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Carole Wirszyla | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 10, 2014

Carole Wirszyla

Professional writing for the discerning business
   United States
  |   Wilmington, NC
  |  1:56 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I am a college-trained writer and award-winning editor with a strong employment-based background in health, business and journalism. I moved to the US and began my change of career in 2003. I graduated suma cum laude in 2005 with a BA in Mass Communication. My former career in Podiatry and the establishment of a private practice was a good foundation for hard work. Recent credentials include the publication of numerous news and feature articles in newspapers and magazines across both North and South Carolina and a first place award in the...

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Portfolio

Cover page for Wrightsville Beach Piers feature article
Orthodontist and active member of the community.
Renowned artist paints a political storm.
Nationally recognised musician with local roots.
Actress, voice instructor shares her colorful personality.
Preview of fast-paced comedy by The Reduced Shakespeare Company.
Preview of a student-directed One-Act Play
Preview of three student-directed One-Act Plays
Review of The summer camp that performed "Save the Melodrama fo’ yo’ Mama”
The insider's guide to the craft of glassblowing.
The attraction to the freedom of the waters at a bargain price is still unrivaled by...
The life and times of a historical North Carolina Animal Park
Full-length feature article on the history of the Wrightsville Beach piers.
Highlights of a program that aims to prepare more underprivileged youths to enter,...
Feature that takes a look at Geocaching - described by its followers as a high tech...
Ronald Motley, lawyer, represents the victims of 9/11
A pre-election civics 101 summary for those in need of a "who's who"...
The not-so-scary truth about bats
The environmentally friendly way to travel in south east North Carolina

Skills (5)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Start-up minimum hourly rate is $20/hr (excl. Elance fees)

I have been producing high quality articles on a wide variety of subjects for newspapers and magazines since 2004 and Elance since 2010. I work independently and am frequently called upon to tackle subjects I am unfamiliar with. I approach these challenges with enthusiasm and due diligence and draw on my broad range of knowledge, experience and world-wide contacts to create a finished product that is clear, concise, factual and interesting.

My writing skills are diverse including short news pieces and full-length feature articles, personal and community profiles, public relations plans and in-depth proposals. I am a quick learner and work hard to please clients in order to maintain an online reputation that matches the one I have in print media.

My services include, but are not limited to:
Non-fiction writing; journalistic writing; feature writing; proposal writing; copy writing; article writing; ghost writing; creation of user guides; editing and spell-checking; production of newsletters; construction of press releases; compilation of e-books or novels; maintenance of Web site content, Facebook or blog pages.









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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance Writer
2004 - 2014
Research and write articles, newsletters, editorials, Web content, E-books, blog posts, business plans and anything else that requires an excellent grasp of the written word. Edit and proofread any...
Self-employed
Fitness Instructor
2011 - 2013
Taught Body Back fitness and nutrition to mamas ready to return to their pre-baby state.
Snows Cut Monthly Magazine
Writer and editorial assistant
2008 - 2008
Planned monthly magazine content. Researched, wrote and edited news and feature stories. Edited and proofread magazine content
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Assistant to the Chair of Department of Theatre
2006 - 2008
Wrote marketing materials for productions and created Playbills and press releases. Maintained Web page. Planned and managed budget & researched new funding. Outlined funding opportunities for new...
Self-employed
Podiatrist
1991 - 2003
Started practice & expanded into full-time business. Provided full range of clinical Podiatric services. Visited patients in care facilities and own homes. Advocated biomechanical alternatives to...
Scarborough Health Authority, UK
Senior II Chiropodist
1988 - 1990
Managed own caseload of patients. Liaised with other health professionals. Provided services in hospital and in community. Performed administrative duties.

Education

Lander University
Bachelor of Science-Mass Communication
2003 - 2005
Durham School of Podiatric Medicine
Bachelor of Science
1992 - 1994
Sussex School of Podiatry
Diploma in Chiropody and Podiatry
1985 - 1988

Keywords

Features
Nonfiction
Journalistic
Proposals
Copywriting
Ghostwriting
Newsletters
Guides
PressReleases
Editing
Proofreading
BusinessPlans
Ebooks
Blogs.
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