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Kathryn J. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 8, 2010

Kathryn J.

Writing/Editing/Consulting/Proofreading
   United States
Austin

Overview

I have almost 30 years of experience writing and editing for regional and national newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times (Business, Money, National, Travel, Escapes sections), The Dallas Morning News and Texas Monthly magazine. I also have developed content for many websites (AOL's Digital City, orbitz.com, visitsanantonio.com, guidelive.com), written press releases, started a magazine, written successful grants and proposals, developed creative concepts and copy for brochures, written articles for the Harvard Business...

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Skills (2)

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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Profile Type: Sole Proprietor
Year Founded: 1991
Number of Employees: 1

Style Guides:
--Chicago Manual of Style
--Associated Press Stylebook

Software:
--Microsoft Office
--Adobe Contribute

As an experienced, award-winning freelancer since 1991, I know how to meet deadlines and do my best on every project.

I can provide the following services:
- Writing/rewriting articles, press releases, speeches, white papers, executive summaries, any kind of content
-Editing
-Proofreading
-Developing online content
-Cover letters
-Persuasive writing
-Grant and proposal writing
-Book proposals

Areas of expertise:
-High-technology; I can translate jargon and technical subjects into clear, understandable language.
-Travel and transportation
-Food and wine
-General business subjects
-Arts
-Non-profit organizations

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Employment

Tarleton State University
Adjunct instructor of journalism
2005 - Present
Launched the Texan News Service website to provide content to Texas newspapers and magazines.
Texas Monthly
Contributing editor, writer-at-large
1996 - Present
Wrote a monthly business column and was the lead writer for Texas Monthly's business supplement, Texas Monthly Biz.
The New York Times
Freelance writer
1993 - Present
Wrote under contract for Business section, with an emphasis on high technology; also wrote for Money, National, Travel and Escape sections.
Self-employed
Freelance writer and editor
1991 - Present
Wrote for regional and national newspapers and magazines, edited books for individual authors and Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, performed consulting work for a variety of business clients.
University of North Texas
Adjunct instructor of Journalism
2002 - 2004
Taught feature writing and magazine production; launched a new magazine, Cover, for the Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism.
The Dallas Morning News
Business writer
1986 - 1991
Covered aerospace, high-tech, banking and insurance; also wrote for travel sections and Sunday magazine.
Dallas Times Herald
Business writer
1984 - 1986
Covered high-technology industry.
Fairchild Publications
Dallas Bureau Chief, MIS Week
1982 - 1984
Covered high-technology industry for weekly computer publication.
Harte-Hanks Communications
Reporter
1981 - 1981
Covered special section of the Texas Legislature.
Corpus Christi Caller Times
Staff Writer
1979 - 1981
Covered City Hall and politics.

Education

Southern Methodist University
Master of Liberal Arts
1996 - 2000
Trinity University
Bachelor of Arts
1976 - 1979
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Keywords

editor
copyeditor
writer
proofreader
book editor
academic editor
national magazine writer
web content developer
ghostwriter
grant and proposal writer
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