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Michelle Akins | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 18, 2013

Michelle Akins

experienced, skilled writing and editing
   United States
  |   Amarillo, TX
  |  7:51 pm Local Time

Overview

I am a versatile, experienced writer and editor. Having written jacket and cover copy for a variety of books, I am able to adapt my writing style to any purpose or audience. My past customers include a prominent Christian publisher, a nationally-known marriage ministry, and my local church.

Although much of my freelance work has been done in the religious field, I am confident that I can write competently on any subject for which I havesufficient information. As an editor, I am especially skilled at breathing new life into material that is...

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

I am an individual freelance copywriter, working since 1993. I began that year freelancing for a well-known Christian publisher for whom I had worked full-time before the birth of my daughter. For that publisher, I edited manscripts, proofread galleys, and wrote jacket/cover copy for a variety of genres. I learned a lot during those years about pleasing authors and editors, rewriting to address customer concerns, and finding legitimate selling points in material that I did not personally like.

I also tackled a long-term writing project for that publisher in which I wrote a series of short articles for a teen-focused Bible project.

Since relocating to Texas in 1996, I have continued to freelance part-time alongside a full-time teaching career. Specifically, I have edited and written extensively for various departments of my church. Recently the church published a full-color magazine. I wrote several articles for the magazine and copy edited and proofread every aspect of several issues of Connect before budget concerns forced the church to discontinue its publication.

A strength of my service is customer satisfaction. Customer feedback on the quality of my work is overwhelmingly positive.

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Employment

Arbor Christian Academy
teacher
2001 - 2012

Education

West Texas A&M University
Bachelor of Arts
1980 - 1984
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copywriting
rewriting
editing
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