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Dina Gilio-Whitaker | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 30, 2014

Dina Gilio-Whitaker

Meeting your writing needs with excellence
   United States
  |   San Clemente, California
  |  11:10 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

It's simple: writing is my passion and that's why I do it. You need a writer who can deliver the best product your money can buy. I understand the need for cost effectiveness in a business and I try to be flexible with my rates. I've developed a set of best practices to ensure the best outcome which you can view below in the service description. If you want superior quality and someone who'll go the extra mile for you, I can help you.

But it's not enough to be a great writer. It requires a thorough understanding of good business...

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Nov 27, 2013|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This is a sample of a blog I am currently writing for a surfing company.
This is one of the many articles I have written for ehow.com.
An article I wrote for ehow.com
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/12/13/occupy-wall-street-stirs-up-radical-ideas-in-indian-country-67100
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/12/08/indigenous-peoples-denounce-redd-at-cop-17-talks-66200
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/12/19/indigenous-peoples-call-canadian-kyoto-withdrawal-business-as-usual-68321
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/12/08/final-accounting-traditional-ledger-art-speaks-to-past-and-future-66325
http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/08/22/burial-site-battle-pits-kumeyaay-against-scientists-46675
http://voices.yahoo.com/when-not-affair-married-8495767.html?cat=41
http://voices.yahoo.com/tips-planning-hawaiian-wedding-8503521.html?cat=23
http://www.jstor.org/pss/10.5250/amerindiquar.34.4.0543
http://www.mtips.info/how-to-lose-your-fat-pad/700
http://blip.tv/orange-county-digital-stories/san-clemente-stories-dina-whitaker-gilio-5491166

Skills (6)

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English
English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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WordPress
U.S. Culture
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Service Description

I understand that when you hire a new contractor, someone you've never worked with before, you are taking a certain chance simply because they are unknown. You don't know the quality of their work, nor do you know their work standards and ethics. You don't know if it will be more of a hassle than anything, but neither do you yet know that they could be the best writing contractor you've ever worked with.

Best Practices Policy

It is because of these uncertainties that I've developed a system of best practices that I employ when you employ me. My philosophy is that communication is the most important ingredient in any kind of relationship, working relationships included.

So when you hire me, especially for a project that involves multiple units (like articles) I begin by writing one unit (or the beginning of a larger project) and then send it off to you for review. That way you get a taste of whether or not I really know what I'm talking about in terms of content, and you get to see my writing quality in action. If you see something that can be improved on, you can say so and it helps me get a better idea of what you want. As we move forward, I will continue to forward you what I'm working on so you can start to relax and know that the work is being done right. If it's not, all you need do is say so and we can agree not to work together if necessary. No harm, no foul.

I also make myself readily available either by email, chat, phone, or skype to facilitate the...

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Employment

Center for World Indigenous Studies
Research Associate
2012 - Present
Conduct research to aid tribal governments in policy making decisions in the domestic and international arenas. Some examples include: implementing United Nations Declaration on the Rights of...
Native People's Magazine
Contributing Writer
2012 - Present
Self Employed
Freelance Writer
2011 - Present
Indian Country Today Media Network
Correspondent, journalist
2011 - Present
About.com (a New York Times company)
Topic Writer
2012 - 2012
I write on the topic of Native American history at About's Native American History page.
University of New Mexico
Teaching assistant
2009 - 2011
One Heart Designs
Owner, artist
1991 - 2007
Extensive experience in arts and crafts industry as self-employed artist.
Hestia House
Adoption Facilitator/Office Manager
1992 - 1995

Education

University of New Mexico
MA American Studies
- 2011
University of New Mexico
BA Native American Studies, Poli Sci Minor
2007 - 2009

Keywords

Web content
articles
academic
journalism
business
My Snapshot
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