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David Kirba | Elance
 
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David Kirba

To do the best I can
   Ethiopia
  |   Addis Ababa, .
  |  11:59 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $12

A qualified copywriter/copyeditor with over 7 years of experience writing web content, ads, TV and radio scripts, eBooks, user documentation and articles.

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Jun 4, 2012|Other - Sales & Marketing|$45|Completed
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Apr 30, 2012|Email Marketing|$68|Completed

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Portfolio

A short review I posted to my blog detailing my first impressions of Elance
An article I wrote in July 2007 for the travel section of What's Up! Addis, a monthly...
An article I wrote in 2003 for The Hindu: Business Line a daily publication in Chennai,...
This article was written for the cover story of the December 2007 issue of What's Up!...
Screenshot of original site designed for Equus Ethiopia, a horse riding company in...
Update to the Equus Ethiopia site. Still isn't live. Changes include two columns...

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I am a copywriter / copyeditor who currently resides in Ethiopia. Though I'm applying for jobs that deal with the English language, I have skills that range from photography to aircraft maintenance.

I enjoy reading and I have a quick eye that picks up spelling errors and other little things that an editor's eye picks up.

My grasp of the language comes from a good education and the fact that I've been using English as my first language my entire life. My editing skills came to life in India 6 years ago when I helped my friend edit a manuscript.

My current job requires me to edit / proof documents, advertisements and magazines regularly.

I also love expanding my skills. I try to learn something new every day.

Most importantly, whatever I happen to be doing at the moment, my passion is to make sure it is done well and that I put all my effort into it. It doesn't matter if it's writing an article, cleaning the floor of the house, or framing the next picture just right - I like to put in the extra effort.

Why would I be good to hire?
1. I have close to ten years of experience freelancing
2. I have over 5 years of experience dealing with the English language professionally


Copyediting / proofreading:
I am experienced in these disciplines and will carry out projects requiring these skills promptly.

Content development:
I have written over the past 7 years for newspapers, magazines and websites. Given a particular subject, I can research the topic and deliver articles...

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Employment

Adika Communication and Events
Creative Director
2010 - 2012
Cactus Communication
Copywriter
2007 - 2010
What's Up! Addis
Editor, contributor
2005 - 2008
Cactus Communication
Account Executive
2005 - 2007
Airworks India
Aircraft technician
2000 - 2001

Education

Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology
Technical Diploma, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
1998 - 2000

Keywords

content developer
copywriter
LaTeX
wordpress
technical writing
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