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Rebecca O. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 30, 2008

Rebecca O.

Writers, editors, and computer programmers.
   United States
  |   Herrin, IL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $18

We are a small, privately-owned business that provides writing services and satisfies web-development needs, with a staff of qualified writers and experienced computer programmers. A few profiles: Rebecca Oliver is a professional writer and an assistant editor of an award-winning lit e-zine. She was recently accepted as 1 of 20 to participate in the Sirenland Writers Conference where she will work with writers and screenwriters Dani Shapiro and John Burnham Schwarz. Chris Bryson is assistant editor for the literary magazine StoryQuarterly,...

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Mar 5, 2008|Academic Writing|$50|Working
Feb 7, 2008|Creative Writing|$300|Working
Jan 24, 2008|Other - Writing Services|$0|Working
Jan 15, 2008|E-books and Blogs|$150|Working

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Skills (10)

Tested
English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Pitches & Query Letters
Full Critiquing of Manuscripts
MySQL Administration
C++
Editing
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word
Writing Mentor
Perl

Service Description

I was an editor of Grassroots, a literary magazine at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and I am now an assistant editor for the Rose & Thorn literary magazine. I also worked an editorial internship with the Crab Orchard Review for a year and a half. This past summer I was accepted into the New York Summer Writers Institute where I was in Lee Abbott's master class in fiction and will be returning next summer to work with Marilynne Robinson or Mary Gaitskill. I have also recently been accepted into the Sirenland conference in Italy to work with Dani Shapiro, John Burnham Schwarz, and Hannah Tinti. I have published work in a few literary magazines and am working on a young adult novel, a book of nonfiction essays on the forms of fiction under the guidance of author Beth Lordan, and a memoir. I am currently finishing up degrees in English and Psychology.


For writers, we do line edits, full critiques, ghostwriting, general editing and proofreading, assistance with pitches and query letters, nonfiction proposals, and more. We want to see everyone we assist accomplish something with the assistance we provide for their writing and we're willing to do whatever we can to see that happen. Once a project is completed and ready for submission to agents and/or editors, we help guide writers to the appropriate places to submit.
For IT projects, Brian's skills include: Apache HTTP Server, C / C++, HTML, Javascript, MySQL, Perl, PostgreSQL, Unix (Linux) Systems. He was a...

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Employment

Story Quarterly
Assistant Editor
2007 - Present
Chris Bryson considers work for submission, assists author's in preparation of their manuscripts, and writes rejections and critiques.
Rose & Thorn
Assistant Editor
2007 - Present
DxR Development Group
Senior Programmer
2003 - Present
Brian Beck currently works here, after two years at Bromenn Healthcare and serving four years in the United States Air Force where he installed and maintained a base-wide network and managed...
SIUC
Grassroots Editor
2006 - 2007
I was responsible for all editing, page layout, communication with the printers and the writers, and distribution of the magazine.
Southern Illinois University
Instructor in English Composition & Creative Writing
2004 - 2007
Chris Bryson taught two classes a semester for three years.
SIUC
Editorial Internship
2005 - 2006
I was responsible for proofreading, fact checking, reviewing work considered for publication, and distribution of the magazine.

Education

New York Summer Writers Institute
N/A
2007 - 2007
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale
Bachelor's of Arts in English and Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology
2005 - 2007
Southern Illinois University
Master of Fine Arts
2004 - 2007
Western Illinois University
Bachelor's of Art in English
1999 - 2003
Illinois State University
Bachelor's of Computer Science
1999 - 2003

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creative
writing
novel
book
edit
proofread
C++
write
Perl
manuscript
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