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Paul Bjarnason | Elance
 
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Paul Bjarnason

A precise, flexible editor and proofreader!
   Canada
  |   Vancouver, British Columbia
  |  8:54 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

As a self-publishing specialist -- as well as an online English/ESL instructor/editor/tutor, I have had more than twenty years of experience editing, proofreading, designing, typesetting, and publishing educational books. Most of the authors I have worked with have been professional high school teachers and university professors. As well as publishing and self-publishing, I have also edited and proofread fiction and nonfiction through my own companies, LPL Publishers, Classic Editing, and Perfecto Editing. Take, for example, The Glass Sky,...

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Portfolio

Two pages from a book I edited, proofread, and published: The English Literature 12...
A two-page excerpt from another book I edited, proofread, and published: The History 12...
This is one of my early self-published books, Circuit Training with Weights. The cover...
This is the cover of my self-published Circuit Training with Weights. See sample...
A sample chapter from my own book -- Stargazers: Stories of the first philosophers,...
This is the cover of my most recent book, Stargazers: Stories of the first...
This is the back cover of my most recent book, Stargazers: Stories of the first...

Skills (5)

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Proofreading and Copyediting
Self-publishing Specialist
English Punctuation
English
Adaptability; Congeniality; Punctuality

Service Description

I am a native English-speaking professional, born and educated in Canada. My specialties are preparing manuscripts for publication, including self-publishing, and English/ESL online instruction, editing, and tutoring. My academic qualifications include a BA in philosophy, professional teacher certification, postgraduate philosophy study, and an MPhil in Ancient Cultures (cum laude). I taught senior secondary school English/ESL with the Vancouver School Board for twenty-two years, and marked university papers at Langara College for several years as well. I have also authored more than a dozen books -- most of them self-published, others not -- on a variety of subjects.

As president of LPL Publishers, I have overseen the publication of the following:

* 21 titles self-published (7 student handbooks, 6 on weight training, 4 quotation books in hand calligraphy, 1 children's hardcover picture book, 3 poetry collections);
* 9 titles (23 editions) written by other teachers and/or professors;
* 30 titles published;
* 53 editions published in total.

In 2007 my fiction/philosophy book, Stargazers, was published in the UK.

I also do freelance editing and proofreading of nonfiction and fiction. A recent work was editing The Glass Sky by Niko Perren.

I am intimately acquainted with all aspects of the publishing process, not least of which is the presentation of material that is clear and enjoyable to read. In my work, I am flexible, precise, and punctual, striving always to work...

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Education

University of British Columbia
Teacher Certification
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Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Arts (philosophy)
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Stellenbosch University
Master of Philosophy (cum laude)
2002 - 2003

Keywords

ESL
English
instruction
online
editing
proofreading
translation
publishing
self-publishing
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