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Whitman 

I have a BA in English and an MA in Creative Writing. I have written pieces for gaming companies and have won several online short story contests. Throughout my career in the UK public sector I have developed my writing skills, preparing reports and assessments for a variety of purposes, including youth courts and child protection conferences. My work is always original, of the highest standard, on time and well evidenced. I look forward to bringing these qualities to your projects.
$25 USD/hr
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Experience

Senior Residential Care Officer

Oct 2010 - Aug 2012 (1 year)

Building on my experience writing reports in the youth justice sector, I was responsible for gate-keeping (i.e. proofreading and editing) reports by my colleagues. These reports were a critical opportunity to demonstrate our professionalism and the reports I wrote and gate-kept were always well received by partner agencies.

Youth Offending Team Officer

Oct 2003 - Oct 2010 (7 years)

One of the key aspects of this job was the preparation of high quality court reports to strict deadlines. In seven years, I never submitted a late report. Time after time, judges and magistrates commented on how thorough and well-written my reports were. In particular, colleagues felt they actually knew the young person involved once they had read my work.

Education

BA English

1996 - 1999 (3 years)

MA Creative Writing

2001 - 2003 (2 years)

Certifications

Certificate of Effective Practice (2010)

I completed this while working in the UK's youth justice sector. It covers many aspects of working with young offenders, including the importance of evidence based practice.

Publications

koboldquarterly.com

is an online Dungeons & Dragons magazine. You can check out my contribution, the Trap Wisp, here:

Azagar's Book of Rituals

Goodman Games are an RPG publisher. Azagar's Book of Rituals is a resource for 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, to which I contributed two entries.

Exams

  • US English Level 1
    100%
  • Freelancer Orientation
    90%
  • UK English 1
    98%

My Top Skills

  • Articles 20
  • Reviews 17
  • Proofreading 11
  • Report Writing 10
  • Editing 9
  • Ghostwriting 8
  • Academic Writing 4
  • Blog 3
  • Product Descriptions 3
  • Screenwriting 3
  • Forum Posting 2
  • Fiction 2
  • Research 0
  • eBooks 0
  • Newsletters 0
  • Book Writing 0
  • Copy Typing 0
  • Press Releases 0
  • Poetry 0
  • Short Stories 0

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