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Pamela M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 11, 2014

Pamela M.

Award-Winning Writer and Editor
   United States
San Antonio
  |  12:05 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

Award-winning writing and editing services. Writing samples and blog at http://pamelaswritelife.com.

I apply creative writing principles to all my work, resulting in professional, dynamic writing that pops.

Since 1992, I have worked as a writer and editor in a variety of media, from daily newspapers to magazines to corporate public relations and standardized testing to book publishing. Also accurate and detailed proofreading services, SEO, content writing, internet writing, and some graphic design. Experienced in MS Office applications.

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Portfolio

Effects of Migration on People and Places--An assigned, researched academic article....
An enterprise article about interior decorating for the internet.
An assigned, researched article for the internet, written to educate readers.
An enterprise article written for the internet to inform and encourage readers.
Enterprise literary criticism that proved popular with readers. Later, I further...
An assigned article for the website www.bashelorette.com.
The Theme of Captivity in Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park" -- AWARD WINNER. An...
An assigned SEO piece. Assignment made by Ecopywriters (www.ecopywriters.com).
An enterprise article for the online publication Identity magazine. The article, in...

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Service Description

Effective, advanced communication is important to me. While professional articles and journalism are different from creative writing, the constant in all is a need for laser-focused language that expresses, informs, affects.

Deadline-driven. Often deliver before deadline. Service-oriented. Team player whilst maintaining individuality and creativity. Provide many writing, editing, and proofreading services to create and correct a wide variety of prose styles.

Creative writing services also provided; track record of published creative work. Journalism-style articles are another specialty, with awards won for writing and editing services in both newspapers and magazines.

Self-motivated, hard-working professional who is comfortable with high-pressure, fast-paced, and deadline-driven environments.

Extensive experience in writing, reporting, public relations, proofreading, and editing for both copy and content. Extensive experience dealing with the public and with clients in a variety of situations. Talent for managing multiple projects at once. Quickly adapt to new situations and environments. Talent for quickly mastering technology.

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Adobe Acrobat. Experience with Quark Express, PageMaker, and Adobe Photoshop.

Flexible and versatile, with demonstrated success at enterprise projects. Energetic, detail-oriented, and well-organized. Type 104 words per minute.


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Employment

elephant journal
Editorial Assistant
2014 - Present
Writing, editing, posting pieces on social forums and public platforms, and having fun with language and peers.
Freelance Writer
Contract writing and editing
1992 - Present
Clients include Spider Road Press, elephant journal, Identity Magazine, Reuters, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Scene in S.A. magazine, Our Kids Magazine, Texas Gardener, San Antonio Express-News,...
Bexar County Medical Society
Magazine Editor
2007 - 2008
Contract position for non-profit reorganization. Responsible for producing monthly magazine for oldest county medical society in Texas, San Antonio Medicine, as well as editing various other...
Pearson Assessment, Incorporated
Editor
2005 - 2008
Worked on Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test team. Developed, edited, and proofread tests for 2009 assessments. Also proofread and offered feedback to content specialists about prototype items...
Our Kids San Antonio magazine
Regional Copy Editor/Calendar Editor/Writer
2000 - 2003
Regional Copy Editor: Responsible for assessing, proofreading and editing copy from five cities in Southwest United States. Played crucial role in publication quality control hierarchy. * Calendar...
San Antonio Express-News
Copy Editor, Features/ Section Editor
1999 - 2000
Copy Editor, features department (Feb.-May 2000): Contract position. Edited for correct grammar, punctuation, AP style usage, accuracy. Responsible for fact-checking and resolving questions on...
Baptist Health System
Publications Coordinator
1996 - 1998
Extensive writing, editing, photography, public relations writing and graphic design for integrated health system, which included five hospitals and community health facilities. * Produced...
Business Weekly newspaper
Assistant Editor
1993 - 1994
Vital staff member for providing weekly quality control and content. * Created and reported for monthly real estate section that earned publication thousands of additional dollars each month. *...
Victoria Advocate newspaper
Staff Writer
1992 - 1993
Enterprise and general assignment reporting. * Won Associated Press Managing Editors Award for enterprise feature on Mexico’s struggle to move into the 21st century whilst holding on to its...
Brazosport Facts newspaper
Staff Writer
1991 - 1992
Enterprise, beat, and general assignment reporting on news, features, and sports for aggressive, award-winning daily newspaper covering Brazoria County, Texas. * Won Associated Press Managing...
Texas A&M's The Battalion newspaper
Reporter
1989 - 1990
Enterprise and editor-assigned news and features for daily circulation university newspaper. * Regular beats included: health issues, student government, politics and elections. * Enterprise...

Education

Goddard College
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
2011 - 2013
Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism; minors, English and marketing
1986 - 1990
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