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Jocelyn Macdonald | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 9, 2012

Jocelyn Macdonald

Pure Poetry
   United States
  |   Seattle, WA
  |  5:15 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

"I always turn to Jocelyn when I need help lining up what I am trying to say with what I mean, and her writerly edits consistently sharpen the focus on both the form and content of everything she touches." - Joe Boxman, CEO Kotodama Linguistics, Japanese to English translation firm.

With a BA in English Literature, my writing, whether corporate copy, light pieces, or investigative journalism comes with a touch of the poet.

Serving as the editor for an e-book start-up, as well as a copyeditor for one of America's finest poetry presses, my...

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Portfolio

This short piece appeared as an endcap to a chapter of a high school textbook. The...
Ghostwritten press release for a health-focused nonprofit organization.
A mission statement and "about us" section, to be used in social media and...
Bare bones product descriptions become fully fledged marketing copy in the space of...
This short piece appeared as an endcap to a chapter of a high school textbook. The...

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Business Writing
Social Media Marketing
Social Media Marketing Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Grammar

Service Description

Able to deliver under tight deadlines and produce well-researched and interesting articles on any subject you can throw at me.

Writing corporate copy (statements of mission, identity, product and service descriptions, etc.), marketing material (brochures, websites, press releases, etc.), development materials (grants, letters of solicitation, thank you letters) are where the bulk of my experience lies. I also have experience blogging and writing for social media, with emphasis on search engine optimization (SEO).

As an editor, I am adept at fixing others' substandard, confused, and/or ungrammatical copy. I am a great ghostwriter; I easily and authentically assume the persona of the "writer" or "narrat25or." I'm also available for consulting, especially for fiction, poetry, and journalistic nonfiction.

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Employment

Vittana
Office Administrator
2011 - Present
In addition to typical office management, scheduling, invoicing, billing, ordering, I am responsible for a variety of outward-facing communications. I have copyedited marketing materials, blog...
Indoorsy Co.
founder and sole proprietor
2010 - Present
Generated and edited content for a wide variety of clients, ranging from marketing and public relations material to educational articles and website design.
Copper Canyon Press
Editorial and Production Intern
2010 - 2010
Wrote publicity materials, administered social networking presence, and facilitated customer service for authors, readers, media organizations and academia. Assisted with production in PageMaker...
Trillium Classics
Series Editor
2009 - 2009
Managed author relations, supervised programming department, directed web design for trilliumclassics.com and maintained marketing blog. Designed covers, edited and administered production of EPUB...
Earlhamite: The alumni magazine of Earlham College
Editorial Assistant
2009 - 2009
Administered a back issues database, wrote feature stories and performed copy-editing and layout for print and online editions of the Earlhamite.

Education

University of Washington
Editing Certification
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Earlham College
Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literatu
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Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
Nondegree
2007 - 2007

Keywords

poetry
fiction
food
news
environment
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