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Heidi U. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 27, 2012

Heidi U.

27-year writer/editor/tech writer
   United States
  |   Talent, OR
  |  1:27 pm Local Time

Overview

27 years of award-winning writing and editing experience from a multifaceted, seasoned professional. From PR to journalism, high-tech to Web content. I have worked with dozens of clients, from small business to major corporations.

Areas of expertise include:

* Technical Writing
* Journalism
* Internal / External communications
* PR / Media Relations
* Editorial Management
* Copywriting / Editing
* Internet / Print media
* Web Content

In the form of:

* Press Releases/Press Kits
* Technical Manuals, Procedures, and Documentation
* Magazine...

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Skills (5)

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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

Editing
My 27-year editing career has encompassed books, newspaper, magazine copy, and science writing. I have been engaged by travel, cultural, museum, spirituality, and local-interest book publishers, including John Muir Publications, Museum of NM Press, and Red Crane Books.

Tech Writing
For ~7 years, I worked in-house for a company that specialized in photo and laser technology. I wrote, edited, designed, and formatted scientific articles, conference papers, project reports, and manuals. I try to make every effort to simplify language, condense, and clarify such documents, to ease comprehension and usage.

Public Relations
I began my career as an asst. account exec for one of NJ's top PR/advertising agencies, where I learned to write PR copy for clients such as DuPont and North American Phillips, created press kits, and wrote syndicated pieces.


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Employment

Self
Freelance Writer/Editor
1994 - Present
Edited, researched, rewrote, and proofread adult and children's books for publishers that included John Muir Publications, Red Crane Books, Blessingway Books, and Clear Light Publishers. Work often...
Bechtel Nevada/National Security Technologies
Technical Writer/Editor
2001 - 2007
Wrote, edited, designed, and formatted technical documentation for Bechtel division specializing in diagnostics and instrumentation development and fielding. Wrote, developed, organized, updated,...
Outside Magazine
Associate/Managing Editor
1998 - 2000
Editorial duties included first and second editing, rewriting articles, copyediting, trafficking rounds, copy-fitting, evaluating design and layout, working with authors, proofreading,...
Mothering Magazine
Associate Editor
1996 - 1998
Substantively edited original manuscripts on natural parenting topics. Copyedited, rewrote, and proofread for content and design style. Worked with authors to refine and clarify articles. Developed...
Abiquiu East Public Relations
Owner
1989 - 1991
As owner of a small public relations agency, wrote and edited varied promotional pieces, including news releases, ads, feature articles, press kits, brochures, biographical sketches, video scripts,...
Utz Engineering, Inc.
Communications/PR Director
1985 - 1988
Held responsibility for all public relations and advertising for this electronics industry manufacturer. Wrote and edited news releases, features, and ad copy. Developed brochures, product manuals,...

Education

Drew University
BA
1979 - 1983
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technical writing
web content
editing
technical editing
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