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Suzanne B. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 28, 2015

Suzanne B.

Creative writer and developmental editor
   United Kingdom
  |   Stirling, Scotland
  |  11:57 pm Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $44

Professional, creative writer with wit, verve and over 25 years' experience illustrated by a c.v. packed with published work in print and online.

I pay attention to the music and rhythms of language even in the driest of subjects -- choppy sentences and awkward word choices disrupt flow whether you're reading something out loud or in the quiet space of your mind.

No outsourcing, and no plundering of other people's work. Plagiarism is theft, plain and simple. My work is original and I take pride in maintaining a high standard.

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Satire on the British NHS and the destructive effect of using managers who have no NHS...
A small selection of witty product descriptions for a gift site. Huge fun to write.
Written under my pen name, the article discusses the reasons why someone...
Written under my pen name, the article discusses the history, nutrition...
Literary short story published in Books Ireland. The theme is of letting go, and the...
Cartoons published to illustrate an article on rugby players.
Published cartoon illustrating an article based on a charity quiz night.
Short story published in Woman, a UK women's magazine. This is an example of a writing...
Venetian society and culture in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries -...
Product descriptions of playground equipment
How to cope when your beloved cat dies
One of a series of articles on British castles.
A handful of short descriptions of counties in England for a travel and accommodation site
Winner of the Burmah Castrol / Readers Digest short story competition 1999 and read on...
Deals with the practical side of sifting through possessions after bereavement, from a...
The valley between Stirling Castle and the Wallace Monument in Striling, Scotland, with...
Sheep in winter showing identification marks and the feeding system.
Study of the lock of a vintage suitcase.

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Service Description

Covered by PI and PL Insurance - worldwide coverage / US and EU jurisdictions. Member of the Society of Authors.

I specialise in articles and features, creative writing and developmental editing of full-length manuscripts.

Areas of particular interest and professional experience include health and wellness, surgery, anatomy & physiology, environment, green living, veganism and vegetarianism, politics, current affairs, humour and satire, cinema and theatre, literature, history and travel.

I have very little experience in technology / IT / auto / corporate finance, and I prefer not to work on these projects unless there's a large dose of non-specialist humour required.

My background is in surgical operative procedures, operating theatre management and tuition, followed by an Honours degree in English literature as a mature student. I also have a grounding in psychology and counselling and take an active interest in national and international politics. My literary fiction has been broadcast on BBC radio and published in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, France, Germany, Belgium, Japan and Australasia.

I'm a "toothbrush and passport" kind of traveller and have lived and worked in Switzerland and Portugal as well as globetrotting by plane and train - life is for the living and I'm not done yet. My work and life experience give me an extensive memory bank of ideas, knowledge and know-how and a firm confidence in my skill and creativity. I'm good at what I do.

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Metropolitan University (Univ of North London)
B.A. (Hons) English Literature
1983 - 1986
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humour & satire
health & medical
environment & green
politics & social issues
travel & lifestyle
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October 2011
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