Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Amy Edits | Elance
 
176985602337900
Last Sign-in: Jan 28, 2011

Amy Edits

Faithful Defender of the Serial Comma
   United States
  |   Boston, MA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

Whether your writing style is wildly creative or strictly formal, clear, precise prose will be the key ingredient. Getting there, of course, is an entirely different matter.

That's where I come in.

As an experienced, full-time editor, I consider myself much more than "a second set of eyes." Rather, my job is to be the sharp-eyed, detail-obsessed grammar warrior who takes a fine-toothed comb to your written copy, examining it down to the tiniest minutiae for errant commas, misspellings, incorrect usage, and much, much more.

My goal,...

Read More »

Skills (3)

Tested
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
My Score
avg
English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
My Score
avg
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
My Score
avg

Service Description

About me:
Amy Edits is a full-service copyediting and proofreading business based out of Boston, MA. This business initially grew out of my barely-suppressed desire to mark up restaurant menus and leave exasperated comments on news sites about misplaced modifiers. One year and many inserted commas later, Amy Edits has grown from a part-time hobby into a successful, full-time venture. No longer ashamed to carry a copy of Strunck & White in my purse, I'm one of the lucky few who can honestly say that I'm following my passion: working with words, and helping others create clear, concise prose that conveys its message with efficiency and style.

My experience:
After earning a B.A. in Print Journalism and Professional Writing in 2004, I spent several years doing editorial and communications work in Boston's book publishing industry. Throughout my professional and freelance career, I've edited publications ranging from short fiction to corporate manuals--and everything in between. For those looking to publish, I can also provide keen insight on what editors are looking for. Thanks to the wide range of publications I've worked on, I am familiar with a wide range of style guides, including Chicago, AP, MLA, and house style.

My philosophy:
Though accuracy and timeliness are always paramount, I believe friendliness, a sense of humor, and open communication are equally as crucial to a successful business relationship. My goal is to complete every job with the least hassle...

Read More »
Overview  |  Job History  |  Team  |  About the Company

Keywords

Copyediting
Proofreading
Editing
Copyeditor
Proofreader
Company Snapshot
All Categories
Elance Level
Level represents activity and experience on Elance. Freelancers start at Level 1 and achieve higher levels through their work. A higher "Level" indicates greater earnings, ratings and other achievements on Elance. Learn More »
  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Jobs
0
0
0
Total
Milestones
Hours
Reviews
Recommend
Clients
Total
Repeat
Earnings
Total
Per Client
Identity
Username
AmyEdits
Type
Company
Member Since
November 2009
Elance URL
Verifications
0
Amy Edits | Elance

Amy Edits