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Willy N. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 28, 2012

Willy N.

Take some sad words and make them better.
   United States
Chicago

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

With an education in creative writing and a professional background in e-learning, I have developed a wide range as a writer and editor.

Whether you have a creative project, an academic paper, business-related documents, content for a website or blog, or anything between, I can write eye-catching, easy-to-read material from scratch or improve upon existing content.

Whatever you want to say, I can help you say it.

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Skills (3)

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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I hold a BA in English (Creative Writing) from Northwestern University, where I graduated cum laude with departmental honors. I have also managed and edited a literary journal, edited creative and academic works, and written several spec screenplays.

Previously, I have worked as a content developer for CognitiveArts, a company that specializes in creating "learning solutions" for corporate clients, including Hewitt Associates and Country Financial. During my time at CognitiveArts, I wrote scenario-based learning material (some classroom-based, some web-based) designed to help our clients train their newly-hired employees.

I will soon be working on other e-learning projects, but I would also like to pursue freelance writing opportunities.

Before my time at Northwestern and CognitiveArts, I held a variety of jobs, all of them peculiar in their own way. I managed an independent video rental store, operated camera during evening newscasts for a CBS affiliate in Iowa, worked in the banks of a mega-casino in Connecticut, and tended bar at a small Italian restaurant in the Chicago suburbs.

My personal interests include sports (especially hockey and boxing), dogs (especially greyhounds), and finding a good story. I specialized in Creative Non-Fiction at Northwestern, and I simply love talking to people and getting them to share their stories with me.

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Employment

CognitiveArts
Content Developer
2007 - 2008

Education

Northwestern University
Bachelor of Arts in English, Cum Laude
2006 - 2009

Keywords

Creative
Content Development
Editing
Proofreading
Academic
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