Sarah Jo Lorenz | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 9, 2015

Sarah Jo Lorenz

Writing and Grammar Expert
   United States
  |   Ocala, FL


Over 12 years of English, writing, grammar, editing, tutoring, and communications experience! Skilled with all levels of English writing from business to academic to creative writing.

I can work on SEO content, blogs, articles, scripts, business and academic writing, research, product descriptions, and more!

Areas that I have experience in include, but are not limited to:
family/lifestyle- dating, personal finances, LGBT lifestyles, singles, couples,
parenting- preemie, child care, child development, child psychology, child travel
health and beauty- fashion, jewelry, trends, diets, exercises, eating right, basics
pets and animals- pet care, dog/cat breeds, unusual pets, all animals, habitats
travel- tips, locations, getaways, deals, hotels, attractions
product descriptions- any and all product reviews
business- marketing, employee management, writing/editing, finances
Misc- video games, collectibles, food, arts/crafts, photography, much more
Service Description
I have over twelve years of writing and editing experience, and I am ready to go to work for you! With a wide range of skills and experiences writing content for you will be no trouble at all! From the creative to the serious and the fun to the professional, I have what you need to take you to the next level!

An active writer in the academic, professional, business, and creative fields for over a decade, I have what you need to make your business the best that it can be! Working closely in academia, I have years of experience with essays, research paper, APA and MLA citation styles, short and long papers, grammar and editing, and every aspect of the academic paper- including plagiarism protection.

I have worked with ESL students as well as special needs students very closely. My work spans from honors English to prep English students.I have tutored students in every area of English, writing, reading, grammar, study, and general learning.

I also have 2 years as a writer and editor of the Central Florida Community College Newspaper- The Patriot Press where I wrote, designed, and edited many journalistic articles on a wide variety of topics. I also have experience with SEO, ghost writing, blog and website content, and more!

My academic degrees include an AA in Journalism and Communications and a BA in English Communications and Psychology. In my academic and professional career I have worked on over 7 wordpress sites as a ghost writer, blogger, and manager.

I have edited papers, books, press releases,academic papers, business communications, newspaper and magazine articles, college level tests and essays, research papers, and more! This experience has provided me with vocabulary, diction, and writing experience that has helped me become the accomplished writer and editor that I am. It takes a good writer to be a good editor, and I encompass both! These skills are just waiting to be tapped into, so take advantage and put them to work for you!

I am a published author under the pen name K.M. Asano and am working on a Fantasy novel at this time. I am also a published editor and have over 12 years editing experience in fiction and non-fiction writing as well as academic and professional editing. I have done blog and website writing for industries such as finance, travel, photography, hospitality, pet care, hobbies, entertainment, and more! I also have done e-learning and course materials for college classes, English courses, real estate, and others.

Please find some samples of my work on my portfolio along with detailed descriptions of each project. If you have any questions or wish to see more examples of my work, feel free to contact me at your convenience. I understand all requirements and am ready to start working.

Please feel free to contact me for any projects you may have as I have done other writing that i am not at liberty to share due to NDAs but I will be happy to talk with you about my skills and experiences and answer any questions you may have.
Uiversity of Central Florida
Bachelors Interdisciplinary- English / Psychology
College of Central Florida
Associates- English and Communications
College of Central Florida
Associates - Landscape and Horticulture Science
College of Central Florida
Prep English Teacher and Lab Assistant
2011 - 2012
Teach 21 students in College Prep English Level I for Fall B Mini-mester Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning. Used variety of teaching techniques to encourage student critical thinking and discussion. Taught basic grammar including- sentence structure, basic noun and verb recognition, adjectives and adverbs, simple vs compound vs complex sentences, and punctuation and capitalization. Taught basic paragraph structure and format including cause and effect, persuasion, descriptive, illustrative, and informative. Collaborated with a team of faculty to develop lessons and activities to address required topics and to achieve the level of mastery required by the department. Designed lectures, lessons, hands-on-activities, and practice exams and writing assignments to enforce each area of focus in the course. Organized grade records to increase reference speed and utilized online and digital files and record keeping. Received high remarks in the final review of the class by the students at the end of the semester; also had a high rate of passing students in the class. Help manage and oversee learning lab that services Prep English and Prep Reading Level II students each semester. Collaborated with co-workers and supervisors to better the program and help achieve a marked improvement in student scores and passings each semester. Employed a personalized approach and fostered an open student-assistant environment in the lab to encourage student learning and build student confidence. Combined discipline plan and required goals of the department by specializing concentration, participation, and delivery of information to the student and developing a warm and friendly learning environment in the lab. Worked with supervisors to adjust schedules, lab hours, material, delivery methods, record keeping protocol, and correspondence practices in order to better the program and help achieve a higher success rate
Private English Tutoring
English Tutor for all skills levels
2000 - 2012
Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning. Taught English of all levels and skills from writing to research to grammar for preparatory up through honors. Improved student's reasoning and skills by implementing varied teaching styles and utilizing the individual student's own personal learning style. Helped students fine-tune and polish essays and reports and helped improve grammar, organization, content, and coherency of their work.
College of Central Florida
English Tutor and Secretary
2006 - 2011
Performed student background reviews to develop tailored lessons based on student needs and past experiences and sessions with students. Work closely with instructors, advisors, counselors, and Access Services regarding special needs students in order to better understand their needs and tailor a tutoring session that best fit their individual and class needs. Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning through hands-on activities, real-world examples, practice tests and writing assignments, and mock classroom assignments. Work one-on-one with students and in small group settings. Give orientation discussions and Q&A sessions for new students and classes in regards to the policies and procedures of the writing center for structure, tutoring appointments, scheduling, and material covered by the writing center students. Collaborated with fellow tutors on schedules, records, appointment sheets, time sheet records, daily and weekly calendar of appointments, and worked closely with supervisor to ensure smooth operation of the writing center. Tutored in the writing center during some of the business semesters and at times where no direct writing center supervisor was in-place or when tutoring lab was between supervisors. Skilled with dealing with problem or special needs students and have worked closely with students from Access service and those who have learning, behavior, mental, or other disabilities. Responded to student questions and offered solid, real-world examples to validate the lessons and skills being taught.
Payment Terms
I will require escrow to be funded for flat rate work before any work begins.

For larger projects that total more than $1,000 for a single job assignment I will need the job broken into several milestones and I will also require %20-%25 of the total amount to be paid up front so I can begin work and continue working without delays as I move through the milestones.

I will do up to two revisions in order to ensure your satisfaction with my work without any additional charge.

Payments will only be accepted through Elance!

Please note that your work is kept in strict confidence and will not be sold or disclosed to third parties. You as the buyer shall permit Service Provider (me) limited use of excerpts of the writing I complete for you, solely for the purpose of advertising my skills and services to prospective clients. I will only include small samples and not entire works and nothing that contains identifying or sensitive information will be shared with another party. You as the buyer shall indemnify and hold me the Service Provider harmless for any unauthorized third-party usage of your materials.

Sarah Jo Lorenz | Elance

Sarah Jo Lorenz