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Mel Hughes | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 10, 2014

Mel Hughes

Fish glide through water. I glide through words.
   United States
  |   Jacksonville, FL
  |  12:12 pm Local Time

Overview

I am an award-winning former journalist and essayist with thirty-plus years' experience in writing, proofing, and editing. I have worked on a variety of diverse projects, ranging from humorous short stories to health insurance contracts, historical novels to biographies, court dockets, user guides and other technical documentation to comedy skits. Crazy deadlines, multiple projects, intense research--I've done it all and am game to do more. I'm familiar with most MS-Office and many Adobe applications; I proofread and edit without even...

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Mar 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This was actually a college technical writing assignment. I worked near a mailing...
This sample of technical documentation was written as an executive summary to...
This example of technical writing was a how-to document given to new participants in...
Part of a training course provided to new employees to train them on a company's...
Part of a training course given to new employees, this document showed how to import...
This document was written as course work for a college class, but when I showed it to...
This is a brief excerpt from my work in progress--a biography of a classical musician....
This magazine article from 1987 was for "The Norddeutschland Port Reporter,"...
A 1986 travel feature about the German city of Berlin, with a sidebar about the...
This was a travel feature I wrote in 1986, originally for a US Army publication in...
This article was written as a college assignment. It is a biography of a little-known...
This is a creative writing sample, a humorous short story I wrote as a college assignment.
This is a collection of six brief document excerpts showing my editing process. I edit...

Skills (10)

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Article Writing
Article Writing
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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User Guides
Fiction Writing
Journalism
Journalism
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing
Editing

Education

American Public University
Bachelor of Arts in English, Summa Cum Laude
2011 - 2013
Axia College, University of Phoenix
Associate of Arts in Visual Communication
- 2009
Defense information School
Journalism
- 1982

Keywords

fiction
journalism
poetry
editing
creative writing
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