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Byron B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 2, 2014

Byron B.

Experienced Writer/Editor
   United States
  |   Anderson, CA

Overview

With over sixteen years of experience in technical writing, legal writing, and editing, I'm ready to deliver you a quality project on time.

One of the most important tools for success in communicating to your audience is clear and concise language. Plain language is the foundation of my writing and editing skills, and the tool to make your written work impact your intended readers.

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Portfolio

This is a sample of my LEVEL II (Stylistic) Editing, which includes: Copy editing...
I co-authored this paper with a partner at the law firm where I used to work. I...
Co-authored this paper on the design of water treatment devices intended to remove...
Wrote this business plan to secure $20,000 loan to start new business. (I posted this...
Co-authored paper and performed research (as credited).

Skills (14)

Tested
Academic Writing
Article Writing
Business Writing
Content Writing
Creative Writing
Editing
English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Punctuation
English Spelling
Fiction Writing
Legal Writing
Materials Engineering

Service Description

I am available to write about engineering, science, law, legal issues, public policy, and business. My portfolio provides examples of my writing in these areas.

I also proofread and edit. Typically, I offer three levels of editing:

LEVEL I Copy Editing. Proofreading for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation and general internal consistency.

LEVEL II Stylistic Editing. Clarifying meaning, refining or tightening wording, and eliminating unnecessary technical jargon to assure the message of the document is clear and compelling; polishing language; assuring that the technical level is consistent with the intended audience; minor structural changes such as use or addition of headers and tables to organize facts. Includes services in LEVEL I.

LEVEL III Substantive Editing. Thorough review of overall document including initial outlining of planned document or reorganization of existing document; discussion with Client to help achieve outlining or reorganization. Includes services in LEVELS I and II.



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Employment

Various
Freelance Writer and Editor (Part-Time)
2010 - 2013
Freelance technical writer and editor for individuals, small businesses, and large corporations.
California Department of Transportation
Senior Transportation Engineer
2007 - 2013
1. Write contract specifications for testing highway construction materials. 2. Edit and proofread subordinates' technical reports. 3. Review State's response documents used in dispute resolution...
Maire & Beasley Law Firm
Attorney
2006 - 2007
1. Practiced property law, personal injury law, and insurance defense law. 2. Drafted motions for civil cases, including law & discovery motions and motions for summary judgment. 3. Drafted a...
McGeorge School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Law
2005 - 2006
Instructor for appellate advocacy. Appellate advocacy consists of writing briefs and oral arguments before appellate courts. (Personal note: I loved this part-time job and would still be doing it,...
Various
Engineer
1993 - 2006
Practiced metallurgical, civil and environmental engineering at a number of firms and government agencies. Started at entry level and ended with senior engineering work. While practicing civil and...

Education

McGeorge School of Law
Juris Doctor of Law
- 2005
Michigan Technological University
Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering
- 1993

Keywords

technical writing
legal writing
scientific writing
academic writing
proofreading
editing
copy editing
track changes
ESL
EFL
engineering
civil engineering
materials engineering
business plan
proof read
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