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Laura James | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 11, 2012

Laura James

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   United Kingdom
  |   Sheffield, Yorkshire
  |  2:56 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $12

Primary school teacher looking for work writing, editing and proofreading. I enjoy writing creatively and am currently writing a childrens' book which I hope to publish. I have experience proofreading assignments and essays and have attended courses in writing CVs and application forms. All of my last five job applications have been successful.

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Skills (10)

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English
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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Editing
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Spelling
Microsoft Word
Online Writing

Service Description

I will provide any service that I can. I am very confident with proofreading, checking and changing documents, as my past experience as University and working in schools has given me plenty of opportunities to develop my skills in this area. I have a very good knowledge of punctuation and the English language. I enjoy creative writing in my spare time and have always been told that I have a good 'voice' and 'personality' in my writing. I have written many pieces of fiction and non-fiction (short and long) as writing that I could model to children, so as well as practice in these areas, I am also very familiar with the generic features of a variety of different texts. As a professional I am aware of the conventions for writing formal letters, emails and CVs. I am confident across a range of subjects because I have taught: English, Maths, Science, Physical Education, Religious Education, Art, Music, Drama, History, Geography and Information and Communication Technology. I have travelled to Australia and kept a journal of my experiences which I would be happy to share with others if any non-fiction travel writing needs doing. I am confident with using a computer, including 'Microsoft Office' so I would have no trouble putting together a 'Powerpoint' presentation full of links and animations, or a 'Word' document with text boxes, graphics, hyperlinks and specific layouts. At school I ran 'Journalism Club' during lunchtime one day per week, where children from the school...

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Employment

Dronfield Junior School
Year Five Class Teacher
2010 - 2011

Education

Sheffield Hallam University
Primary Teaching with Qualified Teacher Status
2006 - 2009
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Grammar
punctuation
creative writing
editing
proof-reading.
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