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Kristin Clay | Elance
 
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Kristin Clay

Freelance Copyeditor
   Sweden
  |   Göteborg, Vastra Gotland
  |  10:15 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I'm in the business of clarifying, tightening, revamping, and reworking language: polishing punctuation, mending misuse, touching up typos, and avoiding annoying alliteration. Samuel Johnson wrote in the preface to his dictionary that "no book was ever spared out of tenderness to the author, and the world is little solicitous to know whence proceeded the faults of that which it condemns"; therefore, I make it my duty to minimize faults and lessen the opportunities for condemnation. Johnson also said, "language is the dress of thought," so...

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Apr 21, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Skills (2)

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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Service Description

I provide copyediting on three levels (light, medium, heavy).

Light copyediting addresses indisputable errors in grammar, syntax, and usage; points out sentences that are convoluted, but does not revise; queries any factual inconsistencies; and accepts the structure and organization as it is.

Medium copyediting corrects all errors in grammar, syntax, and usage; points out sentences that are convoluted and suggests revisions; queries facts that seem incorrect and attempts verification; and suggests alterations of structure and organization where advisable.

Heavy copyediting corrects all errors in grammar, syntax, and usage; rewrites convoluted sentences; verifies and revises any incorrect facts; and provides specific alterations to structure or organization for the author's approval.

All levels of copyediting ensure mechanical consistency throughout. Decisions about punctuation, word usage, treatment of numbers, etc., are recorded on a style sheet that maintains consistency and accuracy across the manuscript.

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Employment

International School of the Gothenburg Region
Substitute Teacher
2011 - 2011
Aperian Global
Country Specialist Associate
2009 - 2009
Unpaid internship Searched for, interviewed, and confirmed international Country Specialists for cross-cultural training sessions Assisted in optimizing materials, questionnaires, templates,...
Aalborg University
Assistant English Language Teacher
2009 - 2009
Assisted in English language workshops; led small groups in exercises; proofreading Developed cross-cultural communication skills and increased interpersonal skills, e.g., comfort in offering...
Bank of America
Teller
2007 - 2008
Handled, counted, and was responsible for large quantities of cash Customer service and sales of banking options Increased interpersonal skills and ability to quickly calculate sums and balances...
Sarasota County School Board
Substitute Teacher
2006 - 2007
Substitute Teacher, Sarasota County, Florida, USA Available to teach all subjects, kindergarten through 12th grade Developed classroom management skills and increased communication skills
Palm Beach Atlantic University Library
Library Assistant and Evening Supervisor
2001 - 2005
Closing procedures and lockdown of library Assisted patrons with computer needs, reference questions, and information searches Developed supervising skills and abilities in Microsoft Word, Exel,...

Education

University of California Berkeley Extension
Certificate in Professional Sequence in Editing
2011 - 2012
Folkuniversitet Göteborg
Swedish Language
2011 - 2011
Aalborg University, Denmark
Masters: Culture, Communication and Globalization
2008 - 2010
Palm Beach Atlantic University
Bachelor Degree in History
2001 - 2005

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