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Jim D. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 21, 2015

Jim D.

Freelance Writer
   United States
  |   California, MD
  |  10:33 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I am a patient and laid back former corporate engineering executive and Naval officer both of which I retired from so I could expand my horizons and do more of things I enjoy. One of those things is writing which I do very well. The other is to learn new things through research and study. My writing style is generally conversational in tone with a soft, easy flow to it. My research style is exhaustive and well-founded. I find both styles to fit well with the work presented in this venue. I am also able to adapt to the more formal APA and...

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Feb 18, 2015|Other - Administrative Support|Private|Completed
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May 19, 2013|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
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May 8, 2013|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

This was an analysis of the requirements to replace a government computer data...
Example of a technical description of a product to be read by laymen and the general...
This was a piece of writing directed at creating a positive perception of renting a...

Skills (15)

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Computer Skills
Computer Aptitude Test
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Academic Writing
Business Writing
Creative Writing
English
English Grammar
English Proofreading
Microsoft Word
Report Writing
Resume Writing
Technical Writing
Speech Writing
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook

Service Description

My work is driven by what intrigues me the most. I bid selectively and receive many invitations to bid. In my time on Elance and before, I have written:

Direct response ad copy
Short stories for various age groups
Product Reviews
Articles for a musical voice training website (I sing as a hobby)
Technical articles on todays technological wonders (computers, tablets etc...)
Academic research papers of various types
Research for book proposals including preparing the proposal itself
Grant and proposal writing
Homework for misguided students (book reports and such)
Visa letters for getting someones mother a visa to visit her son in the US
Website data hierarchy design and wireframing

I take on anything at any time so long as I see a challenge in it. I am opinionated and intelligent and willing to be bold and aggressive with my writing. I can also be politically correct and passive when the need arises. I have an open mind and an unbiased soul.

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Employment

MITRE Corporation
Principal Engineer
1999 - 2009
AERA Inc
Senior Engineer
1996 - 1999
CACI Inc
Director of In-Service Engineering
1991 - 1996
US Navy
Lieutenant Commander
1971 - 1991

Education

Villanova University
Master's Certificate Project Management
2008 - 2009
Naval Postgraduate School
Master's Degree Electrical Engineering
1983 - 1985
Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor's Degree Electrical Engineering
1973 - 1977

Keywords

Academic writer
system engineer
project engineer
project manager
freelance writer
direct copy editor
technical report writer
proofreader
editor
wireframing
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