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Nicholas Z. | Elance
 
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Nicholas Z.

Wordsmith, MA English
   Canada
  |   Barrie, Ontario
  |  3:36 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

When you want something written or edited bring it to me and it will be done and done well. My goal is to meet your project's specifications and to exceed your expectations.

I have studied English literature, poetry, and writing for six years, have worked on various writing and editing projects alone and with others, and have had short stories and poems published in various places. I have also worked as an ESL teacher and university teaching assistant. I practically eat, drink, and breathe English grammar, mechanics, and style. Such is...

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Portfolio

A short story about the disposal of a package of silica gel from that package's...
A brief article on the World Naked Bike Ride held in Victoria, B.C. in June 2010
A poem about the musings of a seed that has just been planted.
My Bachelor's Honours Essay re-cast as a graduate conference paper.
A little limerick that I wrote up for the tag for "Dinosquares," a friend's...
A review of the poetry collection 'The Dream World' by Alison Pick.
A review of Germaine Greer's book on Anne Hathaway - 'Shakespeare's Wife'.
Parody review of Ed Wood's 'Plan 9 From Outer Space.'
Short summary of my experience as an undergraduate at the University of Guelph.
Review of the play 'Drawer Boy,' as performed at the University of Guelph on March 2008.
A short poem about the personification of sleep and the muse.
Short poem published in the University of Guelph student newspaper, the Ontarion.
An essay about the depiction of human/machine hybrids in the "Doctor Who"...

Skills (9)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English
English Sentence Structure
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Grant Writing
Grant Writing Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading

Service Description

Nicholas specializes in writing about:
*Books (fiction and non-fiction, genre and literary)
*Medieval history
*Asian culture
*Video games
*Education theory and practice
*Speculative fiction (fantasy, science fiction)

In his work as an editor, Nicholas has worked on:
*Academic papers
*Reports
*Newspaper articles
*Fiction

Nicholas Zacharewicz offers both editing and writing services. He is able to work in the following areas:

Advertising and Public Relations
-Advertising copywriting
-advertising editing

Book Publishing
-Abstracting and abridging
-Book chapters
-Children's book writing
-Content editing (scholarly/textbook)
-Content editing (trade)
-Encyclopedia articles
-Ghostwriting
-Manuscript evaluation and critique
-Nonfiction book writing (collaborative)
-Novel synopsis writing
-Personal history writing/editing
-Proofreading
-Research for writers/publishers
-Rewriting/structural editing
-Translation

Business
-Corporate histories
-Newsletter writing
-Newsletter editing

Computer, Internet & Technical
-Blogging
-E-mail copy-writing
-Internet research
-Social media postings
-Technical writing
-Technical editing
-Web editing
-Website reviews
-White papers

Educational & Literary Services
-Grant and proposal writing
-Manuscript evaluations for theses/dissertations
-Poetry manuscript critique
-Short story manuscript critique

Film, Video, TV, Radio, Stage
-Book/novel summaries
-Radio editorials
-Script synopses
-TV news story/feature
-TV scripts

Magazines and Trade...

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Employment

Independent
Blogger
2008 - Present
I have written opinion blog posts, reviews, translations, and analysis. Follow my most recent posts at http://goboxbox.wordpress.com and http://bloggersbeowulf.wordpress.com.
The Post (Newspaper)
Volunteer Copy-Editor
2011 - 2013
I worked in a face to face, team environment to correct the grammar, style, and punctuation of copy for all sections of the newspaper.
The Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
Document Editor
2011 - 2011
To properly undertake this job I learned the hallmarks of its supervisor's writing style and edited and revised a 100+ page report to match that style.
Department of English, University of Victoria
Department Tutor
2010 - 2011
Working with students one-on-one, I identified the skills that they needed to learn or improve and devised specialized lesson plans to help students to do so.
Department of English, University of Victoria
Teaching Assistant
2009 - 2010
In this position I melded unique, personalized content with the courses' pre-set content to provide students with a customized and memorable learning experience. I also collaborated with professors...
Incheon Metropolitan Office of Education
ESL Teacher
2008 - 2009
In this position I worked alone and with Korean co-teachers to make English fun and entertaining, and to get through students' shyness and reluctance around communicating in English in a classroom...

Education

University of Victoria
Master of Arts (English)
2009 - 2011
University of Guelph
Bachelor of Arts, Honours (English)
2004 - 2008

Keywords

creative writing
academic
poetry
copy-editing
editing
writing
blogging
copy-writing
grant writing
in-depth editing
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