Personal website with more detail: http://www.brianfrydenborg.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg I have almost 15 years of experience writing about, researching, and analyzing complex public policy, historical, political, and international affairs subjects ranging from UN peacekeeping to ancient Rome. My Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University is a double major in History (concentration Asia and Russia) and Politics, and my Master of Science degree from the George Mason University School of Public Policy is in Peace Operations, a term which basically refers to everything that occurs in and concerns conflict/postconflict and disaster/postdisaster zones, especially international development, humanitarian relief and aid, and governance/institution building. I can easily provide a quality work product concerning any of these topics and many others, and can also easily research, write, and analyze new subjects. I also have extensive travel experience, including to Japan, Cuba, Liberia, Israel and the West Bank, and Jordan, to list some examples. My resume, which provides more detail, can be found on my LinkedIn profile http://www.linkedin.com/in/brianfrydenborg/ Please feel free to contact me regarding any of your research, writing, analysis, and consulting needs. I am also available for interviews as a subject-matter expert. NOTE TO CLIENTS: I DO NOT DO FIXED-PRICE CONTRACTS USING ODESK'S FIXED-PRICE SYSTEM. oDesk removed most protections for contractors with its new fixed price system so this is non-negotiable. HOWEVER, WE CAN AGREE TO A FIXED PRICE USING THE HOURLY SYSTEM TO BILL in that you can set an hourly cap on your end that will not allow the price to go past a certain point without your permission and action on your end and the system will not let me bill past this limit. In this situation, depending on our arrangement I can work until the job is done regardless of how many more hours past the cap it takes. My basic ground rules are 1.) any contract we make is going to only be the project outlined in that contract; additional work will require a separate contract as opposed to just adding to existing contract to keep things clear, and so that the client rating can reflect the actual work stipulated in said contract and not additional requests made after a contract is agreed upon 2.) I will be very responsive in my communication expect a similar responsiveness in return 3.) I ask that I not be held responsible for a third party's satisfaction with my work since you as the client, not I, have the relationship with the third party, but I will be happy to work off of feedback from a third party for any contract in order to address that third party's concerns 4.) if for any reason you are unsatisfied with my work I ask that you communicate to me the reasons why so that I may address any issues or offer a resolution that will bring you to a state of satisfaction 5.) If your work requires the APA documentation format and it is something other than a very short assignment, there will be a non-negotiable 10% surcharge because of the extra time this style requires. I look forward to doing business with you!
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I am an experienced writer with over a decade's experience of producing high quality, diverse and completely original work. I hold a Masters degree in Philosophy for creative writing, am published as a novelist by one of the world's largest publishing houses and am represented by one of London's leading creative talent agencies. My strength is in fiction writing - I am a published author of fiction novels which are currently optioned for TV and film. My third novel has recently been submitted to my agent. A fourth and fifth are in progress. I was named on Waterstones book group's select list of 'New Voices' in 2010 and longlisted for Book of the Year that same year. I am a competent short fiction writer, having published online and in magazines, with one winning a national prize. I am actively involved in the on-going process of proofreading, editing and critiquing novels written by fellow authors, many of whom have also gone on to be successfully published. I have extensive experience in non-fiction work too, having produced published articles for travel magazines, reports for regional news events, and other opinion pieces. This experience also extends to travel and similar lifestyle-related web content. I have written a large number of in-depth analyses and reviews of various writing genres, provided synopses and critiques of novels for teaching purposes, and I also have vast experience in the preparation and writing of legal documents for criminal prosecutions. I am a creative writing tutor and mentor for adult students, having previously taught students enrolled with an international writing organisation, and occasionally run workshops for enthusiastic writers. I am a passionate writer with a broad range of skills. My work is meticulous and thorough with huge attention to detail. I work exceptionally well under pressure and guarantee high quality work with a very efficient turnaround rate. Despite joining oDesk almost two years ago, it is only now (having recently becoming a full-time freelancer) that I am able to commit to regular work.
I am an experienced editor, writer, proofreader, and marketing professional with an excellent work ethic and "I can do" attitude. Self-motivated, organized and deadline-driven, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table gained in various settings over 30 years. I have earned a 5 star rating on oDesk and intend to keep it by using excellent research, writing and editing skills to deliver quality work for my clients. Whether I design, write and produce promotional materials for your business, SEO copy for your website, or help you polish an article, blog, short story or novel, every project receives my best effort. I am detailed, motivated, driven to succeed and take pride in my work. I will consider your project my project, and do my utmost to make you happy.
