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Roxana P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 23, 2010

Roxana P.

Pentalingual nerd at your service
   United States
  |   San Diego, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $50

If you have a project that involves converting ideas into text, editing existing documents, or using words strategically to get what you want, it would be my privilege to help you attain your goals.

*My specialties are writing and editing online content, articles, blogs, and e-books, editing application essays, and rapid translations.

*I am fluent in French, Romanian, and English, and proficient in Spanish and Italian.

*My writing has appeared in publications including Newsweek, The New York Times, and the International Herald Tribune. I...

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Portfolio

Tastes Great, Less Billing From the magazine issue dated Apr 7, 2008
The Health-Care Debate Jan 17, 2008 | Updated: 4:56 p.m. ET Jan 17, 2008 Complete...
I wrote all the copy for this cosmetics and dermatology website and created marketing...
Thinking Outside The Urn From the magazine issue dated Nov 12, 2007 Complete story:...

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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

While my peers in sixth grade were learning how to hairspray their bangs and boogie to Ice Cube, I was practicing for the spelling bee and drilling French verbs. And totally loving it!

Yes, I was that kind of nerd. The hopeless kind.

Twenty-some years later, I've gotten degrees from Yale and Harvard, learned five languages, and written for the New York Times, Newsweek and a host of private clients.

That is, I decided to follow my passion for words and never looked back...

As an experienced journalist and academic writer, I am happy to help with the following services:

-drafting, brainstorming and project planning
-original research and writing
-editing and proofreading

in the following areas:
-web content
-articles, e-books, blogs, business documents, essays, resumes and cover letters
-academic texts

in the following subjects:
-health care
-tech and IT
-business and finance
-psychology
-career management issues
-history and politics
-travel and lifestyle
-fashion and culture
-cooking and wines
-and more!

I enjoy working with non-native English speakers. I am very adaptable and receptive to my clients needs, and past clients have told me I'm fun to work with.


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Employment

Private Clients
Essay Editor
2002 - Present
I've edited application essays for people applying to: Harvard Law School Stanford Business School University of Penn, PhD Program Harvard Business School U.C. Berkeley, Undergrad NYU, PhD Program...
Newspapers and Magazines
Freelance and Staff Reporter
1997 - Present
The New York Times The International Herald Tribune Newsweek The Associated Press The Seattle Times The San Diego Union-Tribune
Harvard University
Teaching Fellow
2005 - 2007
I taught French literature and language, film studies, expository writing and cultural studies to Harvard undergrad and graduate students.
Let's Go Travel Guides
Editor
2003 - 2003
I edited this best-selling, 800-page travel guide, managed a staff of 11 writers and associate editors, handled a $50,000 budget and managed this project from initial concept to typeset proof.
Yale University
Admissions Interviewer
2001 - 2002
I interviewed high school students applying to Yale as part of their admissions package and wrote reports based on my impression of them.

Education

Harvard University
M.A. in Comparative Literature
2002 - 2004
Yale University
B.A. in Comparative Literature
1999 - 2002
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online content
marketing copy
translations
essay editing
reporting
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