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Chimene Hawes | Elance
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Chimene Hawes

Unlimited Wordsmith: Writer/Grammarian/Editor
   United States
  |   Phoenix, AZ
  |  10:29 am Local Time

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If your writing needs a "second glance," my editing skills will be invaluable. I am meticulous regarding proper grammar usage, and can spot a typo at 20 paces! Is the flow of your voice blocked, as a river is by a dam? I can provide a twist of phrase that will unlock your vision, the key word to open the deluge.

My specialty is start-up newsletter publishing, from content creation and editing of submitted pieces, to photo captions and page layout. I will design a communication piece that is tailor-made to suit the needs of your employees,...

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Front page of "The Dispatch," Vol. 17, No. 2 - February 1992
Summary of interview with controversial public figure, Bill Montgomery, in Maricopa...
Composed text and designed four-fold marketing brochure/mailer for client of...
Designed and composed logo stationery and marketing invitation for a client of...
Interviewed employee of Superior Court in Maricopa County for in-house newsletter,...
Introductory article as Editor of the community news monthly, "The Lakes...
A reaction paper analyzing difficulties presented when incorporating a deaf student...
Reaction paper examining the controversy regarding the inclusion of special needs...
Composed article content, shot photos and designed page layout for an employee...
Examined the operations of what was then "cutting edge technology" in court...

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U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Words are my life, and writing is my passion! Precision pertaining to usage of the perfect word, and execution of exquisite grammar is my goal.

I was bi-lingual by the age of five, as I was determined to communicate with my Spanish-speaking neighbors. Compelled to document my observations on life, I started making entries in my first diary at the age of six. I have since gone on to achieve a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor emphasis in English. I am fluent in French, proficient in Spanish, and study linguistics as a hobby.

I am an avid reader: a lover of literature, history, scripture and the obscure. Don't be surprised to find C.S. Lewis and Anne Rice occupying the same shelf in my library. My favorite topics of discussion are religion and politics, which makes me a better writer than party guest, I assume! (Unless the party is centered around viewing the game-show "Jeopardy.")

My up-bringing as a third-generation Arizona native and farmer's daughter gives me a unique perspective. The strength and determination of my pioneering ancestors influences my work ethic. "If you're going to do a job, do it right the first time!" "A place for everything, and everything in its place." "That which you sow, with time and attention, in due season you also shall reap." "Look a man in the eye when you shake his hand. A man's word is his bond."

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Mesa Unified School District
Substitute Teacher
2005 - Present
Secondary education on a variety of subjects: English, French, History, Social Studies, Music
Banner Health System
Executive Assistant/Specialist
1995 - 2001
Advanced the Healing Environment Philosophy by developing educational programs, coordinating special events, editing promotional materials, and serving for six years on the Planetree Steering Team...
Colonial Supplemental Insurance
Independent Agent
1993 - 1995
Educated client employees regarding insurance benefit options Provided product counseling to specialized client base in the Navajo Nation
Falk/Ahlander Marketing and Sales Strategists
Public Relations Director
1992 - 1993
Composed marketing plans and sales strategies for clients, including telemarketing, press releases, and advertising for print and radio Compiled databases of client target markets, and designed...
Phoenix Transit System
Employee Communications Coordinator
1990 - 1992
Designed, produced and edited employee and passenger newsletters Served as company photographer
Lakes Community Association
Publications Editor
1988 - 1989
Designed and produced HOA member newspaper, including writing, editing, photography, layout, printing and distribution Managed advertising sales and production
Arizona Superior Court in Maricopa County
Judicial Information Assistant
1987 - 1988
Media liaison for closed-court proceedings, including impeachment trials of Arizona Governor Evan Mecham Designed and produced first monthly employee publication, including reporting, writing,...


Arizona State University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
1985 - 1987
Cottey College
Associate of Arts, English Literature
1982 - 1984
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