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Martin Coffee | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 21, 2014

Martin Coffee

Editing to Make Your Vision a Reality
   United States
  |   Portage, PA
  |  4:07 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

As an Editor, I am a Communications Facilitator. To explain, I will assist you in finding the best words with which to express your thoughts and ideas. My goal is to make your writing stand out from the rest of the pack. I have extensive experience substantively editing works of fiction and nonfiction, and also academic writing. I am exceptionally adept at proofreading and copyediting. I complete projects in a timely and professional manner. I strictly adhere to deadlines and invest projects with the utmost my talents and abilities have...

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Apr 18, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$200|Completed
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Portfolio

List of books that I have edited, copyedited and/or proofread which have been published.
Editing of dissertation
Editing of academic work by a person using English as a second language.
Editing of a business-related manuscript
Editing of business book regarding trading stocks
Editing of Business book about running a successful CPA practice
Editing of a postcolonial thriller novel
Editing of contemporary novel
Editing of science-fiction/fantasy novel
Editing of a literary novel
Editing of a novel in the thriller genre
Editing of post-apocalyptic novel
Editing of literary-surreal novel
Editing of a historical fiction novel
Editing of romance novel
Editing of the memoir of CNN journalist Don Lemon
Editing of memoir
Editing of memoir
Editing of nonfiction book regarding a man's real-life business successes and failures
Editing of a self-help book regarding mental health
Editing of self-help book regarding natural health and alternative medicine
Editing of self-help book geared to those curious about the practice of meditation
Source material was a raw, verbatim transcript of a live training/seminar. Completed...
This is a book that I not only edited and proofread, but also completed the page layout...
After carefully editing and proofreading the book, I then formatted it in Microsoft...

Skills (10)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Proofreading
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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English Grammar
English Punctuation
English Spelling
Academic Writing
CreateSpace
Kindle Direct Publishing

Service Description

I enjoy reading for pleasure and spend the majority of my free time doing so. I once heard someone say that you should think of what you would do with your time if you won a million dollars. The point of the exercise was to determine what activity one truly loved and enjoyed and to pursue it as one's career. For me, I would choose reading. Fortunately, the act of editing, proofreading and copyediting is just that--reading--albeit with a more critical eye for detail.

I earned a BA in Broad Humanities from the University of Pittsburgh. My major consisted of Philosophy and English Literature. I minored in Political Science. I consider myself to have a thorough liberal arts background. I am fluent in a wide and diverse number of subjects which include, but are not limited to, philosophy, literature (English, postcolonial, Latin American, and Anglo-Indian), psychology, history, religion (Christianity in particular), politics (US and world), current events, world affairs, foreign policy, art, astronomy, etc. Suffice it to say that I am well-read in a wide array of subjects, which greatly aids me in providing critical commentary and substantive feedback on the projects that I edit.

I am a seasoned editor, proofreader, and copyeditor. I have extensive experience working with fiction, nonfiction, and academic writing. I approach all projects with the utmost effort and professionalism. I am detail-oriented and this is evident in my work. I can point out issues...

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Employment

Coffee2go Editing Solutions
Editor and Owner
2009 - Present
I provide editing, proofreading, copyediting and writing services to clients through Elance.com.
South Asian Review
Editorial Consultant
2005 - 2010
Provided consultation to editor and his staff of undergraduate assistants regarding publication of scholarly journal. Edited, proofread, and copyedited submitted material, particularly final...
South Asian Review
Senior Editorial Assistant
2001 - 2005
Oversaw all aspects of the publication of a nationally recognized scholarly journal that is published 3 times a year. Supervised an editorial staff of six. Edited and proofread all submitted...

Education

University of Pittsburgh
Bachelor of Arts in Broad Humanities
1999 - 2004

Keywords

Editing
Proofreading
Copyediting
Grammar
Punctuation
Fiction
Nonfiction
Spelling
Syntax
Diction
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