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Linda Marie B. | Elance
 
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Linda Marie B.

Global writer offers deep pockets in English, ESL
   United States
  |   Indianapolis, IN
  |  2:18 am Local Time

Overview

Hi. I love writing, editing and traveling, and have done what I love for 25 years now. My best gig was old-school: writing newpaper packages on deadline (education / youth beat). In another life, I labored to instill passion for words into English-, Chinese- and Spanish-speaking adults. My non-negotiables: Chinese and ethnic food. It's true. I dream in shades of perfectly-constructed sweet and sour pork (the minced ginger, garlic and pineapple have to be FRESH; the green pepper, pan-seared). Other addictions: music, prolific reading, and an...

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SERVICES

Read * Give feedback * Add * Improve * Develop * Create * Collaborate * Edit

Write wide range of products, including blogs, articles, blurbs, pages, stories, descriptions, chapters, much more.

Bring project from idea stage to polished, completed product within a short time.

BACKGROUND

Master's degree in English and education, with thesis paper on revision in writing. Also, seminary coursework.

Bachelor's degree in English / American literature and writing. Education and U.S. History / Social Studies minors.

Seven years working for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix and The Sun Times News Group in Chicago

College journalist for four years. Reporter, three years. Editor, one year.
Copy editor, one year. Also, high school journalist: Assignment Editor.

Hands-on faculty adviser to campus publications: three years.

Eight years of Mandarin Chinese study. Born in Taiwan. Spent 17 years in Taiwan and China (five professional years).

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article blog Web site SEO search engine optimize key words hits grammar proofread tighten focus organize original feature new story chapter book magazine brochure English language travel lifestyle food education health music legal contemporary creative fiction non-fiction research news journalist

Asia Beijing Shanghai XiAn China Chinese Taipei Kaohsiung Taichung Taiwan British London England Singapore Malaysia Tokyo Osaka Japan Istanbul Hong Kong Thailand HaiNan Australia South...

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Employment

You!
Writer, editor, free-lance blogger / journalist
2012 - 2012
My media experience ranges from seven years for newspapers such as The Arizona Republic in Phoenix and the Sun Times News Group in Chicago to radio / television fundraising and promotion with a...

Education

Ball State University
Master of Arts
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Houghton College, New York
2 1/2 years; transferred to IWU.
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Indiana Wesleyan University / Marion College
Bachelor of Arts
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Taiwan
China
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