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Carol T. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 17, 2014

Carol T.

Children's books, editing, proofreading, writing
   United States
  |  9:42 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $24

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

With over 200 satisfied clients in less than a year, I've become one of Elance's most sought-out editors.

I edit books using publishing industry standards: The Chicago Manual of Style 16th Edition, Merriam Webster, Strunk and White, and Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

I also offer editing in AP and APA style.

I am the ghostwriter of two New York...

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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)

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

Service Description

Not all editors are created equal and it's important to know the difference.

Knowing what type of editor you're hiring is beneficial. Not all editors can edit a book, just as not all editors can edit an academic paper.
I offer the following services and I don't misrepresent my experience.

Book Editing: With over 28 years experience as an editor, I'll review your copy for content, overall structure, flow and transition, quality of evidence and analysis, clarity, style and referencing. I keep current with publishing industry standards.

A breakdown of my writing and editing services:

CHILDREN'S BOOKS: One of the most important element's of a picture book or primary reader is meter and timing. Without meter, a children's book won't sell. Metering is the most difficult aspect of writing a book for youngsters. Age appropriate vocabulary is also essential to a good story. Let my experience writing for children help you make your book the best it can be.

FANTASY: Fantasy writers need an editor with experience in this highly-specialized and unique genre. As the editor for two fantasy book publishers, I offer you my expertise to ensure your novel meets all the criteria to draw fantasy fans.

FICTION: As the editor of hundreds of fiction books and as a former acquisitions editor, I will polish your book so that it shines among the crowd. I edit to publish industry standards so that a literary agent or publishing house will take notice of your manuscript.

NONFICTION: Let...

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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
MS Word
fantasy
investigative journalist
journalist
writing coach
humor
young adult
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CarolThompson
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