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Matthew M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Matthew M.

Writer
   United States
  |   BROOKLYN, NY
  |  4:01 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am an experienced writer/editor with multi-faceted academic and professional background in a wide variety of fields, including: engineering, science, technology, politics, media studies, data visualization, and urban planning.

I developed my software and writing abilities through my long academic and professional career. What follows is a series of brief descriptions of this experience:

+ Capstone project with IBM: Web research, Web testing, conducting interviews, writing, and laying out the finished product in InDesign.

+ Magazine...

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Nov 6, 2012|Article Writing|$33|Completed
Oct 22, 2012|Article Writing|$108|Completed
Sep 26, 2012|Article Writing|$22|Completed
Sep 25, 2012|Article Writing|$40|Completed

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Skills (5)

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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I am here to help others figure out what they want to say and make what they already have said sound better.

+ Suppose you organized a conference and need someone to write an article summarizing what happened. Send me the presentations and I'll send you an outline. We can take it from there.

+ Let's say you're an academic trying to publish a scholarly work. If your field is related to something I have studied, then hire me to go through it to make sure it says what you think it says.

+ Your website is riddled with errors and inconsistencies because you don't have one person to coordinate and administer online content. I can be that person.

For these examples, I expect to be paid more than my hourly rate (negotiable). Something more appropriate for my minimum hourly rate would be the writing and editing of press releases, executive summaries, abstracts, and other less-intensive projects.

Hire me if any of these services sound like what you need. Feel free to ask me any questions.

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Employment

GSCAdmin
Writer and Editor
2011 - Present
+ Researching to generate Web content for the Pasternack online catalog. + Editing Web pages for grammatical and contextual accuracy.
Profile America
Writer, Editor, Researcher
2011 - Present
+ Editing reports for content and formatting. + Converting files from InDesign format to Excel. + Researched and wrote business sector profiles.
Code Cogs
Graphic Design, Web QA, and Mapmaking Contractor
2011 - Present
+ Troubleshooting software and creating a marketing brochure to highlight its features. + Editing PHP and LaTeX files for content and functionality. + Creating detailed environmental maps using...
The Institute for Sustainability
Writer
2010 - 2011
+ Collaborated with officers of engineering and technical societies to write white papers covering greenhouse gas emissions measurement and the gaps and barriers to alternative renewable energy...
AIChE
Assistant Editor, Chemical Engineering Progress
2007 - 2010
Wrote, edited, and designed layout of monthly product digests and technological articles focused on the chemical processing industry. Generated regular online content for the CheNected blog....
Standard and Poor's
Research Assistant
2006 - 2007
+ Cleaned and processed raw data using SAS and MS Excel. + Performed data quality analysis and review.
Steve Harrison for Congress
Volunteer Coordinator
2006 - 2006
+ Recruited and directed volunteers for phone banks, canvassing, and visibility events. + Maintained volunteer database with MS Access records. + Managed election day Get Out The Vote activities.
URS
Engineering Intern
2002 - 2005
Queens Boulevard Safety Study: Used AutoCAD and Microstation to illustrate data from the NYCDOT accident database. Supervised consultants gathering traffic and pedestrian data along the corridor....

Education

New York University
Master of Urban Planning
2007 - 2011
Hunter College
BA
2006 - 2007
Cooper Union
Engineering (no degree, transferred colleges)
1999 - 2004

Keywords

engineering
science
technology
policy
planning
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