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Jakob W. | Elance
 
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Jakob W.

Eating your words never tasted better!
   Canada
Montreal

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $13

I am an honest, reliable and diligent man, as well as a conscientious objector to badly written English. Umpteen examples of politically correct pigeon English gobbledygook have intruded into my head space over the years, but I have steadfastly rejected or corrected them whenever possible. Perfectionism can be problematic only if its measures are boundless and misdirected. So at some point, the client and provider must come to an agreement where the buck and the period stop. In this vein, I am as flexible as possible given my tendencies...

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Service Description

I have used correct English for several decades now and continue to do so, despite the current trend towards the opposite. Typographical and grammatical errors stand out in my mind's eye like a blemish on a baby's skin. For example, after glancing at several providers' profiles on this site, typos like: "liife, writen, vicabulary and qaulity" made an immediate first impression on me. Similarly, I cringe whenever someone confidently writes,"There's many reasons for this." Everything from nuances to the obvious, will be corrected in a timely manner at an affordable price.

While my academic training was in Psychology and computers, I nevertheless had plenty of practice in both writing and editing assignments. My computer training was certainly helpful in honing proofreading skills down to the slightest detail. I also debated back and forth on different politically sensitive News groups for at least a year, sharpening my blogging and essay writing abilities. And recently, I have written two short stories for a contest sponsored by the Quebec Writers' Federation.

I'm available Monday through Thursday from 9:00 until 17:00, or later if necessary, and Fridays from 9:00 until the early afternoon (13:00 or 14:00). On weekends I'm off, but I can be available Sundays only for emergencies.

Whether it is writing/proofreading advertising copy, blogs, Web site content, essays, or creative short stories, I will do the best job possible for my client. Errors on my part,...

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Education

Descartes Institute
Multimedia Certificate
2000 - 2001
McGill University, Continuing Education
Computer Programming Certificate
1980 - 1981
McGill University
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
1974 - 1977
Sir George Williams University
Collegial Studies Certificate
1969 - 1971
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