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Steve W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 31, 2013

Steve W.

Writing and Publishing from the Bottom-Up
   United States
Rowlett

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $35

Accomplished writer with newspaper, magazine and online experience. My expertise lies in technical subject areas primarily, including computers, gadgets, engineering and software areas. But I have written on a variety of subjects and specialize in making myself an expert on the subject at hand (if I'm not already) before I begin the actual writing.

I am a very good editor and proofreader, although I am better at proofing someone else's writing than my own. I do raise a lot of questions when reading someone else's work because I expect the...

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Portfolio

Brainbench, a PreVisor company, has served over 5,000 corporate and 6 million...
Interview piece with one of the earliest Boy Bands, The Moffatts.
Short piece about regular callers to talk shows.
Newspaper piece on summer camp activities for kids.
We shoot lots of portraits--mostly of Scouts. But all subjects are available.
Book Cover of the famous band leader's book.
Promotional piece for book entitled, "Relic." Front and back shown.
Discount shopping guides published by Bottom-Up Media. This is the 2008 Dallas/Ft....
Press release for poetry book published by Bottom-Up Media.

Skills (5)

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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Network Administration
Networking Concepts Test
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Creative Writing

Service Description

My company is a publishing company, specializing in finding subject areas that need books, then finding the writers to write those books. Or, finding people that need to write a book and getting them to do it. That's why the name "Bottom-Up Media" was chosen....most writing/publishing is "top-down," meaning someone wants to write a book, does so and then looks to get it published. We do it the other way around.

I supplement my publishing income by taking freelance writing/editing/publishing jobs.

I am also writing two children's books...both fiction and both nearly complete.

Writing: I make myself an expert on the subject, if I'm not already, before I begin the work. I am very good at researching and know how to find answers. That includes finding the right people to ask in the event I can't find the needed information from reliable online sources or libraries.

Web Content: I am a writer, not a designer. I specialize in creating powerful, accurate web content that will attract and keep the attention of surfers. I continually study SEO concepts and keep them in mind as I write. I am also a huge believer in social networking for companies and have done work in using viral campaigns to drive traffic to sites.

Publishing: I publish books, both hardcover and softcover. Both traditionally and using POD (Print On Deman) technology. From databases and from manuscripts.

Text Manipulation: I am very good at text manipulation--meaning formatting, reformatting,...

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Employment

Radio One, Inc
Assistant Chief Engineer
2001 - Present
Diva Communications
Chief Engineer
1998 - 2000
Self Employed
Writer, Editor, Publisher
1996 - 1998

Education

University of Texas at Dallas
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science
1987 - 1989

Keywords

technology
computers
editing
technical
publishing
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