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Benjamin Wilkins | Elance
 
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Benjamin Wilkins

Professional Proofreading and Editing Services
   United States
  |   Herndon, VA

Overview

I am a writer, editor, and educator with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing degree from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. I have taught English Composition, Literature, and Creative Writing at the college level, and tutored students of all disciplines. I specialize in providing detailed feedback and copyediting services for all forms of writing - academic, creative, business, or technical. Whether you are writing a novel, a dissertation, or just working on your cover letters and resume, I can help you make it the best it can...

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Skills (10)

Tested
Academic Writing
Content Writing
Creative Writing
English
Editing
English Grammar
English Proofreading
English Spelling
Online Writing
Resume Writing

Service Description

I specialize in providing detailed feedback for creative or academic work. In addition to basic services of cleaning up a document grammatically and stylistically, I offer real content editing. My degree largely revolved around a series of workshops, where every student read and commented on the work of others. This taught me to look at a work as a whole, and to provide wide-ranging suggestions and insights geared toward making that work most appealing to its potential readers. In short, I offer much more than polishing.

That being said, every writing project is different. Some work is further along than others when it comes to the editing table. I am willing to stake my reputation however, on providing my clients what they need to accomplish their goals - not what they want. For example, recently a client of mine brought me her memoir for editing. Within just a few chapters, though it was quite beautifully written on a line by line basis, I knew that it needed some restructuring. This meant a good deal more writing on her part, but because she wants the book to be published, I felt that's what needed to be done. Though the decisions on your project are ultimately yours, I won't take on a project that I cannot believe in myself. Therefore, when you get editing work from me, you get the best I can deliver. I want your work to succeed as much as I want my own work to succeed.

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Education

George Mason University
Master of Arts in Creative Writing
2008 - 2011
University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts in History
2002 - 2006

Keywords

creative writing
fiction
self-publishing
ebook
academic
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