Lee Caleca | Elance
Last Sign-in: May 9, 2016

Lee Caleca

Think for Yourself
   United States
  |   Hendersonville, TN
  |  5:43 pm Local Time


Award-winning author and Book Award Judge, I routinely exceed client expectations with all the attention to detail you expect from a top editor and writer with 40 years of experience. (You read that right. I'm a well-preserved 60+ senior. Ok, the picture's a few years old...)

I have a prolific writing practice covering several career fields, and I provide written, edited, and proofed work. Recently retired from one of the top U.S. communications companies, I deliver the equivalent experience of a full team of writing professionals to you and your assignment. I invest 60+ hours a week of commitment and dedication to my craft.

This is a pursuit of art, inspiration, and excellence. With diverse personal knowledge obtained from many years of professional, societal, and artistic endeavors, I provide a perspective rarely found in independent freelance writers.

Service Description
>The world is full of words. Choosing the right words requires skill and obsession.

I've been writing and editing for more than 40 years and worked as the health and nutrition columnist then managing editor for the now defunct Status Magazine Nashville. My instincts for what makes good writing have been honed by many years of creative journalism, research, and personal experiences.

As an author, I'm sensitive to the writer's expression and you won't find a more thorough eye for detail, structure, and consistency. I'll make sure your project is clear and cohesive from the start, that it maintains theme, plot and character consistency, or that the opening to your book presents a tangible thesis to be expanded throughout the content. I can illuminate what you've written and make it more engaging.

I've authored 2 novels, ghostwritten and/or edited dozens of fiction and non-fiction books, maintain a site on becoming a better writer, and am a Judge for the Global Ebook Awards and the Eric Hoffer Small Press Awards.

I hold a B.A.S. in Fashion Design and Merchandising from the International Academy of Design and Technology-Nashville.

2x Juice Award winner for Fresh Design and Outstanding Use of Creative Perspective by IADT.

HubNuggets Award for best new writer by HubPages.

I began fine art training at age 11 and have worked in many mediums including pastel, oil, watercolor, and acrylic painting, clay, plaster of Paris, textiles, wood, natural fibers, and various metals.

Professionally trained in voice and jazz dance, I've appeared in newsprint, magazines, theater, on camera, on stage and runway and have held responsibilities including professional photography, location assistant, set design, property, hair and makeup, casting, and costume design and execution. In addition to being a published writer, I've owned 3 art related businesses.

.> Writing, ghost writing, narrative, product description, proofreading, editing services for fiction or nonfiction.

All phases of editing - story development, character development, timeline and character consistency, structure, paragraph hierarchy, substantive line editing, syntax, research and fact checking, chapter or heading breaks, proofreading.

Understanding of words specific to children at all reading levels.
Understanding of words specific to fashion industry and production processes.
Understanding of research and words specific to food and nutrition industry.
Strong interest in fine arts, artisan crafts and technique, structure and artistic/artist's inspiration.

Nothing intrigues and inspires me more than an artist's imagination. Regardless of style, talent, or medium, to be able to see into another's mind through their expressed vision remains, to me, the singular most beautiful thing on the planet.

> Responsible, well-organized, mature with an enthusiasm for whimsical and other-worldly art, language and the written word. Possess keen insight into how we can better our lives through perspective, a sense of humor and context. Work is always submitted in a timely manner with clear communication throughout project.

I will meet or exceed your project criteria with creative/technical writing skills and experience combined with excellent editorial and proofreading skills. I work very well with tight deadlines and can adapt to many subjects, possess exceptional in-depth research and multi-tasking skills, and I'm looking forward to playing a vital role in the success of your project.

New School for Social Research, New York
Performing Arts
San Diego Mesa College
Performing Arts
International Academy of Design and Technology
Bachelor of Applied Science Fashion Design
- 2011
Payment Terms
Payment is only accepted via Elance escrow.

Any project under $600 needs to be 100% funded prior to any work starting.

Over $600, a minimum of 50% Escrow funding is required prior to any work starting.
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Lee Caleca | Elance

Lee Caleca