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Paul W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 22, 2014

Paul W.

Quality creative work. Conscientiously produced.
   United Kingdom
  |   SWANSEA, SWANSEA
  |  5:01 pm Local Time

Overview

Hello there! I am a freelance writer / illustrator from the U.K. with over 10 years teaching experience prior to going freelance.

Since freelancing, I have been published several times (children's books for clients as well as a set of maths teaching resources of my own).

I enjoy a good rapport with my clients, who have included Challenge College (U.K.), Life Skills Programs (Australia), Diglot Books (U.K.) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (U.S.). Each of these clients has come back to me for further work after an initial...

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Portfolio

Pen and graphics program. 'Bill's Trip' was a private project to celebrate a world trip...
Pen and graphics program. I was hired by the National Council of Teachers of...
http://illuminations.nctm.org/piday.aspx
Pen and graphics program. I was hired by the National Council of Teachers of...
http://illuminations.nctm.org/piday.aspx
Pen and graphics program. This is the final double page spread from the children's book...
Pen, watercolour, graphics program. This is an illustration from the book 'Matthew and...
Ink, watercolour and graphics program. This was an illustration for a set of four...
Pen and graphics program. This was a private project - illustrating, editing and...
Ink and graphics program. This illustration was completed for a private project on...
Ink, watercolour and graphics program. This illustration was done for a bilingual...
http://www.diglotbooks.com/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/I_Can_Sing_in_.._4e81d7dc84257.jpg
Ink, watercolour and graphics program. I was hired by Diglot Books to fully illustrate...
http://www.diglotbooks.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=7&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=29&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=11&lang=en&vmcchk=1&Itemid=11
Ink & graphics program. I was hired by the author to illustrate the book and...
http://www.championhare.com/
Again, part of the Sparky Teaching website, this uses Javascript to display a new...
A website designed for an educational training organisation in Bradford, UK.
Website design (including Wordpress blog) for U.S. client specializing in memory training.
http://www.pictureperfectmemorytraining.com
Website design for my own portfolio.
Sparky Teaching website - incorporating a Wordpress blog section customised to fit with...
This is the blog section of the Sparky Teaching website. It runs off Wordpress, but has...
I was hired by Foster Publishing, a new children's book publisher to come up with a...
I was hired by 'Charabookity' - a new children's charity - to design their logo. It had...

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Service Description

I am an individual from the U.K. who has been freelancing full-time since 2008. Prior to that I was a school teacher and many of the projects I've completed have utilized skills I developed when teaching.

I hope the examples below show that I'm a resourceful, flexible, creative person. My Elance feedback should demonstrate that I am a genuine, conscientious worker.

My services include:

ILLUSTRATION:
My style is whimsical and light. I've illustrated several published children's books (e.g. 'The Champion Hare' and 'Matthew and the Wellington Boots') as well as teaching resources ('We Have A Problem!'), images for animated apps ('The Champion Hare') and the web (Pi Day e-cards for NCTM).

WRITING:
I am a lively writer, who enjoys connecting with his readers. I don't limit myself to particular subjects, but the majority of my freelance work has involved:
- educational resources (I am the published author of the 'We Have a Problem!' maths resources as well as my own Sparky Teaching resources)
- children's stories / poems (e.g. a series of rhyming books for BrillKids, the 'Pip' series for Life Skills Programs)
- articles for the web / ebooks (e.g. an ebook on Homeschooling, a blog articles and book reviews for Sparky Teaching).

As well as illustration and writing, I am also available for :

TYPESETTING
Several clients have hired my to prepare print-ready PDFs for Createspace, Lulu etc. This has worked well when I've completed illustrations too. The client is involved at...

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Employment

Various clients
Freelance illustration, design and writing
2008 - Present
Since 2008, I've freelanced in the fields of illustration, web design and writing.
Various schools
Class teacher
1999 - 2008
I worked for nine years as a primary school teacher, here in the U.K.

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teaching
education
children
children's
kids
design
illustration
children's illustration
school
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