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Brian Luster | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 13, 2013

Brian Luster

Proofreader, copy editor, sailor, motorcyclist
   United States
Brooklyn

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Experienced copy editor and proofreader; native English speaker with very strong grammar, punctuation, spelling, and vocabulary; extremely detail-oriented.

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Portfolio

Drop-in article written for the U.S. Census Bureau to promote participation in the...
Press release written for the U.S. Census Bureau

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Freelance copy editor and proofreader with seven years' experience copyediting and proofreading middle grade and young adult novels for major publishers and copyediting an independent newspaper for fifth- through eighth-graders.

Proofreading and editing of all types of materials, from newspaper articles to full-length manuscripts. I generally use the Chicago Manual of Style for my copyediting and proofreading, but I'm also familiar with AP style.

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Employment

Various
Freelance copy editor and proofreader
2009 - Present
Review manuscripts for errors in spelling, punctuation, and grammar; ensure conformity to house style for usage, format, and layout; identify issues with plot, chronology, and consistency; compare...
IndyKids
Copy editor
2006 - Present
Helped develop house style for educational newspaper read by elementary and middle school students; edit five issues per year.
U.S. Census Bureau
Writer/editor
2009 - 2010
Wrote and edited newsletter sent to independent organizations that partnered with the U.S. Census Bureau; prepared press releases and media advisories; summarized staff activities for management;...

Education

Columbia University School of Public Health
Master of Public Health
1994 - 1996
Earlham College
Bachelor of Arts
1984 - 1988
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