Hi, I’m Andrew Short and I’m on a mission to be one of the best freelancers for your project at ODesk. I am journalist with commissions for magazine such as Financial News, Postal Technology International and Funds Latin America. I also consult for one of the largest banks in Brazil as an investment writer and translate documents from Portuguese to English. Before this, I worked as an editor and journalist in London for a financial trade magazine. This has given me a unique view into the world of finance and asset management as I’ve interviewed a number of top executives and politicians. Prior to this, I worked as a subeditor and production assistant. I am organized, responsible and always meet my deadlines.
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I'm interested in clear-cut projects that provide immediate benefit to clients. I'm ready to step in, do some coding, editing, writing, patching -- whatever is required -- and then step out. I'm an XML specialist and data wrangler from way back, and have extensive background in scripting -- mainly XSL, Perl, VBA, and various shells, and I speak HTML and CSS/SASS as well. Some of these scripts eventually grew into fairly major utilities in their own right. I've been involved in the publishing field one way or another throughout my career; the early years were spent as a technical writer and trainer, so my skill set is a mix of technical and literary.
VOICE TALENT IMDB: www.imdb.to/VRhYlD I'm a professional award-winning actor with a wide vocal range known for delivering the highest quality standards of my work. My voice work and acting in lead roles appears in many feature films that screen around the world. My work in clients' projects currently appears on History Channel, Discovery ID, OWN, SyFy Channel. I narrated the documentary 'The Real Inglorious Bastards' which won a Canadian Screen Award 2014 for 'Best Documentary.' Produces the highest quality work.
I am a produced screenwriter and as well as write comic books for filmmakers and comic book artists. I can write in various genres and work fast to develop your story. I work with the first person who contacts me and finish your script until it's done and then go on to the next client. I'm negotiable as well if you have a certain budget you're working with. I can also write for TV, Short Films and as well as feature films.
With over 20 years creating content for clients at all levels, I'm confident that I can deliver the goods. I use the Adobe suite of tools, Maxon's Cinema 4D, and various other apps to push pixels around into pleasing shapes for fun and profit. Visit demiankrentz.com for more examples of my work and let's make something move together.
I write for a living!!... I'm an advertising creative director, scriptwriter, integrated marketing communication consultant, and writer for all reasons!!... Also, a part-time faculty teaching multimedia writing, script writing, advertising, public relations, marketing communication, strategic and brand management to name a few at Asia Pacific College - my way of paying it forward!! :)
I have 17 years of experience in editorial and production roles and am a member of the SfEP. As a freelance publishing project manager, I specialise in educational, business and academic proofreading and copy-editing and my clients include Collins Education, Folens (Ireland) and Compuscript (Ireland). My current project is checking digital files against published books for Leckie and Leckie’s elearning site (Collins Connect). My role in projects can also involve research, fact checking, plagiarism checks, working with authors and suppliers, and rewriting. Selected freelance titles include: • Lothian and Borders Police Edinburgh and the Lothians Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures (2012) • Matrix Knowledge Outline Business Case (OBC): Commissioning for Outcomes for Integrated Care in Leicester City (2014) • Momentum UK The Brain Injury Handbook (2013) • Collins Education Busy Ant Maths (2014) • Leckie and Leckie National 5 Health and Food Technology Success Guide (2013); Higher Physics Course Notes (2014) • De Gruyter GmhH Engineering Catalysis (2013); Borrowed Morphology (2014); Biological Chemistry (journal, ongoing) • Emerald Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management (2014) I was with Wiley-Blackwell (formerly Blackwell Publishing) for nine years (2000–2009) and during that time I progressed from Production Editor to Assistant Production Manager. I managed four production staff and a package of three medical journals. Both these roles required a great deal of relationship management as we published in partnership with learned societies. I was responsible for: taking the journals from manuscript acceptance through to publication; allocating work to freelance staff; liaison with colleagues, editorial boards, authors and suppliers. It was an enormous juggling act at times, and I had to be very organised and practised at planning, prioritising and quality control. During that time I managed, copy-edited and proofread many titles, including high-profile journals such as the British Journal of Dermatology, Acta Paediatrica, the British Journal of Learning Disabilities, Practical Neurology, and Brain Pathology. I published approximately 400 pages per month across three journals, often to very tight deadlines. From 1997 to 2000, I worked in educational publishing for a company called Folens. My main achievement during that role was to manage the editorial side of a large primary maths programme (Folens Maths Programme). To gain market share it was very important to publish quickly, but this was complicated by the changes made to the National Numeracy Strategy after the draft stage. Through very hard work we were first to market and the programme was very successful. My IT skills include: • Microsoft Office • Adobe InDesign • In-house journal tracking system (Wiley-Blackwell) • ScholarOne Manuscripts (Manuscript Central) • Image software • PDF mark-up tools • WordPress and ClikPic content management
My passion is taking a piece of writing and polishing it into something that serves its purpose in a succinct and beautiful way. I've worked in online education for multiple universities over the past 8 years with experience focused on the design, development, editing, and quality assurance of courses, assessments, and related materials. However, I've also spent time writing copy for several different companies’ websites and text for printed materials (magazines, brochures, flyers, etc.) as part of short-term contracts, I tutor one-on-one and in small groups, and I present on various education topics across the country. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language (Linguistics) with a minor in Editing and a master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. My clients and coworkers have praised me for my ability to understand writers' meaning and preserve their voice in editing, and I find it enjoyable to work with many different types of people. Please see my blog and other samples to get a feel for my writing style. A full resume is available upon request. I’m most familiar with Chicago and APA style, but I’m also comfortable with MLA and AP. I’m proficient working in Microsoft and Adobe programs, and I’m also with comfortable in Google Drive formats.
Experienced editor specializing in footnotes, end notes, and bibliographies. Will create, format, edit, and/or proofread the reference sections of your project with precision and the highest attention to detail. I format according to the Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition and also can format for Turabian style, house style, or personal specifications so long as Chicago is the foundation. I currently work as a proofreader for Moody Publishers and freelance edit for HarperCollins Christian Publishers, Baker Academic and Brazos Press. My private clients include seminary students writing papers and theses as well as authors with books contracted to traditional houses.
I am a British journalist and editor based in Thailand. I have worked as a sub-editor for several daily newspapers and written for many publications including The Times, The Independent, Al-Jazeera, the German news agency DPA and others. I am now freelancing and recently launched my own business, Far East Editorial, which provides editing and proofreading services for a range of clients. I am hard-working, reliable and always aim to offer the highest standards of professionalism.