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Susan G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 31, 2014

Susan G.

A+EditHer
   United States
  |   North Las Vegas, NV
  |  7:13 am Local Time

Overview

“So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.”
--Dr. Seuss

You pour your heart and soul into your writing, but your readers should not have to do the same to understand your meaning. When readers find your writing to be a chore or notice grammatical errors, they simply stop reading. Or worse, readers doubt your skills and credibility. Fortunately, I can ensure your writing has good “breeding,” making it a pleasant experience for readers.

I enjoy working with writers, am an outstanding...

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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I have worked as a professional technical editor for corporations and the federal government and as an adjunct writing instructor at the college level. I have Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English (emphasis on language and composition theory).

Editing (nonfiction preferred): I bring a unique editing perspective to material on leadership and management, human resources, or self-help topics. As a former senior leader and instructor at a military academy, I not only “walked the talk” but also taught curriculum on conflict management, organizational behavior, team-building, communication skills, personality assessments (e.g., Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, DiSC), motivational theory, etc.

Editing (technical): As a full-time technical editor, I ensured subject matter experts clearly conveyed their ideas and research to a wider audience. My focus is always to improve the clarity of the language without “dumbing down” the content. I not only improve the narratives of technical documents but also enhance accompanying tables, graphs, figures, and maps. Always seeking to improve my skills, I am currently enrolled in the Technical Communication certification at the University of California, San Diego.

Copyediting/Proofreading: Naturally meticulous and detail oriented, I have an affinity for editing each line of your writing. I will find and resolve the grammar, syntax, punctuation, and formatting issues, being careful not to change your stylistic voice or intended meaning. In...

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Employment

A+EditHer Editing Services
Freelance editor and writer
2013 - Present
CareerPro Global Inc.
Professional Resume Development Specialist
2013 - Present
U.S. Air Force (Civilian Service)
Technical Editor
2010 - 2012
Parsons Corporation
Senior Technical Editor
2008 - 2010
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Adjunct Writing Instructor
2006 - 2008
U.S. Air Force (Active Duty Military)
Senior Noncommissioned Officer
1984 - 2006

Education

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Master of Arts in English
2006 - 2008
Troy State University
Bachelor of Science in English
2003 - 2005
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