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Michael Whatling | Elance
 
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Michael Whatling

Experienced creative writer and academic editor.
   Canada
  |  8:24 pm Local Time

Overview

***Ranked in top 1% of ALL Elance contractors***

Experienced screenwriter able to complete assignments in record time to your specifications. All genres: drama, comedy, horror, etc. One of my specialities is converting your book into a screenplay.

Meticulous academic and book editor who will find typos that no one else has.

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Aug 28, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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4.6
Jul 16, 2013|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jun 15, 2013|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jan 16, 2013|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Sample of a drama screenplay.
Sample of a technical document.
Sample of an academic document in APA style.

Skills (5)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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French-English Translation
French To English Translation Skills Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Service Description

I'm a former teacher who now writes full time. I am available for both technical and creative writing projects. My strength is my ability to produce quickly and at a high level of quality.

Currently I'm focusing on screenwriting, having completed six feature-length scripts in the past two years. All of these works have been requested and are being considered by significant production companies and directors. One received an offer from an Emmy-award-winning producer working with HBO. Another was the top-rated screenplay for October 2010 on Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope and the screenplay of the month on Kevin Spacey's TriggerStreet.

My collection of short stories, "A Vigil for Joe Rose," is available worldwide through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Chapters/Indigo, etc. It was chosen by the American Library Association for their 2010 Rainbow Book List and reached the Editor's Desk on HarperCollins' Authonomy from over 4,000 books.

As a technical writer and editor, I have extensive experience working for engineering companies in Canada and Japan, including Nortel.

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Education

Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Bachelor of Arts, English Lit. & Creative Writing
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Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
Master of Arts, English Lit. and Creative Writing
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McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Ph.D. in Education
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Keywords

fiction
screenplays
academic papers
dissertations
APA
My Snapshot
Writing & Translation
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