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Neil S. | Elance
 
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Neil S.

Retired editor, columnist and attorney
   United States
  |   La Mesa, CA
  |  11:22 pm Local Time

Overview

I have recently retired as the editor of Biz Magazine, and want to keep working as an editor and writer. I have been writing for over 30 years in both the professional world as an attorney and as an editor and columnist. My experience is varied as I have been a police officer, the assistant to the legal adviser to the chief of police of San Diego, a graduate of UCLA law school, the author of over 12 winning appellate briefs in California, the founder of Tierra Times, a community newspaper in San Diego, the founder of LawStuff.com, at the...

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Jan 13, 2015|Translation|Private|Completed
Aug 27, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Jul 12, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Jul 8, 2014|Web Content|Private|Working

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Portfolio

Wrote the entire brief
The content of the article was good, but it was not understandable. I had to...
I substantially rewrote the article. The ideas were there, but they needed to be worked.
The article was horribly written. I condensed the 36 page to 9 pages of understandable...
I was given general information, and I wrote the website page.
I wrote the entire motion
I wrote the entire document. It is part of a complaint and additional premises...
I received the information and wrote the article.
I was the editor of this magazine. I wrote some of the material and designed most of...
I met with the owner, and designed the ad. It ran for about 3 years.

Skills (4)

Tested
Business Writing
Online Writing
Technical Writing
Content Writing

Service Description

I am able to write and edit at a high level of competency in almost all fields. I have a bachelor's degree in economics and a law degree from UCLA. I was county counsel for USAA in the 1980's, and after retiring from the practice of law, I have been the editor and columnist for Biz Magazine. I have recently retired as the editor of Biz Magazine, and want to keep working as an editor and writer. I have been writing for over 40 years in both the professional world as an attorney and as an editor and columnist. My experience is varied as I am a graduate of UCLA law school, the author of over 12 winning appellate briefs in California, the founder of Tierra Times, a community newspaper in San Diego, the founder of LawStuff.com, at the time the largest law website in the world, and the founder of Biz Magazine an online magazine chiefly devoted to business. During my time as the editor of Biz Magazine, not only was I editing the magazine, but I was the restaurant critic and lead photographer.

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Employment

Neil Strachan - Business Consultant
Self Employed Business Consultant
2008 - 2012
Starting in 2008 I have spent a fifth of my time consulting business and real estate companies and individuals that were experiencing financial and legal difficulties, fraud issues, the starting of...
Buzz Magazine
Editor
1998 - 2012
Editor and columnist.
LawStuff.com
Vice President - Research and Development
1994 - 1998
I founded this company which provided legal forms, programs, documents and information to attorneys and individuals in California. We developed a very large website Lawsuff.com. However, we just...
Law Offices of Neil Strachan
Attorney
1979 - 1994
Self employed attorney. I started as a corporate attorney. Then I became primarily a bankruptcy attorney. After six years, I became a civil trial lawyer in real estate and business. I retired in...
San Diego Police Department
Police Officer
1972 - 1979
Police officer on the street, Then assistant to the legal adviser to chief of police - San Diego Police Department.

Education

University of California, Los Angeles Law School
Juris Doctorate
- 1977
San Diego State University
Bachelors - Economics
- 1971

Keywords

Writing
business plan
science
law
business
editing
copyediting
editor
small business
legal
bankruptcy
litigation
paralegal
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Writing & Translation
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Reviews
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Earnings
Private
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Identity
Username
neilstrachan
Type
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Member Since
November 2008
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