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Lauren M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 16, 2014

Lauren M.

Sydney psychologist, writer and editor
   Australia
  |  9:11 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I am a psychologist and freelance health writer based in Sydney. I specialise in creating blog posts, articles and ebooks on health, wellbeing and relationships. I am flexible, professional and reliable with deadlines.

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Apr 5, 2014|User Guides & Manuals|$300|Working
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Portfolio

I created a workbook for people to reflect on and learn new strategies to overcome...
I created a 200 page online psychology course for a client.
Structural edit and proofread of a legal document.
A 150+ page ebook on 50 young adult books and discussion questions.
An article on 'body dysmorphic disorder' and 'anxiety in children.'
An ebook on dealing with loneliness after a break-up.
Sample of my fantasy short story, Tuning In.
A fun, light-hearted blog post on procrastination and its downfalls.
A presentation I wrote on infant development for mental health staff.
Blog post about highly anticipated book sequels.
Course on the use of mindfulness in psychology (sample of document)
An online course developed to teach professional ethics to helping professionals.

Skills (3)

Tested
Microsoft Word
Editing
Developmental Editing

Service Description

Psychology/ Health articles/ ebooks/ short courses-
I am a mental health professional currently working within the NSW Health system. My expertise is in writing about issues pertaining to depression, anxiety, family and marital relationships, pregnancy, parenting and the parent-infant bond.

Fiction Editing Services-
I am a writer, book reviewer and editor. I provide developmental editing services to fiction and non-fiction authors to help you create the story you want readers to love.

As a fiction author and long-term book reviewer, I also provide manuscript assessments and developmental editing of full-length fiction manuscripts for unpublished authors. I write reviews on my personal blog for books received by various Australian and international digital publishers in exchange for honest reviews. In 2012 alone I read 199 books! I read eclectically (crime, romance, fantasy, scifi, literary, YA etc) and so I know what works for a reader and what doesn't.

Developmental editing (manuscript critiques) is a great way to receive feedback on the overall flow of your story including but not limited to plot, characterisation, conflict, pacing and genre conventions. I will highlight your strengths as well as areas for development. I also provide a proofreading and general line-editing service.

I have two self-published full-length novels (YA and Supernatural Suspense) and a Christmas-themed short story published by an independent publisher in 2012.

Travel Writing-
I am well...

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Employment

NSW Health
Psychologist
2010 - 2013
Department of Community Services
Child Protection Caseworker/ Early Intervention CW
2007 - 2011

Education

University of Western Sydney
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology
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NSW Institute of Psychiatry
Graduate Certificate in Infant Mental Health
- 2011
Australian College of Applied Psychology
Certificate in Psychological Practice
- 2010

Keywords

psychologist
mental health
psychology
Australia
travel
relationships
reviewer
blogger
developmental editor
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