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Stephanie L. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 22, 2015

Stephanie L.

Expert Communications and Policy Professional
   United States
  |   Seattle, WA
  |  11:59 pm Local Time

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Experienced and proven communicator, writer, advocate, project manager, and policy analyst. I am adept in a wide range of English writing styles including academic (at a Master's degree level), creative, reporting, policy writing, and writing for social media. Skilled copy editor and proofreader. My work background and education have been diverse and allow me to quickly adapt to projects of all kinds. I am customer service oriented and believe in providing the best service, response time, and quality product possible. I have seven plus years...

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Researched and wrote a brief policy paper for advocacy group. Was used to convince...
Consultant and content reviewer for this piece which has helped doctors in teh US treat...
Wrote a guest blog post to recruit foster parents for refugee youth. Resulted in raised...
Letter to the Editor, published February 19, 2014. Link:...
Managed this page for over a year. Worked on updating followers with regular and...
Literature Review, Master's level coursework. Example of academic writing and research

Skills (10)

Public Policy
Program Development
Program Management
Marketing Strategy
Media Relations
Project Management
Program Evaluation

Service Description

I am available for a range of services! I am passionate about communicating and helping you tell your story better. I want to offer you the best technical assistance to get the job done. I can help you with anything from copy editing to review (see portfolio for EthnoMed article on which I was a content reviewer), blog writing (in my portfolio you will see several published blog posts written), social media management (I managed social media accounts for several years and am proud to have increased followers significantly in that time), editing, and policy writing.

I am almost finished with my Master of Public Administration, which has bolstered my skills in writing on topics including economics, social justice, policy, non-profits, local/state/federal government, budgets, and more - just ask! In my portfolio you will see examples of advocacy papers as well as academic writing and budget forecasts. I was recently inducted into Pi Alpha Alpha, the global honor society for Public Administration. I have access to all major research databases as well as many smaller journals and specialized databases, and can help you with any research needs. I scored as an 'expert' on elance's Academic Writing test, and am ranked 917th out of 11,087 freelancers as of May 2015:

I personally have a passion for helping to communicate across cultures, and have seven year of experience working with populations from all over the...

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City of Tukwila
2015 - Present
Local government communications, Mayor's office
Policy Intern
2015 - 2015
Graduate policy intern working on state and national public policy issues and the current Washington State Legislative session
Refugee and Immigrant Children's Program
Foster Home Recruiter, Communications & Marketing
2014 - 2015
Recruiting foster families for unaccompanied minor refugee and immigrant youth. Program outreach, communications and marketing strategy, and media relations (local and national) Media interviews:...
Neighborhood House
Career Developer
2012 - 2014
Career Developer for the Seattle Jobs Initiative Healthcare Career Pathways Program and Workforce Investment Act program.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service
Refugee Case Manager
2011 - 2012
Case manager for the Limited English Proficiency Pathways program, serving newly arrived refugees and immigrants.
JFS Refugee and Immigrant Service Centers
Job Developer
2010 - 2011
Employer outreach and engagement for Limited English Proficiency Pathways program at United States resettlement agency. Resettlement duties: cultural orientation, logistics, transportation, one on...
JFS Refugee and Immigrant Service Centers
Refugee Transition Specialist/AmeriCorps VISTA
2009 - 2010
Refugee Resettlement and employment case work at US Refugee Resettlement agency. Curriculum and program development.
University of Michigan
Research Assistant
2007 - 2008
The University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations Multiversity Research Project Responsibilities: Survey administration, data collection and organization, and data analysis using SPSS and...


University of Michigan
BA, Social Anthropology
School for International Training
Peace and Conflict - Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania
Seattle University
Master of Public Administration
- 2015
New York University
- 2006
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Policy writing
Content writing
Media relations
Blog writing
Academic writing
Government writing
Non-profit writing
Writing for limited English speakers
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