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Cathy Jones | Elance
 
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Cathy Jones

Picky, picky, picky: your ideal copy editor
   United States
  |   Waseca, MN

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

Copy editing is the most fun that I can have during my workday. Call me a grammar geek, if you like. Call me picky, if you like. Just know that I am thorough and always concerned with the highest quality for the project. I sweat the small stuff, as it were, because it's my job.

I am a full-time freelance editor, copy editor, fact-checker, proofreader, writer, and photographer with more than 20 years of experience in nonfiction publishing. Topics I've worked on for newspapers, magazines and books have included everything from classic rock...

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Portfolio

From the Mankato Free Press, one page.
From The Mankato Free Press. A local musician starts a music school in an 1860s church...
From the Mankato Free Press.
Story for Mankato (Minnesota) Free Press
eHow asked for 10 articles in a week, so I went with topics I know.
Story for Mankato (Minnesota) Free Press, page 1

Skills (7)

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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Photo research
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
Editing
Quark
Microsoft Access Administration

Service Description

I have been freelancing full time since late 2007, and I have worked with clients in print book and e-book publishing, digital educational course material production, magazines, and newspapers.

Contract me for your project, and you can rest assured that it will be done right, and it will be on time.

I am an editor with an eye for grammar and detail and derive much satisfaction from turning poorly written, wordy manuscripts into clear, concise articles. I am organized and efficient and a time-management pro. My goal is to help you achieve your goals.

I have experience with books and periodicals and thus can work in AP or Chicago style. I can code basic html and work with Word, WordPress, InDesign, Quark, Excel, Access and more.

As a photographer and photo researcher, I can also help you find the perfect photos for your project. I also take set-up shots in a studio area in my home and take concert shots on location.

Whatever you need, I can help.

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Employment

Self-employment
Freelance editor/proofreader/writer
2007 - Present
•Proofread, copy edited and fact-checked books for Atlantic Publishing, Triumph Books, Marshall Cavendish, 101 Publishing, Viking Woodcrafts, and Chicago Review Press. Topics included: business,...
Arabian Horse Times
Editorial Coordinator/Proofreader
2006 - 2007
•Compiled statistics from show results in Filemaker Pro and Excel. •Compiled Calendar of Events, show results, Leading Sires and magazine index. •Proofread ads, directories, advertorials and copy...
Krause Publications: Goldmine, Discoveries...
Associate Editor
1998 - 2006
•Assigned, edited and fact-checked manuscripts and worked with authors. •Managed multiple products under tight, often consecutive deadlines. •Managed photo research, freelance photographers and...
The Creative Company
In-house Editor
1997 - 1998
•Edited children’s nonfiction, primary through high school age level. •Managed work of authors, freelance editors, interns and designers. •Fact-checked manuscripts. •Developed proposals for...
Waseca County News
Reporter/Photographer
1994 - 1997
•Covered four school districts. •Wrote features, hard news and a humorous opinion column. •Photographed people and events. •Worked on page design and layout. •Proofed and edited copy.

Education

Southwest State University
Bachelor of Arts, Creative Writing
1990 - 1994

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copyediting
editor
proofread
writer
photographer
copy editor
photo researcher
fact-checker
Excel
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