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Melynda F. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 5, 2007

Melynda F.

Freelance writer and editor living in New York
   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY

Overview

I have been a writer, researcher and editor at several travel and pop culture consumer magazines for nearly a decade. As someone who has worked on both the editing and writing sides of publishing, I am skilled at turning in clean, concise copy that always fulfills the need of the assignment. I am well versed in the areas of travel, pop culture, literature and literary culture, current events, history and trends. I also write promotional material that shines because of my strong journalism and creative writing background.

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Skills (8)

Tested
Technical Writing
Public Relations
Editing
Management Skills
English
Microsoft Word
Windows XP Administration
Computer Skills

Service Description

I provide writing and editing services covering a wide range of topics and deliver concise prose. I have worked in publishing for nearly a decade leaving me with a strong sense of responsibility to clients and to my own worth as a writer. I provide clients with the best product possible and always meet deadlines.

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Employment

Encore magazine
Contributing writer
2006 - Present
Responsible for monthly column covering the performing arts for UCLA Live!'s edition of Encore.
Sherman's Travel magazine
Managing Editor
2006 - 2007
I successfully managed the staff of a start-up publication during its launch while editing features and front of book sections. I was also responsible for writing several pieces in each issue.
Travel Savvy
Assistant Editor
2004 - 2006
I wrote a substantial amount of articles for each issue, edited, proofread and managed interns. Magazine was shuttered in February 2006.
Bust Magazine
Editorial Intern
2003 - 2003
Responsible for researching, reading freelance submissions and writing several articles. Also proofread and developed content.

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Creative Writing
2000 - 2004

Keywords

writing
proofreading
copyediting
editing
fact checking
service journalism
promotional writing
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