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Sarah Houston | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 5, 2014

Sarah Houston

Writing, editing, business, real estate
   United States
  |   Bend, OR

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I have 20 years of writing, editing, and computer training experience. I am a certified residential real estate appraiser and small business owner. I have also worked as a communications specialist, legal secretary, word processing and computer manager. I am also an illustrator, drafter, and fine artist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Marylhurst University, and graduated in 2009 with a 3.98 GPA.

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Aug 29, 2011|Copywriting|$200|Completed
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5.0
Jul 19, 2011|Copywriting|$100|Completed
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4.7
Sep 6, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|$300|Completed
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5.0
Aug 11, 2008|Creative Writing|$125|Completed
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Portfolio

How the housing crisis is affecting one area of the Pacific Northwest
Academic article on eBay (700 words)
Academic article
Sarah's Resume

Skills (4)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technical Writing

Service Description

I provide quality writing, editing, transcription, and fine art services. Non-fiction writing doesn't have to be boring. I strive to make it interesting, as well as informative. I specialize in producing well-organized, value added, well-written material that engages the reader but is easy to read.

WRITING/EDITING - I have written website articles, a cover story for a medical magazine, training documentation, and a software computer column. I also own and operate a small real estate appraisal business, which includes research, writing, editing and reviewing technical reports. I enjoy turning any subject into interesting, clear, and informational reading for the intended audience.

WORD PROCESSING/TRANSCRIPTION - Typing speed is 90 wpm, with minimum errors, and includes legal, technical, instructional, catalogs, and scientific manuals.

ART - I also provide fine art and illustrative services, in a variety of medium and subject matter.

I have never missed a deadline for any client!

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Employment

Sam Houston Appraisers
Co-Owner
2000 - Present
Owner and independent fee appraiser. Perform inspections and write real estate appraisal reports on a variety of assignments throughout Central Oregon. I also perform forensic reviews of appraisal...
Sarah Houston
Freelance writer and graphics artist
1990 - Present
I have researched and written articles on a variety of subject matter, from a cover story for a dental magazine to website content. I have also re-written articles that were originally written by...
Housing Works
Communications Coordinator, Housing Inspector & Consultant
1999 - 2007
Wrote annual report, Power Point presentations, RFPs, HUD agency plan, and a variety of busienss reports. Also performed HUD housing inspections, case management, maintenance inspections and...
Lorenz, Alhadeff, Cannon & Rose
Computer & Data Processing Manager
1990 - 1994
Managed and maintained computer network, software trainer, managed word processing department, produced complex documentation, and wrote training materials.

Education

Marylhurst University
Bachelor of Science in Business Management, Summa
2007 - 2009
Oregon State University
Certificate in Web Design
- 2005

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writing
editing
transcription
fine art
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