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Peggy Capps | Elance
 
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Peggy Capps

copyeditor, legal editor, word and citation maven
   United States
  |   Portland, OR

Overview

Editor with legal, journalism, marketing, and business experience.

I was brought up with an innate understanding of the English language. From there, my voracious reading turned an innocent trait into a sometimes debilitating curse: I see things other people can't. I find mistakes where others overlook them. I see jumbled sentences where there should be concise syntax. I can write poetry and prose, for businesses and books, on deadline and on demand.

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Service Description

My professionalism in everything from correspondence to deliverables has elicited a "most valuable freelancer" from at least one client.

I have more than a decade of editing and journalism experience that has translated into a successful freelance career with several repeat and longtime clients.
Legal clients appreciate my attention to detail, citation expertise, and quick turnaround.
Publishing clients love my flexibility and good humor.
My priorities are consistency, correctness, clarity, and deadlines.
From AP to Chicago Manual of Style to Bluebook, APA, and beyond, my knowledge of grammar and style fills the gamut of editing needs.
I have edited and proofread in Word, Acrobat, Google Drive, and more.

I'm not your stereotypical stale editor in the sense that I hold tightly to archaic grammar rules. Language evolves. So do my services.

Want to spell "womyn" with a "y"? Go for it. But I'm going to make sure it's spelled that way all the way through your project. Do you live and die by the Bluebook manual? I can do that too. Want your own style guide? I like the way you're thinking. Is your voice more important than the words? Must all the facts be straight? What's important to you?

I cater my editing services to your needs and budgets.

Don't have a budget? I can help a little with that too. I have exact rates that make it very easy to determine just how much you will spend on a project and exactly what level of editing you will get for that amount.

I am thorough....

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Employment

all capps LLC
Owner and Editor
2012 - Present
Portland, Oregon Area Started and incorporated a company that provides editing, writing, publishing, and PR services for newspapers, magazines, businesses, law firms, and nonprofits. At all capps...
Lachina Publishing Services
Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader
2012 - Present
Ensure consistency in mechanical matters: spelling, capitalization, punctuation, hyphenation, abbreviations, format of lists, etc. Check contents page against chapters; check numbering of...
Bitch Magazine
Freelance Proofreader and Writer
2009 - Present
Edit feature stories and departments for accuracy, clarity, style, grammar, punctuation and syntax Wrote Love It/Shove It piece for "Primal" issue about inequality in business and how reality TV...
Oregon Bride Magazine
Freelance Copyeditor and Writer
2009 - Present
Edited all feature stories and departments for grammar, punctuation, accuracy, clarity, style and syntax Wrote Wedding Party feature on Portland NBA all-star's wedding for Fall/Winter 2011 issue...
Self Employed
Freelance Legal Editor
2008 - Present
Edited legal memos and documents for clarity, consistency, grammar, format, punctuation, and style. Edited legal citations according to Bluebook for style and accuracy.
Vignette Brand Communications
Freelance Copyeditor and Proofreader
2012 - 2014
Edit internal brand communications and campaigns for spelling, grammar, punctuation, consistency, and syntax. Point out confusing or cluttered wording. Compare deliverables with internal...
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