Ảnh đại diện của writeimpressions
@writeimpressions
Cờ của Kenya Mombasa, Kenya
Thành viên từ November, 2010
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Web Writer

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I'm an American based mostly in Kenya. I was assistant to a literary agent and on staff for Random House/Crown Publishers in New York before settling in Africa. I read widely and have freelanced for many mainstream and academic publishers, nongovernmental organizations and individual scholars and authors, both in the U.S. and in Kenya. Strengthening the texts of ESL or "nonnative" writers is a specialty. Recent projects have included ebook editing and formatting, web content, SEO writing and e-newsletters. I have also run my own small craft export/fashion accessories business in Kenya. For me, communication should be easy and natural. Word choice should be appropriate and direct, never overly elaborate. Bad punctuation is often the cause of great miscommunication--especially on the internet. Attention to detail, in craftwork as well as in writing, is a source of great pride for me. I will always opt to go the extra mile over letting a customer down. Integrity is key.
$30 USD/giờ
7 đánh giá
5.2
  • 64%Các công việc hoàn thành
  • 100%Đúng ngân sách
  • 99%Đúng giờ
  • N/ATỉ lệ thuê lại

Portfolio

Các đánh giá gần đây

  • hình của erinhavel The Malformation of Health Care $1400.00 USD

    “Lisa is wonderful. Her skill set is solid, her communication is clear, and she went the extra mile for my project to make it the best it could be. I'm incredibly grateful to have found her. Highly recommend.”

  • hình của Pete1 Complete one Ebook. $375.00 AUD

    “Excellent copywriter, high quality work. Certainly recommend. Would use again. A+”

  • hình của purchasers Editing, proof reading, check for plagiarism $33.00 USD

    “Good provider.”

  • hình của usualbiz Project for writeimpressions only $30.00 USD

    “Lisa helps me to organise my manuscript and have great comments and questions about the subject. I was pleased with the experience.”

  • hình của identityie Product Copywriting / Rewriting (250 items) [Sealed]

    “Writeimpressions is a very good native English speaker, with the rare ability to see what the customer wants and act accordingly. The quality of work provided was of a very high standard and formatted in an easy to use manner. While the cost was higher than other comparable bids for this project, the quality of work and ease of communication far outweighed the cost. A very professional Freelancer who is worth every cent!”

  • hình của SAJApublishing Editor and Proofer for 300 page book $750.00 USD

    “Great editor. Lisa did a wonderful job with this edit. She was patient and the quality was amazing. Our book was very long and she still managed to do a great job with it.”

Kinh nghiệm

Designer

Apr 2006

Developing, designing, producing and exporting commercial craft and fashion items from Kenya to Europe, Japan and USA.

Senior Production Editor

Jan 1987 - Nov 1991 (4 years)

Coordinating production of quality illustrated books, including cookbooks. Interface with authors, artists, editors and production staff.

Agent's Assistant

Jan 1985 - Jan 1987 (2 years)

Working with agents and authors to edit, rewrite, sell and promote fiction and nonfiction books.

Consultant Writer/Editor

Jan 1985

Writing, research and editing of books, ebooks, websites, SEO texts, articles, reports, proposals, grant applications, PR/advertising materials, etc. Developing and presenting custom-designed writing workshops and seminars for NGOs and businesses.

Public Information Writer

Jan 1983 - May 1983 (4 months)

Writing articles highlighting the accomplishments and goals of County Commissioner Manuel Maloof.

Magazine Editor

Jul 1982 - Dec 1986 (4 years)

Staff Positions with Atlanta, Air Cargo World, Financial Planning, Goodlife and Corner Table magazines. Coordinating international fashion and food coverage, including photo shoots. Planning editorial production, directing up to 15 people. Editing, writing, proofreading and assigning articles.

Staff Writer

Jul 1981 - Aug 1981 (1 month)

Writing theatre reviews.

Public Relations Assistant

Jun 1981 - Sep 1981 (3 months)

Writing articles for internal publications.

Giáo dục

BA/MA

1977 - 1981 (4 years)

Robert Tyre Jones Memorial Scholar, St. Andrews University, Scotland

1981 - 1982 (1 year)

Chứng chỉ

Frontpage (2003)

Technosoft, Mombasa

Yeah, I know. Who uses this any more? Most of my computer knowledge is self-taught. I get along as needed and am pretty fearless. Freelancer wanted me to put something under Certifications, so I did. It was a short course that taught me the basics of website construction.

Các xuất bản

The Science of Black Hair by Audrey Davis-Sivasothy

The author and I found each other on Freelancer and have formed a good working partnership. Science (255 pages) is aimed at a popular audience but has elements of academic publishing. I have also edited Hair Care Rehab (how-to book, 277 pages) and Rooted Reflections (essays, 139 pages) for this client.

Natural Connections, eds. D. Western, R. M. Wright, S. Strum

581-page book of academic essays on conservation. Other academic titles edited include Peacemaking and Democratisation in Africa (ed. Hizkias Assefa and George Wachira), Child Health, rev. ed. (ed. Paget Stanfield), The Illusion of Power: Reflections on a Half-Century in Kenyan Politics (G.G. Kariuki), Gardening in East Africa (E. Africa Horticultural Society) and many others. Also served as research assistant to Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post journalist David Maraniss when he visited Kenya for Bara

Awakening to Spiritual Intelligence by Adam and Slava Wozniak

One of several ebooks edited, approximately 100 pages. Others include The Little Book of Autism Magic (Tony Rowe) and What YOU Should Know about Back Pain (anonymous author).

Skyline Contract Group

One of several websites for which I've written and optimized copy. Others include , , , , www.mortgage-providers.com.au. Often site owners ask me to write e-newsletters to complement the online presence.

Elephants: A Battle for Survival by Lisa Lawley

My own lavishly illustrated and entertaining coffee-table book written in response to the poaching crisis in Kenya during the mid-1980s. I also teamed up with Gioetta Vitale to write Riso: Undiscovered Rice Dishes of Northern Italy (cookbook). Together with my on-staff work experience and other freelance projects (only a few of which are listed here), I truly know about publishing across the board and from the inside out. No matter your publishing needs, I'm ready to work with you to complet

Chứng Nhận

  • US English Level 1
    100%
  • UK English 1
    90%

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