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Diane F. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jan 27, 2016

Diane F.

   United States
  |   Mission, KS
  |  10:52 am Local Time


The excellent research and writing skills I possess have been honed by education and experience. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in English and Biology; a Master of Science degree in Zoology; and a Juris Doctorate degree.

For the past 10 years my focus has been writing e-books and web content for an Internet business that I co-own. Currently, I blog, write newsletters, and prepare content for a real estate investing product our company sells. For example, I have written state-specific profiles on tax sale investing.

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Service Description

I am a freelance writer who specializes in technical, non-fictional, and legal writing. A Midwesterner born and raised, I believe in hard work, honesty, and keeping my word; and I apply these values in both a professional and pleasant manner to the work I do. Because I fully understand the importance of communication in accomplishing projects successfully and on time (I take deadlines very seriously), I always ensure that I understand your business needs and that I am easy to reach. You can feel confident that if we are working together, you come first and your complete satisfaction is my goal. You never have to worry when I am taking care of your project.

I write high-quality, original articles, website content, e-books and more, with my forte being non-fictional writing. An owner of an Internet business for over 10 years, I have specific experience both with writing e-books (primarily real estate investing related) and with writing content for the purpose of Internet marketing. I also have over nine years of technical writing and editing experience in the environmental consulting and legal fields. As a compliance specialist and technical editor for four years at an engineering firm, my responsibilities included both writing and editing lengthy reports associated with multi-million-dollar cleanup actions at hazardous waste sites. And as a research analyst with a law firm, I summarized scientific documents in layman's terms for attorneys.

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Mind Like Water, Inc.
1999 - Present
Co-owner of an Internet business that provides products, services and training related to tax sale investing ( Edited and helped write seven editions of the 800-page Rogue...
Versar, Inc.
Regulatory Specialist/Newsletter Publisher
2000 - 2001
Created and published the monthly Central Region Review, a publication of the U.S. Army's Central Regional Environmental Office designed to inform Army installations in U.S. Environmental...
Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc.
Regulatory Compliance Specialist/Technical Editor
1994 - 1999
Environmental regulatory compliance specialist for multi-million-dollar cleanup actions at hazardous waste sites. Analyzed environmental regulations to determine applicable or relevant and...
Environmental Law Institute
legal intern
1992 - 1992
Interviewed government and private sources involved in wetlands mitigation banking for a study to determine the feasibility of mitigation banking as a method of advancing a "no net loss" of...
Johnson & Kloos Law Offices
Law Clerk
1991 - 1991
Provided legal research support for law cases involving Oregon land use and water use issues. Prepared memoranda summarizing this information.
Ecology & Environment, Inc.
Community Relations
1989 - 1990
Member of the Technical Assistance Team (TAT) under the EPA's Superfund program. Assisted the EPA in community relations tasks for Region VII Superfund sites. Helped organize and teach a...
Shook, Hardy & Bacon
Research Analyst
1985 - 1987
Analyzed documents in response to interrogatories in a product liability case. Summarized scientific documents in layman’s terms for attorneys, and extracted information for a database.


University of Oregon School of Law
Juris Doctorate
- 1993
University of Vermont in Burlington
Master of Science, Zoology
- 1990
Bowdoin College
Bachelor of Arts, majors in Biology and English
- 1984
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