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Christa D. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 15, 2010

Christa D.

Experienced creative writer and English expert
   United States
Charlotte

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Experienced professional writer with background in reporting and writing for news publications. Skilled in writing breaking and feature stories on a variety of topics based on organization's area of focus and public interest. Able to work as a team to meet deadlines while cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with news sources. Additional strengths in Japanese language, proofreading, editing and writing with a marketing focus.

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Portfolio

Creative non-fiction article on a team of ghost hunters who investigated reports of...
A college student's real-life story of using her sister's life-threatening illness as...
Creative-Technical nonfiction article on the history of hydropower on the James River...
Creative-Investigative nonfiction piece on the environmental impact of invasive algae...

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

Professional freelance writer who lives in the Charlotte, North Carolina area.

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Employment

Media General - The News and Advance
Education reporter
2007 - 2009
-Covered local public school system, four private colleges and a community college. Capitalized on strong multitasking and communication skills to work effectively with students of all ages and...
The High Springs Herald
City Beat Reporter
2006 - 2007
-Quickly learned and synthesized complex government issues while covering topics such as government, public safety, the environment, construction, community history and subjects of local interest....

Education

Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku
Certificate of Completion of Year-long Study Abroad Program
2004 - 2005
University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts in African and Asian Languages and Literature - Japanese
2001 - 2005
University of Florida
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
2001 - 2005
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journalism
japanese
writing
editing
proofreading
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