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Norm Wagenaar | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 11, 2014

Norm Wagenaar

Clean, intelligent copy delivered on time
   Canada
  |   Nanaimo, British Columbia
  |  5:58 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I'm an expert in transforming verbose, jargon-filled text into plain language, easily read by a wide audience. I've written professionally for newspapers and magazines for more than 20 years with thousands of articles published under my byline. I've also been a a teacher, and even volunteered for Mother Teresa (true story!). My passions include travel, land stewardship, habitat restoration, ecology, environmental topics, politics, buddhism, plants, trees, wildlife, gardening, metaphysics, spirituality, science, history, and music. Whatever...

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Feb 5, 2014|Other - Writing Services|$60|Completed
Dec 3, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$20|Completed
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5.0
Nov 30, 2012|Technical Writing|$40|Completed
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Portfolio

This is my most recent contribution to the Habitat section of Watershed magazine, a...
http://www.watershedmagazine.com/
I edited and rewrote copy provided by a professional forester to make it jargon free...
Wrote copy for a web site
Wrote copy for the web site of a heating and air conditioning company
Wrote copy for an interior design web site
Wrote copy for an air conditioning company web site
Wrote copy for an air conditioning website to provide information and drive traffic.
Wrote content for a wedding planner's web site to provide information and drive...
Wrote copy for a wedding planner's web site to provide information and drive traffic.
Wrote copy about veterinary therapy to inform potential customers and drive traffic.

Skills (9)

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

My services include:
- Copy editing for print and internet publication
- Researching and writing new material from sources including electronic media, printed material, and first-person interviews. See my Elance portfolio for an article on wild turkeys published in the winter/2012 issue of Watershed magazine.
- Scripts for audio and video projects. For an example, search 'Wildwood for More Living' on Youtube.
- Voiceover
- Grant writing. I have successfully submitted proposals to the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the Oak Ridges Moraine Foundation, the Canadian Ministry of the Environment, and the Canadian Ecological Gifts program.
- Report writing and consulting on land stewardship and conservation.

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Education

Trent University
Bachelor of Environmental Science
1992 - 1994
Humber College
Journalism Diploma
1980 - 1983

Keywords

Professional
editor
ecology
environment
stewardship
buddhism
spirituality
plants
trees
wildlife
gardening
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