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Evan Gillespie | Elance
 
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Evan Gillespie

Writer/editor with 19 years experience
   United States
  |   Mishawaka, IN
  |  6:28 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

You want your project to be exceptional. You don't want to just generate words; you want the best words, put together in the most authoritative and professional manner. You want to work with someone who can help you craft your ideas with the highest level of expertise and efficiency.

If you're looking for cheap article spinning, search engine manipulation or content farming, I'm not the writer for you. But if you want the kind of substantive, engaging content that brings readers back to your site or publication, I deliver. My writing on the...

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Feb 21, 2015|Press Releases|$50|Completed
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Feb 18, 2015|Content Management|$30|Working
Feb 11, 2015|Web Content|$75|Completed
Sep 12, 2013|Web Content|$40|Working

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Portfolio

Profile of a new local arts TV program.
http://www.artseverywhere.com/sites/artseverywhere.com/file/AE_March_12.pdf
Editor, weekly entertainment newspaper.
http://whatzup.com
Editor, regional arts and entertainment website.
Travel guide written for USAToday Travel.
http://traveltips.usatoday.com/farmhouse-bed-breakfasts-ireland-22358.html
Feature article about public arts initiatives.
http://digital.ipcprintservices.com/publication/?i=21546&p=19
Restaurant guide for Trails.com.
http://www.trails.com/list_33703_japanese-barbecue-restaurants-toronto.html
Musician profile feature.
http://www.whatzup.com/content/BackIssues/111110_Grant_Smith/AmyGrantMichaelW.Smith.pdf
Review of exhibition at South Bend Museum of Art.
http://sbstage.sx.atl.publicus.com/article/070809/INTHEBEND/309009998
Profile of a local art studio.
http://www.whatzup.com/index.php?f=artist&page=Artist_ColoredSandsGlassCo
Book review for PopMatters.
http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/natasha-and-other-stories

Skills (10)

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English
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Article Rewriting
Article Writing
Blog Writing
Book Writing
Business Writing
Content Writing
Copy Editing

Service Description

I offer editing, proofreading and writing services, with an emphasis on quality delivered quickly, creatively, accurately and at very reasonable rates.

I specialize in arts- and entertainment-related topics, but I regularly apply my skills and experience as a journalist, researcher and editor to a wide range of topics and formats, including:

. Product evaluations/reviews
. Technical writing
. Business topics
. Lifestyle topics
. Blogs, memoir and fiction

I enjoy editing others' writing as much as I enjoy writing, and the work I edit is held to the same standards that I have for my own writing. My editing experience includes projects ranging in scope from brief articles to full-length book manuscripts in all genres, including fiction. Both in my professional editing and my capacity as a teacher, my goal is to make the final project the best work that the writer and I are able to produce.

I write for a wide variety of publications, ranging from daily and weekly newspapers to major websites. My writing always meets the highest editorial standards, and I am able to work under tight deadlines. I am equally happy writing brief, focused pieces and lengthy feature articles.

My experience and subject knowledge are broad. I am formally trained in fine arts and art history, and I have nearly two decades' experience writing about all aspects of the arts, culture and literature, as an artist, journalist and critic. In addition, my feature writing has included extended forays into...

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Employment

Indiana University
Instructor
2011 - Present
Teach courses in art history, visual culture and visual literacy.
Arts Everywhere
Freelance Writer
2006 - Present
Write feature articles for a quarterly arts magazine.
South Bend Tribune
Freelance Writer/Correspondent
2004 - Present
Write feature articles and reviews, specializing in arts journalism for a daily newspaper with a Sunday circulation of approximately 200,000.
WhatzUp Entertainment Weekly
Writer
1995 - Present
Write feature articles and reviews for weekly entertainment newspaper with a circulation of approximately 12,000.
Trillium Arts Magazine
Editor
2009 - 2010
Edited regional arts and entertainment website.
University of Notre Dame
Research Assistant
2000 - 2002
Assisted faculty and museum staff in research in both archaeology and fine arts.
WhatzUp Entertainment Weekly
Associate Editor
1997 - 2000
Edited weekly entertainment newspaper in northern Indiana.

Education

University of Notre Dame
Master of Arts in Art History
- 2003
Ball State University
Bachelor of Fine Arts
- 1989

Keywords

art
entertainment
music
business
fiction
blog
review
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