me to use my writing skills on your behalf. You will receive excellent work.

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Portfolio

A very old poem I wrote about the San Gervasio Mayan ruins on the island of Cozumel in...
http://forynia.deviantart.com/art/City-of-Trees-124335469
A short story with religious tones
http://forynia.deviantart.com/art/The-Prince-and-the-Wolf-130772625

Skills (2)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Service Description

I am a creative writer by trade, having honed my skills since middle school, and am an artist in other fields as a hobby. However, its quite easy to tell where my obsession lies: I put a futon in the center of my room to replace my bed, just so I could have more room along the walls for bookshelves. Reading and writing are my passions.

I have worked a variety of jobs in packaging, customer service, and most recently in medical assisting, because I believe a dearth of hands on experience can be the extinguisher of the creative process. Not only must a writer be skilled with their keyboard and ideas, but they should be working and dealing with people every day to keep their minds and thoughts sharp and add focus and perspective to their work! Nothing puts me in the mood to work like a good day on the job.

Outside of writing I enjoy video games with a well written story, and learning new skills - my electives at college were always a bit eclectic!

With several well spoken teachers in my family I have had excellent linguistic skills since I was very young, and being an avid reader has only ever improved that. While attending college to obtain my Associates in Arts I supplemented my core curriculum classes with additional English Language and Literature courses, including Shakespeare, Poetry, and Creative Writing. I took both Spanish and French as well; though I became fluent in neither, the study of the languages and the thought patterns built into them was...

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Employment

Medical Center Opthalmology Associates
Opthalmic Technician
2010 - Present
I work here daily as an Opthalmic assistant, recording exam notes for doctors, communicating medical information and exam summaries in letters from our office to other doctors, and dealing with...
Spherion (Zurich Insurance)
Customer Service Representative
2008 - 2009
Worked to process claims reports from worker's compensation injuries. Here my writing skills were very important as accident descriptions needed to be captured with all the details important to...
Pinson Communications
Warehouse Worker, Customer Service Representative
2004 - 2007
Worked packaging books for shipping for an online bookstore. Also worked as a customer service representative, answering customer inquiries and resolving problems from publishers and online errors.

Education

Pasco-Hernando Community College
Associates in Arts
2005 - 2008
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