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Jenna M. | Elance
 
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Jenna M.

Freelance writer, editor and researcher
   United States
  |   Herndon, VA

Overview

I am an experienced blogger, feature writer, copy editor and qualitative researcher, having worked on a variety of projects that range from web content editing for eco-tourism companies to educational outreach projects and folklore documentation initiatives. I also have experience in cultural programming and international work experience.

I bring a distinct, ethnographic perspective to my work, seeking the connections between place, individuals, culture and history, as well as the voice of a story. This perspective is rooted in my academic...

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Portfolio

Example of my work as a web content editor following a specific style and template.
http://www.barbados-hotels.travel/
My Arts America blog column, where I cover the music scene in Washington DC.
http://artsamerica.org/blog/author/jenna-makowski/
"Screening for Social Change", DC Life Magazine. Arts and Culture section.

Skills (5)

Tested
Content Writing
Creative Writing
English
Editing
Academic Writing

Service Description

I am available for assignments or projects that will allow me to explore creative ways of combining my background in ethnography and writing skills in a journalistic setting. I'm also interested in ethnographic-based fieldwork and qualitative research, oral history projects, curatorial or archival projects, or community-based projects.

Writing:

I have published features and essays that explore themes of travel, culture and art with online publications like DC Life Magazine, The Matador Network and Big World Magazine. I am a regular blogger for the Washington D.C. area with Arts America, where I write a monthly blog column covering regional arts, events and artist profiles.

Editing:

I have worked on a variety of projects as a content editor with whl.travel, where I assist small, ecotourism companies in creating websites. My responsibilities include proofreading, fact checking, search engine optimization, and photo sourcing. I also have experience as a copy editor, particularly in editing English-language translations of texts put out by foreign publications. I am able to work with both standard American and standard British English.

Research:

I have worked on folklife documentation/preservation initiatives as a fieldwork researcher with the organization Traditional Arts Indiana, collaborating with local foodways and textile artists to document and present their creative endeavors to a larger audience. I also have experience working in a curatorial position with the...

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Employment

Arts America
Blogger
2012 - Present
I write a monthly blog column covering the Washington D.C. classical music scene. Topics include preview pieces for upcoming events, features and artist profiles...
whl.travel
Web Content Editor
2011 - Present
I provide editorial assistance (content editing, copy editing, proofreading) to small business owners in developing websites for their sustainable and responsible tourism initiatives. Other...

Education

Indiana University
Master of Arts
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Ohio Northern University
Bachelor of Arts
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Keywords

content writing
editing
qualitative research
blogger
anthropology
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