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Christopher Cartright | Elance
 
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Christopher Cartright

Writer and Editor
   United States
  |   Tallahassee, FL
  |  7:45 am Local Time

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Overview

MFA English, BFA English, BA French language and literature.

4 years editing literary journals, 4 years teaching rhetoric and composition, 3 years tutoring writing, research, and digital literacy.

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Aug 17, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Aug 13, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Sep 23, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Jul 29, 2013|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

As editor of Blacktop Passages, I selected content for our first issue and copyedited...
http://issuu.com/blacktoppassages/docs/blacktop_passages_issue_zero
An profile on local Tallahassee musician, Joe Goldberg
http://www.cocanet.org/news/2012/6/25/joe-goldberg-brings-the-swing-to-everything.html
As editor of Blacktop Passages, I coordinated with contributors, edited the issue, and...

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Service Description

I am available via email 24/7. Feel free to email me with any questions.

EDITING:
Developmental editing, proofreading, and line editing are all different and integral elements in a writing process that aims to publish the best version of every sentence. Three years of editing at two literary journals has taught me what kind of editing is needed in each phase of the publication cycle.

Teaching writing and research for three years during graduate school, I honed my ear for writers' voices. I work hard to raise the level of any piece of copy by addressing tone, flow of information, evidence, and logic.

Over seven years in writing workshops, I've learned to edit and proofread novels, poems, essays, and short stories. Sometimes this requires several reads and long endnotes on voice, character, and plot. Sometimes this requires outside research into the content and potential market for a work. I strive to keep the writer's voice and vision at the center of our process while polishing the work for publication.

ACADEMIC WRITING:
I am proficient in MLA, Chicago, and APA styles and I have conducted extensive research using scholarly journals, news articles, public records, and even microfiche. With three university degrees and three years of experience as a writing tutor in Florida State University's Reading-Writing Center, I have special experience working with theses and dissertations.

FRE-ENG TRANSLATION:
I've been translating as a freelancer since 2013. I obtained my...

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Employment

Armstrong University
Instructor of English
2014 - Present
Blacktop Passages
Editor
2013 - Present
A new print and online literary journal dedicated to the writing about the road.
Freelance
Writer, Editor, Translator
2012 - Present
I provide writing, editing, and translation services for a variety of clients.
Thomas University
Instructor of English
2013 - 2014
I taught Composition I and II at Thomas University, a private college in Thomasville, Georgia.
The Southeast Review
Nonfiction Editor
2011 - 2012
As nonfiction section editor I managed teams of readers and coordinated with my editor-in-chief to select thoughtful essays, collect bios and contracts from authors, line-edit the issues, and...
Florida State University
Digital Studio and Reading/Writing Center Tutor
2010 - 2012
In the Digital Studio, I helped students with image and design projects ranging from magazine layouts to online portfolios using programs like Photoshop, InDesign, iMovie, Audacity and other web...
Florida State University
Instructor
2009 - 2012
Teaching freshmen English at FSU, I taught classes of up to twenty students, showcasing and modeling instances of good writing while providing in-depth feedback on drafts. I taught in both computer...
Southeast Review
Assistant Nonfiction Editor
2010 - 2011
As assistant to the section editor, I sent out acceptances and rejections, read through the slush pile, and took lead on the nonfiction contest.
Southeast Review
Reader
2009 - 2010
As a reader I provided my assessment of essays and contributed to other Southeast Review tasks such as our conference presence at the Association of Writers & Writing Programs and our annual...

Education

Florida State University
English - creative writing (MFA)
2009 - 2012
Florida State University
English - creative writing (BFA)
2005 - 2009
Florida State University
French Language and Literature (BA)
2005 - 2009

Keywords

proofreading
line editing
FRE-ENG translation
fiction
poetry
non-fiction
novels
MLA
APA
Chicago
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