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Susan Kirby-Smith | Elance
 
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Susan Kirby-Smith

writer, editor
   United States
  |   Baton Rouge, LA
  |  4:37 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $38

M.F.A. Louisiana State University, M.A. English UNCG, B.A. Oberlin College

I have over ten years of experience editing and writing for international blogs, magazines, websites, newspapers, encyclopedias, academic presses, and retail companies.

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Feb 1, 2011|E-books and Blogs|$220|Working

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Portfolio

Review of a performance by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus
http://www.unmoveablefeast.com/reviews.html
One of nine issues for which I served on the editorial staff.
http://www.lsu.edu/thesouthernreview/
An account of the draining of a conservationist swamp near Baton Rouge.
I aided in editorial process for this groundbreaking study revealing the inspiration...
http://www.lsu.edu/lsupress/bookPages/9780807137017.html
Step-by-step instructions for beginning gardeners in Baton Rouge.
http://culturecandy.org/media/pdf/sweet-tooth/Sweet6.pdf
A review of 2 Foot Yard's album, Borrowed Arms
http://www.eastbayexpress.com/eastbay/2-foot-yard/Content?oid=1091122
I aided in the copyediting of this study of Louisiana archaelogoy.
http://www.lsu.edu/lsupress/bookPages/9780807137031.html
An article introducing Feng Shui and describing some techniques.

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Service Description

I can provide web content, blog articles, catalog and advertising copy. I can also provide editorial critiques of novels, memoirs, nonficiion, and scholarly texts.

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Employment

North Carolina Writers' Network
Editor and Critiquer
2013 - Present
I critique submissions from members of the North Carolina Writers' Network.
American Language Academy
Blog Editor
2012 - 2015
A blog featuring the activities and personalities of the faculty, staff, and students at an intensive English school.
Louisiana State University
Postdoctoral Fellow
2009 - 2011
I teach college composition and literature classes.
The Southern Review
Editorial Assistant
2007 - 2009
I selected fiction, poetry, and essays for the magazine and copyedited manuscripts.

Education

Louisiana State University
M.F.A.
2007 - 2011
University of North Carolina
M.A. English
2003 - 2006
Oberlin College
B.A. English
1997 - 2000
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editing
creative
proofreading
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