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Chris S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 23, 2014

Chris S.

A versatile freelance editor and writer
   United States
Buffalo
  |  3:05 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I have a B.A. in English, and for nine years I did editing and writing work for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York. My duties included editing, writing, and proofreading business proposals, newsletters, journalistic pieces, website copy, press releases, and blog entries, which covered more than forty different practice areas (www.phillipslytle.com). In addition, my freelance nonfiction work has appeared in "Buffalo Spree Magazine," the "Buffalo News," and the "New York Law Journal"; a one-act play that I wrote was produced on...

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Apr 9, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$14|Completed
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Mar 14, 2014|Sales Writing|$44|Completed
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Portfolio

I edited this marketing piece for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I edited this marketing piece for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I edited this marketing piece for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I wrote this article about a law firm's mock courtroom. It was published in the...
I wrote this quirky feature about gifts from the 1970s. It was published in...
I wrote this quirky piece about Allentown, New York. It was published in "Buffalo...
I wrote this cover story about Gaelic football. It was published in "Buffalo Spree...
I wrote this article about the art scene in Buffalo, New York. It was published in...
I wrote this profile about a local artist. It was published in "Buffalo Spree...
I wrote this edgy-quirky article about a cool local coffee shop. It was published in...
I wrote this edgy-quirky story about the best things in Buffalo, New York, for 2005. It...
This is an example of my editing work using Track Changes in Word.
This is an example of my editing work using Track Changes in Word.
This is an example of my editing work using Track Changes in Word.
I wrote this article on home schooling. It was published in the "Buffalo News."
I wrote this article on city living. It was published in the "Buffalo News."
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New...
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New...
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New...
I wrote and edited this website copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New...
I ghostwrote this article that appeared in “American British Business” for the managing...
This is an example of my editing work using Track Changes in Word.

Skills (3)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

My editing is accurate and detailed. My writing is clear, concise, and straightforward, and my tone ranges from professional, academic, and formal to relaxed, edgy, witty, and quirky depending on your needs. I've never missed a deadline either. If you give me an assignment, you will be very happy with the results and the experience, I promise.

My skills, experience, and accomplishments include the following:

- Scoring in the top 10% of all Elance providers for "The Chicago Manual of Style" English Editing Skills Test (U.S. version) and the U.S English Grammar Test for Writing Professionals.

- Writing and editing copy for attorneys that has appeared in print in the "Metropolitan Corporate Counsel," "American British Business," the "Albany Law Review," and the "New York Law Journal."

- Writing and editing copy for Trizic, a technology company that provides high-performance, web-based investment management solutions to financial institutions.

- Editing marketing materials for ExamSoft, a computer-based testing company and the trusted partner for hundreds of academic, certifying, and licensing institutions, including 38 state bar examiners.

- Doing book editing for Happy About, a publishing house in California.

- Writing and editing more than 200 business proposals, which have helped generate millions of dollars in legal fees for a law firm.

- Having a cover story about Gaelic football published in "Buffalo Spree Magazine" in July 2005.



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Employment

Phillips Lytle LLP
Business Development Manager
2003 - 2012
- Responsible for writing, editing, and proofreading a wide variety of business and marketing copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
Buffalo Spree Magazine
Writer
2004 - 2006
- Contributed artist profiles and special features to "Buffalo Spree Magazine," a national award-winning monthly publication based in Western New York. Had a cover story published about Gaelic...
The Gow School
Grant Writer
2002 - 2003
- Grant writer for a private school that specialized in educating those suffering from dyslexia.
Ingram Micro
Inside Sales Representative
1990 - 1997
- Promoted to Senior Sales Account Executive in 1996 for the world’s largest computer distributor. Helped close a $50 million annual purchasing agreement in 1996 with the largest computer reseller...

Education

Buffalo State College
B.A. English
1985 - 1990

Keywords

Editing
Copywriting
Sales Writing
Proofreading
Book Editing
Copy Editing
Copyediting
Legal Writing
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