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Lynn G. | Elance
 
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Lynn G.

Writing. Editing. Proofreading.
   United States
  |   Leeds, AL

Overview

Experience includes writing catalogs, advertorials, newsletters, magazine articles, web site copy and FAQs, book jacket copy, technical help copy, annual report copy, consumer and trade ads, direct mail pieces, and press kits (including pitch letters, bios, press releases, interview questions, pull quotes). The latter resulted in multiple media placements.

Also edited and copy edited curricula, books, articles, and academic commentary.

Accustomed to writing for internal, trade, or consumer audiences.

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Nov 2, 2011|Article Writing|$0|Completed
Nov 2, 2011|Article Writing|$7,675|Completed
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Sep 29, 2011|Article Writing|$2,300|Working
Jul 6, 2011|Web Content|$88|Completed
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Portfolio

Read manuscript at early rough draft or proposal stage and interviewed author to...
Read manuscripts at early rough draft or proposal stage and interviewed authors to...
Wrote headlines and product descriptions.
Wrote headline, product descriptions, and how-to article.
Wrote headline, product descriptions, and how-to article.
Wrote headline, product descriptions, and sidebar.
This article's purpose was to educate a national audience about the progress of their...
Wrote editor's update and edited guest article.
Wrote articles for travel trade.
Wrote articles for travel trade.
Developed concept and wrote article for singles in Birmingham.
Developed concept and wrote article for singles in Birmingham.
Essay for consumer women's magazine
Essay for consumer women's magazine
Fair trade article for fashion magazine.
Wrote article (excluding recipes) according to client specifications.
Wrote article (excluding recipes) according to client specifications.
Wrote headline and body copy for book promotion.
Wrote headlines, back cover copy, and author bio.
Wrote headlines, back cover copy, and author bio.
Wrote headlines, back cover copy, and author bio.
Interviewed author for background information to write bio.
Wrote release after reading early draft of manuscript and interviewing author.
Did background interviews and wrote company branding brochure.
Wrote newsletter to market specifications.

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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Running the gamut from travel articles to technical help copy, my 12 years of experience in publishing enables me to customize my writing to the needs of virtually any client. (In 12 years, I've never missed a deadline.)

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Employment

EBSCO
Business analyst
2007 - 2009
Write and clarify business needs documents for various markets and stakeholders. Perform investigative research through interviews with clients and people working at all levels of the organization.
EBSCO
Technical Writer
2006 - 2007
Created help copy, FAQs, instruction manuals, and internal and external releases.
Student Life
Associate Editor
2005 - 2006
Edited and rewrote academic commentary for clarity, flow, and accuracy.
Student Life
Copy writer
2004 - 2005
Wrote and edited brochures, bios, web copy, direct mail pieces.
New Hope Publishers
Publicist
1999 - 2004
Wrote jacket and back cover copy, author bios, web copy, consumer and trade ads, catalogs, press releases, brochures, pitch letters, annual report copy, media interview questions, magazine...
Woman's Missionary Union
Copy editor
1997 - 1999
Wrote back covers, magazine articles, curricula, and web site copy. Responsible for book production from raw manuscript through publication. Duties included rewrites, fact-checking/verification,...
Southern Living magazine
Merchandising Specialist
1996 - 1997
Wrote advertorials, wrote and edited Southern Living Destinations (a section for the travel trade bound into Southern Living Vacations), and wrote newsletters for advertisers.

Education

Samford University
Dual Bachelors in English and Journalism
1990 - 1995
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newsletters
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web SEO
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