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Daniel Slone | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 4, 2014

Daniel Slone

Business Support & Expert Writing
   United States
  |   New Iberia, LA
  |  8:35 am Local Time

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Overview

One of the top 0.5% of Elance writers. MBA with undergraduate degree in international relations and English minor. Seventeen years of management experience; military background; former small-company CFO and medium-company operations director, and current diversified company controller. Experience in accounting, finance, HR, insurance, purchasing, education/training, retail, franchising (both franchisor and franchisee sides), and, to a lesser degree, marketing.

On the accounting side, I have almost 10 years of very broad private accounting...

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Portfolio

A basic explanation for the layperson of inverse and leveraged ETFs.
An introduction to risk tolerance as it applies to personal investing and retirement...
http://www.milpages.com/global-power/the-intermarium-a-strategic-concept-for-europe/
http://www.milpages.com/global-power/1920-poland-pilsudski-and-almost-a-very-different-europe/
http://www.milpages.com/global-unrest/temperatures-rising-in-the-south-china-sea/
http://www.milpages.com/general-content/baghdad-redux-2010/
http://www.milpages.com/military-concerns/could-the-reserve-component-be-a-terrorist-target/
http://www.milpages.com/global-power/why-it-scares-me-when-they-say-never-again/
http://www.milpages.com/global-power/final-drawdown-departing-iraq-and-the-persian-gulf-balance-of-power/
http://www.milpages.com/military-opinion/a-new-legal-framework-for-the-war-on-terror/

Skills (6)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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General Financial Accounting Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I have built my accounting and finance skills in growing companies. I specialize in helping small businesses make the transition necessary to continue growth as a larger enterprise, and in advising entrepreneurs in a variety of areas. With broad experience beyond accounting--including operations, HR, and insurance--I bring a "big picture" view of business operations to the practice of accounting.

In addition, for years my employers have benefited from my writing skills in a variety of arenas, from operations and policy manuals to marketing materials. Now your organization can as well.

I am one of those people who cringes at the sight of a writing error in a business brochure or a nationally-published advertisement. Whether it is the erroneous use of a homophone, the substitution of "it's" for "its," or any of a long (and, sadly, growing) list of common mistakes, such errors detract from your organization's image and undermine your message.

When it comes to technical or policy documents, the writing must be factually accurate, cover all contingencies, and--arguably most importantly--be readable. While no one (well, at least almost no one) reads such material for pleasure, when it does become necessary to refer to the document, reading it and extracting the necessary information shouldn't be a painful slog through opaque language and awkward sentence construction.

As an individual writer, I will solicit only those jobs that I feel confident I can execute competently and...

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Employment

Blue Victory Holdings, Inc.
Controller
2012 - Present
LCS Corrections Services, Inc.
Director of Operations
2007 - 2012
Lock Busters, Inc. (Pop-A-Lock Franchise System)
Chief Financial Officer
2003 - 2007
The LSR Group, Inc. (Pop-A-Lock Franchise System)
Vice President & Director of Franchise Operations
2000 - 2003

Education

University of Phoenix
Master of Business Administration
- 2006
University of Mississippi
Bachelor of Arts, political science
- 1997

Keywords

MBA
accounting
writer
military
fiction
nonfiction
technical
manuals
Quickbooks
franchise
business consulting
editing
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