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Clara M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 17, 2010

Clara M.

Experienced writer/proofreader with eye for detail
   United States
  |   Peoria, IL
  |  5:20 pm Local Time

Overview

When you want a drive for perfection, an eye for minute details, and an almost obsessive appreciation for the finer points of the English language, you can rely on me for all your writing, editing, and proofreading needs.

As a freelance creative, I help organizations enhance their marketing and business development pieces using the comprehensive English skills I have honed through my years of education and professional experience.

I earned my M.A. in English literature from Bradley University in the winter of 2005. After that, I worked as...

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Portfolio

An example of copywriting I provided for a mailing promoting 10-year level term life...
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Skills (3)

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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Service Description

Among my current freelance positions, I am assisting a local luxury car dealership with their business letters, including prospecting and sales follow-up pieces, and website content. I also research and develop custom presentations for use at sales meetings and during public events.

Prior to embarking on my freelance career, I spent three and one-half years as one of two copywriters for the Pearl Marketing Group. While there, I wrote, edited, and proofread copy for a wide range of documents for direct mail, fulfillment, electronic, and other promotional needs, including letters, brochures, emails, websites, print ads, and articles. I also served as their subject matter expert for email.

Before joining the Pearl team, I was a legal assistant for a family-owned law firm. In that role, I drafted, edited, and proofread a variety of legal documents, including letters, contracts, wills and trusts, corporate forms, and civil court paperwork for collections, probate, and foreclosure proceedings. I also wrote, edited, and proofread articles and submitted regular updates for the company website and updated and expanded their office policy handbook and forms library.

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Employment

Bradley University
Adjunct Faculty, English
2010 - Present
Teach two sections of ENG 101 to help prepare students to effectively communicate in the college environment and beyond through in-class instruction, one-on-one consultations and written feedback.
Pearl Companies
Copywriter
2006 - 2010
Wrote, edited and proofread copy for a wide range of documents for direct mail, fulfillment, electronic and other promotional needs, including letters, brochures, emails, websites, print ads and...
Benckendorf & Benckendorf, P.C.
Legal Assistant
2001 - 2006
Drafted, edited and proofread a variety of legal documents, including letters, contracts, wills and trusts, corporate forms and civil court paperwork for collections, probate and foreclosure...

Education

Bradley University
Master of Arts in English literature
2003 - 2005
Eureka College
Bachelor of Arts in English
2000 - 2001
Wayne State College
Bachelor of Science in Education
1996 - 2000

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