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Bethany Stough | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 12, 2014

Bethany Stough

Writer. Editor. Making Words Work for You.
   United States
  |   Denver, CO

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

Precise, meticulous, inquiring, creative, exact. In editing and in writing, it is important to pay attention to the details as well as the big picture. What do you want words to say? How can you make words work for you?

I love words. I love that they can be manipulated--placed among punctuation and strung into lines--to say exactly what you want. Words communicate. They report messages, show compassion, reveal a story, give directions. Finding the right words and knowing how to use them properly is a skill. This skill is one that I have...

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Mar 10, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$88|Completed
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Portfolio

SEO web marketing. I wrote web content for rental/sales small businesses. The goal is...
A creative writing piece. Travel writing.
An example of my experience writing reviews--theater, music, movies, etc.
A sampling of the books I have edited, in-house and freelance.
One issue of a bi-weekly culture-themed student publication. I copy edited and...
I researched, developed, and formatted this branded eBook on gambling safely online.
This is one of 20 real-estate pieces I wrote for an Arizona-based luxury homes realtor.

Skills (4)

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Publishing Project Management
Informational Writing
SEO
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I have a B.A. in English with a minor in Informational Writing. My class time focused on editing and publishing, as well as analysis and creativity. I love reading, writing, and especially editing. With every project I take on, I give my best editor's eye, meticulously fixing the details, yet keeping your style and the big picture in place.

I have experience with writing and editing non-fiction, technical books, news stories, business fliers, websites, and presentations. I work with you to keep your needs and your voice intact while perfecting the details. I make words work for you!

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Employment

National Glass Association
Editorial Assistant
2013 - Present
I work as an Editorial Assistant for NGA's Glass Magazine. I write articles, edit articles, upload material, speak with field experts, and conduct admin tasks as necessary.
Peachpit Press
Freelance Proofreader
2010 - Present
I proofread laid-out text for educational and technical textbooks. I proof using track changes in Word or the Comments feature in Adobe, depending on the format of the book.
Richmond American Homes
Copywriter
2012 - 2012
I wrote web blurbs, blog posts, and ad copy. I also proofed advertising content and materials. I helped with social media postings, including Pinterest and Facebook.
The Web Guys
Web Writer
2010 - 2012
I wrote optimized web content following SEO practices. I interviewed clients to develop the best content for them. I also proofed and rewrote old content to adhere to new SEO standards and...
Delaware Vision Care
Apprentice Optician
2010 - 2012
Pearson Technology Group
Project Editor Intern
2009 - 2009
I managed the publication process of 15 technology and education books, editing after each stage of the production process. I communicated with outside vendors and contractors.

Education

Geneva College
Bachelor of Arts English Literature
2005 - 2009

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editing
writing
SEO
proofreading
copy editing
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