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Michelle Smart | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 6, 2012

Michelle Smart

Creative Writer, Copywriter & Proofreader
   United Kingdom
  |   Northampton, Northamptonshire

Overview

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I have extensive writing experience dating over fifteen years and a lifelong love of books. Having started my career as a Trainee Reporter at the age of 19 before being promoted to the role of business journalist, I have developed excellent proofreading skills. I have spent the past ten years working freelance as a copywriter and proofreader for local firms; providing copy for brochures and advertisements. I have also proofread two full-length novels and written four of my own, one of which is in the latter stages of consideration with a...

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Service Description

Reading and writing are my passions. As such, work never feels like actual work for me - I am lucky enough to be paid to do what I love most.
My career began at the age of 19 in 1995 when I became a Trainee Reporter at Commerce Business Publications in Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire. In 1997 I was promoted to Business Journalist for its trade magazines: Retail Review; Engineering Review; Construction Review; and Manufacturing Review. The company went into liquidation in 2001. As I was pregnant with my first child I decided to work part-time as a freelancer. Now that my children are all at school I am ready, willing and able to take on more work.

I am able to condense information into digestible sized chunks for example, I have turned a 50,000 word manuscript into a two paragraph blurb. I can also expand on ideas and turn a short excerpt into something longer and more meaningful.

As a matter of note, I am currently under the editorship of a major international Romance Publisher with a view to them publishing my own full manuscript.


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