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Jim Burke | Elance
 
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Jim Burke

Laser Targeted Words for Your Audience
   United States
  |   Cushing, ME

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Overview

The best writing is so perfectly matched to your readers that it slips past their defenses unnoticed. They accept your message without seeing or thinking about the words at all. Properly crafted, the language gets out of the way and lets your content penetrate. As I see it, my writing is only a delivery system; it's your message that really counts.

If you hire me, I'll get to know your audience. I'll figure out how they think, speak and write. I'll identify their problems, goals and frustrations and nail down their heroes and villains....

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Portfolio

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Skills (5)

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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Academic Writing
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Service Description

Regardless of what I write, whether it's conversational and light or more technical in nature, my grammar and mechanics are always flawless, my language always flows, and my objective is always the same. I want to cast you or your company in the best possible light, and persuade your audience to take the action (or form the opinion) that you're looking for. I've been doing exactly that for my clients for many years.

I've written for
* banks,
* municipalities and other government entities,
* state supreme court judges,
* professional service firms,
* startups,
* established businesses,
* educational institutions, and
* private parties.

I've drafted or edited
* legislation, ordinances, rules and regulations,
* state supreme court opinions,
* business plans and proposals,
* contracts and correspondence,
* commercial loan documents,
* collective bargaining agreements,
* political position papers,
* articles,
* promotional brochures,
* "how to" books and instruction sets,
* website content,
* advertising copy, and
* video scripts.

I'm especially adept at editing and rewriting. If you have some "choppy copy," I can fix it quickly. I enjoy this kind of work and I'll turn it around for you on short notice.


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Employment

Self-Employed Writer, Editor, Researcher, Attorney
Owner
1979 - Present

Education

Franklin Pierce Law Center
Juris Doctor
- 1979
Purdue University
Master of Arts in Communication
- 1976
Purdue University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
- 1969

Keywords

research and writing
editing
freelance writer
freelance editor
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