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Margaret S. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 14, 2014

Margaret S.

Expert English Writer and Editor
  |   Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta


I studied International Relations (MA Honours) at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, graduating with honours and earning a First Class degree. The academic rigour of my university and work experience in research and communications for international development organisations have fortified my strong written and oral communication abilities. I am confident with academic as well as more informal writing and editing. I am an avid blogger, contributing author to a published book on global climatic disasters, and author of numerous case...

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Yayasan Dian Desa
Programme Fellow
2014 - Present
Assist project implementation of clean cookstove initiative of Indonesian Government's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources and World Bank, funding from Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy...
Practical Action
Research Assistant & Contributing Author
2014 - 2014
Research for study on climatic disasters which seeks to systematise historic lessons, sponsored by the EU's DIPECHO programme. Produce and edit brief case studies highlighting central components of...
Network of International Development Organisations
Social Media & Marketing Intern
2013 - 2014
Develop social media communications strategy to translate organisation’s aims to web interactions with 101 member organisations, various policy- makers, universities and general public. Build...
University of Edinburgh Sustainability Office
2012 - 2014
Write weekly articles of approximately 600 words related to ‘climate justice’ and UK-wide campaigns for the office’s website which serves all universities in Edinburgh. Represent student voice and...
Event Coordinator
2012 - 2014
Establish an organising structure made up of approximately 70 student volunteers and organisers plus 10 university and external partner organisations within the remit of TED regulations. Conduct...
International Development Society
Event Organiser & Publicity Officer
2011 - 2014
Liaise with development organisations, university’s Global Development Academy and student association to produce a week long event series with 50-100 attendees per event. Apply for grant funding...
University of Edinburgh
Student Ambassador
2010 - 2014
Conduct website development and recruitment-related research to improve usability and accessibility of information. Appear in promotional materials, including films, and deliver campus tours to...
Beltane Public Engagement Network
2013 - 2013
Designed 5 action-based events for 70 attendees each which linked Beltane with various university bodies via TEDx. Liaised with network members and local organisations to compile resources...
Take One Action Film Festival
Festival Assistant
2012 - 2013
Led in volunteer coordination of set-up and ensured positive audience experience through publicising and general event support at Take One Action Film Festival, Scotland’s global action cinema...
Save the Children UK
Speaking Out Leader
2010 - 2013
Assist with bringing Save the Children’s talk programme to Edinburgh University’s Save the Children society through collaboration with the organisation’s Edinburgh and London head offices. Lead...
Elementary School: Caacupe, Paraguay
English Teacher
2010 - 2010
English teacher and teacher’s assistant for classes of 30 students, between four to twelve years old, at two schools and one after-school programme in Caacupé, Paraguay.
Lincoln Middle School
ESL Class Tutor
2009 - 2010
English tutor for an ESL class for 25 recent immigrant and refugee children in Portland, Maine, U.S.A.
Willow Run Dental Association
Patient Coordinator
2009 - 2009
Filled a temporary receptionist position, contacted patients to confirm appointments and updated medical records.
Government Pre-School: Bangkok, Thailand
English Teacher
2009 - 2009
English teacher and teacher’s assistant in a government pre-school in Bangkok, Thailand.


University of Edinburgh
International Relations (MA Honours)
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