Photographer, Photo Editor, Writer, Copy Editor
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I am a writer and photographer specializing in:
- Digital SLR photography and photo editing using Adobe Lightroom;
- Document proofreading and copy editing;
- Online content, technical report, press release, propsal and grant writing.
With a solid foundaiton of exprience to draw from, I can develop the right written content for any job and make the right adjustments to my client's photographs. I deliver the highest level of professionalism and customer service, and turn assigmnents...
I have portfolios on various micro-stock photography websites with images that sell regularly. Please find a sampling of my images at: http://www.shutterstock.com/g/marybethcharles
I use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for photo editing, and have an eye for identifying and correcting composition, exposure, contrast, color and noise issues. I can also remove dust spots, blemishes and other distractions.
During my time in various natural resource management positions, including policy and program development, I sucessfully completed multiple writing and communications tasks in a variety of writing disciplines. I have an academic background in natural resource conservation, and have authored various documents on wildlife and fisheries management, environmental restoration and other "green" issues. In addition, I am comfortable conducting research on new topics for the purpose of developing comprehensive written content.
My previous assignments have included:
- Congressional testimony
- Business plans and technical reports
- Grant applications and requests for proposals
- Press releases, white papers and fact sheets
- Website content
In addition, I am regularly tasked with proofreading and editing material written by others.
I also recently completed The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program (by American Writers & Artists Inc.) and have since written some short "beats" for a travel website.
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Contract to provide program assistance to the Director of Education. Assisted with:
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