I'm an experienced subeditor and proofreader. I have worked on many newspaper and magazine titles in the genres of news, lifestyle, food, health, motoring, home and garden design, animals and agriculture.
I am a freelance writer and adjunct professor; I was a trial attorney until 2010. I have a BA and an MA in social sciences and each course of study was writing intensive. I have a JD from Columbia Law School. I have an LLM in biotechnology and genomics (thesis outstanding). My academic training and current teaching roles have given me expertise in AP, MLA, Chicago, APA, and other style guides. I have written a weekly column in a local online magazine, I write and manage several large business blogs, and I have managed and produced social media for several organizations. I have demonstrated editorial judgement and a superior command of the English language. I have years of teaching experience with adults and children. I have experience providing voice talent, especially for technical businesses (please see sample below). Finally, I have years of experience with training and course development. I am based in Phoenix, Arizona. PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS Online portfolio: https://karlalant.contently.com Sample Press Releases: Live Casino Partners: http://www.pr.com/press-release/467632 Victoria Milan: (All English language press releases by Karla Lant) http://www.victoriamilan.com/press/ Sample Web Copy: Visualized Arts: http://visualizedarts.com/ Au Lac Gallery: http://aulacgallery.com.au/about/ Academic reference projects: Multicultural America, eds. Cortes, Carlos Eliseo and Golson, J. Geoffrey, 2014, multiple sections. Golson Media project: Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets, ed. Golson, 2014, multiple Industry Profile sections. Graphic World projects: Marketing Handbook (article on Social Media) and Business Law Handbook (article on Global Business Law), 2014. Lifestyle/Humor: Victoria Milan US: http://www.victoriamilan.us/blog/ Smiles for All: http://www.smilesforall.com/author/karla-lant/ http://www.smilesforall.com/three-surprising-things-wont-kill-laptop/ Professional Publications: “Are You Competent to Argue Juvenile Competency?” For The Defense, Vol. 15, Issue 01, Page 1, 2006. Lant, Karla. SEO Dos, Don'ts, and Must Haves. 11-04-2013. http://www.amazon.com/SEO-Donts-Must- Haves-Karla-Lant-ebook/dp/B00GJWJ3EW Book Reviews, Academic Work: “Review: ‘Recommendations for revisions to the Declaration of Helsinki,’” [International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, “Commentaries” section, Fall 2007.] “Book Review: 25 Months” [American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy, issue on clinical biomedical ethics]. “Book Review: The Socialist Feminist Project,” Association for Feminist Anthropology, 2004. http://www.aaanet.org/sections/afa/?book-review=the-socialist-feminist-project-a-contemporary-reader-in-theory- and-politics “Book Review: Death Is That Man Taking Names,” POLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review, Spring 2004. “Breeder at Law,” Columbia Journal of Gender and Law, Spring 2002. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/coljgl11&div=9&id=&page= Zombie Nation: Racism, AIDS, Haiti and Horror, University of Alabama, 1998. Books: Lant, Karla. The Candida Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Paleo Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. The Mediterranean Diet for Weight Loss Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla. Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Lant, Karla (co-author). Candida Diet and Cookbook. Callisto Publishing. 2014. Editing projects: Please request samples http://www.nacdl.org/Champion.aspx?id=1659 Musical Theater: http://www.intransitthemusical.com/#!meet-the-writers/vstc2=karla-lant
Over the past 30 years I have written in every position ever held. Out of college I was a professional journalist, writing features, special sections, news, and every other type of writing associated with a daily paper. In later positions I've done editing, copywriting, advertising writing, script writing, blogging, newsletters, brochures, and have written two published books. In 2000 I wrote Surviving The Flesh Eating Bacteria, published by Penguin Putnam and in 2004 I wrote "How to Build a Miniature Gingerbread House" published by Running Press. I have followed several career paths, but writing has been a part of all of them. My most recent career as a Realtor has afforded me writing opportunities in web site content, newsletters, advertising copy, blogging, and proposal writing. I also keep up my skills with feature writing and a book I am working on. I have been building web pages since 1994 and still maintain several. I have a good work ethic, am organized, fast, reliable and conscientious.
