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Mark B. | Elance
 
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Mark B.

Grammar with a smile
   New Zealand
Auckland

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I write articles, essays, blogs, and will happily edit and re-write almost anything. I have formally studied language and linguistics, along with a wide array of arts and social science subjects.

I specialize in writing articles about guitar, music, and Asia-related topics, but can write confidently on many other subjects.

On the side, I work with international language students proofreading and developing essays. I also translate Mandarin Chinese into English.

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Feb 8, 2010|Article Writing|$105|Completed
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Nov 22, 2009|Article Writing|$140|Completed
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Oct 26, 2009|Article Writing|$60|Completed
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Sep 23, 2009|Article Writing|$50|Working
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I write, re-write, and proofread considered English.

I have formally studied a little bit of everything at the four universities I have attended: Chinese language and culture, Japanese language and culture, linguistics, philosophy, ethnomusicology, language education, English, religious studies, art history, translation studies, psychology, history, film, and more.

I have strong interests (and/or firsthand experience) in music, music education, travel and tourism, world cuisine, fashion, health and fitness, contemporary art, astronomy, and much more.

I have traveled extensively, and have lived in Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Japan. This has given me a broad, international perspective, a firsthand experience of diverse cultures, and the ability to communicate cross-culturally. It has also contributed to my ability to confidently write in British or American English.

I can write, edit, and re-write well on any of the above subjects and more. You'll be happy to tap into my language skills, wide interests, and insatiable curiosity to research and write on every subject.

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Education

The University of Auckland
part-time study towards Post Graduate Diploma Arts (Chinese Studies)
2009 - 2009
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
International Student Exchange Programme
2008 - 2008
Kansai Gaikokugo University (Japan)
International Student Exchange Programme
2008 - 2008
The University of Waikato
Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies)
2005 - 2007
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Travel
Music Articles
China
Guitar
Article Writing
Blogs
Vegetarianism
Mandarin
ESL Editing
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