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Ashton P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 19, 2014

Ashton P.

Pristine Copy, Meticulous Editing
   United States
  |   Alameda, CA
  |  1:20 pm Local Time

Overview

I am a professional freelance proofreader and editor. I possess a deep knowledge of English grammar, usage, and style, as well as the skills to put this knowledge into practice. I can take any piece of writing, no matter how flawed, and turn it into a polished and presentable document.

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Mar 19, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Mar 3, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Feb 25, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Feb 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working

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Portfolio

Short excerpt from proofed and edited novel.
Proofed and lightly edited excerpt from a self-help book.
Heavily edited cover letter.
A short Internet marketing/SEO article. Reviews a range of accessories for Apple's iPad...
A marketing article focusing on travel destinations in Bali, Indonesia. Covers a...

Skills (7)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
English Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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HTML5
HTML 5 Test
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Service Description

I am capable of effectively correcting and improving a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction prose, ranging from formal documents (such as essays, academic papers, business documents, and website copy) to more casual texts (such as blog posts and emails).

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Employment

Self-Employed
Copy Editor and Proofreader
2011 - Present
Edit and proofread a wide variety of texts for grammar, usage, and style, including book-length manuscripts (fiction and non-fiction), technical writing, web content, articles, blog posts, and...
Textbroker International, LLC
Ghostwriter
2011 - Present
Produce web content on a wide variety of topics, in a wide variety of styles.

Education

University of California, Berkeley Extension
Professional Sequence in Editing
2012 - Present
University of California, Santa Cruz
Bachelor's Degree - Philosophy (Honors)
2009 - 2012

Keywords

Editing
Proofreading
AP Style
Chicago Manual of Style
Non-fiction Editing
Fiction Editing
Non-Fiction Proofreading
Fiction Proofreading
Article Editing
Novel Editing
Story Editing
Short Story Editing
Article Proofreading
Novel Proofreading
Short Story Proofreading
My Snapshot
Writing & Translation
5
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Identity
Username
AshtonPlaysted
Type
Individual
Member Since
June 2012
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