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Michael Demchsak | Elance
 
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Michael Demchsak

Writer, Editor, Educational Writing
   United States
  |   Round Rock, TX

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

I write. I edit. I teach. Words are my tools.

I have had hundreds of essays, articles, stories and poems published across the nation.

I am a certified and experienced English teacher with a strong background in educational assessment and will bring professionalism, integrity, and creativity to your project.

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Content Writing
Creative Writing
Editing
English
Educational Writing

Service Description

I love to write.

I will provide you with clear, concise, creative text.

Since 2000, I have worked full-time as a self-employed writer and editor. Most of my work has involved writing passages and questions for English language arts assessments for public schools. In this capacity I have had to write all genres: essays, academic articles, narrative fiction, poetry, persuasive letters, biographies, how-to manuals, advertisements, you name it. I have also had to write for all grade levels from grade two through college. My work has been published by about 30 U.S. states plus various regions, districts and cities, including New York City, Washington D.C., and St. Louis. I have also written on national assessments like the GED, the Stanford, the PCAT, and the Miller Analogies Test.

I love to teach. I am a certified and experienced secondary English teacher in the state of Texas and have taught high school composition for four years. In addition, I have taught writing to college graduates, having led classes for international students to help them prepare for the TOEFL and for the verbal portion of the GRE. I frequently help internationals put their PhD dissertations in plain English.



PERSONAL:
* I love to read, especially old books. I like how they take me back in time.

* I enjoy camping, hiking, and being outdoors.

* I am a former varsity football player for Notre Dame and, thus, an Irish fan.










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Employment

Various clients
Educational Writer and Editor
2000 - Present
I am a self-employed educational writer who contracts with different clients. I have written and edited English Language Arts assessments for public school systems in about 30 states plus various...
Grace Alliance Church
Pastor
1998 - 2000
Senior pastor responsible for the oversight of a congregation of about 40 people.
Lackland Independent School District
Secondary English Teacher
1990 - 1994
Taught middle school and high school English for a public school in San Antonio, TX. Responsible for establishing curriculum for 9th and 11th grade.

Education

Trinity International University
Masters of Divinity
1994 - 1997
Saint Marys University
Teacher certification Secondary English
1988 - 1989
University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts Psychology and Theology
1980 - 1984
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editing
educational writing
academic writing
creative writing
English
educational assessment
testing
teaching
tutoring
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