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Yolande M. | Elance
 
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Yolande M.

EDITING + PROOFREADING
   Canada
  |  3:13 pm Local Time

Overview

Top 1% – '...fast, efficient, and the work sparkled.'

I love my work. I've been an editor and proofreader for nearly 20 years, working on both American and British English for Japan's National Astronomical Observatory and for JAXA, the Japanese space agency. I enjoy editing fiction, creative nonfiction, scientific literature, magazines and websites.

My interests encompass travel writing and world literature, personal development and transformation, spirituality, children's literature, biodiversity, art, design, integrative medicine,...

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Feb 18, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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4.7
Jan 15, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Dec 26, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Dec 17, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

A hybrid compilation of of travelers' tales.
Research, fact-checking, substantive editing of this historical novel with a story...
A politico-historical novel based in the Venezuela of Hugo Chαvez.
Medium copyedit: Technical manual for system designers and operators.
Medium copyedit: Agile software testing resource manual.
Medium copyedit of this description of an intelligent system for navigating the solar...
A crime novel appealing to readers fascinated by poker, programming and the risks of...
Final proofing of this remarkable account of a family's journey to Auschwitz--and the...
A woman's spiritual/transformational journal.
Medium copyedit of this children's book for ages 6-9
A medium copyedit that involved Americanizing spelling, idioms and punctuation.
Developmental editing, final copyediting.
A source book fo simple, minimalist decorating on a budget.

Skills (10)

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English
U.S. Word Usage Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
Children's Writing
Technical Writing
Grammar and Punctuation
Business and Financial Writing
Copy Editing
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Service Description

• Academic editing • Copyediting • ESL/EFL • Fiction: novels, short stories • Line editing • Nonfiction: scientific, technical, travel • Proofreading • Rewriting • Structural editing • Stylistic editing • Substantive editing • Websites and blogs
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'Terrific!! Absolutely gets things done on time, cheerfully, and accurately.'

'Yolande is incredible and is undeniably a first class freelancer (top 1%).'

'I gave her an almost impossible job - to make sense of an interview with an economist. Yolande did an excellent job.'

'Yolande is excellent at what she does. She is full of wisdom, and is amazingly fast. The quality of her work is exceptional...'

'The process has been incredibly smooth. She completed the project way before the deadline. Thanks!'

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Employment

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
Editor, Proofreader
1996 - Present
I edit a range of scientific output for NAOJ, mainly concerning astrophysics and the technologies used in space science and exploration.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA/SOKENDAI)
Editor, English Lecturer
2006 - 2009
English lecturer: Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai). Edited drafts dealing with technologies used in space science and exploration, public relations and other themes.
MEISEI University, Tokyo
English Lecturer, Curriculum Developer
2005 - 2008
English lecturer, Meisei University, Tokyo, Japan
Chapter Three, Montreal, Canada
Medical Technical Writer
1990 - 1993
I co-authored a significant report on experimental HIV treatments, and interviewed researchers and physicians for reports on drug trials.

Education

McGill University
English Literature
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McGill University
Film and Communications | Philosophy of Science
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Keywords

proofreader
proofreading
copy editor
copyeditor
copyediting
editing
line editing
substantive editing
freelance editor
native English
scientific editor
American English
British English
fiction
nonfiction
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