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Mark Baker | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jan 5, 2016

Mark Baker

Veteran copy editor and proofreader
   United States
  |   Virginia Beach, VA
  |  5:01 pm Local Time

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I have more than 25 years of experience in an editorial capacity. This experience has comes from newspapers, magazines, and Internet content too endless to list here. If it is a style that has been written or edited for the Internet, it is safe to say I have done it.Currently, I am working as a freelance copy editor and writer for several outlets, including HitBridge, OES Aidan, and eCommerce, Inc.
I have also worked as a Subject Matter Expert through two companies working for Microsoft. I have also worked as a copy chief, content editor,...

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Skills (10)

Content Writing
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Punctuation
English Spelling
Microsoft Word
Online Writing
Report Writing

Service Description

Although I am just starting out here in Elance, I am a well-reviewed copy editor, proofreader, and writer writer on other freelance websites like oDesk ( I am versatile and able to adapt my writing style for any project; however, my specialties include cooking (I have a degree in culinary arts from Johnson & Wales), sports, and pop culture, such as movies and music.
Speed and accuracy are the hallmarks of my work. I am the right person for your job; I look forward to hearing from you soon.

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AgateKing Enterprises LLC (Independent Contractor)
Freelance copy editor, proofreader, writer, & SME
2009 - Present
Edit copy for publication for various client websites, proofread copy, and write feature for various client websites. As a subject matter expert, I was responsible for the review of Internet...
Upstream LLC
Subject matter expert
2006 - 2009
Responsible for the review of Internet advertiser’s submissions to thoroughly check advertisement content, quality and accuracy in a fast-paced environment.
Alps Deli Café
Chef manager
2005 - 2006
Oversaw all operational aspects of deli-café. Prepared supplies for meals to be made daily for deli-café customers. Also served as line cook, prep cook, sandwich maker and garde manger preparing...
CRH Catering Company
Chef manager
2003 - 2004
Planned weekly menus for cafeteria. Prepared supplies for meals to be made daily for cafeteria customers. Also served as line cook, prep cook, sandwich maker and garde manger preparing meals daily...
Interactive Week
Copy chief
2000 - 2001
Oversaw staff of copy editors for publication. Edited copy, proofread copy and wrote headlines. Filled in for managing editor when that person was out of the office.
The Duluth News Tribune
Wire editor
1999 - 2000
Determined which stories from state, national and international wire services would be featured in the daily issue of newspaper. Edited copy for publication in news and features sections, proofread...
The North Platte Telegraph
News editor
1998 - 1999
Determined which stories from local, state, national and international wire services would be featured in daily issue of newspaper. Handled scheduling of stories for local copy. Edited copy for...
The SCORE Group
1996 - 1997
Oversaw all production aspects of magazine, including planning layout, determining photos, editing, proofreading and writing copy, selecting articles and artwork for publication, placing ads and...
The Boca Raton News
Copy editor, freelance reporter
1995 - 1996
Edited copy for publication in sports section, wrote news and feature articles and did some layout of the section.
National Store Fixture & Display Company
Assistant project manager
1995 - 1996
Assisted project manager in all aspects of his department, including writing of correspondence, managing database and handling of client relations. Also oversaw construction and installation of...
Telescan Incorporated
Data editor
1993 - 1994
Edited previously published material for magazine publications, such as Billboard Online, The Hollywood Reporter Online, Editor & Publisher Online and others, in order to place them online for...
The Houston Post
Copy editor, writer
1982 - 1992
Edited copy for publication in sports section, proofread copy, wrote news and feature articles and did some layout of the section.


Johnson & Wales University
Associates Degree in Culinary Arts
2003 - 2004
The University of Houston
Not applicable
1981 - 1990
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Member Since
January 2008
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