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David A. | Elance
 
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David A.

Quality editor and writer
   Canada
  |  12:08 pm Local Time

Overview

Do you know the structure of a well-written declarative English sentence? (Hint: It's Subject-Verb-Object.) How about whether a sentence is passive or active, and which is better for the type of writing you are doing? Any idea when your modifier is dangling?

No? That's okay, because that's my job. I know how the English language works. More importantly, I know how to make it work in your writing while preserving your unique voice and enhancing the clarity and power of your message.

I am a skilled, experienced, native-English-speaking...

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Jan 18, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$43|Completed
Jan 12, 2015|Other - Writing Services|$88|Completed
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4.9
Dec 23, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$22|Completed
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5.0
Oct 16, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$16|Completed

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Portfolio

Two researched articles on cultural history topics written for reference/coffee table...
Two researched articles on science topics written for reference/coffee table book to be...
Three researched articles on political topics written for reference/coffee table book...
High quality technology blogs with images, links and commentary.
Content for ebook.

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English Spelling Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Grammar
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Service Description

As an editor and writer, I am professional and my work is of the highest quality. I am reliable and fast, I meet deadlines, I follow guidelines, I deliver what is asked, and I keep clients updated. In addition, I'm a creative thinker who generates innovative solutions and ideas.

What type of editing do you need and how fast will I work?

Some helpful definitions in case you aren't sure what the difference is between proofreading, copy-editing and other types of editing.

Proofreading: a read-through for minor grammar, spelling, punctuation, and formatting errors before a document is finalized or published. For true proofreading assignments, I work at an estimated 10 pages (or 2,500 words) per hour. Proofreading is normally for documents that have already gone through a round or two of editing and are fairly clean.

Copyediting: for documents that are decently well organized, in terms of structure, but are still in the drafting stage. A copyeditor will edit for grammar, voice, tone, flow, logic, clarity, word choice, sentence length, spelling, punctuation, and some structure as well (for example, moving paragraphs around). I copyedit at an estimated rate of 4 pages (or 1,000 words) per hour.

Substantive Editing: for documents that are in the drafting stage where the author would like a high-level, "big picture" appraisal of the work. In this type of edit, the editor overlooks smaller details and focuses on major structural issues, the flow of ideas, the general tone and...

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Education

University of British Columbia
Master of English Language and Literature
2006 - 2008
Memorial University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Language and Literature
2005 - 2006
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