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Ryan Hallett | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 2, 2013

Ryan Hallett

I write for you, for me.
   Canada
  |   Ottawa, Ontario
  |  11:45 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $12

I provide high-quality, accurate editing and proofreading, as well as top notch, fluid, well-researched writing, all at reasonable rates. If you hire me, you won't get rock-bottom prices, but you will find yourself among my long list of happy customers - without paying through the nose.

My goal is to please the client. I want to do well by helping you do well and I look forward to working with you.

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Mar 28, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$55|Completed
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5.0
Dec 2, 2011|E-books and Blogs|$90|Completed
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5.0
Nov 28, 2011|Web Content|$150|Completed
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5.0
Sep 5, 2011|Translation|$285|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Article I wrote for Solar Academy International. The site I was hired to write it for...
Excerpt of a piece of fiction that took second place in the first ever Writers Group on...
PR I wrote for my first Elance client, a couple of years ago. (Property of Melissa...
http://www.free-press-release.com/news-henderson-nevada-danielson-therapy-offers-helping-hand-through-troubled-times-1289107876.html
Article I wrote for Solar Academy International. The site I was hired to write it for...
http://solarhomereview.com/2010/12/28/financing-deal-creates-renewable-energy-careers/

Skills (7)

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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
Microsoft Word
Technical Writing
Creative Writing

Service Description

While I am always open to new formats, to date I have written executive summaries, press releases, product descriptions, short bios, reviews, SEO web content and somewhere in the neighbourhood of 200 news and blog articles. I have also performed a number of re-writes, including a batch of 200 New York club and bar reviews, and in terms of editing, I have been hired to deeply edit everything from lengthy and technical business plans to vision/mission statements and product descriptions.

My background includes work on science, the environment, technology, psychology, philosophy, natural products/treatments, consumer products/services, and real estate and entertainment local to cities other than my own. I have also spent a lot of time working with genre and prose fiction, and to-date three of my stories have placed in four writing competitions.

With regard to styles and formats, I am comfortable with Canadian, UK and American English, and in addition to performing well on Elance's tests of both Chicago and AP styles, I have familiarized myself with APA and MLA guidelines. I also enjoy diving into unfamiliar territory, including new subject matter and custom writing and editing formats. Learning is half the fun of being a writer or editor.

I take a lot of pride in my work and my clients benefit from this, as their feedback on my profile and letters of reference will attest. However, this pride is a double-edged sword; I am not interested in adding to the stream of...

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Employment

Solar Academy International
Lead Writer/Assistant Editor
2010 - 2011
Wrote and edited nearly 150 SEO-optimized news and blog articles on the subject of my home province's solar energy industry. I also initiated and led a re-write of the company's writing guidelines...
Collective Media
media monitor
2010 - 2011
Scanned televised news programs and used a custom database to summarize relevant segments for government clients.

Education

University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Arts, Concentration Psychology
1999 - 2003

Keywords

copywriting
proofreading
editing
press releases
news
article writing
data entry
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