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James Harris | Elance
 
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James Harris

Top quality writing, editing and proofreading
   United Kingdom
  |   Twickenham, Middlesex

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Whether you're after simple proofreading or a full, substantive edit, I can provide top quality results in double-quick time. With a background that includes scientific, technical, narrative prose and script writing, I am able to edit all kinds of copy, whatever the subject matter.

I have a Ph.D. in biochemical physics, a working background in IT and have been a professional television script writer for ten years (RTS and BAFTA-nominated). I am thorough, dedicated and a fast worker - and I always deliver.

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Jul 27, 2012|Children's Writing|$670|Completed
Feb 1, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$80|Completed
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Portfolio

Report created for the board of 'MadeUp Company Ltd', based on my analysis of the...
I didn't create this document, but edited it for errors - and to ensure a consistent...
Proposal document for a television sitcom. As well as being an editor and proofreader,...
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Skills (7)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

For the past ten years I have been a professional comedy scriptwriter and script editor for television, radio and the stage. I work with a variety of production companies and television/radio channels to create and write scripts and treatments for narrative comedies and sketch shows.

Previously, I worked for a number of years within IT, where I was a software programmer, tester and quality assurance specialist. I produced a large amount of technical and user documentation during this time.

I am also a doctor of biochemical physics, and have produced many scientific documents, including academic papers, presentations and a 250 page Ph.D. thesis.

Throughout my career writing scripts, treatments, technical documents, reports and scientific text, I have always looked to present difficult or complex ideas in a clear and readable manner, making the documentation accessible to as many people as possible.

I have written, proofread and edited countless documents within each of my fields of work, as well as speeches, articles, short stories and even screenplays.

Of course, as a professional comedy writer I can also make your work funny, if that's what the job requires.

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Employment

Freelance
Comedy Scriptwriter
2001 - Present
As a successful professional comedy scriptwriter, I have worked on a variety of television shows for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, and on the radio for BBC Radio 2, 4, Five Live and...
Zenon Consulting
Technical Associate and Webmaster
2002 - 2009
As Zenon's part-time technical advisor and webmaster, I created the Zenon website and dealt with all technical aspects to do with web and email, etc. I also worked with Zenon and various of their...
Another.com
Quality Assurance Executive
2000 - 2001
Whilst at Another.com I tested and documented large amounts of software for the website. I also set up a new process and procedure system for the company, which included all the relevant technical...
Nomad Software
Software Engineer
1999 - 2000
Whilst at Nomad I wrote, tested and documented large amounts of software for various financial payment systems for banks throughout the world.
Electronic Data Systems
Systems Engineering Associate
1997 - 1999
Whilst at EDS I wrote, tested and documented large amounts of software for the (then) new Hong Kong International Airport flight information system. I was part of the on-site team that saw the...

Education

Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London
Ph.D. in Biochemical Physics
1992 - 1996
Queen Mary & Westfield, University of London
B.Sc. (Hons) Chemistry - 1st Class
1989 - 1992

Keywords

proofreading
writing
editing
substantive editing
scientific writing
business writing
technical writing
creative writing
script writing
comedy writing
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