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Martin Hemming | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 7, 2013

Martin Hemming

A way with words
   United Kingdom
  |   London, London
  |  6:44 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $17

I've been producing exceptional writing for more than 30 years in business and academia.

I'm an ideas person and a communicator, verbal and written. I break down complex issues, present them in simple terms and find solutions. I'm a fantastic brainstormer at the highest levels. If you're data-rich and want to make sense of it, come to me. If you have an intractable problem, bounce it off me. If you lack confidence on paper, send your ideas to me and I'll make them sing.

The first key to effective writing is technical accuracy, but that's...

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Portfolio

A look at the trading prospects for eBay in 2011
A synopsis of several pschological journal articles on gaming
A light-hearted look at research deficiencies
A report on SPSS analysis of data from a self-report survey of gang membership in a...

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English Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Report Writing Test
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Market Research Test
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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Service Description

I gather data, analyse it and present results in fluent, accurate and elegant UK English. I can also proof-read and edit copy to an excellent standard. Academic writing is my speciality but I can also work on business reports, creative pieces, diaries, articles, instruction manuals, anything considered.

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Employment

Self
Freelance writer and researcher
2007 - 2011
A few examples: research for the largest British supermarket chain to inform where to locate new stores; benchmarking of drinks brands in UK pubs, depth interviews with stakeholders of a major City...
Perpetuity Research and Consultancy International
Associate
2002 - 2007
Designing and executing research in the fields of crime, security, risk management, brand protection and community safety. Evaluating the effectiveness of security measures such as security guards,...
Michael Rigby Associates (now MRA Research)
Consultant
1997 - 2002
Consultant researcher at this agency, specialising in market research in the construction industry. Designing and conducting benchmarking research to assist companies to assess how they are...
University of Leicester Department of Criminology
Associate Lecturer
1994 - 1999
Writing Distance Learning course materials and teaching Masters students in Crime at Work, Criminal Justice, Research Methods and Security and Risk Management. Teaching at study schools in the UK...
The Post Office
Investigation Officer
1981 - 1994
Investigation of criminal offences committed against the constituent businesses of the Post Office Group including Royal Mail and Post Office Counters. Analysing offence patterns, identifying...

Education

University of Leicester
Master of Science (Distinction)
1992 - 1993
University of London (King's College)
Bachelor of Law (Honours)
1978 - 1981
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statistical analyst
editor
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