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Tate Williams | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 15, 2014

Tate Williams

Experienced writer, editor and proofreader
   United States
  |   Boston, MA
  |  7:47 am Local Time

Overview

I'm a writer, editor and proofreader with a decade of professional experience, primarily in journalism and copy for nonprofits. I've devoted my life to using the written word to inform, entertain and persuade. Clients who hire me will enjoy a worry-free working relationship and immaculate copy that sings.

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Apr 1, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Working
Mar 29, 2014|Grant Writing|Private|Completed
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Feb 28, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Feb 11, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Wrote a book review of the novel Gun Machine, by Warren Ellis
Wrote a book review for Souciant Magazine
Wrote a 5,000 word report on Google Doodles for a regular Elance client.
Wrote a history of the Eames Chair, design icon, for a design blog.
Published in the East Bay Express, August 2012
Article about dating climate evolution using fossilized rat urine.
News article - researchers struggle to recreate nature's masterpiece, the muscle.
Article on physicists seeking proof of the fifth dimension.
Article profiling an equine hospital.
Article: researchers find that stress can fool the memory, putting eyewitness testimony...
Blog post about big box bookstores, small business and ereaders.

Skills (9)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Grant Writing
Grant Writing Test
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Resume Writing
Content Writing
English Grammar
WordPress

Service Description

I'm a skilled and versatile writer and editor, who brings passion and a unique approach to every topic and job. With almost 10 years of experience professionally writing, editing and proofreading, I have a strong command of the language, a flair for description, and a tireless work ethic.

I also have a long track record of working with a wide variety of clients—including executive directors, editors, grant seekers and communications directors—which has taught me how to adapt and be effective at meeting each job's unique requirements. While I take a lot of pride in my talent as a writer, above all else I'm a professional.

I've spent the past six years writing primarily for nonprofits. Currently I spend about half of my time creating grant proposals and organizational materials. In recent years I've written and edited the following:

Website copy
Blog posts
Grant proposals and concept papers
Fundraising emails
Direct mail fundraising appeals

Before I began working in nonprofits, my professional background was primarily in journalism, and I have three years of experience as a reporter and editor in daily newspapers. During that time I wrote articles under deadline pressure on a wide range of topics, including the following:

NASA missions
Supercomputing
Robotics
Theoretical math and physics
K-12 and higher education policy
Crime and general assignment

I hold a BA in English and Journalism from the University of Arizona, where I was editor in chief of the Arizona...

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Employment

The Public Interest Network
Grants Writer
2011 - 2014
Wrote, edited and generated ideas for grant proposals on behalf of a network of environmental and public interest nonprofits. Worked with staff to navigate the world of funders and the...
Fund for the Public Interest
Direct Mail Fundraising Director
2008 - 2011
Responsible for a direct mail fundraising operation that raised $1.5M-$2.0M annually for other nonprofits. Oversaw hundreds of mailings each year to more than 700,000 supporters, renewing...
Scottsdale and East Valley Tribune
Reporter
2002 - 2003
Covered competitive education beat in Tempe and Scottsdale for the Tribune, a daily newspaper of about 100,000 circulation. Coverage included child molestation scandals, No Child Left Behind, and...
Arizona Daily Star
Reporting Intern
2000 - 2000
Covered science and research during NASA Science Writing Internship with Arizona Daily Star. In a second internship, covered police beat and general assignments for the Tucson newspaper of about...
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Editor-in-chief, news editor, reporter
1999 - 2000
Responsible for independent, daily college newspaper with 40,000 readers and about 90 newsroom employees. Wrote editorials, proofread copy and designed pages. As city editor, ran the news desk,...

Education

University of Arizona
Bachelor of Arts
1996 - 2000

Keywords

writing
proofreading
editing
grants
articles
web copy
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