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Sue T. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 6, 2011

Sue T.

Twenty years of excellence in writing and editing
   United Kingdom
Lymm

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am a highly skilled wordsmith, with two decades of experience in journalism, copywriting, web copywriting, feature writing, blog writing, ghost writing (fiction and non-fiction), researching, editing, web content editing and proof reading.

I have lived in the US (Seattle) for a number of years and so am also an excellent UK English to American English translator and familiar with US terms and sentence structure.

I am also a fully trained and experienced life coach and expert in the self development field.

My representation is one...

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Portfolio

I worked full-time for Now for eight years, my work included sub editing and feature...
I worked for Woman for eight years, first as an editorial assistant/researcher (2 yrs)...
I was part of a team of freelance editing staff that helped to launch Nuts magazine.
I worked as chief sub and production editor on this title.
I worked as chief sub and production editor on this title.
This was an informative feature written for Now magazine's health pages. The idea and...
Log On For Love was written for Now magazine. It is a report on my own experiences of...
This article was written for the Daily Telegraph features pages. It is a personal...
This real-life interview was written for popular women's magazine That's Life. One of...
This is an interview with a woman who thought her house was haunted. Written for Chat...
I visited a local school and talked to the kids about their best Christmas presents for...
This was a write up of my experience at a 'mass blind date' in London. It was written...
I interviewed school children and wrote up their charming and funny comments for this...
This feature article is a lighthearted look at my own experience of Internet dating,...
This was published in the Now magazine health pages. It is an informative article about...
This was a fun review of a highly publicised mass blind date. It was written for Now...
This is a feature for national UK broadsheet The Daily Telegraph. It is about body image.
This was an article for the 'Real Life' section in popular women's title That's Life.
This is an interview with a woman who thought she saw faces in her kitchen floor....
An article about fruit juice and vitamins for the Now health pages

Skills (5)

Tested
English
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Proofreading
Editing
Online Article Writing and Blogging (US and UK versions)
Creative Writing

Service Description

I live in a 200-year-old cottage in an English village with my husband, Tim, and our boy, Thomas, who's eight. We share our home with our dog, Myrtle, and three cats.

Two years ago I left my work as a city journalist in London, exchanging the rat race for a peaceful village life and am now a full-time freelance writer and editor. I'll be working for you from my office, which is a sunshine drenched converted shed in our back yard.

I love all aspects of writing and copy editing and think it's important to create the clearest and most interesting communications possible. I'm a creative thinker. Years of working for UK national celebrity gossip magazines and women's consumer titles makes my writing a little different from the rest. I'm a brilliant headline writer and I can get straight to the heart of what the customer, client or reader wants. I know the emotional sell.

I'm a clear concise writer. I can translate the most convoluted corporate-speak into plain English and make anything an interesting read. Frankly, I could write about cleaning the bath and make it as exciting as white water rafting!

My main interests are in self help and self development as I am a fully trained and experienced life coach, but I am able to write about any subject.

I'm a great editor. Years of sub editing magazines means my copy is clean, error-free and cut back to the bare basics. Less is almost always more. I can take raw stream-of-consciousness copy and transform it into...

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Employment

The Food Philosophy
CEO
2006 - Present
I have written an online course for compulsive overeaters, which is provided through my website. I am also author of a book on the same subject, currently going through the publishing process.
Now (high-profile UK celebrity gossip title)
Senior sub editor/chief sub editor/feature writer
1998 - 2006
I was a member of staff for six years and a freelancer for two years. During my time at Now, I switched roles, from editing to writing and back.
Woman magazine (established UK women's title)
Researcher/Senior sub editor
1988 - 1996
Woman magazine has been a popular women's magazine since 1928. I began as an editorial assistant and researcher and moved on to become a sub editor. I was with them for eight very happy years.
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