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Bree Barton | Elance
 
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Bree Barton

Nationally published writer/highly skilled editor
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $39

Exceptionally creative and resourceful wordsmith with a natural flair for language and an ear for your unique message. Writing and editing experience in a variety of mediums, including nonfiction books, novels, articles, blogs, speeches, and screenplays. Published in USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Dallas Morning News, McSweeney’s, Huffington Post, and others. Highly motivated team player who also works well independently and can produce top-notch work on a tight deadline.

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Portfolio

USA Today op-ed, October 2010
Short non-fiction in Skirt! Magazine, October 2010
http://skirt.com/essays/cat-lady
Los Angeles Times op-ed, October 2008
http://articles.latimes.com/print/2008/oct/25/opinion/oe-barton25
USA Today op-ed, March 2008

Skills (5)

Tested
Italian fluency

Service Description

BUSINESSGHOST, INC.
Chief Creative Officer/Senior Writer
April 2005 – Present
Hired to cultivate writing team at top ghosting company and oversee projects ranging from business tutorial to celebrity memoir. Contributed to over twenty-five published books, including two bestsellers. Clients include three-time Super Bowl winner, Haitian politician, Fox broadcaster, former NBA referee, and the “grief guru” of Columbine and 9/11. Worked closely with publisher to revise a novel recently optioned by ABC, TV pilot set to air in fall 2011.

BARTON & SPENCER WRITING SERVICES
Founder/Principal Writer
August 2009 – Present
Hired to provide professional editing services to a number of published authors. Delivered astute and on-target feedback on completed manuscripts; also provided ongoing coaching during the writing process.

FREELANCE WRITER
March 2008 – Present
Published opinion pieces in USAT, LA Times, and Providence Journal, short fiction in Flashquake, nonfiction in Skirt!, Huffington Post Complete Guide to Blogging, Chronogram, and McSweeney’s.

CAPE COD TODAY
Blogger – “Bree’s Blog”
February 2008 – January 2009
Wrote humorous blog posts about travel, news, and life in Cape Cod.

DALLAS MORNING NEWS / NEIGHBORSGO
News Blogger – “Bree Barton at the Ballot Box”
September 2008 – December 2008
Wrote timely and thoughtful blog posts about the 2008 Presidential Election.

CASSANDRA, CHANTING
Editor/PR Specialist
October 2007 – January 2009...

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Education

Amherst College
Bachelor of Arts in English and European Studies
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