About Me

Ian Scofield

Hello and welcome to my website, my name is Ian Scofield and I am a writer.  I have been writing fiction works since elementary school in some form or another.  Since then my works have obviously improved significantly.

I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice with a Specialization in Administration of Justice from Seattle University.  At the current time I am employed as a licensed security officer.    I am trained in a full suite of tools from handcuffs, to batons, to OC spray, to taser, to firearms.

During my time at Seattle University I participated in a summer program at New York University called Writers in New York.  At this program we wrote, and we wrote a lot.  Then during classes we would analyze our writing and learn new writing skills.  We also participated in a variety of writing and creative activities such as readings and a writing scavenger hunt through New York, NY.

Professional Writing and Freelance Writing

While at Seattle University I served four years as an Auxiliary Officer for the Department of Public Safety.  One of my projects just before I left was working to rewrite the Auxiliary Officer Policies and Procedures Manual.  I also created a Training Manual and training procedures from scratch.  At the same time my capstone graduation project was to create a mock Standard Operating Procedures Manual for SUDPS.  These were my first explorations into professional writing and I enjoyed it.

In 2014, the year after I graduated, I started writing as a freelancer on Fiverr.com.  Since then I have written well over 200 pieces and have a very positive rating of my work.  I knew I was a good writer but I was honestly surprised by all of the work I started getting.

National Novel Writing Month

Every year I participate in National Novel Writing Month.  During NaNoWriMo the goal is to write a novel of at least 50,000 words before the end of the month of November.  This is a challenge for writers because you cannot use any previous writing for your novel.  All work from the first sentence to the last sentence is done in the month of November.

I have won (completed) NaNoWriMo three years.

  • November 2012 – The New Frontier
  • November 2013 – New World
  • November 2014 – Training SarahJane

Other Websites

Bettering Me

http://www.betteringme.com

I currently operate a fitness and weight loss blog for my weight loss goals.  When I started working with my current company I was working in plain clothes at grocery stores and I put on weight.  Now I am trying to lose it and as part of that process I started a blog to fuel the changes I want to see in myself.

2 Replies to “About Me”

  1. hey Ian,

    why don’t you open an account at odesk?
    I would like to hire you throug odesk (now upwork)

    cheers!

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