Catherine Thompson | Elance
Last Sign-in: Apr 16, 2014

Catherine Thompson

Writer, editor, reader and researcher
   United States
South Jordan
  |  12:59 am Local Time


Hold a Masters' Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis on grant writing. I have written thousands of articles that include natural health, drug rehab, dog training, investing and the metals industry, recipes and how to cook organically. I do love to research and if I do not know a subject I will research, read and summarize. Fun items include gardening, dog training, education, childcare, sports interests. Love to review books! Bachelors degree in business administration and 20+ years experience in editing, teaching English, office management, collections, and customer service. Willing to do research on any topic and write about these topics. I pride myself on meeting deadlines and giving my best work. Currently am a grant specialist, English creative writing instructor, and work on various Elance projects. The busier I am, the more efficient I work.
Service Description
Do volunteer work for a small company that specializes in brokering foods to convenience stores. Partner has extensive sales experience in outside sales, and I help with marketing, writing, and displays.

Currently I am a grant specialist and do extensive research on communities, events, venues, and all law enforcement and fire departments across the United States to find the best funding available.

Have taught and am still involved in teaching English and creative writiing. I teach students the proper way to use APA writing formats and am also familiar with other types of writiing styles. Many of my students have gone on to write for newspapers and magazines and one is actually getting an English degree.

Am also involved in youth groups and teaching scouting skills. Love to work with youth groups and help them advance.

I am also a peer review for grant departments. My credentials include YSSA, JAG (Justice Department), and FEMA. I am currently writing COPS grants for sheriff and police departments and will help them submit and track their grant packages. In addition to federal government grants, I am writing a National Science Foundation grant in conjunction with a research and development company to find new software for security departments.

My background designates that I do quite a bit of internet, library, and interviewing research.
Colorado Technical University Online
Criminal Justice Masters Degree
2009 - 2010
Idaho State University
Business Administration Bachelors Degree
1973 - 1976
Spillman Technologies
Grant Specialist
2011 - Present
Grant writing, research and web content maintenance.
Sales agent
2009 - 2010
Superior Insulation
Collections, Customer Service, A/P
2005 - 2009
Extensive collections, customer service and accounting
International Office Coordinator
1996 - 2004
Learned about international shipping, customer service, and organization.
Payment Terms
Am flexible. Generally small articles at $10 per hour, but can also work per article or project. Will negotiate to find the best payment schedule for both parties.
Catherine Thompson | Elance

Catherine Thompson