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Chas Hoppe | Elance
 
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Chas Hoppe

Copy Writing, Ghost Writing, Editing, & Publishing
   United States
  |   Bellingham, WA
  |  1:18 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $55

Nearly 10 Years experience in:

- Copy Writing
- Ghostwriting
- Web, SEO, Blog Copy, & Press Releases
- Ebooks, Whitepapers, & How-tos
- Developmental Editing
- Copy Editing
- Proofreading
- Ebook Publishing
- Print & Print-On-Demand Publishing
- CMS and Content Management
- Audio/Video Editing

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Nov 27, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Feb 11, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

A sample blog article designed as an informative piece of content marketing.
An example of a standard press release format. This particular sample designed for a...
A short sample edit using MS Word's Track Changes feature

Skills (3)

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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Service Description

Hi. I am Chas Hoppe. If you squeeze my first and last names together, it sounds like "Choppy." I am Choppy. I rock. And I rock for hire. I am a writer, editor, media specialist, and self-proclaimed "grammar Ghandi" (much preferred over the grammar Nazi).

My writing specialties include copy writing, ghost writing, and marketing copy. And as an editor, I've done just about all of it, having worked on a variety of books, ebooks, and other publications through quite literally every step of the process. From book proposals to book trailers and marketing copy, from content research to deep copy editing. Heck, I've even done a little bit of voiceover from time to time. I know words and how they work, and I know how to make words work for you.

Please visit my CV to see some examples of the many projects I have contributed to in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music, and commercial copy. You can also visit my LinkedIn profile as well for a more complete picture of who I am and what I do. Just search "Chas Hoppe." There aren't too many guys with my name around.

I am well versed in all major style guides, including Chicago and AP—the two most common in publishing and web copy—as well as MLA and APA. I especially enjoy editing genre fiction and memoir, although I have extensive experience with academic-based texts such as dissertations and history books.

When I'm not making words for money, I'm making them for fun. My poems have been published or are forthcoming in journals such as...

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Employment

Blue Focus Marketing
Content Manager
2012 - Present
Assistance, research, editing, and production in a variety of copy focused on business marketing. Press releases, content calendar management, project management, voiceover, technical writing, etc.
CreateSpace
Copy Editor
2012 - Present
Panther Editing
Copy Editor/Proofreader
2011 - Present
Kearney Street Books
Technical Editor, Proofreader
2011 - Present
Helium
Copy Editor
2010 - Present
EndPlay
Desk Editor
2011 - 2012
Port Gamble S'Klallam Foundation
Copy Editor, Technical Editor, Style Editor
2011 - 2011
Doctoral Thesis
Technical Editor, Proofreader
2010 - 2010
Bellingham Review
Managing Editor
2009 - 2010
Journal of Educational Controversy
Copy Editor, Web Editor
2008 - 2009

Education

Northwest Independent Editors Guild
Member
2011 - Present
Western Washington University
Master of Arts in English
2008 - 2010
Western Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in English
2000 - 2005

Keywords

editor
copy editor
writer
ghost writer
copy writer
proofreader
publishing
voiceover
press release
blogs
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