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Diana Pitt | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 17, 2011

Diana Pitt

comprehensive, accurate, and fast
   United States
  |   New York, NY
  |  11:08 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

My 8 years' editing experience and Ivy League education (English/math) have me constantly catching errors in The New York Times and every book I read. I have edited thousands of documents for a wide variety of clients in a wide variety of fields, thereby developing an excellent eye (and speed) and a unique ability to understand what clients mean to say. What’s more, I have spent the last 8 years endeavoring to improve my editing skills (to render every single document I edit error free, clear, concise, and even eloquent). I have also...

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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 Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I help clients to convey their message clearly, concisely, and eloquently and to use the proper style and citation (if applicable). I will perform as in depth an edit as the client wishes, from very light editing (editing only for spelling/grammar/punctuation and taking care to preserve the writer's style) to extremely in-depth editing (editing for spelling/grammar/punctuation plus substantial rewriting/reorganizing to ensure clarity and eloquence).

I possess an extensive background editing, among other things, journal articles/theses/dissertations in a broad range of fields, online news articles, user manuals, legal briefs, Web content, technical reports, and literary works (poetry, plays, short stories, and novellas).

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Employment

Papercheck (www.editorlive.com)
Senior Editor
2003 - Present
I supervise editors; edit; created most of the content for the PC grammar/citation wiki; wrote the three editor exams for hiring; and helped to reduce the number of client complaints by 50% by...

Education

Cornell University
Bachelor of Arts in math and English
- 2004
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proofreading
editing
APA
AP
Chicago
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