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Yolande M. | Elance
 
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Yolande M.

Professional Editing and Proofreading
   Canada
  |  4:09 am Local Time

Overview

"Fast, efficient, and the work sparkled."

I love my work! I've been editing American and British English for nearly 20 years, in-house and freelance. I edit creative and scientific writing, and collaborate with authors on manuscripts of special interest. I also edit for Japan's National Astronomical Observatory and for JAXA, the Japanese space agency.

Loves: world literature, travel writing, mindfulness, personal development, transformation, sustainability and biodiversity, art, design, wellness, science and technology. Clients include:...

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Aug 29, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
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Portfolio

A hybrid compilation--part memoir, part fiction--of travelers' tales.
New York Times Best Selling Author: Research, fact-checking, substantive editing of...
Edited this investigative report on bullying in sports coaching.
A politico-historical novel based in the Venezuela of Hugo Chαvez.
Copyedit and structural editing of this great homesteading resource!
Edited this thought-provoking and useful guide to being prepared for the unexpected.
Final proofing of this remarkable account of a family's journey to Auschwitz--and the...
Medium copyedit: Technical manual for system designers and operators.
Medium copyedit of this Swift coding tutorial.
Editing in Word.
Medium copyedit of this description of an intelligent system for navigating the solar...
A woman's spiritual/transformational journal.
A crime novel appealing to readers fascinated by poker, programming and the risks of...
Medium copyedit of this children's book for ages 6-9
Edited and naturalized this translation of a Japanese novella.
Developmental editing, final copyediting.
A medium copyedit that involved Americanizing spelling, idioms and punctuation.
A source book for simple, minimalist decorating on a budget.

Skills (6)

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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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Grammar and Punctuation
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
Technical Writing

Service Description

Fiction editing: novels, short stories • Creative nonfiction editing • Scientific and technical editing • Proofreading • Copyediting • Line editing • Structural editing • Stylistic editing • Developmental editing •

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Client privacy: I know privacy and integrity are important to my clients. I protect the confidentiality of the information you share with me.

Copyright: For clients' protection and mine, I use Copyscape Premium to verify the authenticity of manuscripts.





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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
The English Language Education Council, Tokyo
Editor, Curriculum Developer
1996 - 2008
Edited and designed a series of publications issued by the Council. Developed curricula and workshops for METI, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and for several large corporate...
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
Film and Communications | Philosophy of Science
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McGill University
English Literature
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proofreading
copyediting
editing
line editing
freelance editor
scientific editor
American
British
fiction
nonfiction
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