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T M. | Elance
 
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T M.

Fast, professional writing, tailored to your needs
   Canada
  |   Burlington, Ontario

Overview

Do you know why some press releases generate huge buzz, while others get tossed in the garbage? I do. I have been the busy editor who has made those split-second decisions.

I am an award-winning journalist and writer with 10 years experience in a variety of North American and European newsrooms, online publications and newsletters. I know how to make dull copy shine, how to cut through techno-babble, and how to tailor the work to your specific audience.

In daily journalism there is no room for the smallest mistakes and missing a deadline...

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Portfolio

This is a 1,500-word profile of neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga. I had to do enough...
Interview with former UN Special Envoy Stephen Lewis, including a talk he gave to local...
This article became a bit of an Internet sensation. It was hotly debated on several...
This article was researched, written and posted on the website of a daily newspaper...

Skills (6)

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English
English Vocabulary Test
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Writing
Business Writing
English Proofreading

Service Description

* 10 years in professional daily journalism -- newspaper, magazine, website, wire service

* Comfortable adjusting written vocabulary and spelling for Canadian, American and UK audience

* Research and Writing -- press releases, articles, ghost-writing, blog and website content, instructional materials, personal and business profiles, newsletters and mailers

* Editing, proof-reading and rewriting, including non-Native English

* Data analysis -- MS Excel, Access and MySQL and MapInfo



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Employment

The Record of Waterloo Region
Reporter
2005 - 2008
I wrote a varity of stories for the daily newspaper of about 70,000 circulation, as well as its website. My work also included data analysis and some mapping, which I used to generate leads for...
The Kingston Whig-Standard
Reporter
2003 - 2005
I sometimes wrote several stories a day at this daily newspaper with a circulation of about 30,000.
Van Dusseldorp and Partners
Editor, Europemedia.net
2002 - 2003
I researched and wrote articles on the European technology industry for the high-tech news site Europemdia.net (since taken over by DMEurope.com). I often had to write or rewrite upwards of 30...
The Peterborough Examiner
Repoter and Editor
2000 - 2001
I was a reporter, working mainly nights and weekends. I also filled in as a night editor, proofing copy and laying out the newspaper. The Examiner is a daily paper with a circulation of about 20,000.

Education

Hogeschool van Utrecht
Diploma in European Journalism
2002 - 2003
Ryerson University
Bachelor of Applied Arts
1996 - 2000

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