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Galen S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 15, 2015

Galen S.

When characters and commas count
   United States
  |   North Port, FL
  |  2:07 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $38

Tested: Top 1% English, Top 1% English Grammar

Published and with fifteen years of experience, I offer both writing and editing services. As a writer, I provide tightly written, high-quality content for both fiction or non-fiction. I particularly enjoy writing General Fiction or SF/F with either a serious or humorous tone. For non-fiction, I can meet a wide range of projects with strengths in the areas of Psychology, Philosophy, Theology, and Hospice care (I also have an M.Div and 9 years of clinical experience), as well as many fiction...

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Dec 15, 2014|Creative Writing|$3,500|Completed
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5.0
Aug 23, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$600|Completed
Aug 6, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$986|Completed
Jul 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$395|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Published short that won an honorable mention in the 2014 Annual Writers Contest at...
Ghostwriting for a sports therapy book. First chapter shown as well as the table of...
First chapter to my most recent manuscript, Cursed, dark fantasy
This is the first three pages to "Little Computer People", my most recent,...
http://www.amazon.com/Little-Computer-People-Entry-ebook/dp/B00B9N8COI/
This is a collection of editorial comments I've made over time. Author / works involved...
First five pages to my novel "Stoned" which was a finalist in the Grace...
"The Grave" is a short story done for a person undergoing treatment for PTSD...
"Death and Taxes" is a satirical zombie piece, and these are its first five...
This is a small sample of an end report I wrote when editing another author's work. As...

Skills (8)

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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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Manuscript Editing
Hospice Care
Skydiving

Service Description

Writing

Whatever project I'm working on, I demand nothing but the best of myself from start to finish. When writing, I don't simply sling words at a good idea or crack open a thesaurus and pretend that's all there is to it. I spend considerable time thinking about the best way to approach the text even before I hit the keys. After all, one doesn't build any structure, be it a cozy home or a towering skyscraper, without a solid plan in place. And like any sort of construction, the foundation--the first draft--is only as good as the blueprint it was made from.

Once the first draft is complete, I will make numerous revisions, regardless of length, because that is where the piece comes alive and takes shape. Iżm not finished until I'm proud to call it my own, and each and every time I aim to make it my best work to date.

Editing

I edit as in-depth for others as I do for myself. What I deliver for a full edit is far more than a simple proofread. While I do correct grammar mistakes, typos, formatting errors, etc. I also take a thorough look at the inner workings of the text, be it fiction or non-fiction, to evaluate things like tone, voice, pacing, structure, cohesiveness, character development, and so on. I also enjoy creating a dialog with who I'm working with in order to exchange ideas and explain my reasoning behind my notes (and final multi-page report) so that no comment or suggestion is left unclear. When editing, not only do I want to see the manuscript turn into...

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Education

Florida Hospital of Orlando
4 Units (2 years) of Clinical Pastoral Education
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Asbury Theological Seminary
Masters of Divinity
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University of Central Florida
Bachelor of Arts, Hummanities
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theology
pastor
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AP style
Chicago style
humor
clinical
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