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Laura M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 5, 2012

Laura M.

Editor and writer with years of experience
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $17

I am a professional editor and writer with years of experience in the field. I've previously worked for traditional publishers and universities as a developmental editing, copy editor, copy writer, college-level composition instructor, writing coach, and ghost writer.

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Aug 1, 2012|Copywriting|$220|Completed
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Jun 30, 2012|E-books and Blogs|$25|Completed
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Jun 21, 2012|Children's Writing|$100|Completed
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Jun 18, 2012|Academic Writing|$100|Completed
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Portfolio

These are portions of edits from an organizational psychology book on fear in the...
These are portions of edits for a juvenile fiction book. Included are developmental and...
This is a YA fantasy novel, which I copy edited.

Skills (8)

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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Proofreading
English Punctuation
Content Writing
Academic Writing
Resume Writing
Creative Writing

Service Description

With a degree in English and professional experience in editing, coaching, and writing, I am well qualified for an array of written projects. On average, I have worked one on one with approximately 120 clients a year. The types of projects I've edited and written for include:

Business literature
Adult novels (romance, suspense, historical, sci-fi, etc.)
Young adult novels
Children's literature
Psychology/counseling, self-help
Autobiography, memoir
Christian living, devotional
Promotional copy (including author bios)
Webpage content
Marketable and creative titles
English composition lesson plans, tests, and writing prompts
Object lessons for elementary students
Personal blogs, resumes, obituaries

I am used to working on projects needing prompt turnaround, and customer service is one of my top priorities. As an editor and writer, I believe:
Each of a client's requests should be met in a timely matter
It is my responsibility to set you apart by paying close attention to detail
Every project can be completed with originality

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Employment

Traditional Publishing Company
Copy editor, developmental editor
2010 - 2012
I copy and developmentally edited 5 - 17 projects a month, adhered to strict deadlines, excelled in quality-control tests, paid close attention to detail, had positive author interaction, wrote...
Cameron University
Adjunct English instructor
2010 - 2010
Taught basics of English composition.
Kean University
Writing coach
2009 - 2010
Assisted students and faculty in perfecting all aspects of writing. Clients ranged from those with nothing written yet to those seeking advisement on formatting. Experience with term papers,...
Charleston Southern University
Writing tutor
2008 - 2008
Worked with students on the basics of English composition. Gave careful attention to detail and proofreading. Assisted clients with one-day turnover of assignments.

Education

Kean University
Bachelor's degree in English, summa cum laude
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Keywords

editing
proof reading
native English speaker
detail oriented
writing
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