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Allyson Doby | Elance
 
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Allyson Doby

Quality Proofreading and Travel Writing
   United Kingdom
  |   Edinburgh, UK

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I provide quality, efficient proofreading and travel article writing services at competitive rates.

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Feb 10, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$152|Completed
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Jan 22, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$154|Completed
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Aug 14, 2009|Editing & Proofreading|$120|Completed
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5.0

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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Spanish To English Translation Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

You've finally finished your big project and you're ready to submit it to your client, boss, or publisher. ...Or are you? Are you certain that you spelled everything correctly? Did you evenly space the list of contents? Could you have left out (or used too many) commas or forgotten the difference between "its" and "it's"? Is a tiny, yet crucial mistake threatening to undermine your professional reputation?

I can fix it! My meticulous eye for detail will lend a fresh perspective to ensure your documents are clean and professional.

Proofreading and editing come naturally to me, sometimes to the annoyance of my colleagues, and I am dedicated to making sure that my work--and yours--is consistently error-free. I have proofread and edited documents for natural health care companies, attorneys, real estate firms, bloggers, individuals, businesses, NGOs, and catalogs. The projects have been as diverse as the clientele:

*Websites
*Legal documents
*Magazine articles
*Databases
*Police incident reports
*Campaigns materials
*Marketing tools
*Academic papers
*Resumes
*Office documents
*Grant proposals

I focus on grammar, spelling, punctuation, tone, format, style, and consistency--because even with perfect grammar, your document could be tainted by inconsistent use of symbols, abbreviations, spacing, or italics.

In addition to proofreading, I also write travel articles. Having lived in four countries and visited more than 40, I have extensive experience of traveling to both...

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Employment

Self Employed
Freelance Writer and Proofreader
2006 - Present
Womankind Worldwide
Policy and Advocacy Volunteer
2009 - 2010
HOST UK
Student Programme Assistant
2009 - 2010
The Latin American Mining Monitoring Programme
Research and Communications Assistant
2008 - 2009
TRAK Legal
Legal Assistant / Administrative Assistant
2007 - 2007
United States Peace Corps
Peace Corps Volunteer / Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
2004 - 2006

Education

The London School of Economics
MSc, Human Rights
2007 - 2008
James Madison University
BA, International Affairs and Spanish
2000 - 2004
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Copy editor
Editing
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Travel Writing
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