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Michael D. | Elance
 
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Michael D.

Publishing Consultant, Writer, Editor, Proofreader
   United States
  |   Greater Los Angeles Area, CA
  |  6:58 am Local Time

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Minimum Hourly Rate $82

Maybe you canít judge a book by its cover, but sometimes itís hard to recover from a bad first impression when your work isnít quite at its best.

Hi! With twenty years of professional publishing experience, including editorial, print production, digital production, and marketing, I offer freelance writing, editing, and consulting services to clients in academia, business, technology, and community organizations, as well as to individuals needing the services of a professional wordsmith.

The services I offer are intended to ensure that your...

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Service Description

Are you a busy professional without the time to worry about the finer details involved in improving memos, reports, presentations, manuals, and all those other vital but time-consuming documents?

Do you have relevant and attention-grabbing Web-copy?

Need an expert opinion on your manuscript's prospects and valuable advice on how to improve it?

Maybe a line-by-line copy edit of your early draft, including revisions for language issues and advice on content?

How about professional e-book formatting to ensure consistency and meet the requirements of Amazon or Smashwords?

I provide freelance writing, editing, typesetting and consulting services to clients in academia, business, technology, and community organizations, as well as to individuals needing the services of a professional wordsmith. From technical white papers to Web content, proofreading to creative consultation, I will help you produce readable, compelling copy that suits your needs.

I edit books (both fiction and nonfiction), book proposals, short stories, essays, articles, newsletters, promotional materials, Web copy, and more.

I provide comprehensive publishing support services, including:
* Manuscript analysis (also called content analysis) - A careful read-through and detailed written critique of your work.
* Line editing (also called copy editing) - Correcting errors in spelling, capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and syntax, using the style guide (Chicago, AMA, MLA, AP, etc.) most...

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Employment

SAGE Publications
Online Journals Manager
2011 - 2013
Managing day-to-day Publishing Technologies functions including oversight of content conversion, XML migration workflow to typesetters, typesetter XML specifications creation, production training...
Nature Publishing Group
Web Production Editor
2008 - 2011
* Web production of 312 weekly advance-of-publication go-lives and 60 monthly issue go-lives per year, as well as web foci, podcasts, supplements, libraries, electronic TOC alerts, and other...
Arvato Systems
Book Publishing Software Consultant
2005 - 2006
* Implemented Klopotek Book Publishing Software * Database migration from various client legacy systems into Klopotek Oracle data architecture. * Integration of legacy business systems (financial,...
Cambridge University Press
Content Management Supervisor
2001 - 2005
* Implemented and supported content management system for global CUP website. * Specified and managed development of Cambridge Journals Online (http://journals.cambridge.org/) by off-shore software...
McGraw-Hill
Electronic Production Editor
2000 - 2001
* Managed AccessScience, the online Encyclopedia of Science & Technology * Trafficked articles through editorial process * Entered, edited and updated SGML data within content management system *...
Project Manager
Aspen Publishers
1997 - 2000
* Developed nine quarterly multi-volume CD-ROM libraries, two online products, and an online catalog, generating total annual sales of $2.5 million. * Programmed in Omnimark for conversion and...
Construction Data Corporation
Associate Editor
1996 - 1997
Prepared and edited reports of construction projects for three bi-weekly trade publications, verified report accuracy, made investigative inquiries of architects, engineers, construction firms, and...

Education

Cornell University
School of Criticism and Theory
2009 - 2009
Drew University
Master of Arts in English Language and Literature
2007 - 2009
Rider University
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (Writing)
1995 - 1996
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web content
manuscripts
ebooks
academic
business
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