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Carol T. | Elance
 
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Carol T.

Children's books, editing, proofreading, writing
   United States
  |  7:35 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

Bestselling author, award-winning investigative reporter, writing coach, certified editor,and agency-represented children's book writer and illustrator. Member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

With over 250 satisfied clients in just over a year, I've become one of Elance's most sought-after editors. I consistently rank in the top 0.01 percent of all Writing and Translation providers (the top 25 of 271,000-plus providers).

I edit books using publishing industry standards: The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition,...

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Portfolio

Editor for the Element Princess series
Author of YA coming of age novel
Author of nonfiction book about a 44-year-old cold case hit and run death of a four...
This is an article of backstage interviews with Cory Wells of Three Dog Night and...
Research, interview, edit, write
research, interview, edit, write
Working with the family since 2005, I was the first to be called when they were...
These are the two most recent of my 41 writing awards. Received May 11, 2013.

Skills (15)

Tested
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Children's Writing
Editing
English Proofreading
Feature Writing
Fiction Writing
Journalism Writing
Journalism
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Letter Writing
Microsoft Word
Newsletter Writing
Non-Fiction Writing
Proposal Writing
Screenwriting
Script Writing
Writing

Service Description

An excerpt from a review I edited for a client published in the Examiner:
"The writing is crisp, clear and simple – none of that “hooptedoodle” John Steinbeck said got in the way of a story, when an author takes off into the wild blue yonder in some kind of masturbatory pursuit of his muse."

I am not someone who hangs a shingle out on Elance and purports to be an editor. I am a certified book editor with in-house publishing experience. I am the editor for both NY Times and Amazon bestselling authors. I know where to place a comma, when to use were vs. was, and all the other confusing intricacies of grammar.

I am the manuscript editor and proofreader for Readers' Favorite, and I proofread the How-To Geek website.

I am a multi-award winning writer, having received 45 awards in the past 23 years. My work has been published in both large and small newspapers and magazines, including Good Housekeeping, The New York Times, USA Today, the Oswego County Business Magazine, Today's CNY Woman, New York State Magistrates magazine, any many others.

I am an agency-represented children's author and the ghostwriter of dozens of children's books. I am also an artist and illustrator.

If you are seeking a professionally polished manuscript, you've come to the right place.

I also write winning book proposals, having spent five years as an acquisitions editor. I know what a publisher and literary agent look for in a submission and I keep updated regularly with changes in editing...

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Employment

Syracuse New Times
Investigative reporter
2013 - Present
Dark Rose Studios
Senior Editor
2013 - Present
I am the senior editor for this fantasy/graphic novel publisher
Author
Author and ghostwriter
1995 - Present
Award winning author and ghostwriter.
The Valley News
Investigative Reporter
1991 - 2013
Research, interview, fact check and write news stories on state and local government, politics, legislation, corruption. General news reporting, feature stories, hard news, spot news. Recipient...

Keywords

writing
editing
proofreading
comic writing
ghostwriting
novel
children's book
fantasy
investigative journalist
journalist
writing coach
young adult
fiction
nonfiction
query
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Reviews
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Identity
Username
CarolThompson
Type
Individual
Member Since
December 2012
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