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Matthew G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 17, 2011

Matthew G.

Making your life easier, one word at a time.
   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY
  |  3:50 pm Local Time

Overview

I have been a journalist, an editor, a blogger and a reviewer; what I am is a writer.

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Mar 2, 2011|Web Content|$350|Completed
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Feb 11, 2011|Article Writing|$500|Completed
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Jan 21, 2011|Article Writing|$150|Completed
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Jan 4, 2011|Web Content|$250|Completed
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Portfolio

1,767 word article on state of Brooklyn Dodgers fandom
857 word article on impact of 2009 New York State Senate Republican coup on Brooklyn...
Fictional blog from the perspective of a fledgling hipster.
The Prologue and first chapter of "The Crack Heard 'Round the World," a comic...
The 2009 annual report for BRIC, a Brooklyn-based arts organization. I edited all copy...
An example of my editing work; this piece was written by a client who hired me to edit...
Article on car accidents for the website of a law firm. The client asked for a warm,...
One of a 30-article set on tattoo design.
Article on Chinese drywall for the website of a law firm. The client asked for a warm,...
Article on a breach of contract lawsuit being filed by a law firm, for inclusion on its...
Press release on a breach of contract lawsuit being filed by a law firm, for...
Article on drug industry for the website of a law firm. The client asked for a warm,...
Article on the drug heparin for the website of a law firm. The client asked for a warm,...
Article on the drug Avandia for the website of a law firm. The client asked for a warm,...

Skills (7)

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

While I am an exceptional writer and editor, my true gift is seeing the intent behind unfinished work and refining it into publishable prose. For the past three years, I have put that skill to use as a freelance book doctor for a handful of clients, several of whom have gone on to sell their works.

Currently, I am a graduate student at Brooklyn College, where I have earned a 3.96 GPA while in pursuit of a Master's in Education. In brief, I am not just a gifted creative writer, but an academic one as well.


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Employment

TeleSession
Program Manager
2004 - 2008
-Worked with Account Director and client to develop a tailored program that met the client's needs. -Assisted Account Director in development of sales materials, including presentations and...
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Marketing Manager
2002 - 2004
-Created and implemented Marketing plan for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program. Designed all marketing materials, including brochures, faxes and emails. -Co-designed and implemented...
KRW International
Marketing Coordinator
2000 - 2002
-Worked with executive consultants to create targeted sales presentations for high-profile potential clients. -Collaborated with Chief Marketing Officer to create and systematize marketing and...
Minnesota Office of the Revisor of Statutes
Revisor
1999 - 2000
Assisted members and legislative staff at most stages of the legislative process in the drafting of bills, amendments, and other legislative documents.

Education

City University of New York - Brooklyn College
Master's in Education - English Teacher
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Carleton College
BA English
- 1998

Keywords

Writing
editing
proofreading
article writing
blogging
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