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Jim Smith | Elance
 
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Jim Smith

Writing What Matters Most to You
   United States

Overview

When you want the best, then you should hire the best. I consistently receive 5-star ratings from my clients. And as my test scores show, I am in the top 20% of Elance writers for business writing, for understanding the English language and for applying management skills.

I have over 40 years of progressively challenging experience writing and editing for newspapers, magazines, website developers, book publishers, marketers, newsletter publishers and both public and private businesses.

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Jul 8, 2013|Office Management|Private|Completed
Oct 24, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
May 13, 2012|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Apr 18, 2012|Sales Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

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Skills (3)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Management Skills
Management Skills Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Service Description

I'm a writer, pure and simple. Give me your topic, and I will find a way to meet your needs.

The key to being a good writer involves writing skills, but that's only the beginning when you hire me. I also make sure that I work closely with my clients. It's important for me to have a thorough understanding of my client's needs. That's because I'm working for you. I'm not writing for myself. I'm writing for you. And I never forget that. So, I will work closely with you, and I will make sure that I am keeping you satisfied every step of the way.

That's my promise to you. That's my service to you.

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Employment

SunSations Magazine
Staff Writer
2011 - Present
Writes a monthly humor column titled "10 Things for the Newly Retired." Also reports on activities of interest to retired residents living in Sun City Hilton Head.
Battelle - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Manager, Quality and Performance Management
2005 - 2011
Senior enterprise-wide manager at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, a $1 billion a year scientific research and development laboratory with emphasis in energy, the environment, national...
Tri-Cities Area Journal of Business
Columnist and Writer
2002 - 2005
Wrote two regular columns for the Journal --- "Quality Matters" and "Point of View." I also did a number of other business-related articles at the Journal.

Education

New York Times Knowledge Network
Journalism and Creative Writing
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Johns Hopkins University
Graduate Studies, Environmental Sciences
1993 - 1995
University of Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Management and Technology
1977 - 1981

Keywords

copy writing
copy editor
web content
article writing
manuals
eBooks
resumes
proposals
newsletter content
ghost writing
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