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Amanda Johnson | Elance
 
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Amanda Johnson

Ridiculously Meticulous Editor and Proofreader
   United States
  |   McKinney, TX
  |  1:02 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Let a highly skilled yet down-to-earth professional help make your writing the absolute best version of itself.

From my youngest years, I've had a passion for words--both reading and writing them. As I've grown in age, education, and experience, so have my abilities. I have an innately adept feel for words and a razor-sharp editing eye. I am meticulous, detail-oriented, and dedicated to working with my clients to produce the exact results they desire. I also only work on 1-2 projects at a time which allows me to give each project the...

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Portfolio

Reorganized, removed, and added content to to improve flow and comprehension. Corrected...
Corrected issues in consistency, punctuation, and grammar.
Reorganized, removed, and added content. Rewrote various parts to improve clarity and...
Researched Texan-themed ideas for weddings, tracked down fitting photos, and created...
Researched and wrote, "Could Promoting Your Best and Brightest Be Hurting Your...
Researched and wrote a post, "Leash Your Pets Out of Love," about the...
Researched and wrote a post, "Social Media Is Not the Recruiting Miracle Your...

Skills (8)

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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Editing
Editing/Copy Editing
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling
English Spelling
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I offer the following services: Line editing, copy editing, proofreading, beta reading, and various types of writing.

Line Editing:

This in-depth type of editing focuses on maximizing style and effectiveness. Line editing improves flow, organization, clarity, and sentence structure; eliminates redundancies, improper verbiage, and superfluous words and phrases; and maintains consistent voice, tone, and tense.


Copy Editing:

Equally as important as line editing and usually performed afterward, copy editing focuses on correcting errors (concerning grammar, punctuation, and spelling), style adherence (such as Chicago or MLA), and consistency (in spellings, usage, and typography).


Proofreading:

The last line of defense against any remaining minor mistakes (spelling, typos, spacing, page numbers, etc.), proofreading should be the final step before sending any piece of writing off to its ultimate destination, whether that be a potential employer’s HR department or Amazon’s Kindle store.


Beta Reading:

Though beta reading is often a task provided for free by friends, family, and peers, sometimes an objective and experienced professional is worth paying for. This service comes with an extremely honest, yet tactful, detailed report concerning what works best in the piece, what does not work well, what serious issues need to be addressed, and which type of professional(s) could benefit you most.


Writing:

I have experience writing academic pieces, fiction,...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Writer, Editor, and Proofreader
2012 - Present
Collin County College
Assistant Professor of English
2010 - 2012
I taught in-class and online sections of both semesters of Freshman Rhetoric and Composition.
Huntington Learning Center
Verbal Skills Tutor
2007 - 2009
I tutored high-school level students in the verbal and writing skills needed to earn excellent scores on the SAT and ACT.
University of North Texas
Teaching Fellow
2006 - 2007
I taught sections of both semesters of Freshman Rhetoric and Composition

Education

University of North Texas
Master of Arts in English Literature
2005 - 2009
Tarleton State University
Bachelor's Degree in English
2001 - 2004

Keywords

proofreading
editing
writing
copyediting
academic
line editing
copy editing
grammar
punctuation
correction
revision
review
Microsoft Word
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