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Owen Ferguson | Elance
 
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Owen Ferguson

Erudite, succinct prose.
   Canada
  |   Kimberley, Ontario

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $36

Over fifteen years writing and editing experience. I've written for publications with paid circulation exceeding 1 million subscribers, and have crafted proprietary documentation for numerous companies on the fortune 500 list.

I've written for many different computer-related magazines, including Computer Dealer News, Computing Canada, Toronto Computes!, and The Computer Paper. I've also worked for both Toshiba and Intel, crafting whitepapers for English-speaking markets in Europe.

I have also written and edited text content for a number...

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Service Description

I specialize in explaining complex and abstruse technical concepts using simple and direct language.

I enjoy spending the time necessary to patiently understand the precise needs of my clients, so that I may deduce and present the most effective solutions for even the most challenging descriptive or interpretative problems.

I take pride in crafting quality solutions that stand the test of time and reduce procedural overhead for the people who use them.

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Employment

Invention Resources
Innovations Editor
2011 - Present
Responsible for crafting 1500-word product summaries from inventor descriptions thereof.
Gadgetrivia, TopTravelist and BabaWheels.com
User Support Manager
2010 - 2011
London Community Players at The Palace Theatre
User Support Manager
2008 - 2009
New York Fries
Internal Communications Editor
2005 - 2008
The Yellow Pages
Web Advertising Editor
2003 - 2005
WendPath Communications Berlin
Technical Writer
2000 - 2003
Plessman Publications (Computer Dealer News)
Section Editor
1999 - 2000
The Toronto Star (Newspaper)
Night Desk Operator
1998 - 1999
Canada Computes! Publishing Group
Staff Writer and Test Lab Manager
1997 - 1998
Ontario Provincial Police
Community Liason - Marine Division
1997 - 1997
Rural Economic Development Innitiative
Process Documentation Clerk
1992 - 1997
Speaker of the House, Legislature of Ontario
Legislative Page
1991 - 1991

Education

University of Waterloo
Bachelor of Independent Studies - Forensic Database Architecture
1996 - 2003
Ryerson Polytechnic University
Applied Arts: Print Journalism
1997 - 1999

Keywords

technical writing
video game
research
editing
economics
layout
content
manual
copy edit
proofread
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