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Travis P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 24, 2012

Travis P.

Writer/Editor/Proofreader
   United States
  |   San Francisco, CA
  |  11:29 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

Hi there! I'm a writer and editor just leaving the publishing world (for now) to pursue writing, editing, and proofreading on my own. I am an experienced writer and editor. I have been writing for the better part of 10 years now, and for the past two years, I have helped develop, structure, edit, and proofread a novel by a former professor of mine. In addition, I have 6 years of tutoring experience. As a tutor, I helped students write better short stories, essays, poetry, and novels. I am also a writer myself, and in addition to my B.A. in...

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

I am a writer and editor. I have a B.A. in English with minors in Writing and History as well as an M.A. in Literature. I've spent a great deal of time writing, both in my free time and academically, and I've always found the most enjoyable part the end stages: editing and proofreading. Now that I'm done with school, I've spent a great deal of time on my own writing and I've also been editing a novel for a former professor of mine for a couple of years now. We're almost done! Additionally, I have 6 years of tutoring experience. As a tutor, I worked with students to help them better write short stories, essays, novels, and poetry. I have also spent the past 4 years working at a publishing company. While there, I wrote, revised, and finalized effective and persuasive web copy, press releases, and back cover copy. I have a lot of experience writing succinctly, editing, proofreading, and tutoring, and now I am looking to put those skills to use!

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Employment

No Starch Press
Product Manager
2011 - 2012
Ran successful media campaigns for 8+ books a year, from conception through execution Wrote and revised effective and persuasive marketing copy, press releases, and tip sheets Increased the...
No Starch Press
Marketing Associate
2009 - 2011
Provided outstanding customer service and coordinated the packaging and shipment of orders Worked with authors to develop marketing plans, draft press releases, and write back cover copies...
Learning Assistance Center, SFSU
Reading & Writing Tutor
2006 - 2008
Tutored and mentored students one-on-one in reading, writing, study skills, and time management
WWSP 90 FM
News Director
2004 - 2006
Managed the News Department, DJed, and wrote and broadcast news articles for the station Trained and managed 60+ student volunteers to be effective and eloquent news broadcasters Created,...
Barney Street, the UWSP Literary Magazine
Editor in Chief
2004 - 2006
Oversaw the publication of the 2005 and 2006 issues, from conception through publication Managed 20+ student volunteers as well as the submission selection process, design, and layout

Education

San Francisco State University
M.A. Literature
2006 - 2008
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point
B.A. English
2002 - 2006
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