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A.J. O'Connell | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 24, 2016

A.J. O'Connell

Writer, editor, journalist, author
   United States
  |   North Granby, CT
  |  10:33 am Local Time

Overview

I can tell a great story, abide by strict deadlines, spot a grammar mistake in a 250-page manuscript and edit in two writing styles.
I am an editor and writer with 15 years of experience, and an author with two published novellas.
I spent much of my career at a newspaper, putting out at least two local news stories a day. I freelance for webzines, blog and edit manuscripts for a small publishing house.
I've edited many things, but I most love editing fiction. I have an MFA in creative fiction, and I love helping to iron out character...

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Apr 6, 2015|E-books and Blogs|$75|Completed
Mar 27, 2015|Creative Writing|$5,553|Completed
Feb 17, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$164|Completed

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Copyediting
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Service Description

I provide edits for blog posts, articles, papers, short stories, non-fiction and novels.
I'm available for both line-edits (grammar and style) and deeper edits (character, plot, setting, tone, language). I can do rewrites or just suggest edits. It's up to you.

Depending upon the project, I am also available for ghostwriting, or to write short articles.

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Employment

Vagabondage Press
proofreader
2014 - 2014
Edited stories and novellas for small publishing house.
SkilledUp
Writer/editor
2014 - 2014
Wrote long features, edited the work of other staff writers
Geek Eccentric
Staff editor
2013 - 2014
Worked with a team of editor to create and curate content for a geek culture webzine. Worked with writers to polish and publish articles about popular culture and niche interests.
Fairield University MFA Alumni Association
Chapter editor
2013 - 2014
Edited two chapters for the Fairfield University MFA Alumni Association's book "Now What? The Creative Writer’s Guide to Success after the MFA," a comprehensive book which includes essays, articles...
Norwalk Community College
Adjunct
2008 - 2014
Taught journalism and blogging classes. Worked with students to edit and perfect articles and writing style. Advised student newspaper.
The Hour Newspapers
Reporter
2001 - 2010
Worked as a reporter on a daily and a weekly newspaper, covering local news. Worked on a tight deadline; trained and edited new reporters.

Education

Fairfield University
Masters of Fine Arts in Creative writing
- 2011
Trinity College
Bachelor of Arts, International Studies
- 2000
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editing
fiction
genre fiction
ghostwriting
blogging
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