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Melissa Brown Levine | Elance
 
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Melissa Brown Levine

Writer/Proofreader/Manuscript Consultant
   United States
  |   Hampton, GA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

Writer, proofreader, and manuscript consultant specializing in working with indie writers.


RELEVANT SKILLS
Research: Business, legal, medical, and academic research using print and electronic sources; experience with Internet research.

Writing: Book reviews, essays, fiction and SEO writing. Experience writing novel critiques, ghostwriting synopses and query letters, and proofreading. Corporate writing experience includes policy manuals, job descriptions, correspondence, memorandums, and reports.

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Portfolio

Marked up proofing of six pages of a 450 page novel.
Final proofed copy of six pages from a 450 page novel.
Ten page critique of a novel.
Seventeen page critique of a memoir.

Skills (10)

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Academic Writing
Business Writing
Content Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English
Editing
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
English Spelling
Report Writing

Service Description

Manuscript Evaluations

One of the most meaningful aspects of working with independent writers during my nine year stint as a book reviewer was providing constructive feedback to authors about their work. Over the years, several authors have asked me to critique their manuscripts to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their work. I offer my clients my honest opinion about their writing projects and make suggestions for improvement in the following areas:

-Plot
-Story pacing
-Character development
-Grammar and punctuation
-Writing style
-Overall strengths and weaknesses

I also suggest online and print resources that authors can use during the revision process to improve their manuscripts. Your manuscript must be formatted in 8.5 x 11 double-spaced pages. My written critique of your manuscript will run from five to ten pages.

Proofreading

My proofreading service is for authors who have completed the final editing of their manuscript. Proofreading is not editing. As a proofreader, my job is to polish your final draft before publication by finding and correcting the following:

-Typographical errors
-Grammar and punctuation errors
-Run-on sentences
-Spelling mistakes
-Problems with capitalization
-Incorrect tenses
-Subject-verb disagreements

Your manuscript must be formatted in 8.5 x 11 double-spaced pages. I will review your manuscript two times before submitting the final proofed copy to you.

I am open to all fiction genres and nonfiction subject areas.


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Employment

Brown Levine Productions
Owner
2012 - Present

Education

Chatham University
MPW Professional Writing
2008 - 2010
Drexel University
M.S. Library and Information Science
2004 - 2006
Argosy University
M.A. Professional Counseling
1998 - 2001
Alabama State University
B.S. Psychology
1989 - 1993

Keywords

proofreading
editing
manuscript critiques
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