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Laura Sherman | Elance
 
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Laura Sherman

Friendly Writer Ready To Help You
   United States
  |   Clearwater, FL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $75

I am happy to look at any project you might have. If I cannot help you I can probably find someone who can, as I frequently network with other writers.

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Jun 4, 2008|Article Writing|$100|Working
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I co-own Wild Heart Films, an independent film company in Clearwater Florida. We have...

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Editing
Poker

Service Description

Writing has always been my passion! Two of my personal short stories made the Quarter Finals for the Writers of the Future Contest. I also ghostwrote three novels, both of which have received attention from various filmmakers including Martin Scorsese. I am known for snappy dialogue.

Being a chess enthusiast I wrote and produced "In the Open", a feature film about chess players, which screened in various film festivals.

In addition I am a regular chess columnist for Inquirer.net. I also write for various blogs around the world.

I also have experience writing non-fiction. A current book I am ghostwriting for a client has already been picked up by a publisher.

PETCO published a series of how-to booklets on the care of pets that I ghostwrote. I truly enjoyed researching each project as it expanded my knowledge and opened up new worlds to me.

I enjoy article writing and specialize in easy reading and informative articles, which communicate to the average person.

Open communication is the key to success. Tell me what you need and want and I will deliver it.

I am always happy to dig in and research a new area, but here are some of my specific areas of expertise:

Independent Filmmaking
Producing: Completed three feature films and various short films with super low budgets
Editing: I edited two feature films
Acting: Live improvisational acting and film work

Games
Chess: A tournament player since childhood. I was one of the top 50 women players in the...

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Employment

Private
Ghostwriter
2009 - Present
Working on a non fiction book, a screenplay and a novel, as well as a few misc other project.
Inquirer.net
Chess Columnist
2009 - Present
I am a chess columnist for this online publication. Inquirer.net is the largest newspaper in the Philippines. I was asked to write this column because of my experience with teaching chess to...
Move.com
Freelance writer
2009 - Present
I write articles and guides about mortgages for the average homeowner. Since I had years of experience in that field and I lectured often to clients and other team members, I can easily write...
Mongoose Publications
Ghostwriter
2009 - Present
Freelance copywriter
Private Employer
Ghostwriter
2003 - 2008
I have ghostwritten three novels for a private employer. Two of these have had interest from a few prominent film directors. We are scheduled to start the fourth shortly.
In Touch Media Group
Web Copywriter
2007 - 2007
I edited 35 pages of copy for a website.
Wild Heart Films
Screenwriter
1998 - 1998
Southern California Chess Federation
Editor
1990 - 1992
I was the Editor for the Quarterly magazine called Rank and File. I won a national award for Most Improved Magazine.
United States Chess Federation
Freelance Writer
1991 - 1991
I wrote two articles for Chess Life, the national magazine for United States Chess Federation.

Education

California Polytechnic Pomona
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering
1986 - 2000
Hamden Hall Country Day School
High School Diploma
1979 - 1983
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Parenting
Copywriting
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Games
Poker
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