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Maria S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 8, 2011

Maria S.

Writer, Editor, and English Instructor
   United States
  |   Las Vegas, NV
  |  2:15 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

Currently, I am seeking work to combine with my profession as an adjunct English instructor. With an MFA in Creative Writing and over two decades of experience writing or teaching writing, I am adept at and comfortable with most any genre and project that includes a communications component, whether a newsletter article, a technical report, a PowerPoint presentation, employee or student letter of recommendation, or a cover letter.

Specifically, my experience includes the following: writing for newspapers; editing manuscripts for a press;...

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Portfolio

I wrote this letter at the request of one of my students applying to transfer to...
This letter was written by the CEO of Avalon Integrated Services, the D.C.-based...
I use this presentation in my business writing basics class.
I use this presentation in my business writing basics course.
I use this presentation in my business writing basics course.

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

ThemsWritinWords will consider most writing, communications, and editing projects, specializing in news/article writing, newsletters (or other desktop publishing), instructional materials, business and technical documents, and creative writing.

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Employment

Nevada State College
Instructor English
2009 - Present
Teach undergraduate business writing and composition courses.
University of Phoenix
Instructor of Communications
2009 - Present
Teach entry-level writing, research, and written communications courses.
Ashford University--online
Online Writing Services Assistant
2008 - Present
Assess student writing and respond to their writing/language questions.
Carson Valley Tourism Bureau
Tourism Manager
2007 - 2008
Promoted tourism in the Carson Valley: created marketing collateral, organized fund-raising and publicity events, wrote and designed the membership newsletter.
Nevada State Legislature/Assembly
Copy Editor
2006 - 2007
Copy edited legislative committee materials using an in-house style guide.
Truckee Meadows Community College
Instructor of English
2005 - 2006
Taught English composition courses.
University of Nevada, Reno
LEcturer of English
2003 - 2006
Taught undergraduate writing and literature courses.
University of Arkansas
Lecturer of English and Graduate Teaching Fellow
1996 - 2002
Taught a wide range of writing and literature courses.
Avalon Integrated Services
Strategic Communications Specialist
2000 - 2000
As a paid intern, I wrote and edited promotional material for this marketing firm under contract with the US Department of Transportation.
Arguello Pet Hopsital
Animal Technician
1991 - 1994
Performed task associated with administering acute animal care.
Several print publications in the West
Staff or Freelance Writer/Editor
1989 - 1994
Wrote and edited for several print publications including The Times-News and The Idaho Statesman (Idaho); San Francisco Bay Guardian; NurseWeek; and The Inter-City Express;

Education

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
1996 - 2000
University of Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications
1980 - 1984
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