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Maitreya Bhakal | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 27, 2015

Maitreya Bhakal

Freelance Writer and Editor
  |  3:08 am Local Time


Minimum Hourly Rate $40

If you're looking for writing that makes jaws hit floors, you've come to the right place.
You don't want some bland, soulless work that reads like a bunch of words put together. You're looking for Elegant Prose. Catchy headlines. Witty wordplay. The sort of writing that stays with readers long after they've left the page.

And that is where I come in.

Need a few sleek articles for your website? Done. Need impeccably edited text? No problem. Whether you want funny and hilarious content that will have people rolling on the floor, or more...

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One of the more than 30 books that I edited as a Development Editor for Packt, a...
One of the more than 30 books that I edited as a Development Editor for Packt, a...
One of the more than 30 books that I edited as a Development Editor for Packt, a...

Skills (10)

Online Writing
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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UK English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Content Writing
Technical Writing
Academic Writing
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Ever since I picked up my first pencil years ago (and then probably threw it at the teacher), I have been enamored by the written word. Since then I have been the editor of every school and college magazine, and written technical documentation for a $650 million enterprise. With my writing, I try to achieve what our school textbooks were really meant to do but never did - to educate and entertain at the same time.

I have developed and edited over 30 books, written and edited heaps of articles and online copy on numerous topics, and created dozens of technical manuals and academic and e-learning material.

My specialties include writing online content, viral blog posts, humor writing, and attractive, attention-grabbing, lip-smacking copy. I can adapt my writing to a variety of writing styles depending on your needs - formal, funny, serious, neutral, or a combination of these.

I can't give you 20 years of experience in writing or an MFA, but what I can give you is professionally written and thoroughly researched content that is a pleasure to read. And of course, the world's scarcest resource - undivided attention.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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Copy editing, Developmental/Substantive editing, and extensively scrutinizing academic research papers to prepare them for publication in international journals. Providing extensive feedback to...
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Writing user manuals, training materials and reports and supervising the creation of other project documentation.
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Development Editor
2010 - 2011
Packt ( is a British IT book publisher based in Birmingham. As Development Editor, I successfully managed the publication of over 30 technical books on a wide range of topics....
BrainCraft eLearning Solutions Pvt. Ltd
Freelance Writer
2009 - 2010
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University of Mumbai
Bachelor of Engineering


technical writing
content writing
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Member Since
July 2012
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