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Helen L. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 27, 2012

Helen L.

Creative writer, actor, musician & storyteller.
   United States
  |   Palo Alto, CA
  |  12:27 pm Local Time

Overview

Creative writer, actor, musician & storyteller. Former Googler of 4+ years. BFA in Opera Performance from Carnegie Mellon. Native US English speaker.

Let me add a jolt of creativity to your next project, be it as a writer, voiceover artist, singer or music composer!

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Portfolio

500-word humorous travel essay
500 word email from language-learning institute co-founder to new customer
While working at Google, I storyboarded, directed and recorded VO for this video....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF6Myrky_Pc
A humor video I wrote, recorded and edited. Available on YouTube under my personal...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17-fMkMyf_E
Sang lead vocals and was featured as "capless elf" in Google...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2WJxCH9whI
Client asked me to write and record a <1 minute audio file which he would then match...

Skills (5)

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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Singing (Opera; Bwy; Gospel; Pop)

Service Description

I am available to WRITE, SPEAK, and/or SING your message.

WRITING YOUR MESSAGE
My creative written work includes:
* articles/essays/blog posts
* eBooks
* script writing
* song lyrics

I am also an experienced ghostwriter and proofreader. I encourage you to take a look at my Elance portfolio; I think you'll find that my work is both engaging and grammatically sound.

SPEAKING YOUR MESSAGE
I record voiceovers in various accents and character voices. In addition to English, I speak German, Spanish, French and Italian, and can do light translation or voiceover work in any of those languages.

SINGING YOUR MESSAGE
I have a background in music, and I sing in various styles (opera, Broadway legit, Broadway belt, pop, gospel, impressions, etc.). I can be heard in various live theatre performances on this YouTube playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1F048033597EC8F6

I can sing a piece or melody you have already written. I can also help you compose, write lyrics for, or transcribe a melody for your company.

ABOUT MY CREDENTIALS
* 4.5 years of writing, sales and project management experience at Google;
* 10 years of editorial experience for various student publications;
* Minors in Professional Writing & German from Carnegie Mellon University; and
* 15 years of creative experience as an actor, singer and writer.

SOME OF MY AREAS OF INTEREST
* music, singing and vocal technique
* theatre, dramaturgy and acting technique
* travel and foreign languages
* alternative...

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Employment

Google, Inc.
Strategist, Online Sales and Operations
2007 - 2011

Education

Carnegie Mellon University
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music; minor in Writing
2003 - 2007

Keywords

music transcription
music composition
lyric writing
ebooks
articles
blogging
singing
voice actor
character voices
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