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Sheila Lee Brown | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 13, 2012

Sheila Lee Brown

Your writing friend.
   United States
  |   Raleigh, NC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I am a writer and an artist and great support staff. I have a strong background in writing and information processing as well as organization and administrative skills.

I am a logical writer, the odd writer who enjoys working math problems and figuring out how things work. Editing and formatting are fun.

My creative writing ranges from silly to dark and disturbing. I write for children almost as often as I write for adults. I also have worked as a technical writer (creating procedure manuals) and find that fulfilling work as well. I have...

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Portfolio

A small sampling of my creative writing.

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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I specialize in the following services:

-Editing manuscripts: This could range from simple proofreading and grammar correction to reading for story development and pointing out weak points in the plot and making suggestions to tighten the story.

-Book formatting for people looking to self-publish (for Print On Demand sites and also for ebook submissions to electronic readers such as Kindle, Nook, etc.)

-I am open to ghostwriting but ONLY if the client has a well-defined idea. I have ideas of my own to develop and I know that takes an indeterminate amount of time. If I am writing for someone, the services I am offering are: structuring of the story/book and the writing. Making this distinction allows me to commit to something I know I can deliver in a timely manner. If you have the idea and it is well defined and you just aren't a good writer, then let's talk. Could be fun!

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Employment

Self-Employed
Writer
2007 - Present
-Self-published a fun book for teenage girls called Hope & Josie Go to the Prom with co-author Kathy Jeffords. -Six short stories were printed in a self-publication with other authors called Beyond...
South Carolina Department of Transportation
Administrative Assistant II
2007 - 2010
-Developed 158-page procedure manual for all office activities. -Greeted and assist the public in person and on the phone and entered work requests into DOT's HMMS system. -Assisted in New Hire...
Self-Employed
Writer, Artist, Craftsman, Tutor, Teacher
2007 - 2007
Created and sold paintings and handmade items offline and online, tutored elementary level students in Math and English, and taught beginner level piano lessons.
Assurant Specialty Property
Hazard Technical Writer
2006 - 2007
-Organized Annual Business Reviews for clients by creating charts from data in Excel and creating PowerPoint presentations and worked with Operational Analysts to create documents for client...
Assurant Specialty Property
Hazard Insurance Processor - Team Lead
2005 - 2006
-Provided processing guidance to associates verbally and through email, entered associate productivity into Assurant Tracker, and prepared and sent out daily status and associate productivity...
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Claims Associate II & III
2001 - 2004
-Assisted management in modifying/clarifying processing procedures verbally and in writing. -Acted as peer coach for team and resolved claim processing issues for fellow associates. -Processed...
Palmetto School for College Prep
School Secretary
2000 - 2001
I was responsible for creation and distribution of school information, filing paperwork such as billing statements and school records, and receiving and depositing tuition and daycare payments.
Hartsville High School
English Teacher
2000 - 2000
Prepared and taught weekly lesson plans for three college-prep, ninth grade English classes.

Education

Francis Marion University
Bachelors Degree in English
1995 - 2000
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