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Lee McIsaac | Elance
 
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Lee McIsaac

Writer, Editor and Communications Specialist
   United States
  |   Charlotte, VT

Overview

I am a professional editor, writer and researcher with a PhD in Chinese history from Yale University. With 18 years of experience in teaching, journalism, publishing and public relations, I offer outstanding writing and editing skills for a wide range of projects. I am a perfectionist who loves turning ideas into clear, crisp prose; synthesizing and presenting complex information so that it can be understood by general audiences; and creating copy that is compelling. If you are looking for concise, informative writing that engages and...

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Portfolio

An academic paper I researched and wrote
http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ahr/105.5/ah001641.html
A feature article I researched and wrote about community supported agriculture.
A blog post I wrote for the Vermont Youth Orchestra's blog about its China trip

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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Service Description

I provide editing, proofreading, writing and research services for a wide range of print and online needs. Although I am comfortable editing and creating content on just about any subject, I specialize in writing about education, Asia-related topics (especially China), English-language training, technology integration in teaching, nonprofit development and strategy, agriculture, sustainability and employment issues. I am not an SEO expert, but do understand the basic principles and apply them in web content as appropriate.

As a teacher and former editor of a range of scholarly, nonprofit and educational publications, I have worked with students, authors, nonprofit directors and CEOs to help individuals and organizations express their ideas and needs in clean, polished prose.

The editing, proofreading and writing services I provide include:

* Features
* Web content
* Journal articles
* Travel writing
* Magazine articles
* Profiles
* Biographies
* Books
* E-books
* Book reviews
* Resumes
* Grant proposals
* Reports
* Press releases
* Marketing materials
* Blogs
* Scholarly articles
* Training materials
* How-to manuals
* Employee handbooks


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Employment

Champlain College
Adjunct Professor
2011 - 2012
Taught undergraduate courses on the history and urban development of Shanghai.
ECorp English
Content Editor/Telephone Trainer
2011 - 2012
* Wrote and edited website content, how-to guides and corporate communications * Collaborated with a team to develop new, web-based training software * Proofread and edited...
Young Writers Project
Publications Coordinator
2007 - 2010
* Managed weekly Newspaper Series * Developed and wrote training materials * Co-managed interactive website used by 4,000 teens * Assisted with creation of how-to user manual for online Learning...
University of Vermont
Assistant Professor of East Asian History
1994 - 2002
Wall and Market: Chinese Urban History Newsletter
Co-editor
1996 - 2000
* Collaborated with a team to create, edit and produce a successful newsletter to disseminate news and information about Chinese urban history * Solicited articles and book reviews from...

Education

Yale University
PhD, Chinese History
1988 - 1994
University of Vermont
M.A. History
1984 - 1988
University of Vermont
B.A. History
1980 - 1984
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Editing
proofreading
academic writing
web content
travel writing
e-books
public relations
education
nonprofit
writing
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