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Christopher L. | Elance
 
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Christopher L.

Let's make your words tango.
   United States
  |   Trenton, NJ

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Overview

My central aims as a writer and editor are clarity, precision, and vigor. Words are their own media, and whatever they convey -- ideas, facts, insights, visions -- will stand or fall by the ability to use language skillfully, and with zest.

At Columbia University Press, where I completed my apprenticeship, I helped proofread and copy edit academic manuscripts, ensuring stylistic and formatting integrity.

While pursuing a doctorate in the humanities (with an emphasis on intellectual and cultural history), I developed a set of skills that...

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Apr 15, 2014|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Completed
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Mar 9, 2014|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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Mar 1, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working

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Portfolio

- Formatted manuscript to include borders, images, discrete sections, active table of...
- Blog promotes Maryland real estate and encourages investors to buy property now while...
- Wrote press release to promote Character Education, a youth development initiative...
Concisely summarized the organization's mission and objectives. Established connection...
Redeveloped existing travel copy for the luxury travel site, EuroPanache. Content...
- Wrote a creative nonfictional account of a trip to New Orleans, demonstrating...
- Researched mobile app with new footage of the Berlin Wall and created a dynamic press...
- Researched and wrote academic paper on the Beat generation.
- Converted bland copy into engaging and dynamic product descriptions.
Drafted a compelling proposal for the Boys & Girls Club. Proposal demonstrates...
Wrote an original article on sleep deprivation, using research-based findings in...
- Summarized the mission and objectives of the organization. - Described the...
- Reformatted original resume to achieve professional and modern look - Edited company...

Skills (12)

Tested
English Proofreading
Editing
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Academic Writing
Creative Writing
Grant Writing
English-Polish Translation
Blogging
Copywriting
Resume Writing
Press Releases

Service Description

-- Editing / Proofreading / Copy Editing:

A manuscript profits from another set of eyes, a new perspective, a reappraisal. Whether your work needs substantial line editing or a final run-through, I can help ensure that your text is coherent, accurate, and tailored to your audience.

-- Resumes, CVs & cover letters:

Your application materials require meticulous attention. These documents open doors, thrust you into new playing fields, and help determine your salary in a word, they can shape your way of life.

Therefore, each document must be customized and crafted with professional style. To this end, I carefully review your career history, talents, and accomplishments; research the job profile, your occupation, and industry; and develop your career narrative in a form and style matching your objectives.

-- Copywriting:

No product or service can sell itself. As a copywriter, I match the brand personality with the right tone, and supply the goods with characteristic flair and wit.

-- Grant proposals:

My top priority as a grant writer and editor is to articulate your mission and your funding goals in a coherent, well-documented, and persuasive narrative. As an assistant to a nonprofit youth services organization, I research the most suitable funding sources, and write and edit proposals and letters of inquiry.

-- Web content:

The proliferation of commercial and personal websites and blogs puts a high premium on dynamic web content. As a seasoned writer...

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Employment

Princeton High School
Teacher
2009 - 2013
I taught English & American literature and composition.
Drew University
Teaching Assistant
2007 - 2009
I assisted college professors in the management and direction of college courses.
Kean University
Client Service Assistant
2005 - 2006
Assisted students in organizing and paying their tuition bills, in person and over the phone. Helped institute a new call center, training new recruits in computer applications and customer service.

Education

Center for Fiction, NY
Fiction workshop
2011 - 2011
Columbia University Press
Editorial Internship
2011 - 2011
Drew University
M. Phil. Modern History and Literature
2006 - 2010
Rutgers University
B.A. Comparative Literature
2002 - 2004

Keywords

Proofreader
copy editor
writer
translation
grant writer
resume
cover letter
academic
essay
story
web content
blog
article
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