Transforming words and visions into reality is my motto. Writing invites ideas, histories, connections, creations, dreams, and aspirations to come to life. In a variety of ways, personal and professional stories move forward into our world: memoirs, biographies, fiction, nonfiction, family stories, articles, blogs, even grant writing. I bring 21 years of professional expertise to this sacred process of writing as a published author, independent scholar, and executive manager in the nonprofit arena. I provide editing, research, freelance and ghost writing, public speaking (e.g., workshops, sermons, and lectures), grant writing, grant reviewing, project management, and nonprofit consulting. My passion, skill, and experience in these many aspects of writing place me in a unique position to assist individual and organizational clients. My specialty areas include writing from a historical perspective, research, copy editing, grant writing, and project management. In September 2007, I founded Writing the World, LLC. This woman-owned small business is a registered Limited Liability Corporation in Colorado, U.S.A. I revamped my organizational website (www.writingtheworld.com) and started a blog on Hope from History in November 2013. Beginning with one editing client, I have worked with an additional twelve individuals and groups. I have been researcher and editor for author Rudolf C. Gelsey for almost seven years, beginning with his second book and now his third one, Mending Our Broken World: a Path to Perpetual Peace (4th edition, 2014). I also consult with his new nonprofit group, Perpetual Peace Initiative. I edit individual, one-time projects such as an independent scholar’s journal article (2014), doctoral student’s dissertation (2012), author’s first political intrigue novel (2009-10), among others. I provide copy editing plus substantive review. My primary passion has been writing since I first learned the alphabet. Throughout my schooling and career, I have called upon this skill. For example, in the early part of my professional life as a social worker, I wrote newsletter articles for the organization. I continued this journalistic strand in almost every other organization. Graduate work further strengthened my writing (M.S. in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Nebraska at Omaha; Ph.D. in Religion and Social Change from University of Denver/Iliff School of Theology Joint Ph.D. Program) along with honing my critical thinking and research capabilities. With this foundation, I became a published author in 2003. I publish book reviews in a variety of periodicals: The International Journal on World Peace, Nebraska History, Peace & Change, and The History Teacher. I produced numerous encyclopedia articles for BlackPast.Org along with others in forthcoming works, University of Kentucky African American Encyclopedia and Encyclopedia of American Historic Sites and Landmarks. Two chapters in anthologies discuss the lives and labor of former betabeleros (Mexican-origin beet field workers) in the sugar industry of Western Nebraska. My first full length book brings to life the spiritual journey of L. Maria Child (1802-1880), one of the most well-known activists and authors of 19th-century America (forthcoming from Swedenborg Foundation). Starting in the nonprofit world in 1993, I put my writing and communication skills to work as a successful grant writer and project manager. At New Foundations Nonviolence Center (1993-2005), I rose from Development Director to Executive Director. I remained in the latter capacity at Colorado Women’s Agenda (2005-6) where I developed three new programs: Inclusiveness Initiative, Grassroots Organizing, and Internship Program. I provided grant writing and editorial skills to Greater Denver Interfaith Alliance (2007-10). With Votaw Colony Museum, Inc., I co-coordinated our two-day public history events held in different locations in eastern Kansas (2006-11). I especially enjoyed my project management work at BlackPast.Org (2008-13) where I coordinated photo permissions for the group’s online reference center and developed a new section on African American and African Diaspora Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) history. Currently, I help New Community move forward in their organizational growth from an all-volunteer organization to one with paid staff and adequate funding. I created their website as one part of this growth (www.thenewcommunity.us).
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My core competency is nonfiction writing and editing, including copy writing, magazine articles, blogs, "how-to" articles, and certified grant writing, in which I have a $3 million portfolio for higher education, nonprofit organizations, and research environments. I am an experienced academic editor as well journal and commercial editor. My research and editorial skills are top-notch and I welcome work in publishing. I have great flexibility in writing and can stretch from general to technical topics. Nonprofit management consulting is also a specialization, as is teaching grant writing and tutoring in ESL, English, and French.
I'm English and have 27 years' writing and editing experience. Self-employed since 2001, I'm good at working at distance with clients and associates across borders, delivering successfully to tight deadlines. Since gaining a Master's degree from the London School of Economics in 1985, I've worked in the public and private sectors in the UK, Belgium and Italy. I've produced a wide range of articles, press releases, speeches, reports, funding applications, programme documents and political briefings. My CV and portfolio highlight my ability to tackle a range of subjects, such as education policy, employment law, golf course architecture, pesticides and water legislation. My client base reflects this versatility: e.g. The Salvation Army, The Professional Golfers' Associations of Europe and Lincolnshire County Council. A large proportion of my written work since 2001 has been competitive bid writing, successfully winning grants from the European Union and UK government. A testimonial from Steve Swan, Director of the UK charity, The Tomorrow's People Trust, states: "Steve has ... an ability to draft in a clear and concise manner ... (&) helped us to win grants over the years for our projects in London, Plymouth, Liverpool and Glasgow."
