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Lea Setegn | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 19, 2013

Lea Setegn

Expert Nonfiction Writing and Editing Services
   United States
  |   Henrico, VA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Let's begin with the end in mind. Clean, crisp copy that tells a compelling story - that's what you deserve, and that's what I offer. Whether you have a piece that needs polishing, a newsletter that needs writing, or a story idea that needs development, I can help you accomplish your goal.

My expertise is in nonfiction writing and editing, backed by years of experience as a journalist and researcher. I also have extensive experience creating and writing marketing and fundraising materials for nonprofits.

My interests include fashion,...

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Portfolio

* Redesigned newsletter to focus on impact of donors' giving. This resulted in more...
Revamped report format to include a centerspread that details the organization's work...
Redesigned newsletter to include more links to the nonprofit's website and cut the...
Told the nonprofit's story in new ways, using charts and graphics to explain the...

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

My mission is to connect people with information that can change their lives. Storytelling is the most powerful way to forge that connection, and I have been telling stories professionally for more than 15 years.

I have more than a decade of experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers in Upstate New York and Richmond, Va. Before graduating from college, I worked for the Associated Press. In addition, I have been the writer in residence for chapters of two national nonprofits. As a freelancer, I have written resumes, newsletters, press releases, PR plans and mission statements.

Let's work together to tell your story and propel you and your business forward. Put my skills and experience to work for you with:

* Writing projects such as newsletters, annual reports, website content and blogging. I can help you tailor your story for your intended audience, find the most interesting stories you have to tell, and write a story that grabs the attention of your audience.

* Editing projects such as copy editing and content editing. My experience as a newspaper editor means that I can tighten your prose, check spelling and grammar and help you convey your message clearly.

* Media relations, encompassing coaching, training and story pitching. I have successfully increased media placements quarter over quarter and year over year for two nationally affiliated nonprofits.

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Employment

Cognosante
Trainer
2013 - Present
Contract classroom trainer preparing newly hired customer service representatives to answer calls to 1-800-MEDICARE and the Federally Facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace at a call center in...
United Way
Public Relations Director
2010 - 2012
American Lung Association of the Atlantic Coast
Communication Specialist
2008 - 2010
Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch
General Assignment Reporter
2000 - 2006
Democrat & Chronicle (Rochester, NY)
Assistant Features Editor
1997 - 2000
Published a weekly entertainment section - selected the cover stories, recruited writers, edited content and calendars, selected artwork.
The Ithaca Journal
Reporter/Copy Editor
1995 - 1997

Education

State University of New York College at Geneseo
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
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