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Christopher Mercier | Elance
 
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Christopher Mercier

Creative writer, editor, deadline meeter
   United States
  |   Vermillion, SD
  |  6:25 am Local Time

Overview

Primary interest is fiction writing, but have experience with non-fiction as well. Editing is part of the writing process, so that is involved with the writing education and experience. Recently attained Master of Arts in English, with a Bachelor of Science degree in History and English.

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Portfolio

Short fiction piece.
Short product review done for a website.

Skills (5)

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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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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

My services comprise experience in both non-fiction and fiction. My Bachelor's degree is History. I have a Master of Arts in English, with a creative writing thesis (a collection of short stories).

As such, my primary experiences in writing are based on writing research based essays and short stories. Editing and revisions are essential to this process. Both forms of writing rely on clear, coherent prose based on logical and effective organization.

While my writing focus is fiction, I have worked extensively with non-fiction as well, including:
1. History. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in this field, I utilized research of primary and secondary sources to form a critical synthesis for the construction of articles. Editing and revision also integral to the writing process. The format and citation styles used were Chicago/Turabian.
2. English. Master of Arts. For critical essays, this is another field highly reliant on research and construction of a logical, viable thesis.

During my academic career, I have learned that professional writing has two integral components need to advance the craft.
1. Deadlines. Both of these fields are academic, and as such, are built around researching, writing, and revision toward a deadline. Average essay length, 12 - 16 pages.
2. Editing/Revision. The prose needs to clearly convey the information and analysis. If the writing is convoluted or confusing, the meaning is lost. The thesis, conclusion, and overall analysis need to match the...

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Employment

University of South Dakota
Adjunct Instructor/Teaching Assistant
2012 - Present
Instructor for Literature and ESL courses. Also a reader for the university literary journal.
Western Iowa Technical Community College
Adjunct Instructor
2012 - 2013
Instructor for Grammar and Composition 2 classes. Lesson planning, grading, and lecturing. One class taught online.
University of South Dakota
Teaching Assistant
2011 - 2012
Courses taught: English 101: Composition in Fall, 2011; English 210: Introduction to Literature in Spring, 2012.
University of South Dakota
Writing Center Assistant
2011 - 2012
Graduate coordinator, assisting with record keeping of student consultations, appointment scheduling, training assistance. Duties included being a writing consultant for student writing, and ESL...
Tutor.com
Tutor
2010 - 2011
Online tutoring for students. The subjects I tutored were English, Writing, and Social Studies. The work often involved proofreading and editing student work, aiding with essays (structure,...
Jung Chul Academy
Teacher
2008 - 2009
English teacher (ESL) at an English academy in South Korea. Besides teaching, duties included grading homework (workbooks, essays), lesson planning, proofreading texts and materials for the academy.

Education

Univesity of South Dakota
Master of Arts - English
2010 - 2012
Northern Michigan University
Bachelor of Science - History
- 2008
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