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Siobhan McKeown | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 11, 2012

Siobhan McKeown

Writing with elegance and clarity
   United Kingdom
  |   Dover, Kent
  |  10:23 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Getting your point across is often about finding just the right words, about language that is precise and clear, without a whole lot of fluff. I love language. I love finding ways to engage readers with clean and simple words, using rhythm, punctuation and grammar instead of unnecessary padding that might cause the reader to stumble.

I have received undergraduate and postgraduate education from Russell Group Universities, excelling in every subject I have taken. My skills and employment are diverse, from computing and design, to creative...

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Portfolio

Book review of "Columbine" by Dave Cullen
Photography "how-to" about pixels
Photography "how-to" about cropping and straightening using Adobe Photoshop
Article about Billingsgate Market in London
Article written for Current World Archaeology
Article about hard drive safety
Article about The Florence Pub in London
Article about Haozhan restaurant in London
Academic philosophy paper about Hegel, Feuerbach and Levinas

Skills (7)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)
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WordPress
WordPress 2.8 Test
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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Test
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Service Description

As a Masters student studyng non-fiction creative writing I am experienced in taking facts and transforming them into an engaging and lively narrative. As a philosophy graduate I always apply myself with rigour, thoroughness and a critical eye. As an experienced administrator I am used to working to tight deadlines, writing funding bids, applications and articles. And as a freelance wordpress consultant and designer I am experienced at taking a client's brief and delivering what they want, when they want it.

Specific services I can offer are:

Writing
Creative Writing (fiction & non-fiction)
Writing a narrative, whether fiction or non-fiction, is about conjuring a dream within the reader's head. The precise words, tone and rhythm are what it takes to make that dream continuous and engaging, allowing the words to come alive. I have experience writing short stories, articles and am currently working on my first book-length work.

Articles & blog posts
An article or blog post needs to get across the facts while engaging the reader. The writer needs to develop a balance between style and content that has the reader coming back for more. On top of that, a successful article has an underlying structure to guide the reader through it.

Advertorials
The key to a successful advertorial is to get the reader engaged in your product without them feeling that they are being given the hard sell. It's about getting the facts across without bashing the reader over the head...

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Education

City University
MA Creative Writing - Non-fiction
2009 - Present
The University of Warwick
MA Continental Philosophy
2004 - 2006
The University of Newcastle
BA Philosophical Studies
2001 - 2004

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