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Miranda P. | Elance
 
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Miranda P.

Children's Author and Editor
   United States
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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I have a wide-open imagination and the skills of a long-time professional. I'm energetic and fun, yet filled with the diligence of a patient researcher. I am self-motivated, experienced, and rated in the top 5%.

I can write almost anything, but my specialties include: stories for children and teens, multicultural literature, education, fiction, creative nonfiction, editing, picture books, and apps/games for kids.

If you want to live Happily Ever After with the words that you publish, hire me.

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Portfolio

My article, "Where in God's World: GAMBIA" was published in the January 2013...
A West African folk tale adapted by Miranda Sibo Paul and Cornelius Gomez. Narrated by...
By Susan Smith with Miranda Paul. This picture book for toddlers through tweens tells...
http://store.nightmarenibbler.com/norbert-picture-book/
My article, "Eco-Erek's Blue-Green World" was published in the July 2012...
This original Gambian folk tale adaptation was co-written by Cornelius Gomez and...
http://istorybooks.getacustomsite.com/the-fish-snatcher.html
Children's picture book edited by Miranda Paul. A spooky rhyming tale published by All...
http://www.amazon.com/Halloween-Queen-Who-Lost-Scream/dp/0615534198
An original digital picture book authored by Miranda Paul. Published by iStorybooks,...
http://istorybooks.getacustomsite.com/cock-a-doodle-moo.html
Co-edited and story adapatation with Steve Jackson and a team of Translators and...
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tales-from-china-hui-cui/1102879375
This popular Gambian folk tale is retold by Miranda Sibo Paul and Cornelius Gomez....
http://istorybooks.getacustomsite.com/kumba-am-and-kumba-amul-gambian-folk-tale.html
Digital, interactive board book for toddlers and young readers, authored by Miranda...
http://www.grasshopperapps.com/apps/i-like/
Published in MomsLikeMe Magazine, 2010
By Kay Paul. Illustrated by Yoko Matsuoka. Published by LilSprout Press, 2012. When...
http://www.lilsproutpress.com/fly-with-kai.html
By Tokunbo Ifaturoti - Edited by Miranda Paul. The Akelo elephants of Kenya are the...
http://www.lighthousechildren.org/html/books.html
Published in YOU! Magazine, 2010
Adapted by Miranda Paul, published online by iStorybooks. Available as Android and...
Published in MomsLikeMe Magazine, 2010
iPad interactive board book for kids learning to read, authored by Miranda Paul and...
Published in the Green Bay Press-Gazette, 2010
Digital, interactive board book for toddlers, authored by Miranda Paul and published by...
By Tokunbo Ifaturoti - Edited by Miranda Paul. King Musa loves everything in his...
http://www.lighthousechildren.org/html/books.html
An original recipe with photographs of organic cocoa and cinnamon.
Digital, interactive board book for toddlers, authored by Miranda Paul and published by...
By Miranda Paul. Illustrated by Antara Majumder. Published by iStorybooks. A young...
http://istorybooks.getacustomsite.com/free-books.html
Cover article I wrote after interviewing Miss Wisconsin 2010, Kimberly Sawyer....
Digital, interactive board book for toddlers, authored by Miranda Paul and published by...

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I am a freelance writer who specializes in creative writing needs. To date, there are very few types of writing projects I haven't done. I have experience writing for the web, drafting successful press releases, crafting poetry and authoring picture books for children.

I also edit others' works (especially picture books, short stories, and novels) and teach English to non-native speakers. I am the founder and current moderator of Rate Your Story, a critique website for authors and I also write monthly for several magazines and compile "kidlit" booklists. Feel free to browse my portfolio for a small sample of credits.

My education includes a B.A. in English from Saint Mary's College of Maryland and a Language Arts/Secondary Teacher Certification. I've also earned a diploma from the Institute for Children's Literature (Writing for Children and Teenagers) and I'm a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Two of my picture book manuscripts won the 2012 SCBWI-Wisconsin Mentorship Award. I'm an agented picture book author with several stories published and more forthcoming titles.

I come from a family of teachers and entrepreneurs in the optical and computer software industries. Additionally, half of my extended family lives abroad and I enjoy projects that incorporate the Caribbean, West Africa, or other travel destinations specifically.

Some of my professional accomplishments include the foundation of an international non-profit...

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Employment

Gannett Media
Freelance Correspondent
2010 - Present
Currently serve as a freelance correspondent for the Green Bay Press-Gazette (daily newspaper for the city of Green Bay), and its special publications such as Seniors, PG Green, Outdoor Wisconsin,...
Prince of Peace School
Spanish Teacher; Library Volunteer
2005 - Present
Served as elementary Spanish Teacher for grades 3K - 5 (2005-2006 school year), substitute Spanish Teacher (2006-2010); and Library Aide/Volunteer (2010-2011 school year)
Lewisburg High School
English Teacher
2004 - 2005
9th Grade English Teacher; Tarasque Literary Magazine Advisor
Leonardtown High School
English Teacher
2003 - 2004
9th Grade Honors English Teacher in Grammar, Literature, and Writing. Student teaching completed in 2003 (Leonardtown High School) hired onto staff in 2004.

Education

Saint Mary's College of Maryland
Bachelor of Arts - English
2000 - 2004

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children
picture books
fiction
stories
folk tales
africa
multicultural
kids
storybook
education
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