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Michelle Estes

Freelance Article Writer, Editor, & More

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Location:Henderson, Nevada, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michelleestes
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$20
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I am a writer, proofreader and editor, born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where I still live today. With dreams of either wrangling sharks or chasing tornadoes, I pursued two degrees, one in Biology, the other in English Literature. I have worked all kinds of jobs, from data entry clerk to Mad Scientist and substitute teacher, and gleaned valuable skills from each and every one of them.

Writing has always been a passion of mine. When I was 8 years old, I was published in a Nevada State Young Writer's competition for a haiku poem I wrote. I have never stopped writing, and to this day I still write poetry and short stories. I have recently added SEO article writing to my resume. Somewhere along this strange and wondrous journey, I found a love of proofreading and editing as well.

EDITIING / PROOFREADING / WRITING EXPERIENCE

August 2015 - Present: Co-writer / Editor / Proofreader
"Money Huntin'" (tentative title of memoir), by Jack Warren Smith, Jr.

- Proofread and edit manuscript for spelling, grammar and flow
- Transcribe stories from audio to written format and place them in the book
- Communicate with author via email and phone on a regular basis to discuss changes or additions already made to book and pending changes per author's request.

September 2014 - Present: Writer
WritersDomain.net (SEO article writer)

- Write informative and entertaining search engine optimization articles based on key
words provided by site (minimum 400 words)
- Research a variety of topics to produce informative articles
- Finish articles on deadline.

December 2014: Editor / Proofreader
“Final Paper” by Anna-Marie Walch Hyatt, UNLV Geology student

- Proofread document for spelling and grammar.
- Edit document for better flow and more professional look.

November 2014: Editor / Proofreader
Resume for Rayzel Blackburn (previous coworker)

- Proofread resume for grammar and spelling.
- Edit text for better flow and look to create a more professional look.

November 2014: Editor / Proofreader
Resume for Kimberly Carter (previous coworker)

- Proofread resume for grammar and spelling.
- Edit text for better flow and look to create a more professional look.

May 2014: Editor / Proofreader
“Wave and Tidal Energy” by Anna-Marie Walch Hyatt, UNLV Geology Student

- Proofread document for grammar and spelling.
- Edit document for better flow according to professor’s editorial comments.

January 2014: Editor / Proofreader / Writer
Health information poster boards for Discovery Children’s Museum, Las Vegas, NV

- Proofread poster boards for spelling and grammar.
- Rewrite information on poster boards for better flow and interest.

AWARDS / RECOGNITION

January 2015: Editor's Choice Award - Best Article
WritersDomain.net
for article: "Beautiful Burrowers: Landscaping to Attract Burrowing Owls"

EDUCATION

B.A. English Literature
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - August 2002

B.S. Biology (emphasis on Ecology and Evolution)
University of Nevada, Las Vegas - August 2002

SKILLS

- Software: MS Office (Word, Excel), Pages (Mac), Open Office
- Social media: FaceBook
- Intermediate Spanish
- Detail oriented and able to multitask.
- Ability to connect with people of various socio-economic backgrounds.

OUTSIDE INTERESTS

Writing non-fiction and fiction (mainly short stories and poems), voice acting, crafts (especially beadwork, altered books and handmade cards), playing Scrabble, reading, swimming, learning to play the keyboard, bowling, paranormal investigation, learning about sharks, tornadoes and insects.