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Laura W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 29, 2014

Laura W.

Creative Copy and Content Editor and Writer
   Tanzania, United Republic Of
  |   Mpanda, Katavi

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

Writing has always been my so-called 'best subject,' although I also have a passion for Psychology (B.A.), reading, gardening, knitting, life in east Africa and especially my family (my British husband, 4 cats and German Shepherd). I like to work alongside others, especially in helping them to reach their potential. The best part about writing and editing is that you have the opportunity to connect with others through the written word, whether through a crime novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat, or through the usefulness of a...

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U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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US Knitting Pattern

Service Description

I am happy to provide quality content and editing by agreed upon deadlines. I am committed to keeping in communication with my clients via email, Skype and Google Voice about any work that we have contracted throughout the entirety of the agreement.

The work that I do is %100 mine - I do not outsource work to others. I put a lot of effort into any job that I take and do my best to exceed the expectations of my clients. My hope is that through working with me you will have been inspired, but also found success in your endeavor to create quality written material.

I have always had a soft spot for fiction. I believe that this is related to my interest in the field of Psychology. For this reason, I find character development a very fascinating topic and am well versed in Myers-Briggs Personality Preferences with that in mind. In my current job I am working with teams in cross-cultural settings which also requires knowledge of human relationships and dynamics. I am happy to write and edit manuscripts of fictional work, especially short stories at this time.

My educational background also includes formal Linguistics training and so I am familiar with the theoretical and underlying structures of grammar and syntax which enhances my ability to understand language. I have studied several languages, including French, Spanish, Latin and currently Swahili. In addition, I have had several years of experience with British English through my time living and working in England...

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Employment

SIL, Uganda Tanzania Branch
Personnel Relations Facilitator
2012 - Present
Wycliffe UK
Fundraising
2009 - 2012
Wycliffe UK
Personal Assistant to the Executive Director
2008 - 2009
Wycliffe UK
Annual Reports Administrator
2007 - 2008

Education

Corban University
Psychology, Family Studies, Bachelor of Arts
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Writing
editing
psychology
expatriate
abroad
family
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