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Cheryl C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 30, 2013

Cheryl C.

Editor, Writer, Educator
   United States
  |   Bainbridge, GA
  |  8:10 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

With three English degrees and two decades of experience in writing and editing, I bring an exacting attention to detail to any task. No matter what element of writing is most in need of attention--grammar, punctuation, development, or polish--I will identify the issues of concern quickly and offer viable options for remedying difficulties.

I write equally in fiction and nonfiction, researching and creating essays and articles, blogging, and writing plays, novels, and even poetry.

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Jul 19, 2012|Creative Writing|$650|Completed
Apr 21, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$300|Completed
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Mar 7, 2012|Creative Writing|$25|Completed

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Portfolio

A good example of my edit of a short story.
My edit of a full novel manuscript.
30-minute Play written for Inge Theatre Festival
10-minute play
Full-length play
Children's book--part of a series
Children's book
Sample of one completed full-length novel
Excerpt from full-length novel.
Short story written for online anthology Death by Chocolate.

Skills (4)

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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I provide editing at various levels of depth, from surface proofreading to content analysis--organization, detail, readability, clarity, focus, etc.

My past experience includes professional editing of novels and professional papers, with emphasis on each client's needs. Even more, my experience as a composition and research instructor makes me well versed in looking through a draft to see the overall goals of the eventual finished project. Rather than fitting each document into a fixed hole, I examine the project itself, its intended audience, and its purpose for being, centering my comments to facilitate the strategies of the document.



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Employment

Everett Community College
Associate Instructor
2008 - 2010
Taught classes in Writing and Literature
University of Washington Bothel
Visiting Instructor
2007 - 2007
Taught senior capstone course in Shakespeare
Independence Community College
Adjunct Instructor
2004 - 2007
Taught courses in speech, children's literature, and composition.
Central Carolina Technical College
Instructor of English and Humanities
2000 - 2004
Taught courses both face-to-face and online in literature, composition, business communication, and speech.
The University of South Carolina
Graduate Assistant
1998 - 1999
Taught courses in freshman composition and facilitated courses in Arthurian literature and epic literature.
Coker College
Instructor of English and Languages
1997 - 1998
Taught world literatures, composition, and writing across the curriculum.
Eureka College
Instructor
1995 - 1997
Taught English and oral interpretation courses, assessed senior exit essays, and served as the theatre's on staff costumer.
Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
Graduate Assistant
1993 - 1995
Taught courses in composition.

Education

The University of South Carolina
Doctorate of Philosophy, English
1998 - 2002
Southern Illinois University--Carbondale
Master of Arts, Literature
1993 - 1995
East Central University
Bachelor of Arts--English, Teacher's Certification
1988 - 1993

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