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George Capaccio | Elance
 
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George Capaccio

Committed, multitalented writer
   United States
  |   Arlington, MA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

I began my professional career with the dream of becoming a widely published poet. I soon discovered that making a living as a working poet is a non-starter. While I continue to write and publish poetry, I have matured into a savvy, professional writer with two decades of experience in the field of educational publishing.

My experience includes researching and writing curriculum-aligned articles, essays, and books in science, health, social studies, and language arts. My clients have been some of the industry's leaders, like Houghton...

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Feb 13, 2013|Creative Writing|$170|Working

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As a freelance writer, specializing in educational materials, I offer clients a comprehensive range of services:

--Writing fiction and nonfiction for trade and school divisions of educational publishers.

--Doing exhaustive online research for informational texts.

--Writing art specs and researching photos.

--Correlating academic content with state standards.

--Making sure manuscripts conform to the client’s guidelines and meet designated educational standards.

--Using readability tools and grade-level vocabulary.

--Creating assessment items.

Here's a small sample of projects I have successfully completed:

--Wrote a series of grades 6-12 fiction and nonfiction assessment passages for Northwest Evaluation Association.

--Wrote 8 fictional and nonfictional leveled readers using the Fountas/Pinell leveling criteria for Houghton Mifflin's 2009 reading program.

--Wrote 6 fictional and nonfictional leveled readers for Brown Publishing Network's Leveled Books for Reaching All Readers program.

--Researched and wrote most of the chapters for a grade 8 Tennessee TCAP Coach covering American history; also developed a pre-test and post-test for each chapter in the book.

--Wrote the TE manuscript for three versions (National, Alabama, Florida) of a McGraw-Hill world history textbook, plus all of the ancillary components and assessment items.

Writing educational materials, though a specialty of mine, is not the only type of writing I do. I have published articles in...

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance writer, editor, proofreader
2003 - 2013
Since 2003, I have worked as a freelance writer, editor, and proofreader. Clients who have hired me to write original works of fiction and nonfiction for the educational publishing market have...

Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
BA English
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