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Barbara S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 23, 2013

Barbara S.

We make you shine!
   United States
  |   Tampa, FL
  |  11:05 am Local Time

Overview

While fellow students groaned about having to write essays, I cheered the teacher. This was my chance to shine.

Creative or technical, straight-forward or inventive. Let's complete the project you've wanted to start or finish for -- how long is it now?

Fifteen years of experience as a professional writer of grants, promotional material, technical documents and reports for government, NGO, and private industry. Wrote community column for local newspaper.

BA and MA in English, MBA in Mangement w/International Business Major

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Portfolio

Public Safety Complex: FEMA Post-Katrina
Newspaper Columns - Writing Samples
Generating Community Input: Meeting Poster Boards
Publicity for Primary Care Center Debut

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Windows XP Administration

Service Description

Developer of technical and creative materials for use in academic, business, government or creative settings.

Assist in developing initial drafts, revisions or final copy.

Outstanding command of grammar and syntax brought to bear in making your delivery crisp and understood by your stated audience.

Ghost writing, grant proposals (to public and private entities), books, term papers, articles, essays, press releases.

Promotional materials: copy, graphics and layout for brochures, annual reports, media packets, web sites.

Develop Power Point presentations creatively and succinctly delivering top-of-mind messages tailord for intended audience.

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Employment

Department of Homeland Security/FEMA
Mitigation Disaster Reservist
2005 - Present
Specialties include Mitigation Planning; National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP); the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; and Mitigation Advisor Outreach.
St. Johns Vision
Program Coordinator
2004 - 2005
Led countywide effort to address issues related to community growth and development, health and social services, education, transportation, infrastructure, and government in a community...
St. Augustine Record - Morris Communications
Columnist
2004 - 2005
Researched stories, interviewed public and private citizens, and wrote a special-interest community column error-free and under deadline.
Lighthouse Developments
Consultant - Family Medical & Dental Centers
2003 - 2004
Submitted federal/private grant applications, generating writing $3.75 million for preventive health programs. Managed community relations for primary care medical, mental, and dental health...

Education

LaSalle University (Philadelphia, PA)
Bachelor of Arts in English
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University of South Florida (Tampa, FL)
Pre-nursing
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University of New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
Masters in English
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Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA)
Masters in Business Administration
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