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Mark H. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 29, 2011

Mark H.

Multiskilled creative powerhouse
   United Kingdom
Bedford
  |  8:27 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $32

I'm twenty nine years old, with about fifty years of life experience. I've worked as a labourer, IT technician, web designer, security guard, cleaner at an immigration centre, railway ticket inspector, Quality Management coordinator and bouncer. I have a degree in Psychology and Art History.

In 2007 I got rid of almost all my possessions and went hitchhiking across North America for a year and a quarter, to get to know myself and the world a little better.

I've been a fanatical reader since I read Lord Of the Rings at the age of six, and...

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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)
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Service Description

My major strengths are my enormous creative energy, my attention to detail and the breadth of my experience.

As a passionate reader of everything from Steven King to Sun Tzu, Vasari to Alan Moore, I understand the mechanisms of good and compelling writing in a wide variety of styles - popular, business, fiction, poetry, autobiography, lifestyle, technical, commercial.

My wide range of interests, including technology, IT and gadgets, food and cooking, travel and culture, psychology, philosophy, productivity and health, allow me to write knowledgeably on a range of topics - if I don't know much about a subject I am called on to cover, I relish the opportunity to develop an indepth understanding of a new field.

As a web designer and internet copywriter I bring an understanding of SEO and strategic layout, as well as a fundamental understanding of how the web evolves and functions. I know how to seek out solid sources of information and discard spam, and I'm also happy to switch to old-fashioned journalism, make phone calls and build contacts to support my research.

My degree in Psychology and Art History taught me how to carry out academic-level research, cite and reference correctly (according to the APA style guide) and lay out my information in a clear, readable and concise manner.

After a long time of building experience and learning about what I want from life, I've decided that professional writing on a wide variety of subjects is the only real career that will...

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Education

University of Northampton
Bachelor's in Psychology and History of Art
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productivity
technical
creative
food
articles
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