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Anna R. | Elance
 
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Anna R.

The Write Skills
   United States
  |   Pittsburgh, PA

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Overview

I take a personal interest in and responsibility for all of the projects I take on. You can leave your work with me and trust that I'll get it done and that it'll meet your needs.

If you need a wordsmith who can communicate anything you want to say with voice, clarity, and flow, then I'm your writer. If you need someone who can polish every sentence with a few careful tweaks & tucks, and make a piece glow by giving it order and filling in weak spots, then I'm your editor.

I'll do what's asked within the time constraints given; I'll often...

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Apr 24, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$17,976|Working
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5.0
Feb 25, 2014|Creative Writing|$810|Completed
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4.4
Jun 14, 2013|Translation|$22|Completed
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5.0
Jan 29, 2013|Article Writing|$33|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

A sample of my editing work. This is an assignment requiring mostly prodigious...
http://tinyurl.com/92dsppf
This is a short piece I wrote about how we romanticize the past compared to the limited...
http://annarasshivkina.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/blog-the-necessity-of-the-beautiful-story/
An in-progress work of creative nonfiction about my mother: her youth in the Soviet...
http://tinyurl.com/8eaq8ns
An academic research paper written in 2011 while studying in Costa Rica, for a class on...
http://tinyurl.com/8mj7qy2
Sample of the fourth entry in a series of blog posts about a road trip I took. Includes...
I wrote and designed this marketing newsletter for an online Spanish learning company,...

Skills (10)

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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I can write in any tone about anything that suits your needs. I have an ear for flow and a keen eye for grammar, and I can clean up your writing without losing your voice. I have an appreciation for the power of language, and a feel for the subtleties that bring that power out. I'm also sensitive to people's needs, to their message, and to their voice. If you want to keep these things intact while improving them, look no further!

I graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, Summa cum Laude, with degrees in Philosophy and Creative Nonfiction Writing. The former made me exceptional at laying out complex ideas in clear, logical ways. The latter made me skilled at illustrating the interesting in the mundane.

Since I graduated, I have been performing a wide variety of services as a freelance editor, translator and writer's assistant on projects varying from memoir to fictional novel to children's book to website content writer. For my clients, I have edited for clarity, organization and voice; proofread for spelling and grammar; written promotional blogs and maintained Facebook pages; researched publishers; and written query letters. I am a native Russian speaker, and have spent a long time studying French and Spanish. I am translating a children's book for 9-11 year-olds from Russian into English. I am also a skilled writer with a college degree and writing published in local magazines.

I would be honored to help with any of the following:
creative writing
ghostwriting...

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Employment

Oleg Yurganov
Translator
2012 - Present
Oleg Yurganov wrote a Russian book aimed at children 9-11 years old. It was published in New York in 2010 by Liberty Publishing House. I am translating that book into English, preserving all the...
John Wallman
Revision Consultant
2012 - Present
John Wallman has finished the first book of his three-part series and is working on the second. The books are vampire novels, but far more intricate and layered than the typical pulp vampire...
Harry Wynkoop
Editor
2011 - Present
Harry Wynkoop is a successful business owner writing a book about the effects of being raised without a father, based off personal experience. I edit his writing for clarity, flow, grammar and...
Betsy Binder
Query Writer
2012 - 2012
Betsy Binder has written a score of children's books over the years, but only self-published a few. Now, in a concerted effort to get the rest of them out into the world, she has started seeking...

Education

University of Pittsburgh
BA Creative Nonfiction Writing, BA Philosophy
2007 - 2011
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creative
ghostwriting
editing
copyediting
Russian-->English translation
articles
books
academic
research
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