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Peter R. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 15, 2010

Peter R.

Experienced Writer
   United States
  |   Woods Cross, UT
  |  4:45 pm Local Time

Overview

When you bring me on board, you are gaining the experience of a veteran reporter for a daily newspaper. During my seven years as a writer with The Salt Lake Tribune, I published thousands of news articles covering a variety of topics and with various levels of scope and detail. I learned to gather information, research it and reduce it down to the most relevant details, then express it clearly and concisely.

I would meet deadlines on a daily basis, and when the story called for more in-depth research, my work was thorough and...

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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

With my varied writing background, I can provide any number of services. Whether your project requires a precise hand in writing concise descriptions, or it entails a more exhaustive look at a general topic, I can accommodate you.

I believe many writers in today's world have forgotten the original purpose of the written word, which is first and foremost to communicate. I consider myself primarily an informative writer, as opposed to (for example) a creative or an academic writer. While the creative writer may attempt to elicit emotion through flowery description and extreme use of adjectives and adverbs, I try to keep things more factual and to the point. And while the academic writer may attempt to make himself seem intelligent by using a thesaurus worth of obscure words, I try to keep things simple and understandable.

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Employment

Moulding FX
Policy and Procedure Manager
2006 - 2006
Hired for a two-month contract, during which I wrote job descriptions for each of their positions.
The Salt Lake Tribune
Reporter
1999 - 2006
Writing, editing, page layout, copywriting, headline writing, interviewing, researching and otherwise being responsible for coverage of a variety of sports-related issues and teams.

Education

Davis Applied Technology College
Certificate in Paralegal Studies
2007 - 2008
University of Utah
Bachelor of Science in Mass Communications
1992 - 1999
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