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Michele G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 4, 2012

Michele G.

20 Years Writing &Editing, MA Degree
   United States
  |   Round Rock, TX
  |  6:17 pm Local Time

Overview

I am a highly-responsible and self-motivated professional with over 20 years' experience writing and editing in academic and technical environments. I hold a Master of Arts in English from the University of Texas at Austin. I am also a former Assistant Director of the Undergraduate Writing Center at UT Austin.

I worked for over 10 years of as a technical writer in the high-tech sector. I also have experience writing content for and editing textbooks. In addition, I have project management training, experience, and certification, and...

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Editing
English Proofreading
Microsoft Word

Service Description

Article writing, blog posts, and ghost writing: I've spent my entire life communicating through the written word. Not only can I write, I can write about numerous subjects. I'm curious about everything, and what I don't know I know how to research. I can shift my writing style and tone to meet various needs.

Research: As a former graduate student, I have years of research experience and vast knowledge of primary and secondary sources, as well as reliable and unreliable sources.

Developmental and content editing: You and I can work together on a manuscript to ensure that you feel confident about how readers will receive, interpret, and understand your words. I can help you develop your content or improve your manuscript so that it meets the needs of both your readers and your publisher.

Proofreading and copy editing: I'm one of those people that points out the misspellings on a menu or a sign. I'm a stickler for grammar and punctuation, and if I don't know the style "rule," I know how and where to find it. I can also fact-check your writing and help you make better word choices to more precisely convey your meaning.

Data Entry: I type over 80 words a minute and have for a very, very long time. Not only am I fast on a keyboard, I'm accurate.

Data Transcription: One of my favorite temporary jobs while in graduate school was transcribing oral interviews to data files. I have a facility for quickly and accurately transcribing the spoken word into typed text.

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Employment

Cisco Systems
Senior Technical Writer
2005 - 2011
As a senior writer, I created web- and print-based documentation to support Cisco products. I pioneered my organization's social media and Web 2.0 projects and communicated documentation- and...
Voxpath Networks
Technical Publications Lead
2003 - 2005
Cisco Systems
Technical Writer
2000 - 2003
Holt, Rinehart, and Winston
Technology Editor
1999 - 2000
As a technology editor, I wrote fun and educational web content to support middle and high school literature textbooks. I researched web sites that could be used to support literature education. I...
Computer Writing and Research Lab, UT Austin
Staff
1995 - 1998
As a staff member in the Computer Writing and Research Lab (CWRL), I edited the CWRL newsletter; developed research projects for incorporating technology into curriculum; developed and presented...
English Department, University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Instructor
1993 - 1998
As an assistant instructor, I developed and taught Rhetoric and Composition and Literature classes. I designed syllabi and prepared lesson plans and selected textbooks. I evaluated student progress...
Undergraduate Writing Center, UT Austin
Assistant Director
1994 - 1995
After working as a tutor in the Undergraduate Writing Center, I was selected to serve as an Assistant Director. In that position, I assisted the center's director in creating effective policies and...

Education

University of Texas at Austin
Bachelor of Arts, English
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University of Texas at Austin
Master of Arts, English
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