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Arthur V. | Elance
 
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Arthur V.

Editor/Proofreader/Writer; no job too small.
   United States
  |   Claremont, NH

Overview

samples of client satisfaction:

"I've had many editors in the almost forty years of my writing 'career,' but you're about as good as they come."
-- Marvin Lachman

“A one-in-a-thousand editor! I have literally hired dozens of editors, and I hate to say one is better than another. Nevertheless, Mr. Vidro has to be one of the top three--exceptional and globular in his thinking and criticisms. Going above and beyond, we spent SIX HOURS on the phone going through my novel "Cicada Dreams." Not simply highly recommended, but placed in the best of...

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Jun 25, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Jun 17, 2015|Other - Writing Services|$0|Working
Dec 30, 2014|Ghost Writing|$88|Completed
Dec 29, 2014|Creative Writing|$88|Completed
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Portfolio

Reported on the process -- and difficulties -- of signing up for Obamacare.
Article on the dangers of worshiping technology.
Book review of "The Last Detective" by Peter Lovesey

Skills (7)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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Creative Writing
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Copy Editing
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Journalism Writing
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Ghostwriting
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Service Description

Can edit, proofread, type, fact-check, and write.
Strong at excising superfluous material.

No job is too small.
However, I do not do Skype.
Nor do I do blogs.
Nor will I sully my hands with Search Engine Optimization.



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Employment

Dell Puzzle Magazines
Proofreader
2010 - Present
Perform proofreading and fact-checking services for Dell Puzzle Magazines. Work on crosswords, cryptographic, and other puzzles.
Crippen & Landru, Publishers
editor
2004 - 2005
Edited (and wrote introduction for) DOCTOR POGGIOLI: CRIMINOLOGIST, a collection of stories by Pulitzer Prize winning novelist T.S. Stribling. Proofread THE ADVENTURE OF THE MURDERED MOTHS AND...
Freelance Court Reporter
Deposition Taker
1995 - 1999
Freelance court reporter. Wrote down (via steno machine) all questions, answers, and statements at legal settings; then at home produced polished, accurate word-for-word transcripts of the...
Avery Publishing Group
Editor
1990 - 1992
Worked as a book editor on non-fiction books. Helped the authors create the best books they could.
CMP Publications, Inc.
Copy Editor
1986 - 1990
Worked as a Copy Editor for a publisher of national weekly newspapers covering the electronics industry.
Community Newspapers
Editor
1985 - 1986
Worked as a reporter and editor for community newspapers. Would rewrite press releases, cover news events, and proofread all pages.
Testa Communications
Typesetter
1984 - 1985
Performed typesetting for a publisher of newspapers and magazines, proofreading as I typed.

Education

State University of New York at Albany
Bachelor of Arts (English, Journalism)
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Keywords

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