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Sharon Hartzell | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 30, 2012

Sharon Hartzell

Science and Environmental Writing
   United States
  |   Binghamton, NY
  |  4:06 am Local Time

Overview

I am a lifelong learner with a passion for words, and look forward to meeting your needs for effective writing, editing and proofreading. As a student of chemistry and environmental science, I have both a familiarity with technical topics and a passion for the natural world that make me well-suited towards scientific writing on a wide variety of subjects. I relish the opportunity to tackle new topics and challenges, and promise to produce efficient, effective pieces that relay complex information in an understandable manner.

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Portfolio

This essay won third place in the 2009 DNA Day essay contest
This essay won third place in the 2009 Darwin Day essay contest
This article was originally published online by the Dog Street Journal, a news magazine...
Introduction to a final summer research report on conducting nanomaterials
Excerpted and edited from an academic paper on nuclear energy.

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Content Writing Skills Test
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I offer you skilled writing, editing and proofreading service, but I also offer you my personal motto: Every piece of writing has the potential to be a story, and it is our effectiveness as storytellers that lets our messages be heard. It is my job to help you tell your story most effectively.

Though my passion for words developed at a young age, my main academic interests have turned towards the sciences. I am a college undergraduate majoring in chemistry and environmental science, and have career aspirations towards environmental consulting and science writing. As a student, I have had the opportunity to study the geologic history of the moon, to research the nanomaterials that will make our technology greener and more compact, and to research the biochemical basis of neurodegenerative diseases. Through these experiences, I have developed skills in translating technical information and condensing hours of research into statements and presentations that convey the importance of my research to general audiences.

I have taken advantage of writing and editing opportunities throughout my time as a student. In high school, I edited and wrote for my high school's newspaper, The Devil's Advocate, and placed in two science essay competitions. I currently manage sustainability-related blogs for the Committee on Sustainability and the Student Environmental Action Coalition at my university, and I am a staff writer for a student-run news magazine,The Dog Street Journal. I am...

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Employment

William and Mary Committee on Sustainability
EcoAmbassador Intern
2011 - Present
As an EcoAmbassador intern, I write and edit sustainability-related content for the William & Mary Committee on Sustainability's website and blog, Hark Upon the Green. By communicating...
Binghamton University Chemistry Department
Research Assistant
2010 - 2011
For two summers, I worked as a research assistant in a materials chemistry laboratory. While most of my work was done at the lab bench, I gained experience in communicating the objectives,...

Education

The College of William and Mary
BS in Chemistry, Environmental Science
2010 - Present

Keywords

writing
editing
proofreading
science writing
environmental writing
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