…at which I would be awesome, should the world want to give me the opportunity:
- Research assistant (such as this: http://bit.ly/uprLc6 ) but particularly as regards the contemporary Middle East.
- Communications assistant or contract writer for nonpartisan or left-leaning non-profits – Topics I’ve covered in this capacity in the past include: the elections in Congo, America’s terrorism detainees, the environment, corporate social responsibility, racism in America, child hunger, Middle East peace process, Islamophobia, US interfaith efforts, war in the Sudan, abortion rights, refugees, philanthropy. And then some.
- Contract writer for museums or publishing houses – as a graduate student by nature and reporter by training (and long-time book reviewer), I think I bring a good approach to work that must be essentially academic in nature, but not come across as academic. I’m thinking in terms of museum education programs, for instance, or readers’ guides (fiction or non-) for publishing houses.
- Essayist, regular columnist, feted thinker of big thoughts – still dreaming the dream!
If you or anyone you know happens to be looking for such an employee, my online portfolio is available at emilylhauser.wordpress.com, and more information (as well as a contact email and charming headshot) can be found on the above About page.
I’ve been a freelance writer (doing pretty much all of the above, in some form or another) for something in the neighborhood of 20 years, which means some months are busier than others (November has been pretty good, for instance) – but I confess that I would like something a little more steady at this point in my life! Call me crazy.
Just, you know: sayin’.