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Arthur V. | Elance
 
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Arthur V.

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

Overview

Experienced copy editor, proofreader, and writer.
Have worked for newspaper, magazine, and book publishers.
Edited a book written by a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist.
Sold a short story in 2011 to Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine.
Sold a mini-mystery to Woman's World magazine in 2013.

sample of client satisfaction:
“This job was well worth a 6 out of 5, or even more. Arthur’s critique was well structured and exactly what I needed. He flagged several major issues and inconsistencies within my story, suggested several ways to improve the...

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Mar 19, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$340|Completed
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5.0
Aug 1, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$170|Completed
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5.0
Feb 2, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$225|Completed
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5.0
Oct 1, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$140|Completed
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5.0

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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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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Copy Editing
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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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