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Maryanne (Meg) C. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 8, 2012

Maryanne (Meg) C.

Eagle-Eye sees it all
   South Africa
  |   Agulhas, Western Cape
  |  1:20 am Local Time

Overview

I am an English mother-tongue speaker resident in South Africa, with a two-year qualification in English Literature from the University of Natal in Durban. I absolutely love proofreading and excel at finding the errors that everyone else has missed - especially just before the publication goes to print.

I have years of experience in proofreading post-graduate degrees from a number of South African universities. I worked for many years at the University of Natal in Durban in the Department of Europe Studies. Whilst there, I also co-edited...

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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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Service Description

WORK EXPERIENCE - MEG

Editor, proofreader, writer, translator (freelance)
April 1990 – present

United Nations and South African Government
2010 – 2012
Proofreading and re-writing conference and “green” papers

NuweJaars Wetland Special Management Area
August 2010 – present (voluntary)
• Proofreads website and tourism brochures for writing style, grammatical and typing errors and inconsistencies, and inaccuracies

All4Women.co.za, website
May 2010 – present
• Proofreads daily articles on line for writing style, grammatical and typing errors and inconsistencies, and inaccuracies
• Condenses articles twice weekly from Wikihow.com for publication

Veld & Flora, National publication for the Botanical Society of South Africa
June 2007, June 2008, December 2008, March 2012
• Proofreads quarterly issues for writing style, grammatical and typing errors and inconsistencies, and inaccuracies
• Writes articles for publication in quarterly issues

Agulhas National Park
2005 – present
• Proofreads Park publications and media material for writing style, grammatical and typing errors and inconsistencies, and inaccuracies
• Proofreads and translates from Afrikaans to English Hiking Trail brochures for the Agulhas National Park Honorary Rangers

Cape Agulhas Tourism Bureau, Bredasdorp, and Cape Overberg Tourism Association (COTA), Caledon, Western Cape, South Africa
1997 – present
• Writes articles, edits, and proofreads the annual Cape Agulhas Regional Visitor’s Guide. Nos. 5-13 and...

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Maryanne (Meg) C. | Elance

Maryanne (Meg) C.