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Lane S. | Elance
 
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Lane S.

Copywriter, freelance author
   United States
  |   Boise, ID
  |  9:43 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I am a US-based published author, editor and freelance writer returning to Elance after an extended illness.

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Dec 18, 2011|Web Content|$61|Completed
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Aug 24, 2011|Article Writing|$12|Working
May 27, 2011|Web Content|$100|Completed
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May 19, 2011|E-books and Blogs|$0|Working

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Portfolio

A 2013 article from my WordPress blog, Superfluous Bloviations.
http://lanestartin.org/2013/03/20/history-wednesday-changing-the-alphabet/
Insurance self-help guide
Employee handbook example
Contract example
Brief company overview
2007 op-ed piece for Newwest.net
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Skills (6)

Tested
English
Online Writing
Report Writing
Business Writing
Sales
Call Center Skills

Service Description

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 January 2015 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
* Ghostwriting
* WordPress blogging and administration
* Editing and proofreading in impeccable American English

NOTE: Due to Wikimedia policy changes I neither bid on nor accept Wikipedia jobs.

Works Edited

Non-fiction, cover...

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Employment

Tenstar Media LLC
Publisher/CEO
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,...
Idaho State Treasurer
candidate
2014 - 2014
Candidate for Idaho State Treasurer. Finished second in the primary election.
Citigroup
Inbound collections
2008 - 2011
Employee for Citi Cards inbound collections. Participated in client resolutions by helping Citi customers resolve their overdue debts in a positive, win-win manner.
Farmers Insurance
Agent
2008 - 2009
Owned and operated Farmers insurance agency with emphasis in the Boise and Twin Falls, Idaho, markets.
Farm Bureau Insurance
Agent
2005 - 2008
Worked as a fully-licensed insurance agent in the Twin Falls, Idaho, market.
Shift4
Support manager et al.
2001 - 2005
Managed a 24-hour support center for a credit card processing gateway. Supervised a staff of 18. Also heavily participated in project management and producing documentation for the staff.
Trans-Atlantic Publications
Associate Editor
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...

Education

Idaho State University
Bachelors
1991 - 1996

Keywords

article writing
editing
SEO
ghostwriting
blog
creative writing
financial
American English
WordPress
humor
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