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Natalie Ballard | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 26, 2013

Natalie Ballard

Certified Copy Editor
   United States
  |   Lakeland, FL
  |  8:25 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

"Writers put fire into their words. Editors clear away the smoke."

I am a certified copy editor, fluent in Chicago and AP styles.My thorough and abiding love for language, reading, and the written word is what led me to choose my job, which I truly enjoy.

"You did an outstanding job and I couldn't be happier."
"Your attention to detail is EXACTLY what I am looking for and I will certainly use you for future projects."
--Praise from recent clients.

I have edited many published works in the fiction and nonfiction realms. I currently work...

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Portfolio

Brief fiction editing sample.
Brief nonfiction editing sample.
Final project for Copyediting III class - a heavily edited manuscript.

Skills (7)

Tested
Editing
English Grammar
English Spelling
English Punctuation
English
Microsoft Word
English Proofreading

Service Description

Documents will be edited using Microsoft Word 2010 unless otherwise specified, and all changes will be tracked. Comments explaining certain changes or suggesting revisions will be marked as "balloons" to the right of the document. I include copies of the style sheet I create with every completed project.

I am certified as a copy editor by the University of California at San Diego and I have many edited books to my credit.


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Employment

Randstad
On-Call Proofreader
2011 - 2012
Temp position; proofread and copyedit menus for a major restaurant chainís corporate office on an on-call, as-needed basis.
Gulf Coast Business Review
proofreader
2010 - 2010
Proofread legal documents for spelling errors, number errors, court venue mistakes, missing/incorrect legal necessities, and other information as needed. Typed and printed said legal documents for...
Everyday Blessings
writer/editor
2007 - 2009
Responsible for writing multi-page narratives drawn from questionnaires filled out by prospective foster care and adoptive parents. Edited and proofread narratives for spelling, accuracy, clarity,...

Education

Flagler College
N/A
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University of South Florida
N/A
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University of California, San Diego
Certification, Copyediting
2011 - 2012
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editing
copy editing
copy editor
editor
copyediting
copyeditor
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