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Ralph Hickok | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 5, 2015

Ralph Hickok

I can do anything involving words
   United States
  |   New Bedford, MA
  |  9:32 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

I'm semi-retired, looking to supplement my Social Security income, so I'm not trying to make a fortune. Harvard English major, published author of five major sports reference books, experienced newspaper feature writer and editor, advertising agency copy chief. I've written on many subjects, from pet care to high tech, for a wide variety of clients and audiences.

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Feb 26, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Feb 16, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$526|Completed
Jan 30, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$526|Completed
Jan 30, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$526|Completed

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Portfolio

The change tracking file for one of about 450 papers I edited for Physical Review D,...
A scan of two pages from the Encyclopedia of Hybrid Microcircuit Packaging, which I...
I researched, wrote, and laid out this 64-page pamphlet for the Scholarship...
This article about the New England Patriots switching from the 3-4 defense to the 4-3...

Skills (10)

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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (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 Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Search Engine Optimization Test
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Academic Writing
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Advertising
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Employment

HickokSports.com
Webmaster and proprietor
1997 - Present
In 1997, I began a very ambitious project: creating and maintaining a website containing everything that anyone could ever want to know about sports, including history, biographies, glossaries,...
PreMedia Global
Copy Editor
2010 - 2012
XML and BaKoMa copy editing for Physical Review D, a scholarly journal published by the American Physical Society.
Various publishers
Book Author
1971 - 2012
I have had six books published. Four of them were selected by the American Library Association as among the Outstanding Reference Books of the Year. Who Was Who in American Sports (Hawthorn Books,...
Self-employed
Freelance writer/editor
2001 - 2010
Wrote many print ads, radio and TV commercials, a 64-page pamphlet, and two full-length books; designed, wrote, and tabulated surveys; Clients included local political candidates, a Ford auto...
about.com
Sports Legends guide
1999 - 2000
Wrote weekly feature story, collected links and reference information on legendary players, coaches, and managers from all major sports
Lexeme/LingoMotors
Parsing Specialist
1997 - 1998
Telecommuting job parsing sentences and identifying parts of speech from a variety of corpora.
ZineZone/iCast
Content creator
1996 - 1997
Found biographical information, sound clips, and video clips to create online zines devoted to entertainment personalities.
Southeastern Advertising Agency, Inc.
Chief Copywriter
1973 - 1997
Wrote and edited copy for a wide variety of accounts, ranging from a regional supermarket chain to the world's leading manufacturer of metal hybrid microcircuit packages. Work included press...
New Bedford Standard-Times
Sunday magazine editor, assistant Sunday Editor
1963 - 1973
Copy editing, galley and page proof reading, layout, headline writing, feature writing on a wide range of topics; theater, music, and book reviews
The Celina Daily Standard
Sports editor/Reporter
1961 - 1963
Did layout and wrote headlines for 2-3 sports pages daily; wrote sports column, editorial page column; covered local high school sports and supervised reporters and student writers who covered...
Gloucester Daily Times
General assignment reporter
1959 - 1960
Covered district court, school committee, planning board and planning department, high school sports; wrote feature stories; edited syndicated material and copy from regional correspondents.
Harvard News Office
Student writer/editor/proofreader
1957 - 1959
Part-time until graduation in June of 1959, then full-time. Wrote feature stories about students for their hometown newspapers, press releases o many subjects, edited work by other students,...
Harbridge House, Inc.
Proofreader
1956 - 1957
Part-time proofreader of case manuals for the Harvard Business School.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
General assignment reporter
1953 - 1957
Summer job while in high school and college filling in for regular beat reporters when they were on vacation. Covered all beats: police, fire, courts, schools, et al.

Education

Harvard College
A.B. in English
1955 - 1959

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