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Matthew Shaw | Elance
 
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Matthew Shaw

Writer/Translator-A ready pen for good ideas
   United States
  |   Rockport, IN

Overview

If you are a writer, scholar, or business person who is struggling through the difficult task of writing or editing, then struggle no longer. I help professionals and non-professionals alike create works of excellence that fit their needs. My experience as a freelance writer spans a broad range of areas, including business copy, fiction, film, news media, blogging, and comic book script. Under my experienced hand, your documents will stand above the crowd, technically and artistically polished until they shine.

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Portfolio

A short story
Movie Website for a film that I wrote. I also wrote all the content of the site.
http://www.eleventhhourthemovie.com/
An example of my hard news reporting for an event. Just the basics.
Copy for a catalog of pneumatic tools
A literary criticism
Copy for a brochure from a wholesale candy company
A fiery political piece on the dangers of socialism
A short story that was published in "descant", the literary journal of TCU.
Reviews, writing samples, and personal thoughts
http://www.matthewtshaw.blogspot.com/
Poetic thoughts on my time in Mexico
http://mateoenmonterrey.blogspot.com/
A collection of abstracts from science journals
A fully illustrated B+W comic book page
An excerpt from the script for the comic book Redstone
This is copy I did for the BoomSync website. Please follow the link to see the final...
http://boomsync.com/

Skills (5)

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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English-Spanish Translation
Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Business Writing

Service Description

My broad skills make me a valuable resource for my clients. Even if I haven't tried something before, adaptability is one of my strongest qualities, as can be seen in my varied experience. In addition, my extensive travel history and life experience make me a well informed and innovative writer who understands and appreciates diverse cultures and points of view.

My services:

--Editing
--News writing (hard and soft)
--Creative Writing (fiction and non-fiction)
--Spanish/English Translating (in partnership with my wife, who is a native of Colombia)
--Copywriting
--Blogging
--Academic Writing (I received a 4.0 in my undergrad studies)
--Proofreading
--Screenwriting (film)

Writing Experience:

--Hard news articles on a regular basis (Christian Press, Journal Democrat)
--No Man Than This (a short story published in descant, the literary journal of Texas Christian University)
--Hero (commissioned adaptation of the film into graphic novel for Advent Film Group) (unpublished)
--ELEVENTH HOUR (screenplay commissioned by Submission Productions) (pending)
Production Blog for the film HERO, writing interviews, bios, and special interest pieces (discontinued)
Numerous pieces of advertising copy, website copy, and opinion articles


Job Experience:

Assistant Coordinator for Abstinence Education, Inc. (coaching/directing, editing scripts, coordinating
performances, acting, and recruiting) 1 yr
Reserve Fire Fighter/EMT, 5 yrs
Building maintenance...

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Education

Hutchinson Community College
Certificates
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Central Christian College of Kansas
Bachelor's Degree in English
2004 - 2008

Keywords

writer
translator
editor
proofreader
copywriter
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