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Betsy Kolmus | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 17, 2013

Betsy Kolmus

   United States

Overview

Editor with educational background in science and communications specializing in short-turnaround technical document preparation. Key skills include:

- reading 750 words a minute with 95% comprehension
- clear, journalistic writing
- working with diverse topics in science, social sciences, education, business, and IT
- eliciting key information and preserving meaning through working with subject matter experts
- using Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign proficiently

Specialties: Editing, desktop publishing, technical writing, graphics,...

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Portfolio

Client provided a recent financial study as article topic. Interviewed two students,...
Read RFP and developed compliant outline for section addressing all required elements....
This document shows the track changes from a newsletter article I edited for the...

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Employment

OST Global Solutions, Inc
Staff Writer/Business Development Manager
2011 - 2012
Consulted for clients on must-win proposals valued at up to $1.1B in a variety of roles: management, coordination, writing, editing, graphics and desktop publishing, and cost proposal development....
Kauffman & Associates
Proposal Writer
2011 - 2011
Wrote, coordinated, desktop published, and delivered proposals. Edited blog posts and tweets.
Proposal Development Consultants
Independent Consultant
2009 - 2011
Contracted with area businesses to provide business development support. Worked in resume writing, candidate interviewing in person and over the phone, business analysis and administration,...
Self Employed
Freelance Writer and Editor
2009 - 2009
Created and improved existing marketing materials. Served as press liaison, creating and disseminating press releases. Conducted intelligence interviews, edited resumes, and performed other related...
Unisys
Resume Writer
2008 - 2009
Identified improvements to the staffing structure on a set of three task orders worth $300K, which led to a winning bid on all three. Composed staffing tables, and formatted and edited resumes and...
Unisys
Administrative Assistant
2005 - 2008
Discovered and researched a GSA program that had the potential to save thousands of dollars on airfare for government clients. Edited documents and presentations for government clients for style,...

Education

University of Maryland University College
BA (in progress)
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