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Sara O.

Granada Hills, CA

$60/hour

English and Writing Help from a Real Writer

$60/Hour


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Pennsylvania State University
University of Florida
Master's
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University

University of Florida (Master's)

University of Southern California (Master's)

About Sara

I have been writing stories since I was a young girl, sitting at my little desk, dreaming of worlds and villains. I studied English literature at three very excellent universities. I lived two amazing years in Gainesville, Florida, in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Florida. It was there I learned how to write and also how to think.

Writing is really thinking clearly and discovering the best way to communicate your thoughts to your reader or audience. After I worked as a professional writer and film producer-director, I went to USC Film School, where I learned how to write stories using the language of cinema, which is the universal language of light and sound.

I worked for several years as a writer, producer, and director, then returned to school once more to study psychology. Did you know that psychologists are now using writing to help clients heal? Writing is not only a useful business tool, it can be a self-teaching, self-healing process.

I would be delighted to share all the gifts of education and experience I've been given to help you on your writing journey!
I have been writing stories since I was a young girl, sitting at my little desk, dreaming of worlds and villains. I studied English literature at three very excellent universities. I lived two amazing years in Gainesville, Florida, in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Florida. It was there I learned how to write and also how to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344
Art:
Theater, Video Production
English:
English,
Grammar,
Literature, Proofreading,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
Video Production
Language:
Reading,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading,
Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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English

I have a Bachelor's Degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University. My Master's Degree in English, specialized in Creative Writing. Both degrees required demonstration of reading and writing skills at a professional level. I have taught writing to college students, high school students, and to adult-learners. I have designed and taught courses on basic writing, creative writing, medical writing, and screenwriting.

Grammar

B.A., English, The Pennsylvania State University;
M.A., English, Creative Writing Program, The University of Florida;
M.F.A., Film and Television Production, The University of Southern California;
Psy.D., current, The San Diego University for Integrative Studies, dissertation completed.

In addition, I have worked as a professional editor for over 30 years.

Proofreading

I have been a professional proofreader and editor for over 30 years, since I was in graduate school.

Reading

BA, English Literature, Penn State
MA, English Creative Writing, Univ of Florida
MFA, Film & Television Production, USC
and currently
PsyD, Psychology

Video Production

Since 1977, I have been a professional filmmaker, writing, editing, directing, and producing films and video programs.

I have taught screenwriting and film and video production at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. I have also taught classes in screenwriting and production for business professionals.

I have written, directed, and produced award winning educational films, and have written and edited scripts for major motion picture producers.

A recent video production for a national public service announcement won a Merit Award for Consumer Decision Making Information category in the National Health Information Awards.

Writing

I have been writing and teaching writing for most of my life! I am a professional writer, with over 30 years of experience.

Pennsylvania State University
University of Florida
Master's
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

Pennsylvania State University

University of Florida (Master's)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sara will travel within 5 miles of Granada Hills, CA 91344.