I am a US-based published author, editor and freelance writer returning to Elance after an extended illness. My current project is the daily humor blog Superfluous Bloviations at http://lanestartin.org.
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Since April 2013 I have been a member of the At-Large Chapter of the National Writers Union, UAW Local 1981/AFL-CIO.
Dec 18, 2011|Web Content|$61|Completed
Aug 24, 2011|Article Writing|$12|Working
May 27, 2011|Web Content|$100|Completed
May 19, 2011|E-books and Blogs|$0|Working
My writing career began in the mid 1990s at the student newspaper at Idaho State University. During my final year at ISU I owned, managed and edited an independent campus newspaper. In addition to the print edition in 1995 I created one of the very first online newspapers - college or otherwise - based in Idaho.
A few years later in Philadelphia I worked as an acquisitions editor for a small publishing firm. While I worked in both fiction and non-fiction disciplines, I considered biography and reference my areas of expertise. This culminated in the publication of Jessi Winchester's "From Bordello to Ballot Box" in which I received cover editorial credit.
More recently I have worked in various aspects of the credit card and insurance fields, lending "real world" experience to my previous writing experience. I was licensed as an insurance producer in Idaho and Nevada, as well as held the FINRA 6/63 licenses. All licenses have since lapsed.
I'm also a bit of a reference geek, as evidenced by the fact as of June 2013 I've edited the English Wikipedia nearly 6,000 times.
I can provide for you:
* Article writing, specializing in insurance, credit cards and other financial topics
* Web content
* Employee manuals
* Copy for marketing materials
* WordPress blogging and administration
* Editing and proofreading in impeccable American English
NOTE: I no longer take Wikipedia jobs.
Non-fiction, cover credit
From bordello to ballot box : a...
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Tenstar Media LLC
2010 - Present
I am currently in the process of forming a book publishing company. I am now accepting inquiries for non-fiction manuscripts. Particular interests include insurance, credit cards, personal finance,...
2008 - 2009
Owned and operated Farmers insurance agency with emphasis in the Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho, markets.
1998 - 2000
Worked as an acquisitions editor for a small Philadelphia publishing firm and publication importer. Publications include: From bordello to ballot box : a first-hand account of legal prostitution...