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Kia A. | Elance
 
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Kia A.

Writer and Editor (Penguin UK, BBC, The Guardian)
   United Kingdom
  |   London, Greater London
  |  4:25 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $28

Paradigm shifts, 'siloed' thinking and deeper granularity: just three of the phrases you WON'T find in my writing. As an advocate of Plain English, I do not say 'facilitate the utilization of this app' when what I really mean is 'to make this app easier to use'. I believe that even the most complex data can be communicated concisely without the layer of jargon so revered by modern businesses.

If you agree, then let me introduce myself properly: I'm Kia, a writer and editor who has published two novels, worked for the world's biggest book...

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Portfolio

The Guardian's Comment is Free
Asian Woman Magazine
Asian Woman Magazine
The Guardian's Comment is Free
The Guardian's Comment is Free
The Guardian's Comment is Free
The Guardian's Comment is Free

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Service Description

TECHNICAL WRITING
- User documentation (user manuals, website FAQs, product guides)
- Technical documentation (architecture overview, tutorials, API documentation)
- Code samples (C++, Java, JavaScript, Python)
- Product announcements and press releases
- Newsletters

OTHER WRITING
- Comment writing
- Travel writing
- Web content (with SEO)
- Press releases

PLEASE NOTE: The majority of my technical commissions are confidential, hence my portfolio mainly comprises more general pieces (e.g. comment writing and columns).

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Employment

Penguin UK
Web Executive
2012 - Present
* Documenting all technical and content-related aspects of new site builds including site bibles, user manuals, FAQs, API documentation and test strategy documents. * Establishing best practice...
Asian Woman Magazine
Features Editor
2010 - 2012
* Planning, commissioning and editing all content for the features desk. * Writing press releases and securing external publicity including the Metro, The Sun, Daily Mail and OK! * Representing the...
Various (including BBC, The Guardian)
Freelance Writer and Editor
2007 - 2010
* Checking spelling, grammar, punctuation and validity of facts. * Writing page furniture including headlines, standfirsts, captions and pull quotes. * Implementing house style and maintaining the...
Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
IT Officer
2003 - 2007
* Writing and maintaining all technical documentation. * Proofreading content written by other contributors. * Liaising with all levels of staff with regards to personal homepages.

Education

Queen Mary, University of London
BSc Computer Science: 1st Class (Hons)
2000 - 2003
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editing
proofreading
copy-writing
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