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Mary Graybeal | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 27, 2015

Mary Graybeal

Math-Intensive Writing/Editing & Data Analysis
   United States
  |   Bluff City, TN
  |  2:18 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

The services I can provide fall into two categories:
1. Writing & editing, particularly academic
2. Quantitative analysis in R, C++, and MS Excel

* EDITING/WRITING

I combine graduate level mathematical knowledge with excellent writing skills. I have a Ph.D. in Decision Sciences and an MBA. Prior to earning these, I was awarded graduate and undergraduate degrees in English literature and worked as an editor of technical materials. I specialize in academic writing and editing, particularly for mathematical and statistical subjects. I'm...

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Portfolio

Performed substantive edit on the technical portions of the book describing Bitcoin's...
Page 1 of October's eNewsletter. I do the newsletters monthly and have since April...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Peer-reviewed article on dissertation research. Subject is a simulation I authored. The...
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A%3A1011598726310
An article for the Gypsy Horse Journal, a quarterly periodical dedicated to the Gypsy...
First page of an article written for and published in The Paisley Pony. Subject is...
Page 2 of The Paisley Pony article.
Page 3 of The Paisley Pony article.
Fourth and last page of The Paisley Pony article.
This article came out of my dissertation research, in which I created a simulation in...
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing for the newsletters and do...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all the writing on the newsletter. I also...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing within the newsletter and...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing for the newsletters, and I...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the newsletter and I am...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the newsletter, and I'm...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the newsletter, and I'm...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the newsletters, and I'm...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the monthly newsletters,...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the monthly newsletters,...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the monthly newsletters,...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM
Except for quotes, which are attributed, I do all writing in the monthly newsletters,...
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/News-from-Gypsy-Horse-Association.html?soid=1109536701799&aid=vft-UMkTcqM

Skills (13)

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Academic Writing
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Operations Research
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R
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Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Excel 2007 Test
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Service Description

My educational and employment background has given me significant verbal and quantitative skills, and I employ both in my consulting business.

EDITING/WRITING

I specialize in editing of academic materials--theses, dissertations, and papers aimed at peer-reviewed journals. My background in mathematics and related business disciplines (i.e., finance) has given me extensive knowledge in these areas. In graduate mathematics coursework, I hold the equivalents of masters' degrees in operations research and statistics. As an analyst with the Defense Logistics Agency's Department of Operations Research and Resource Analysis, I analyzed issues of interest in supply logistics. As such, I presented complex information to upper echelons through presentation and written report.

My writing background and skills have given me the ability to present mathematical material so that it is understandable. I can communicate the concepts underlying the mathematics effectively and clearly.

My writing style is economical; I tend to write in the fewest number of words possible. For instance, rather than "a future that extends well beyond the participation of the CHC in the consortium," I'd say "a future extending well beyond the CHC's consortium participation."

I can edit nonacademic nonfiction materials too, of course.

I could not edit effectively were I not a solid writer. I've been published in peer-reviewed academic journals and in popular periodicals, particularly horse-related ones....

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Employment

Gypsy Horse Association
Public Relations Coordinator
2008 - Present
As Public Relations Coordinator for the Gypsy Horse Association, I write GHA affiliate news column for the monthly publication Equine Journal. I started and currently maintain GHA's two Facebook...
Manager - Family Farm
Owner
2001 - Present
Inherited family farm in 2001 and managed it until its sale in 2006. Now manage a small farm and horse breeding operation.
Christopher Newport University
Assistant Professor
2001 - 2002
Taught classes on Operations Management and Enterprise Resource Planning,
DLA Dept. Operations Research & Resource Analysis
Operations Research Analyst
1998 - 2001
Performed various quantitative analyses for the Defense Logistic Agency's Department of Resource Analysis & Operations Resource. Some noteworthy achievements: A worrisome problem within the...
Virginia Commonwealth University
Instructor
1992 - 1994
Taught business mathematics courses while a graduate student at VCU.
Virginia Electric & Power Company
Analyst
1980 - 1984
I worked in the Management Information Systems Dept. as a writer of technical manuals. I was then promoted to the Power Training Services Dept. as editor of VEPCO's power station mechanic and...

Education

Virginia Commonwealth University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
- 1997
Virginia Commonwealth University
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
- 1988
University of Virginia
Master of Arts (M.A.)
- 1979
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- 1976

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Editing
academic writing
writing
analytics
quantitative
Bayesian analysis
mathematical modeling
mathematics
forecasting
dissertation
thesis
statistics
optimization
decision analysis
multicriteria
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