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Stephen O. | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jun 2, 2016

Stephen O.

Law Enforcement SME-writer
   United States
  |   Ruskin, FL
  |  7:25 pm Local Time

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Since age 5, Stephen harbored a pre-conceptualized childhood passion to become a police officer. He eventually studied Criminology, English and Writing in the early 1990s. His dream would not come to fruition in the traditional sense; Stephen was hampered by cancer affliction. Many surgeries would be endured before he was deemed physically fit-enough to compete for a badge. After his cancer treatments, healing processes, and rejuvenation periods, Stephen engaged in his childhood dream as a law enforcement officer, sworn-in on 09/11/01. Yes,...

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Authored article about the unfortunate passing of an incredibly talented police...
122-plus hours of graphite pencil portrait work, blending with kneaded eraser, cotton...
Pencil portrait of Gerri in an introspective, ambient posture in her garden
Shelby, a four-year-old charming child of best friends, posing for the camera
Photorealistic graphite pencil portrait of actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Photorealistic pencil illustration completed on Strathmore vellum surface Bristol Board...
Photorealistic pencil portrait of a seven-year-old girl, completed with graphite...
Photorealistic pencil portrait of two teenagers: a brother/sister combination. Portrait...
This is a photorealistic pencil portrait of one of the finest educators on the planet,...
Actor Tom Hanks portrait illustrated on 9x12 acid-free Bristol Board utilizing graphite...
This pencil portrait is depicting Al Pacino as "The Godfather" (aka Don...
Graphite pencil portrait of actor Christopher Walken rendered on 9x12 acid-free Bristol...
The artist's fourth-born child, and his first and only son, is depicted in this...
The artist's third-born daughter, Jayden Breanna, now eight years-of-age (six years-old...
This 9X12 graphite pencil portrait was completed in a day and is the depiction of the...
Abundantly playful, like most children, Lauren taunted me when playing on metal bars....
Graphite pencil portrait of my godson, Mikey, as he gazes at his family adoring him,...
Post-swing stance of a Tampa Bay Rays baseball slugger, proudly gazing at a longball at...
The deep-ocean-blue-colored glass cologne bottle and its canteen-like cap got my...
Photorealistic pencil portrait of notably talented actor Denzel Washington. Totaling 18...

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Law enforcement writer
Professional graphite-pencil portrait artist
Grant writer

Service Description

As a former police officer with myriad experiences under his duty belt, completing his law enforcement career as a Field Training Officer (FTO), Stephen marvels in all-things-police, especially writing about the numerous positive aspects of what cops do, each day, all day.

His ethos is founded in the positive constructs of police science, professionalizing law enforcement, educating the public away from negative perceptions about the police profession, and illuminating the many magnificent feats conducted daily by police forces across the nation.

With a specific concentration in writing about law enforcement, supported by years of actual police experience, and coupled with a proprietorship in the editing/proofreading services industry, Stephen's final product submissions are designed to exceed all client expectations. One-stop-shopping, of sorts. His written pieces will never necessitate a trip to any editor or proofreader.

Each final written piece is guaranteed to reach satisfaction...and beyond.

An end-goal is to forge relationships with his clients so as to ensure satisfaction, with the confident emphasis in repeat business. A bond is essential as a writer of others' interests and goal fulfillment.

Given his home-based office and workplace, Stephen's schedules are adaptive to client needs and deadlines. Thus you can place creedence in having your needs met, no matter the time crunch and/or expediency required.

As is integral in the police profession, integrity is...

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Multipress International, Inc.
Graphic Designer; Production Manager
1986 - 1990
Managed graphic design, illustration, photography, editing, copywriting and production of two international trade magazines.


University of South Florida
1995 - 1996
University of Tampa
1993 - 1996
Broward Community College
Criminal Justice
1992 - 1993
Center for the Media Arts
Graphic Design Certification
1985 - 1986
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Law enforcement writer
police writer
subject matter expert
police SME
legal writer
police test question author
SEO specialist
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