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Jill S. | Elance
 
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Jill S.

Experienced Technical Writer & Web Content Editor
   United States
  |   Wallingford, CT
  |  4:30 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I am based in Connecticut and have over 15 years of experience as a nonfiction writer and editor. For the last 6 years, I've focused on technical writing for the software industry. I enjoy the unique challenges of developing knowledge bases, instruction manuals, tutorials and FAQs. I easily learn new software programs and have knack for bringing clarity to complex topics.

Prior to that, I spent 4 years working as an editor at a national magazine. I have also published two books and hold a degree in Journalism from Boston University. I have...

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Portfolio

I am the editor of this book. Self-published on Amazon.com in 2012.
http://amzn.com/B008BUYV4W
I am the editor of this book. Self-published on Amazon.com in 2012.
http://amzn.com/B00AQMXHQG
I am the author of this book, published by Creative Homeowner in 2008.
http://amzn.com/B008BUYV4W
I was a contributing writer for this book.
http://amzn.com/1580114180
Provided copyediting and layout services on this project.
http://amzn.com/1580113338
Provided copyediting and layout services for this project.
http://amzn.com/1580113095
Review and edit all site content, including listings, blog posts and newsletters, using...
http://luxuryfractionalguide.com
Book Ghostwriting: Worked with the author on the outline for the book and then...
http://frax2max.com
As an editor for this national magazine for 4 years, I wrote and edited articles,...
A step-by-step guide to doing your own search engine optimization for a client in...

Skills (10)

Tested
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
WordPress
Internet Marketing
Social Media Marketing
Inbound marketing

Service Description

* Technical Writing - Including help documentation for software programs, step-by-step tutorials and video (screencast) tutorials.

* Copywriting - Promotional marketing pieces, including website copy, press releases, social media postings, PPC ads and newsletters.

* Web Content Editing - Online communication management, from hiring writers and assigning articles, to writing headlines and optimizing keywords.

* Editing - May include rewriting and reorganizing to improve consistency, tone and clarity, in addition to the standard grammar and spelling corrections.

* Proofreading - Less extensive editing where the focus is mainly on grammar and spelling and any inconsistencies are flagged and sent back to the author for revision.

* Research & Fact-Checking - Research sources may include both online and offline publications, as well as phone interviews. Results are summarized and accompanied by links to relevant resources.

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Employment

Word Works
Owner
2010 - Present
Fractional Homes International
Director of Communications
2008 - 2010
Luxury Fractional Guide
Director of Marketing
2005 - 2008
Soccer Jr. Magazine
Associate Editor
1997 - 2001
The Shoe String Press
Editorial Associate
1995 - 1997

Education

Boston University
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
1991 - 1995
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