I am a professional writer skilled in grant proposal writing, academic and professional writing and research, editing, fact-checking, and creative writing. I hold a Masters degree of Public Health in Epidemiology and Emergency and Disaster Management from Tel Aviv University. I also hold a Bachelors degree in Business and Economics from New York University. I have over 10 years working experience within public health sectors at local and international levels. This includes over two years experience working for the United Nation's World Health Organisation as a health policy researcher and writer. I am professionally fluent in English (mother tongue), Spanish, and Arabic (Modern Standard) and can read, write, speak, and edit all three with ease. I can also read and write Danish, Norwegian, and Hebrew but would prefer not to translate them.
Rayna is a self-driven professional who possesses a strong background in proposals, curriculum, professional development and legal writing. She specializes in creating school-based solutions and turning them into successful proposals and actionable grants.This includes bridging the gap between company sales staff and various municipalities to meet each party’s specific needs. In addition, she has written and led Professional Development at the school and district level. Aided in Curriculum alignment and development, as well as, aided in the selection of curriculum products. Rayna's background includes a dual J.D. and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction K-12. Leading to an ABA recognized certification in Children & Family Law. These academic accomplishments were built upon her previous experience as a classroom teacher and B.S. in Elementary Education, ESOL, K-6. Working at the corporate, political, publishing, judicial and classroom level has given Rayna a well-rounded view of the current needs and state of the education market.
My goal is to assist organizations in creating self-sufficient and effective fundraising strategies with which clients can continue to build on with ease and accuracy. With a passion for community development and the non-profit service sector I have dedicated over 14 years working with organizations throughout the Fraser Valley and Lower Mainland. My educational background in both the social and natural sciences allows me to enjoy applying my experience and knowledge to a diversity of areas including mental health, environmentalism, education and community development. I take great pride in being able to relate closely with client’s needs to create accurate and whole picture views of their projects in program material creation and grant narratives. My areas of expertise include: public and private education (including curriculum based program development), mental health and addictions, housing support, violence alleviation, restorative justice, multicultural and aboriginal community programming, environment education and advocacy, and animal welfare. With experience working on corporate, foundation and government grants, I am confident I can find a funding solution that fits. Alongside my fundraising endeavours, I am the Program Development Co-ordinator and long-term Board Member for Sundance Solace Society- a mental health and wellness non-profit focusing on delivering services to the Fraser Valley. I am an active volunteer in the community and live with my daughter and long-term partner with a myriad of animals on our small farm in Mission, BC.
I have produced accurate, reliable, time sensitive results for many businesses working as a professional in customer service and administative management. Most recently I have been working remotely for an ecommerce firm taking orders, providing customer service and search engine optimization as needed. My skills in friendly communication, problem solving, technical solutions, accuracy against deadlines has been honed from many years of experience in a variety of environments. I am available 7 days per week for projects or on-going part-time tasks that will fill in the gaps to develop your business. You can count on me for honest support in the areas of order processing or other data-entry, SEO, telephone interviews, research, proofreading, bookkeeping assistance or a variety of administrative duties.
Hi there, I am a talented and reliable writer, looking for some fun and challenging work to broaden my experience and earn some extra income. I have more than 15 years experience using my skills in professional writing, project management and creative thinking in roles spanning community and digital education, journalism, grass roots arts, sustainability, agriculture and science. I have a passion for environmental causes, positive projects and community, and I am always keen for a creative challenge! I am also able to work with my partner on translation projects from Thai to English and English to Thai. Darbchai is a Thai national and has a certificate in Academic English. We can work together to ensure quality work.
Over the last 5 years, I have managed a wide range of products and produced content across several disciplines including Augmented Reality, Image Recognition, QR, Interactive Print, and Near Field Communications. My core competency lies in management of or component execution on content marketing, technology planning and implementation, or strategic business projects Other areas of expertise: Mobile, Interactive Print, Social Media, Social Network Analysis, Community Development, Market Research, Marketing, SharePoint, HTML, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Competitive Intelligence, Data Analytics, LinkedIn, Public Speaking, Gamification, Game Dynamics, Game Mechanics, Machine Learning
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BUILDING BUSINESS WITH A PASSION ... I'M HERE TO HELP! A creative, solution-oriented, business specialist with expertise in public and not-for-profit sectors. I leverage strong interpersonal skills to actively engage stakeholders in developing and implementing strategic plans. I utilize a collaborative style to manage change and streamline processes. Skilled at creating strategies for growth, identifying and securing funding opportunities and sponsorships, development and business opportunities ensuring a standard of excellence in program and project development. Core Competencies • Grant and Proposal Writing • Non Profit Organizational Program Development and Management • Course Design and Delivery • Relationship Building and Interpersonal Communication • Strategic Economic Development • Objectivity and creativity in methodic research and analysis I'm looking for one or two companies (preferably long term but short assignments are okay too) who want to take their business to the next level with someone who has extensive experience and loves a challenge! Tell me what you need and where you want to go. I'm here to help!