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Marjorie R. | Elance
 
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Marjorie R.

Published novelist, editor, writing instructor
   United States
  |   Camano Island, WA

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Service Description

I am the author of two novels, The Starlite Drive-in and The Civil Wars of Jonah Moran, published in hardcover by William Morrow and in paperback by Berkley. I have taught advanced fiction writing at the University of Washington Extension for four years. I am a former newspaper reporter and movie advertising executive, and although I'm new to Elance, I've written everything from books to magazine articles to advertising copy to radio and TV commercials. I am meticulous with grammar, punctuation and clarity in writing.

The Starlite Drive-in was chosen for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Program, the American Library Association's Top Ten Best Books of the Year list, and Literary Guild. It was optioned for film, and rights were sold to seven countries. If you would like to read about my novels, google my name or look for them on Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com.

I have been a speaker and workshop leader for the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Oregon Writers Colony, South Carolina Writers Workshop, Santa Barbara Writers Association and Palm Springs Writers. I have a degree in journalism from Indiana University.

Prior to my employment in the movie advertising business, I worked as a journalism and English teacher at a private school in Redmond, WA, and as a newspaper reporter in Seattle, WA; San Bernardino, CA, (where I won Associated Press and county press club awards), and Council Bluffs, IA.

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Employment

University of Washington
Outreach Program fiction writing instructor
2004 - Present
Bill Lanese Advertising, Seattle WA
Movie account executive
1991 - 1997
My accounts included Paramount, New Line Cinema, MGM and 20th Century Fox.
Cineplex Odeon
Regional advertising director
1987 - 1990
I left Cineplex only because the company ran into financial trouble and closed its Seattle office.
Ad Agency West
Media buyer, writer
1981 - 1987
Ad Agency West was the in-house advertising agency for the SRO theatre circuit.

Education

Indiana University
Bachelor's degree in journalism and American Literature
1962 - 1966

Keywords

Ghost writing
editing
copywriting
articles
reports
creative writing
newsletters
brochures
ad copy
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