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Ben Martorell | Elance
 
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Ben Martorell

Skilled Writer and Editor
   United States

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

I am a native English speaker and a skilled writer and editor. I hold an M.A. in International Studies and have had several years of writing and editing experience.

The Middle East is my area of specialty. Last year, I lived in Amman, Jordan for 6 months in order to immerse myself in Arab culture and further my Arabic language development. I have been studying Arabic for several years and am currently at the upper intermediate level of proficiency.

My background is diverse: I was an intern at the Columbia University Middle East Research...

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Portfolio

Examined the relationship between oil and the persistence of authoritarianism in the...
http://via.library.depaul.edu/etd/128/
I wrote the main body of this press release (paragraphs two through five) on the very...
http://cumerc.columbia.edu/

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Academic Writing
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English
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Editing
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Service Description

I offer my excellent writing and editing skills to anyone seeking assistance with articles, papers, or other types of academic or scholarly writings. International and Middle Eastern affairs are my areas of expertise but I also am more than happy to contribute my services to those who need help with history, literature, philosophy, or any other subjects of the humanities.

Additionally, it would be my pleasure to assist those who need help writing or editing blogs, small books/ebooks, news articles, newsletters, web content, etc.

Writing my master's thesis (it is in my portfolio above) was a great exercise in research, writing, editing, and proofreading. It demonstrates that I can complete a long term, difficult project and that I have excellent analytical skills.

I also developed these skills, as well as general administrative skills, in my previous work experience. When I lived in Amman, I worked as an intern in the communications and outreach department at the Columbia University Middle East Research Center in Amman (everything was conducted in English). There, I:
Wrote press releases for events held at the center
Edited various documents, the most important of which being the Center's annual report and newsletter. Working closely with my supervisor, I updated, proofread, and rearranged the structure of the report.
Assisted another department in editing its brochure and general information booklet

During my time at DePaul University, I was a...

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Employment

Columbia University Middle East Research Center
Communications and Outreach Intern
2012 - 2012
Salzer's Building and Remodeling
Carpenter Assistant
2006 - 2007
Milwaukee Public Museum
Student Assistant
2001 - 2004
Marquette University, Raynor Memorial Library
Student Assistant
2001 - 2004

Education

Qasid Arabic Institute
Certificate
2012 - 2012
DePaul University
Master of Arts in International Studies
2008 - 2012
Milwaukee Area Technical College
Carpentry
2005 - 2006
Marquette University
Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and History
2000 - 2004

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