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Lisa James Vera | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 1, 2014

Lisa James Vera

Background in psychology, research, and fitness
   United States
San Diego
  |  11:21 pm Local Time

Overview

"Amazing job by Lisa, she was amazing to work with on this project...Her work was excellent, and went beyond my expectations. Would recommend her to anyone looking to get a project done 110%."
My strong writing and editing experience includes co-authorship on two books and 40+ peer-reviewed journal articles, writing and ghost writing on published books, ebooks, marketing materials, blogs, curricula, and website content. BA in English from the University of Oregon. My background includes 30 years of behavioral and epidemiological research...

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Feb 20, 2013|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
Dec 30, 2012|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
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Nov 2, 2012|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
Oct 27, 2012|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

After graduating from the University of Oregon with a BA in English in 1984, I began working for the Oregon Research Institute, a private, non-profit research organization located in Eugene, OR. My 18-year tenure at ORI included five years as a Project Secretary/Administrative Assistant, five years as a Research Assistant, and eight years as Project Manager. I worked for psychologists who were studying community-wide interventions to prevent youth problem behaviors, with a focus on preventing kids from starting to use tobacco. In addition to oversight of all the research activities, my position required ongoing interactions with the media as well as frequent public speaking engagements with community groups including service clubs, health organizations, parent and youth groups, and school boards.
In January 2003 I moved to San Diego to accept a position as Project Director of a research study at the University of California, San Diego. This project is evaluating the effects of a telephone-based parent skills program on preventing problem behaviors among teenagers across the country.
My fitness background began in the 1980s when I was certified to teach the Jackie Sorenson Aerobic Dance program. I took a part-time position as aerobics instructor at Oakway Fitness in Eugene, OR in 1997, where I taught aerobic dance, step aerobics, body sculpting, and aqua aerobics. I now teach weight lifting, body sculpting, Step I and II, and kickboxing at BeingFit Fitness Centers...

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Employment

BeingFit Fitness Centers
Fitness Instructor
2003 - Present
University of California San Diego
Project Director
2003 - Present
Oregon Research Institute
Project Manager
1984 - 2002

Education

University of Oregon
Bachelor of Arts
1975 - 1984

Keywords

Academic writing
ghost writing
media
marketing
SEO
research
fitness
psychology
epidemiology
prevention
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