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Lisa Louie | Elance
 
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Lisa Louie

Ghostwriter, grant writer, editorialist, reader
   United States
  |   Staunton, VA

Overview

A former English teacher and world backpacker cum mom and novelist, I am a writer as well as a curious reader. I love stories; I love crafting them, analyzing them, arguing with them, and illustrating them. I enjoy delving beneath the surface of a topic or idea and then explaining the structures and connections I see there so that the reader sees them too.

To help fund my way of life, I am a columnist for the local newspaper as well as a grant writer, and these gigs are the source of my writing clips. I also blog about unseen landscapes...

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Portfolio

Wrote an opinion about automation and the amorality that attends it
Wrote an opinion that questions the need to label people as strangers and advocates for...
Wrote an opinion that praises conscientious objectors as homegrown peacekeepers and how...
Wrote about re-imagining ourselves as more than just consumers
Wrote an opinion on the confluence of identity and salesmanship and how it disrupts the...

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Service Description

WHAT I CAN DO FOR YOU

* Improve copy or content.
I can inject voice and energy into your copy. I also perceive conceptual gaps in written communication, and can bridge them with a well-placed phrase or by reworking the paragraphs.

* Write your story from your point of view (a.k.a. ghostwriting).
I listen closely to apprehend the pictures you communicate as well as the words and phrases you use to describe them, and I can transcribe onto paper the gist of what you have to say. I can help you to delve deeper into the story to bring out elements that are present but not necessarily conscious. I can also anticipate counterarguments and suggest ways to address them.

* Interpret and explain complex ideas in layperson’s terms.
I can understand philosophical arguments as well as technical and mechanical ones, and I am not afraid to ask questions until I fully grasp what you mean. I can express your idea or concept in simpler terms that the average person would be able to comprehend. For instance, if you are trying to widen the audience for your academic paper or sell it to a consumer magazine, I can summarize and explain your argument in accessible, conversational language, and I can discuss its immediate relevance without sacrificing the idea’s elegance.

* Review your e-book or publication and provide socio-cultural and literary analysis and feedback.
I read fiction and non-fiction extensively, and I have a keen interest in religion; depth psychology; Western...

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Employment

Staunton News Leader
Local Contributor
2013 - Present
I contribute opinion columns to the Local Section of the Sunday edition at least twice a month.
Rosetta Stone
Online Studio Coach, American English
2013 - Present
During half-hour sessions, I coach second-language learners in American English.
Lexington Public Library
Computer Teacher / Lab Asst
2007 - 2007
I taught beginning-level classes in Word, Excel, and the internet to library patrons; and I supervised the open computer labs.
Seattle Public Schools
Language Arts Teacher
2002 - 2006
I taught Language Arts at the 9th, 10th, and 11th grade level. I also taught the following elective courses: African American Literature, Creative Writing, Newspaper Journalism, and Yearbook.

Education

Oregon State University
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Seattle University
Master's degree
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Academic writer
Content writer
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