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Darien C. | Elance
 
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Darien C.

Detailed and Thoughtful Editing on Your Terms
   United States
  |   Columbia, SC
  |  5:46 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I've been an editor for newspapers, magazines, and literary journals for the past ten years. During this time, I've published numerous short stories, poems, personal essays, sourcebook entries, and newspaper and magazine articles. I've also worked as a reporter for a radio station and as a scriptwriter for museums, writing exhibit guides and the general narrative for temporary and permanent exhibits. In the fall of 2008, I was a featured blogger for the South Carolina Arts Institute.

I have taught several English courses at the...

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

Writing and editing is a very personal process, even when dealing with professional documents. My background as a writer, editor, and teacher has led me to take a holistic approach to editing, one that focuses on collaboration and communication and draws on my experience working in a range of genres and formats. My approach is influenced as much by my training as a journalist as it is by time in MFA poetry workshops.

My first priority as an editor is to come to an understanding of exactly what you want in regards to both the finished project and our working relationship. If you are crafting a formal document and want me to edit and revise with a strict and heavy hand, I will be happy to do so. If you are working on a creative project and want me to play a relatively passive role, I will make minor corrections and supplement these with notes and suggestions for bigger changes. And for those projects that span the creative and the formal, we'll come to terms on exactly how we want to cross that bridge.

I will, or course, always offer suggestions and feedback, but I will also always respect your creative and professional vision. I can simultaneously be extremely detail-oriented about certain aspects and more nuanced about others. I can simply proofread, or I can line edit and rewrite. The extent of my involvement is up to you. If you hire me, it is still your project. I'm not going to impose on your voice or style or intent...unless that's what you want.

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Employment

University of South Carolina
Graduate Instructor, English
2006 - Present
Courses taught: ENGL101 Freshman Composition I, ENGL102 Freshman Composition II, ENGL460 Advanced Composition, ENGL462 Technical Writing, and ENGL463 Business Writing, UNIV401 (Verbal Reasoning and...

Education

University of South Carolina
PhD, Rhetoric and Composition , enrolled
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University of South Carolina
MFA, Poetry
- 2009
University of South Florida, St Petersburg
BA, Interdisciplinary Honors Program
- 2006
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copyediting
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blogs
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