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Maryellen Grady | Elance
 
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Maryellen Grady

Your final product must be perfect, or I've failed
   United States
  |   La Grange, IL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

My primary area of focus is alternative health. Other niche areas include: writing how-to's, yoga, meditation, spirituality, healthy and vegetarian food, nutrition, dieting, education, career transitions, substance abuse and recovery, ecology, feng shui, relationships and dating, women's health, reviewing communities, home remedies, politics, Laws of Attraction and Abundance, and Twentysomethings.

I have written for:

*Suite 101.com -- Online Magazine and Writers' Network --
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Jun 25, 2011|Article Writing|$74|Completed
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Aug 16, 2010|Web Content|$540|Working
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May 25, 2010|Web Content|$88|Completed
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Portfolio

My blog on Freelance Writing at Blogspot.com
Article I published in The Horseman late summer of 2008
Who I am as a writer and how I got that way.
How to Use Freewriting and Mind Mapping to Brainstorm an Essay
Natural and Home Remedies for Acid Reflux and Indigestion
Today's Increasing Popularity of Integrative Medicine/What It Is and How It Helps
Everything You Need to Know How to Start an Online Book Club
What's Behind the Amethyst Initiative to Lower the Drinking Age on College Campuses?
Tools and Tips to Help Prevent Weight Gain During the Holiday Party Season
The Easier, Faster Ways to Get It Clean So You Can Go Do Other Things
A Tongue-In-Cheek Discussion of A Newly Approved Dictionary Word Which Means to Hear...
Dinner Adjustments That Allow for Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinners that Won't Leave...
From the query letter, to not reading the magazine, to not knowing the market and...
A description of an extremely helpful resource for aspiring magazine writers and editors.
It's difficult to make healtlhy food choices in Chinese restaurants after the menu...
Dinner Adjustments That Allow for Christmas and Thanksgiving Dinners that Won't Leave...
Using an idea catcher notebook all day wherever you are.
Is it possible to eat out low-calorie in three typical American restaurants such as...
Most women end up sad, sorry and regretting their one-night-stand. How proper...
How yoga helps treat and take away anxiety.
Specific exercises that help heal back problems and general information about doing...
How yoga benefits obese and overweight people.
Incorporating the spirituality found in yoga into your own life.
Asanas (yoga positions) that ease back pain.
How yoga aids those trying to quit smoking.

Skills (10)

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Service Description

I have been a full-time freelance researcher and writer for over twelve years. My writing is published many places throughout the Internet. I worked for five years as a writer and editor for a national magazine. I was an honors student in English who specialized in writing for all four years of college.

I was a high school English teacher, giving me a healthy respect for rules of writing, punctuation, spelling, and grammar.

I worked as an an assistant editor, staff writer, and fiction and poetry editor for a national magazine. I learned about the business world and its terminology and procedures by putting myself through college as an administrative assistant. I also worked for several years as a medical secretary. I did medical research for a March of Dimes funded project on teen pregnancy.

I have made the decision that what I write and whether or not it touches people and leaves a positive message is more important than how much money I make. I am now primarily only taking on projects that have spiritual and positive value to the well-being of readers. I have been blessed by the inspirational projects I have found at Elance. I also recently reduced my hourly fee from $22 to $15/hr..

My interests are writing fiction and poetry, bicycling, collage making, art journaling, scrapbooking my memoirs, and reading, mostly non-fiction. I was born to write and believe that I have truly followed Joseph Campbell's advice and absolutely followed my bliss to a...

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Employment

AlignLife.com
Alternative Health Content Writer
2009 - Present
As a staff writer I write articles on alternative health research breakthroughs. I have been doing this for exactly one year. I have received commendations on knowing what the Newsletter wants...
Maryellen Grady
Full-time Freelance Writer
2002 - Present
I have been published on Google Knol, the magazine Horseman, Associated Content, Helium.com, Triond, and Suite 101.com among other places. My areas of expertise include food, nutrition,...
Dialogue Magazine
Assistant Editor, Fiction & Poetry Editor
1981 - 1985
I wrote general interest articles, interviews, and smaller features. I also contributed a regular fiction and poetry column. I worked closely with young freelance writers and poets seeking help....

Education

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
B.A. English, specialization Creative Writing
1973 - 1981
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