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Ailsa Campbell | Elance
 
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Ailsa Campbell

Editor, Copyeditor, Proofreader, & Translator
   United Kingdom
  |  5:12 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $45

Substantive English editing, copyediting, proofreading, and French and Italian translation by experienced editor and language teacher.

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Apr 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$404|Completed
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5.0
Mar 25, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$750|Completed
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Mar 21, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$240|Completed
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Mar 12, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$135|Completed
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Portfolio

Full copy-edit and proofreading of Ninette Uzan-Nemitz' book.
Full edit of James Brooks' book on financial investment
Copy-edit of Tina Konstant's book on writer's block
One of five travel guides which I have edited for Michael Wynn
One of a number of books by Emily Evans which I have proofread.
Full copy-edit of Veerle de Bock's "Becoming What is Changing", followed by...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Green-Blood-France-Timothy-OMahony/dp/1479276154/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352918228&sr=8-1
Full copy-edit and proofreading of Nicole Lux's book published by Euromoney
http://http://www.amazon.co.uk/Assessing-Real-Estate-Risk-Concepts/dp/1781370788/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1352918135&sr=8-1
Andy Tanner's book in the Rich Dad Series, edited by Ailsa Campbell
copy-edited by Ailsa Campbell
One of several books by Rose Weiner which I have proofread.
Antony Barlow's book on Affiliate Marketing, copy-edited by Ailsa Campbell.
David White's book, published by Weboptimiser, edited by Ailsa Campbell.

Skills (9)

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Editing
UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Italian
Italian To English Translation Skills Test
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English-Italian Translation
English To Italian Translation Skills Test
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French-English Translation
French To English Translation Skills Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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French
French Spelling Skills Test
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French Vocabulary Skills Test
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Service Description

Book editor - report editor - dissertation copy-editor and proofreader.

Editing, copy-editing and meticulous proofreading of challenging material.

All my work is done by me, personally, for the client. I do not use software editing tools and I do not sub-contract work.

British graduate, trained English language teacher, and qualified copy-editor who has worked in that capacity for an academic publisher (Oxford University Press), for an Oxford correspondence college (Wolsey Hall), and for an academic journal (Sudan Notes and Records).

Now living in a remote area and working as a full-time freelance editor.

I am a native speaker of English but am also proficient in translating, but not editing, Italian and French.

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Employment

Freelance Editor
Copy-Editing/Proof-reading/Indexing/Translating
2000 - Present
Freelance editing, proofreading, indexing and translating,
Oxford University Press
proofreader/copy-editor
1989 - 1998
I worked in the dictionaries division of Oxford University Press, first as a proofreader and later as copy-editor of the Oxford Dictionaries. I later worked as copy-editor in OUP's history section.
Wolsey Hall, Oxford
Editor and Proofreader
1982 - 1989
Wolsey Hall produced written courses for distant learners. I edited and proofread all of these courses, covering a full range of academic subjects.
Sudan Notes and Records
Copy-Editor
1980 - 1985
I copy-edited this serious academic journal, founded in 1913, first of all when I was still in the Sudan and then on my return to UK. I only stopped, with regrets on both sides, when the...
British Council, Sudan
Davis Test Examiner
1977 - 1982
Throughout the years when I was teaching in the Sudan, I also acted as Davis test examiner for Sudanese applicants to British Universities. The Davis test analysed their English language skills...
Ahfad University College, Omdurman, Sudan
Head of Department of English for Special Purposes
1975 - 1982
Teaching English and French to women who had been educated in Arabic and needed English for tertiary education, and writing all the teaching materials required. I supervised a number of...
Government of Zambia
Secondary (high) school teacher
1971 - 1974
In addition to teaching both English and French, I was a member of the English Language Examinations Board, setting and testing examination papers for Lower School Certificate and marking...

Education

University of Zambia
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
1970 - 1971
Glasgow University
MA (Latin & History)
1965 - 1969

Keywords

English Editor
English Proofreader
English Copy Editor
substantive editing
line editing
copy-editing
book editing
report editing
academic editing.
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