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Kirsty Racher | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 3, 2014

Kirsty Racher

proofreading, copy editing, writing
   New Zealand
  |   San Francisco, CA
  |  2:33 pm Local Time

Overview

I have over 15 years of experience in writing, editing and proofreading. My particular expertise and experience is in business writing and user guides/instructional documents.

I have a proofreading qualification and excellent, verified English and writing skills.

Whether you require precise proofreading, accurate and insightful editing, well-written and informative content, or clearly organised documents, I have the skills and experience to help you. I am customer-focused and respect deadlines.

Thanks for taking a peek at my profile....

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Jun 11, 2014|Other - Sales & Marketing|Private|Completed
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5.0
May 21, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
May 9, 2014|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Feb 18, 2014|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

This is one of a series of articles written for an Elance client. This was written to a...
This is one of 100+ articles that I edited for an Elance client. All articles were...
This is a newsletter article written for an Elance client (reproduced with permission)....
A newsletter article produced for an Elance client.
This is an example of an intranet page for staff, providing information on how to raise...
Intranet page for staff, describing the process for scheduling a meeting.
updating information in SAP
Procedure for cancelling a meeting in Outlook
This is a procedure map that describes how to update a meeting request in Outlook
This is a report I wrote for a Council committee in May 2006.

Skills (5)

Tested
English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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UK English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Passed
Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Service Description

Client Feedback

"Fantastic Contractor! A+ work and superb turnaround times!"
(Job: Article writing)

"[Kirsty] provides a very diligent, thorough & professional service which I recommend without hesitation."
(Job: Proofreading and editing)

"Kirsty is one of the most polished and professional providers we have had the pleasure to work with. She followed directions, asked questions where things needed clarification, and she delivered early. Easy to work with and highly recommended. We look forward to working with Kirsty again!"
(Job: Writing detailed reports)

"I love the work Kirsty provides - consistently matches exactly what I want, well within timeframe, and always delivers higher than expected. She is my preferred contractor for all my editorial and writing work since the first job (this is the 3rd) and I have been recommending her to all my colleagues."
(Job: Editing and writing content)

"This is the second project that Kirsty has done for me in the last couple of months and I'm once again delighted with the professionalism she shows and of course the quality of the work she does... I will definitely continue to provide her with work that I need done and turned around in a timely manner, she is indeed a first rate contractor, who I'm lucky to have found!"
(Job: Proofreading training content)

"As always a job well done and in well ahead of schedule. Going above and beyond is almost expected of this provider after multiple outstanding projects. Thanks so much!"
(Job:...

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Employment

Stay-at-home mum and freelancer
None
2010 - Present
Auckland City Council (NZ)
Project Coordinator, Democracy Services
2009 - 2010
I worked on a standardisation project, ensuring that all training and procedural information for staff was consistent, up-to-date and fit-for-purpose. Content included forms and checklists,...
Auckland City Council (NZ)
Hearings Coordinator (part-time)
2007 - 2008
Produced all formal documentation for a formal, weekly committee. The job required me to work to tight deadlines and process an enormous volume of paper in a short timeframe.
North Norfolk District Council (UK)
Democratic Services Manager
2003 - 2006
I managed democratic services, including committee administration, councillor support services, overview and scrutiny, and electoral services. I was appointed as the Council's Deputy Returning...
Waveney District Council (UK)
Principal Committee Officer
2002 - 2003
Breckland District Council (UK)
Senior Committee Manager
2001 - 2002
I joined Breckland District Council in June 1995 as an Admin Assistant, and I was promoted in May 1996, June 1997, and finally, in 2001, to Senior Committee Manager. I provided committee...

Keywords

proofreading
copy editing
technical writing
admin
business writing
transcriptions
article writing
editing
content writing
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April 2011
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