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Sedeer El-Showk | Elance
 
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Sedeer El-Showk

Writer & blogger with a sci/tech background
   Finland
  |   Helsinki, Uusimaa

Overview

I'm a passionate writer with a commitment to excellence. Though trained as a scientist, I have always loved language -- the crunch and feel of individual words and the satisfying pull of a cadence. I've written academic papers, technical documents and popular science articles, as well as mission statements and copy for company websites. Having lived in several countries and worked in different fields, I am sensitive to the challenges involved in communicating clearly and effectively while remaining engaging. I am a native speaker of...

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Portfolio

This article does more than merely summarize interesting research about ants; by...
https://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/do-ants-really-count-their-steps/
A brief mission statement for a company.
http://www.cropdevelopment.org
An informational booklet written for an agriculture company describing a timber tree...
This post from my popular science blog describes several research papers revealing how...
https://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/hsp90-translating-environmental-stress-into-evolutionary-change/
An article for the Christmas season about how snowflakes get their beautiful shapes and...
http://https://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/christmas-post-let-it-snow/
While managing the agribusiness The Farm, I wrote this brochure describing the...
This post was written in response to a spate of articles on blogs and in the mainstream...
https://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/how-does-an-ant-colony-coordinate-its-behaviour/
This popular post from my blog describes how bacteria take advantage of the surprising...
https://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/09/24/the-bacteria-that-make-it-rain/
A long-form popular science article published in a local magazine and on my blog,...
http://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/adam-eve-behind-the-myth/
A popular science article about the rediscovery of an ancient tree species thought to...
http://www.vanamo.fi/PDF/LT2007_1,2.pdf
This post from my blog describes research investigating the link between our gut...
https://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/10/26/gut-bacteria-and-diabetes-the-saga-continues/
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https://secure.flickr.com/photos/sedeer/6576960617/in/photostream
https://secure.flickr.com/photos/sedeer/8159059414/in/photostream
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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Knowledge of WordPress 3.1 Skills Test
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Service Description

Services offered:
- Promotional and informational content for websites & print
- Non-fiction writing: articles, essays, etc.
- Researching and reporting about a subject (eg, a summary of the debate around patenting genes or trends in mobile vs. desktop computing)
- Proofreading
- Ghostwriting

I have been writing popular science articles since Jan 2012; in addition to the samples in my portfolio, you can find more of my writing on my blog (http://inspiringscience.wordpress.com). I previously managed an agribusiness for which I wrote the promotional material, technical brochures and website copy.

Although my educational background is in biological science, I have always had a wide range of interests and pursuits. The diversity of my experience and breadth of my knowledge base enable me to quickly understand your material and communicate it more effectively.

I am always committed to the work I undertake, delivering the highest quality content to meet your needs and priorities on time.

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Employment

University of Helsinki
PhD researcher
2008 - Present
Future Farms
General manager & senior researcher
2001 - 2005
After university, I returned to help my parents run the family business for several years. Future Farms is a leading biotech company in Morocco with a tissue culture lab and nursery producing over...

Education

University of Helsinki
Master of Science, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
2005 - 2008
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Science, Plant Genetics
1997 - 2001

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writing
blog
copy
science
non-fiction writing
article
creative writing
research
reports
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