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Thomas Klemens | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 28, 2015

Thomas Klemens

Writer, Editor w/ Design/Construction Experience
   United States
  |   Palatine, IL
  |  12:11 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

In February 2014 I left a magazine staff position to pursue freelance writing and editing full-time. I love to explain things, which I've been doing professionally for 25 years, using words, pictures and drawings. In addition, I am a registered Professional Engineer. My experience includes design and construction, with both field and office assignments, as well as writing and editing numerous articles.

I also developed the curriculum for an introductory class on Programmable Logic Controllers, subsequently revising it several times, and...

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Portfolio

Wrote this post for the FFJournal website about laser-cut steel miniatures available...
https://www.evernote.com/shard/s10/sh/fcef9e86-5fee-4aa2-b774-76759bf12810/2bb1981dcaca4580a2798913fb1c80f7
I wrote this article about Art Tuason and his son, Alex, owners of Hoppos in Ontario,...
http://www.ffjournal.net/item/11457-going-low-and-slow.html
This is the text of the article about Art Tuason and Hoppos.
http://www.ffjournal.net/item/11457-going-low-and-slow.html
"Control Freaks" in the December 2008 issue of Public Works magazine explains...
http://www.pwmag.com/control-systems/control-freaks.aspx
I researched and wrote this article for the February 2014 issue of Modern Metals. This...
http://www.modernmetals.com/item/11902-separating-the-good-from-the-bad.html
I wrote this online news item for posting on www.modernsteel.com (February 13, 2012).
http://www.modernsteel.com/SteelInTheNews/?p=1568
This article was published in the November 2005 issue of The Concrete Producer magazine.
http://www.theconcreteproducer.com/Images/Managing%20Relationships_tcm77-1308181.pdf

Skills (12)

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Copy Editing
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Journalism Writing
Journalism
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Press Release Writing
Press Releases
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing
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Computer Skills
Computer Skills Test
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Online Writing
Creative Writing
Construction Expertise
Content Writing
Microsoft Word
Article Writing

Service Description

As a seasoned magazine editor, I've spent the last 25 years helping people look good by adjusting and improving what they've written. In the process, I've also become a pretty good writer - despite what they say about engineers!

With the advantage of a technical background and a broad range of experience, I have yet to find a topic that is unfathomable. Please feel free to challenge me.

A variety of samples are available in my Elance portfolio. For a closer look at my writing style, contact me for the URLs of my portfolio and my personal blog.

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Employment

William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, Ill.
Adjunct Faculty
1997 - Present
I teach the class Introduction to Programmable Logic Controllers.
Trend Publishing
Executive Editor, FFJournal magazine
2012 - 2014
Wrote several feature articles each month for trade publication covering sheet metal fabrication and forming, manufacturing and welding. Also edited and provided technical oversight for articles by...
American Institute of Steel Construction
Senior Editor, Modern Steel Construction magazine
2009 - 2012
Responsible for planning, obtaining, editing and otherwise preparing all editorial content for this monthly magazine. Also developed daily web news posts including weekly "Steel Shots" feature.
ITECS
Freelance Technical Writer
2009 - 2009
Worked with several teams on ARRA grant proposals. Contributed technical insight into the processes involved to complement the political and economic insights provided by others on the team.
Hanley Wood Business Media
Senior Editor, Engineering, Concrete Construction
2003 - 2009
In this position I wrote and edited feature articles and columns for four monthly trade journals. Additionally, I overhauled and managed the Access database that tracked 1,700 companies making...
TMB Publishing
Editor, Plumbing Engineer Magazine
1996 - 2003
Business News Publishing
Editor, PM Engineer Magazine
1994 - 1996
Cahners Publishing (now Reed Business Media)
Editor
1989 - 1994
Magazines I worked on include: * Highway & Heavy Construction (Associate Editor, Editor in Chief) * Highway & Heavy Construction Products (Editor) * Infrastructure newsletter (Editor) *...
L.J. Keefe Company
Engineer
1987 - 1989
Contractor specializing in horizontal pipe boring and underground construction.
Structural Preservation Systems
Field Engineer / Project Superintendent
1987 - 1987
Exterior concrete repair of high-rise buildings.
Northwest Group
Project Manager
1987 - 1987
Contractor working primarily on construction of the new United Airlines terminal at O'Hare Airport, Chicago.
Sargent & Lundy
Structural Engineer
1983 - 1987
Engineering related to field problem resolutions for nuclear power generation stations.

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
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Carnegie-Mellon University
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Music)
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