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Claire S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Feb 27, 2015

Claire S.

Are your written communications accessible?
   Australia
  |   Sydney, New South Wales
  |  11:35 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

Are your written communications accessible to all of your target audience – including people with print disabilities? I offer training workshops for your staff on language (plain English) and print accessibility, advice on making existing written products accessible, expert content analysis, and a full writing and editing service. Ask for a quote now!

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Skills (9)

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Highly experienced former newspaper sub-editor
Fast and accurate editing
Reasonable rates and quick turnaround
Specialist areas include medical/sport/culture/politics/music
Published writer of many years' experience
Editing - light
Editing - substantive
Editing - heavy
Citations and references

Service Description

I offer you:
• Four practical workshops for your staff, available separately or as a discounted package:
1. Act now on accessibility! Reach more of your target audience and be sure you’re not breaking the law - make your web documents fully accessible to people with print disabilities.
2. Mind your language! How to reach your target audience by writing in plain English.
3. How to write … (pick from any three of the following):
a) a media release that will stand out from the crowd
b) a fascinating feature/op. ed.
c) an unputdownable news story or news update
d) web content that everyone will want to scroll down for.
4. How to edit other people’s content – strip out the jargon and bureaucratic language without changing the meaning or treading on the author’s toes!

• A customised editorial style manual:
Consistency is crucial in marketing. If your organisation or department has no editorial style manual, how will your employees know whether to write “inquiry” or “enquiry”, when it’s correct to use “Commonwealth”, what part of a title (if any) is capitalised, or how to punctuate a bulleted list?
Let me create a style manual for you with a base of grammar and syntax tips, and the remainder individually tailored to your company/organisation’s requirements.

• Consultations on accessibility:
Let me check your selected documents for compliance with accessibility requirements and advise on any action you need to take.

• A full writing and editing service:
As a long-time...

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Employment

Australian Government Dept of Health & Ageing
Senior writer/editor
2011 - 2013
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Senior writer/sub-editor
2011 - 2011
Canberra Times
Features sub-editor and writer
2010 - 2011
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Senior writer/sub-editor
2010 - 2010
London Evening Standard
Senior sub-editor
1993 - 2006

Education

University of London Goldsmiths' College
Teacher's Certificate
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University of East Anglia
Bachelor of Education (Honours)
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Keywords

Accessible communications
editing
writing
proofreading
medical
sport
science
music
culture
politics
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