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Peter D. | Elance
 
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Peter D.

Quality writing, editing, and translation.
   Canada
  |   Gatineau, Quebec
  |  1:40 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $18

Hello / Bonjour!
Writing is my passion. I've been told by various people in my life for many years now that I should try to make a living at it, so here I go...

I have an academic background in the sciences, with a B.Sc. in Kinesiology and most of a Masters in Biomechanics. In addition to the formal education, I am what I like to call a "knowledge junkie", having read and researched on a broad range of scientific topics from cosmology to information science to evolution.

Away from the written word, I am an adventure racer and traveler. I...

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Portfolio

This is a list of all my published writings with Breathe Magazine and Adventura. Almost...
This is the first page from a person's memors that I've been asked to edit. He is a...
A rant/OpEd I wrote following the racent tragedy in Connecticut. It basically tries to...
My opinion on how science is presented and taught, and why it is fundamentally flawed....
http://www.3kgs.com/science-is-not-a-subject/
An Op-Ed I wrote for 3kgs.com about the idea of arming schoolteachers. My attempt at...
http://www.3kgs.com/a-taser-in-every-classroom/
A short opinion piece about the fact that many trivial things require licenses, yet...
The title pretty much speaks for itself.
I discover that I may be a good photographer, and how to turn my point-and-shoot into...
Camping on the beach on Galveston Island, being attacked by seagulls, and enjoying some...
A rainy wait for a train in downtown Prague in the Czech Republic. A traditional Czech...

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Service Description

As a freelancer, I offer 3 primary services:
* writing original content
* editing for spelling, grammar, content, style
* translation from French to English

I have been published in a couple of magazines, and you can access all those works through my portfolio. I tend to write with a wry sense of humour, but can easily tailor my style to what's needed, be it academic reports or product reviews. I have written numerous equipment reviews for various stores and magazines, as well as a handful of research reports and literature reviews. Currently I am putting together my official blog, so am becoming quite familiar with WordPress and SEO concepts and their application.

Most of my editing has been my own material, and I am a favourite with Adventura's Editor in Chief because she generally has nothing left to fix with my submissions. I am also currently editing my father's memoirs. English is his second language, and all his writing to date has been in scholarly journals, so there is plenty to do.

I am fluently multilingual, and have done a few translations from French to English: one for a website and one for a back-country guide book. I was taught Parisien French, but have lived the past 6 years in Ottawa-Gatineau, so am also familiar with le français québécois.

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Employment

Adventura
writer
2011 - Present
Writing original articles ranging from 500 to 2000 words for print publication on a variety of topics related to the outdoors.
Breathe Magazine
writer/journalist
2010 - Present
This is an ongoing freelance relationship with Breathe Magazine, for online as well as print content. Recently the work has expanded to live on-the-scene coverage of adventures/races/expeditions...

Education

University of Ottawa
Masters in Science - Biomechanics
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CDI College
Diploma - Internet Progarmmer
- 2002
University of Guelph
Bachelor of Science - Human Kinetics
- 1996

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