Over the last 10 years I have been working in public relations writing press releases and working with media, organizing events, creating content and managing websites and handling social media. I'd like to branch out to creative writing, as well as continue working in public relations, media and content writing, which is what I'm good at.
I worked as an investigative journalist and editor in Washington, DC, for over a decade. In that time, I wrote and edited at least 10,000 stories. I mostly covered Congress, the White House and other parts of the federal government but I was also able to hit the road to cover things like the Republican and Democratic presidential nominating conference, Hurricane Katrina and various campaigns. Then I moved to Thailand for a year to write a novel and, when I came back to the U.S., I started a company with two of my best friends. I'm still not sure where that is going to go but I at least learned a bunch of things about online marketing, project management, design, etc. And, most of all, I once again realized that, even when not everything is going according to plan, life is best when one is pursuing one's dream. In addition to being fluent in English, I also speak German at the same level and can carry a conversation in Spanish ... especialmente si la otra persona no habla muy rápido.
A proactive, independent writer with a demonstrable flair for creative originality, coupled with a proven ability to deliver high quality, targeted content for over nine years. Responding to a wide range of client requirements since 2002; my background in journalism has instilled the ability to research and craft strategic content that exceeds client expectation. Unique, engaging and optimised to convey the personality of your brand, my work guarantees results! Whether you're seeking travel copy that evokes strong emotions and a sense of wanderlust, or you require website content with a clear call to action, I'll happily work within your parameters or suggest ideas to enhance your brand's tone of voice. Committed to the provision of a tailored service for each and every client, I strive to maintain a seamless project experience. From travel journalism and features to custom marketing and promotional content, I endeavour to tailor results to the vision and goals of your business with effective content strategy planning. Experienced in the provision of optimised and targeted content, I offer a wide range of services including: - Articles/ Features - Website Copy - Reviews - Blog Content - SEO Content - Product Descriptions - Marketing Materials - Press Releases - Creative Writing Areas of Expertise: - Travel and Tourism - Hospitality and Leisure (including restaurant/ hotel reviews) - Events (wedding/ events/ party planning, service hire and catering) - Weddings/ Bridal Fashion - E-commerce (inclusive of reviews, website content and product descriptions) - - Online Gaming (poker sites) - Entertainment (Music, Art and Festivals) - Marketing - Press Releases - SEO Content - Finance (Insurance and Unsecured Personal Loans) Previous Clients: - Travelocity - ULaw Ltd. - NYC Magazine - Tiny Hands Online - Vegas365 - Roderick Pugh Marketing - BookCottages.com
- Eleven years of advanced translation experience from Turkish to English and English to Turkish. - Swift and accurate in content-writing, editing and proofreading both in Turkish and English. - Powerful linguistic abilities and a solid background for localization of Manuals, App Descriptions, Web Pages, Social Media Promotion Contents etc., plus other language services, such as interpretation. - Guaranteed final outcome for translating and editing HTML and XML files with using translation software suites, such as MemoQ or Trados Studio 2014. - Vastly familiar with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF and other format files as well as InDesign and QuarkXPress. - Expert in subtitle translation and editing proven during past assignments, including translation services for TV series and movies as well as festival films. - Highly qualified in SEO- and technical-writing as well as management of social media tools. - Extremely experienced in daily reporting and writing assignments and a critical eye for newsworthy events on issues regarding international and regional politics and economics. - Great knowledge for styles of leading news agencies and newspapers, such as AP, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times for news-writing assignments. - A PhD candidate studying on a comparative academic paper on conventional and social media. - Daily output of 4,000-5,000 words in the following areas: Finance & Business Online Marketing & Advertising IT Entertainment & Media Web Research International Politics & Diplomacy Academic Writings SHORT BIO: Having worked at both Turkish- and English-language daily newspapers as a senior editor, expert journalist and translator for eleven years in Turkey, I nourished my translating, writing, editing and proofreading skills both in Turkish and English. I also took a strategic role in recruiting and leading editorial and social media teams. While demonstrating outstanding teamwork and communication skills, I have also gained the ability to meet critical deadlines while still being adaptable and flexible at the busy environment of prestigious publications. Over the course of my career, I have closely followed nearly all major national and regional events of the last decade, which equipped me with a vast background resource for current events in addition to an ongoing higher academic education in media and communication.