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Kelly Searsmith | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 27, 2014

Kelly Searsmith

independent freelance writer
   United States
  |   Mahomet, IL
  |  11:06 am Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Thank you for considering working together. I’ve written professionally for 24 years. A former university professor, I also hold a doctorate in English from one of the top-ranked graduate programs in the United States. I will deliver—on time and within budget—compelling and original work that is clear, correct, and focused on meeting your needs. Easy to work with, I am always glad to revisit work in response to your feedback.

I specialize in academic writing. However, my strengths as a freelance writer are experience and skill in performing...

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Portfolio

Organizers of the Clarion Writers Workshop asked graduates of the workshop to come up...
Sample work for web, creative, print, and blog projects.

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Service Description

I specialize in writing services within academic and educational markets, but also occasionally write and edit for business and creative markets. I freelance through my own writing services company as well as accept clients through Elance. I have 24 years experience writing professionally.

Academic: university institute website; academic program advocacy statements for university administration, faculty senate; state board of higher education; research project website; press releases; blog posts for arts institute; twitter feed; scholarly article: research, writing, editing; creative video for marketing digital arts media institute; creative video for marketing university as land grant institution (for national conference); interviews

Education: English Language Arts curriculum materials, with depth understanding of new Common Core State Standards; professional development materials, based on best methods and up-to-minute research; multimedia guide

Business: small business grant proposals, marketing brochures, commercial website copy, blog posts: corporate marketing and content, user stories, wiki business process and research documentation, software documentation, contracts, scripting of training videos, grant activity reports, semiotic marketing research and report

Creative: fiction and poetry

Other Capabilities:

• Broad interdisciplinary knowledge, from the humanities (contemporary culture, pop culture, and world events; history; literature; art; religion; and...

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Employment

Common Ground Publishing
Director of Research and Development
2010 - 2012
Common Ground Publishing is an innovative educational media firm, founded by internationally renowned education research theorist Bill Cope. The firm develops new software technologies as a basis...
eDream Institute, University of Illinois
Assistant Director for Planning and Development
2008 - 2010
eDream (Emerging Digital Research and Education in Arts Media) is an academic institute with a combined research and education mission. eDream's research mission includes arts performance and...

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Doctorate (English)
1993 - 1999
Case Western Reserve University
Master of Arts (English)
1987 - 1990
Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Arts (English & Psychology)
1984 - 1987

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public relations
marketing
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