Sarah Butzen

Sarah Butzen

Writer, editor, researcher, evaluator

McGaheysville, United States



What's the difference

I provide a variety of writing and editing services, all connected by one theme: uniting creativity with a rigorous focus on goals and outcomes. Whether the topic is economic trends, liberal arts education, or duck decoy whittlers in the Ozarks, I find the piece's central goal - then find creative ways of getting there. During ten years of writing in the public policy arena, I've learned how to make even a policy proposal memorable and engaging - and that's halfway to convincing.

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Work History & Feedback

Essay Editing

0 hrs @ $44.44/hr
Earned $222
“Sarah is an exceptional writer and did an excellent job on my writing project. I highly recommend her.”


APA Dissertation Editor

117 hrs @ $38.89/hr
Earned $4,606
“Sarah was a pleasure to work with on this project! She was motivated, creative, thorough, and skilled in her work. I would recommend her for future projects! Thanks for all.”


ACT/SAT Reading passage writers

Fixed Price $56
“Sarah is a good writer for many different projects.”


Market Analyst

135 hrs @ $27.78/hr
Earned $4,070
“Sarah has been great to work with. She's very dedicated and diligent. She thinks not just about her part of the work but also the broader context and is unafraid to ask key questions and challenge assumptions when appropriate. In particular, she is an excellent writer - it's great to know that she'll come back with content that is ready for distribution without edits and changes. In the context of this particular project, her economic development experience was very useful as she stepped right in with the appropriate lingo as well as knowledge of data sources of which we'd be otherwise unaware; they turned out to be very helpful. Would gladly work with her again.”


ACT/SAT Reading passage writers

Fixed Price $56
“Good writing from Sarah”


Lifestyle/Art Blogger

Fixed Price $56


Blog and White Paper Writer

7 hrs @ $44.44/hr
Earned $326
Job in progress

Auto-tech columnist required

Fixed Price $50
Job in progress

Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

Business Writing Skills Certification


English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)


English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)


Technical Writing Skills Certification


U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)


U.S. English Basic Skills Test


U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers