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Ann A. | Elance
 
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Ann A.

Genetically programmed to be a Writer and Editor
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

US-born freelance writer and editor with two decades of experience, much of it editing academic manuscripts for numerous top-name academic publishers. Also edit individual manuscripts in fiction or non-fiction. Fluent in both UK and US English, and Chicago and Oxford styles. Substantive editing, copy-editing, or ghostwriting. As a writing coach, I encourage the writers, but also guide them to create pithy, memorable manuscripts.

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Skills (8)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Creative Writing
Technical Writing
Report Writing
Microsoft Word

Service Description

For twenty years, I have earned my living as a writer, editor, journalist, indexer, and proofreader. I also teach creative writing at UCSD Extension and run an ongoing memoir writing workshop in the community.

As a freelance writer, I have worked as both writer and editor in the technical and medical fields, as a journalist for national magazines and news wires, as writer and editor in academia (books, theses, and dissertations), and as a ghostwriter for a variety of projects (memoirs of a Hungarian refugee, stories of women in prison and the lives that led them there, spirituality in caregiving for the dying and elderly, etc.). Current editing clients include major academic presses.

As a journalist, I worked for 10 years as Editor and Associate Editor of the Catholic newspaper of San Diego, writing numerous award-winning stories that were featured on the national news wire, and achieving several top-rated national and local press awards. I continue to write as a freelance journalist for national magazines.

As a technical writer, I have yet to meet a technology that completely befuddles me. I am fascinated by science and technology, particularly the burgeoning field of nanotechnology.

As a fiction writer, I write mysteries and short stories and ghostwrite and edit books for other authors.

Write, edit, index, proofread: whatever your writing needs, I can fulfill them. From project initiation to final publication, I can shepherd a writing project through all phases of...

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Employment

Freelance
Writer, Editor
1988 - Present
Freelance writer. Client list available. References available. Recommendations available.
Intuit Corporation
Technical Writer
2007 - 2008
Temporary employee, subcontracted for work in credit card authentication system.
Diocese of San Diego
Editor, Associate Editor
1998 - 2008
Editor and Assoc. Editor of The Southern Cross newspaper.
Talaris Systems, Inc.
Technical Writer
1986 - 1988
Company is now out of business.
Nekton, Inc.
Technical Writer
1983 - 1986
Company is now out of business. Geological-Geophysical research company, offshore research.

Education

University of Oregon
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing
1979 - 1981
University of Oregon
Masters Degree, English
1979 - 1981
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, English
1976 - 1979

Keywords

writer
editor
copy editor
proofreader
ghostwriter
journalist
creative writer
fiction writer
technical writer
writing coach
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