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Donovan M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 25, 2010

Donovan M.

reliable hard-working writer
   Turks And Caicos Islands
  |   Cockburn Town, Grand Turk

Overview

I am a writer who specializes in reporting on sporting events although I have branched off into general news reporting. My 16 years in the field include editing, proof reading and transcribing for newspapers, magazines, websites and radio.

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Portfolio

This report was filed for radio from out of town. It was written, edited and filed by me.
This report was filed for radio from out of town. It was written, edited and filed by me.
A story for radio. Written and edited by me
This file contains a link to an opinion piece I submitted for this particular website.

Skills (10)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Computer Skills
Computer Skills Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2003 Test
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IBM DB2 Administration
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
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Microsoft Access Administration

Service Description

I am a firm believer in the pursuit of excellence. I also believe in staying with an assignment or dream until it is completed or until it can no longer be pursued.

This approach to life resulted in me staying with my dream of becoming a professional cricketer until well past my 30th birthday, following which returned to studies in an effort to become more marketable in today's challenging world. I am currently reading for a Bachelor's Degree in Technical Management at DeVry University Online.

I still find time for cricket but that is mostly to keep myself physically fit.

I've had some 16 years writing stories for newspapers, websites and radio stations. My experience encompasses a wide range and includes reporting on sporting events from overseas, editing stories for newspaper, websites and radio. I have also taken photographs for newspapers.

Along with my exploits as a writer/photographer I have dabbled in some website designing and database construction and maintenance.

The list of services I provide include:

- writing stories on sporting and other newsworthy events, including providing photographs
- proof reading
- editing
- transcribing

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Employment

Nevis Housing and Land Development Corporation
Public Relations Officer
2010 - Present
My duties include but are not restricted to preparing and distributing press releases to targeted media; devising and coordinating photo opportunities; maintaining and updating information on the...
SKNVibes Incorporated
Bureau Chief
2009 - 2009
As the Bureau Chief for SKNVibes.com, an online media house, I was responsible for tasking reporters and photo journalists in my charge at the Bureau on the island of Nevis, which is part of the...
Turks and Caicos Islands Broadcasting Commission
News Reporter - Radio Turks and Caicos
2005 - 2008
At Radio Turks and Caicos I am responsible for producing newscasts on a daily basis. This process includes gathering information and turning it into news stories for broadcast. Part of the...
Turks and Caicos Weekly News
News Reporter
2005 - 2005
At the Weekly News my duties included gathering information and turning it into news stories for print. Part of turning the information gathered into stories included transcribing audio recordings...
Guyana National Newspapers Limited
News Reporter - Sports
1991 - 2002
My job at the Guyana Chronicle consisted of gathering information on sporting events and turning them into news stories. This included editing and proof reading my stories and those of my...

Education

Turks and Caicos Islands Community College
Associate Degree in Computer Studies
2003 - 2005

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caribbean
sports
news
writer
cricket
reporter
photographs
transcribe
editor
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