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Kent C.

Freelance Writer and Editor
   United States
  |   Athens, OH
  |  1:01 am Local Time

Overview

I am a freelance writer, editor, and researcher. I hold degrees in both journalism and creative writing, and I currently teach writing at Ohio University and Marietta College. I have worked with clients on projects ranging from book-length nonfiction, memoir, fiction, poetry, news stories, SEO content, academic thesis materials, application essays, product and service descriptions, and more. I served as Associate Editor, then Fiction Editor, at Hayden's Ferry Review, a well-regarded literary journal, where I selected works for publication...

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May 20, 2014|Other - Writing Services|$1,028|Completed
Oct 11, 2013|Copywriting|$1,100|Completed
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Mar 10, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$75|Completed
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Nov 8, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$22|Completed

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Portfolio

This is an excerpt from a memoir project I worked on with a first-time author. He had...

Skills (15)

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Editing
Content Writing
Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Report Writing
Resume Writing
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft Word
Technical Writing
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft PowerPoint
U.S. Culture
Email

Service Description

Here's the thing: Many people claim to be editors. Most of them even believe they are good editors (which led them to try it out as a career in the first place). The truth, unfortunately, is that very few of those who profess to be editors are very good at it. My clients tell me stories everyday about hiring multiple editors before finding one who could complete their project as described. I speak to writers who now expect to hire their work out for two or three, or even four rounds of revision, because they cannot find reliable editing services. I think that is a very sad thing!

So I am taking a gamble. I am gambling on my suspicion that there is still a market for writing and editing services of the very highest quality. My bids are almost never the lowest, but my customers find value in knowing their projects will be done right the first time. Please contract me with absolute confidence in the quality and timelines of my work.

I specialize in intensive editing, revision, or rewriting of book-length fiction and non-fiction, but I am happy working on shorter projects as well. I am something of a generalist, which means I can help with issues large and small--from line-editing for grammar, spelling, diction, and usage, on up to more macro concerns like tone, structure, formatting, consistency, style, etc.



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Employment

Marietta College
Adjunct Professor
2012 - Present
Ohio University
Adjunct Professor
2012 - Present
Hayden's Ferry Review
Fiction Editor
2010 - 2012
Arizona State University
Lecturer
2009 - 2012

Education

Arizona State University
Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing, Fiction
- 2012
Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, News Writing
- 2006

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editing
proofreading
fiction
nonfiction
academic
ghostwriting
transcription
ebook
article
content
mla
apa
ap
news
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