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Writer, editor for hire

04-06-2011, 09:06 AM
#1
Joined: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
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Writer, editor for hire

I am a Junior English (writing concentration) major at a private university, and a native English speaker. I work as a writing tutor and TA for classes here as well. I have been working with words for over half of my life.

If you need someone to write a scenario, create dialogue, proofread, or edit, just send me a PM or post in this thread. I don't really care about pay so much as I just want to do something fun and creative.

I would also be interested in editing translated English text so that it feels more natural.

edit: I've gotten a few requests to write reviews -- sorry, not interested in something like that.

edit2: Here are some writing samples:

Professional:
Noble Empire Ltd. FAQ, Edited - A sample of the work I recently did, helping a Russian developer edit the FAQ text on their website to properly fit English convention.
Noble Empire Ltd. FAQ, Original - The original version of the FAQ.
Tower Runner Review - Sample review I did for my TouchArcade application.

Academic:
Wesley Willis - They Threw Me Out of Church - A song analysis written for a class.
"Trees", an academic essay which recently won me $600 (1st place in an essay contest) at my school.

Creative:
Two poems: how to eat an onion while smiling and faberge families. I can write other genres, of course.

i'm a pretty kitty cat

Last edited by SkyMuffin; 04-18-2011 at 10:29 AM. Reason: added links to examples
04-06-2011, 09:44 AM
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Joined: Jan 2010
Location: Munich
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Can you write an ode to Pokemon in iambic pentameter, segueing into a haiku finale about why Survivorman's Les Stroud is superior to Man vs. Wild's Bear Grylls?

EDIT: It all needs to have a rhyme scheme, by the way.

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Last edited by Nullroar; 04-06-2011 at 09:45 AM. Reason: At every time, you must stress rhyme.

04-06-2011, 09:54 AM
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The Pokemon were rare and sweet upon my breast
I didn't ever want to escape their downy nest
That very first moment, when I caught a Pikachu
It made me want to go...ACHOO!
In excitement at his yellow electric cuteness
He had such poise, such wonderful...ness
But then, when I had almost trumped them all
At the elite four, I heard a sudden, resounding call
And then Les Stroud ROARED
Bear Grylls punched him in the neck--
and I EXPLODED

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Last edited by SkyMuffin; 04-06-2011 at 09:57 AM.
04-06-2011, 10:28 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
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For a 10-minute job... that was f***ing ownage.

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04-07-2011, 12:01 PM
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Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
For a 10-minute job... that was f***ing ownage.
C'mon, dude. My 14 year old daughter could do better than that! Easily impressed, eh?
04-07-2011, 12:06 PM
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Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
C'mon, dude. My 14 year old daughter could do better than that! Easily impressed, eh?
I'd be impressed if your daughter could spell iambic pentameter

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04-07-2011, 12:17 PM
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Originally Posted by bigrand1 View Post
C'mon, dude. My 14 year old daughter could do better than that! Easily impressed, eh?
Although I do write poetry, it's not usually rhymed or in meter haha. I was surprised.

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04-07-2011, 12:42 PM
#8
I was entertained
04-07-2011, 01:30 PM
#9
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
I'd be impressed if your daughter could spell iambic pentameter
I remember learning about poetry and iambic pentameter in like 7th grade maybe. Nice job for 10 minutes though.
04-07-2011, 02:09 PM
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Location: London, UK
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I remember learning about poetry and iambic pentameter in like 7th grade maybe. Nice job for 10 minutes though.
I'm not sure schools over here cover poetry at all, maybe just a very basic level... good thing too if you ask me

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