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Irene H. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 21, 2014

Irene H.

Your project merits my full attention
   Ireland
  |  12:01 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I offer a personalized service putting my skills and experience to work for you. My experience includes compiling and editing books, news and feature reporting, writing web text and promotional materials and producing press releases.

As an editor and proofreader, I can clean up your grammar so your ideas and voice shine through in your work whether you are an accomplished author needing a quick double check or someone who struggles with English.

As a former editor, I know what makes a press release appealing. My press releases have...

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Dec 17, 2013|Web Content|Private|Working
Nov 27, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This is a press release for a local arts festival.
This is a press release done for a local music promotion company to publicize a gig...
This is a press release announcing a new arts promotion venture I co-founded.
This press release announces an innovative evening of slam poets from near and far.
This is part of a media kit for an up-and-coming young rock band intended to be given...
This release was prepared for a local community activist who wanted to encourage...
This is an entertaining piece done for the Halloween edition of a newsletter about a...
This press release announces the appointment of Westmeath's newest Peace Commissioner,...

Skills (6)

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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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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Blogging
Blogging Best Practices
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I am an American ex-pat in Ireland who has made a living from words on and off for more than 20 years. I am available for writing projects including press releases as well as editing and proofreading jobs. I graduated from the University of Oregon School of Journalism in 1991. Since then, I have worked as a freelance reporter, been employed writing and editing materials for an environmental group, taught English in France, and worked in public relations for a medical school. I currently volunteer as public relations officer for a community group and have done some media work for a local music promotion company.

No project is complete until you are happy with it. Whether the job is writing, editing or proofreading, I will take a holistic approach to ensuring the best results.

Because I work on a small scale, your project does not have to compete for my attention. I can focus on your overall message as well as check every detail of the grammar and punctuation. I will communicate quickly with any concerns or clarifications and work closely with you to ensure we're on the same page with your project.

I want every project I work on to succeed.

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Education

University of Oregon School of Journalism
Bachelor of Arts in News and Editorial Writing
1986 - 1991

Keywords

web content
editing
proofreading
writing
press releases
articles
web text
travel writing
blog writing
and more
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January 2009
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