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Rebecca W. | Elance
 
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Rebecca W.

Sassy Wordsmith: Rock-Star Editing and Writing
   United States
  |  6:33 am Local Time

Overview

Originality. Spark. Action. You want these qualities in your writing, and I make sure you have them. After all, I'm ranked in the top 1% on Elance for editing. My goals: to make you an amazing writer, and to let you take all the credit. I'm an award-winning journalist, editor, wedding-book author, copywriter and proofreader bringing class and sass to the written word. Need it done in a hurry? I've been meeting deadlines all my life. Need it to be rock-star quality, the first time? You can count on it.

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Nov 3, 2014|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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Oct 20, 2014|Creative Writing|Private|Completed
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Sep 3, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Jul 2, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

I wrote this article for a wedding-planning website, offering helpful tips on...
I researched and wrote this article for a social website about friendships. It's an...
I wrote this newspaper cover story on retired Stanford University professor George...
http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=25416

Skills (5)

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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 Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Journalistic Writing
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Content Writing

Service Description

As a journalist and author, I know how to research the facts and write a compelling story. While I can research and write on any subject, I particularly love the fields of the arts, travel, weddings, health and history.

I'm ready to proofread, edit or write original content for your:

Newsletters
Blog posts
Speeches/presentations
Press releases (I've seen about a million of those!)
Resumes
Cover letters
Term/class papers
Short stories or novels
Scripts or screenplays
Newspaper submissions
Calendar entries
Web content
Technical writing
User guides
Business proposals
Manuals and brochures


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Employment

Palo Alto Weekly / Palo Alto Online
Arts and entertainment editor
2005 - Present
I make the A&E section rock. I write about theater, dance, books, hip-hop cello players and people who make sculptures out of nails. And I edit a bunch of other arts writers. They like it.
Menlo Park Almanac newspaper
Staff writer
2003 - 2005
What didn't I write for the Almanac? Health, crime, sports, biz stories. I covered City Hall. Interviewed Silicon Valley CEOs. I also was a staff writer from 1995-97. I liked it so much I came back.
Language schools in California and Hungary
Teacher of English as a foreign language
2001 - 2003
Teaching English is great. Using gerunds is the best. I taught grammar, creative writing and conversation classes to students from many countries at schools in California and Budapest.
Expat Relocation Center / Move One / AES Cargo
Marketing manager
2001 - 2003
I worked in the company HQ in Budapest, writing and editing marketing materials. And I helped my Hungarian coworkers sound like native speakers of English in their writing. Nagyon cool.

Education

University of California, Davis
Bachelor's in political science, minor in French
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Transworld Schools, San Francisco
Certif. in teaching English as a foreign language
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Keywords

editing
proofreading
original research and SEO-optimized article writing
editor
proofreader
copyeditor
copyediting
article writing
spelling
punctuation
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SassyWordsmith
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