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Rebecca McLeod | Elance
 
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Rebecca McLeod

Professional Editor
   Canada
  |   Saskatoon, SK
  |  7:44 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Published writer and editor specializing in quick turnaround times for projects of all sizes, producing publish-ready manuscripts in either Canadian or US English.
Current services:
-adaptation (e.g., screenplay to novel)
-beta reading/manuscript critiques
-digital content creation
-editing (copy, developmental, mechanical)
-formatting ebooks for Kindle
-proofreading

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Jan 21, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jan 8, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Dec 5, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Nov 27, 2014|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

I served as assistant editor to Dr. David Parkinson on this project, a compilation of...
I did a full copy and developmental edit of this book, restructuring and organizing the...
I copy edited and proofread this gardening book for Trey Watson - I'm looking forward...
An autobiographical fiction novel. Performed a full copy edit and proofread, credited...
I worked with the coordinator of this romance series to provide a promotional blurb...
A great dating guide from Dominique Cobb - I provided proofreading and editorial...
I provided copy editing and proofreading for this guide/how-to book about the perfect...
Performed a full developmental edit, followed by a copy edit and proofreading the...
A repeat client, Trey Watson, returned to me for help with editing and formatting his...
I performed a full proofread and edit of 75 of the pages associated with this Canadian...
I worked with Ben Hinson on a full copyedit and proofread of his thriller novel, Eteka:...
This is the second book I have worked on with Dominique Cobb. I provided copy editing...

Skills (10)

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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling and Grammar
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing
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English
English Language
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Editing
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English Grammar
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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Copy Editing
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Article Writing
Article Writing
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Ghostwriting
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Service Description

"In a time when some writers may wonder why an editor is necessary, BooksAndRoses stands out an as example of value-adding professionalism that will help make coherent, customer-ready copy out of an unpolished manuscript." ---Chris Cusack, professional copywriter and SEO expert.

"Excellent job and very fast. Rebecca cuts to the chase and I like that!"
---SeattleGary

"Rebecca was superb: Fast, quality, detailed, attentive." ---Chris S., consultant.

"I can't even begin to explain how nice it was to work with someone who is a professional. Rebecca was super responsive, great at managing my expectations and wonderful communicator. I never had to worry about her and as a business owner that's a huge plus. She was able to spot little grammar errors within my book that I would have never been able to see AND no other vendors were able to spot." ---Marni Kinrys, author.

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Employment

Dr. Frank Arguello
On-Call Editor
2014 - Present
I provide on-call editing services for Dr. Frank Arguello. My scope includes website content, business correspondence, and promotional material.
Digital Marketing Solutions
Copywriter/Marketing Assistant
2014 - Present
Digital content creation Research Administrative support
Lorie Ham, editor for kingsriverlife.com
Writer
2012 - Present
I write short stories and articles for this online magazine, with a focus on small pets and humor. To date, I have contributed more than fifteen stories and articles. www.http://kingsriverlife.com/
Elance.com
Editor/Writer
2009 - Present
I am an editor specializing in copy/line editing and developmental/structural editing. I also provide manuscript critiques. I am able to work in either US or Canadian English.
Globo Mobile
On-Call Editor
2014 - 2014
On-call editor for this international tech company. Globo Mobile provides security solutions for companies adapting to BYOD (Bring Your Own Device).
Concept Plus Architecture and Engineering Inc.
Document Specialist/Executive Assistant
2013 - 2013
I served as an executive assistant and document specialist. I performed general administrative duties; edited and prepared proposals/construction documents/company correspondence.
PINTER & Associates Ltd.
Administrative Assistant (Temporary)
2012 - 2012
www.pinter.ca An engineering office providing consulting on municipal, environmental, safety, and geotechnical issues. I covered a six week medical leave for the regular full-time administrative...
Dr. David Parkinson
Editorial Assistant
2010 - 2011
Editing and proofreading a volume of scholarly essays as the assistant of the head editor. James VI and I, Literature and Scotland http://www.peeters-leuven.be/boekoverz.asp?nr=9230

Education

University of Saskatchewan
Bachelor of Arts Honours English
- 2010

Keywords

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novel
copyedit
beta reader
English grammar
critique
opinion
copy edit
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