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Devra Gartenstein | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 7, 2014

Devra Gartenstein

A writer with a solid food and business background
   United States
  |   Seattle, WA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $26

A food writer with a solid academic background and extensive experience owning and operating small businesses.

I can write clearly and efficiently about a range of topics, explaining complex ideas in accessible language. I specialize in recipe writing and development, as well as clear, concise content about food and business.

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Portfolio

The introduction to my first cookbook.
An article for a small business blog
A news piece about feeding protesters involved in the Occupy Wall St. movement.
From the introductory section of my second cookbook.
The introduction to my food history book.
A sample TOEFL reading comprehension piece.

Skills (5)

Tested
Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Planning
Business Plans Test
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Business Strategy Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Business writing

Service Description

I write high quality content tailored to your needs, audience, and specifications. I'm a great listener, and I'm interested in learning as much as possible about your objectives, constraints, and vision, and then using this information to complete projects efficiently and affordably.

I have owned and operated small businesses for more than 20 years, and I write clearly and comprehensively about a range of business topics, from the mechanics of creating and implementing systems, to the importance of maintaining your passion for your work.

My businesses have all been food service companies, so I also have a strong background in food. I have published two cookbooks, as well as a food history chronicle. My current business is a farmers' market concession, and I am especially knowledgeable about the local foods movement and the sustainable food industry. I teach cooking classes at an award-winning cooking school, where I specialize in easy, accessible, affordable recipes.

I also have a strong academic background, with masters degrees in philosophy and English literature. I am extremely interested in creating educational content that communicates ideas effectively, and uses language in ways that help people learn. I look at educational projects in particular as opportunities to expand my own knowledge base by researching topics for the sake of relaying information to others.

In general, I'm interested in taking on any project where my skill set can be useful. I'm...

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Employment

PCC Cooks
Cooking Instructor
2010 - Present
I teach cooking classes geared towards simple, affordable recipes based on local, seasonal produce.
Demand Media
Writer
2009 - Present
I have written more than 1000 articles for Demand sites, mostly on small business topics, and I received a Top Contributor award for my work in 2010.
Patty Pan Grill
Owner, General manager
2004 - Present
I own and operate a farmers' market concession that vends at a dozen Seattle-area markets each week during the summer months. We also cater and vend at various special events that focus on local,...

Education

University of Virginia
Masters in English Literature
1984 - 1986
State University of New York at Binghamton
Masters in Philosophy
1982 - 1983

Keywords

Food
small business
education
history
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