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Denise Watson | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 6, 2015

Denise Watson

A UK Expat - Proofreader Second Time Round
   Spain

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20



“Excellent communications skills, remarkable domain knowledge, great attention to important details. Highly recommended.”

If you are a non-native writer of English and you want your work edited and proofread, you may be tempted to go for the cheaper bid. But what if the cheaper bid comes from a non-native? I am a native UK woman with excellent English skills, both spoken and written and I offer a simple ‘after’ service.

Once your work has been edited and proofread, I will look at it and confirm that it has indeed been done to a high...

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Apr 28, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Jan 18, 2015|Academic Writing|$60|Completed
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Dec 19, 2014|Academic Writing|$0|Completed
Dec 8, 2014|Speeches|$0|Completed

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Skills (6)

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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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English
English Speaking Test
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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English Grammar
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Copy Editing
Editing/Copy Editing
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Service Description

My regular work consists of teaching English to bank employees in Spain, maintaining a column in an English newspaper, writing occasional e-books for Kindle (see my website www.worthknowingbooks.com), preparing regular articles for disability outlets and, of course, editing and proofreading.

My search on Elance includes looking for editing and proofreading assignments, reviewing books, 'kindlifying' books for others and looking for any other work for which I feel I am the right person, via knowledge, experience, or skills. I enjoy helping both native and non-native writers of English bring their work up to that level of perfection which is necessary for quality publication, as having taken care to get the grammar, vocabulary and spelling right shows professionalism and dedication.

Any work I complete is with the involvement of the work owner and I may therefore ask questions before taking a piece of work on board. Once I become the contractor for that piece of work, I may liaise with the work owner as to:-

May a different word be more effective?
Would adding a little extra information at any point through the work make it read more comfortably?
Looking for anything that the work owner asks me to look out for e.g. use of tenses or personal feedback.

The result is a piece of work which meets my high standards and has no surprises for its owner.

Quality work has its price and I am sure that my bids still fall within friendly and acceptable.

I am also happy to produce...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Writer, Editor and Proofreader
2007 - Present
I write as a newspaper columnist, as a disability specialist and I also write short e-books. I regularly carry out editing and proofeading assignments and have done quite a lot of work for...
Self-Employed
Teacher of English by Phone to Companies in Spain
2007 - Present
Though self-employed, I had a contract with a company in Madrid who supplied teachers by phone to many national companies throughout Spain. Classes involved checking pronunciation via conversation...
Self-Employed
Qualified Person-Centred Counsellor
1999 - Present
As a qualified person-centred counsellor living in Spain, I now offer my confidential service by phone or Skype. Working by phone gives added confidentiality and payments are paid by bank...
Saint John of God
Registered Manager of a Residential Home
2005 - 2006
My responsiblity as a registered manager was to oversee the service provided in three inter-linked homes for wheelchair-users and to make sure that all standards of care were either met or exceeded.
Butterwick Hospice
Person-Centred Counsellor
2004 - 2005
As a counsellor in a hospice, my work involved covering the hospice itself and two out-stationed buildings, where I supplied a service to patients and also their persons of importance. My skill...
RNID (Royal National Institute for the Deaf)
Registered Manager of a Residential Home
2001 - 2004
As a qualified and registered manager, my responsiblities included overseeing the care and support given to the deaf (with other disabilities) residents by the deaf and also hearing staff. This...
The Shaw Trust
Development Worker
1999 - 2001
And also June 97 to November 98 - The Shaw Trust - a disability organisation which promoted people with disabilities into employment. My position as a development worker meant that I learnt a lot...
Department of Employment
Clerical Officer and Executive Officer
1979 - 1997
I worked as a civil servant for eighteen years, seven as a clerical officer and eleven as an executive. The last seven years of my career gave me the opportunity to learnt a lot about disability...

Education

Durham University, Teesside, England
Diploma in Health and Social Care + Managers Award
2001 - 2004
CACDP (Deaf Organisation)
NVQ Stage III in British Sign Language
2000 - 2001
Durham University, Teesside, England
Diploma in Humanistic Counselling
1997 - 1999
CACDP (Deaf Organisation)
Level 2 in Lipspeaking
1996 - 1996
Peterlee College, England
Advanced Certificates in English and Statistics
1969 - 1971
Peterlee College, England
OND (Diploma) in Business Studies
1969 - 1971

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Ebook
article
edit
proofread
Kindle
review
health
report
newsletter
disabilities
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