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Diana S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 18, 2012

Diana S.

Fast, detail-oriented editor; 8 years' experience.
   United States
  |   Highland Park, IL

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I am American and work as a freelance editor, copy editor, and lexicographer. In the past several years I have done projects for companies such as ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com, K Dictionaries, and Scholastic, and before that I worked as a copy editor at Encyclopaedia Britannica for two years. I earned a bachelor's in English and French from the University of Chicago. I have lived and studied in the UK, France, and Brazil and am very familiar with both British and American English. In my free time I love to study languages; I...

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Employment

ThinkMap Visual Thesaurus and Vocabulary.com
Freelance Dictionary Editor
2011 - 2012
Ordered and parsed senses of 12,000 entries in the WordNet database
Demand Media Studios
Freelance Copy Editor
2010 - 2011
Edited thousands of articles for AP style and grammar, using online interface
Scholastic
Freelance Editor
2010 - 2010
Worked on a short project for Scholastic Children's Dictionary
K Dictionaries
Freelance Dictionary Editor and Copy Editor
2009 - 2010
Wrote and edited English entries for bilingual dictionary Prepared dictionary for translation by adding labels for parts of speech, geographic usage, etc. Copyedited newsletters and 300-page...
French Government
English Teacher
2009 - 2010
Taught English to nine classes in four public schools Planned lessons on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture
Encyclopaedia Britannica
Senior Copy Editor
2007 - 2009
Managed workflow for team of 10 copy editors to meet deadlines for processing articles Trained three copy editors and proofread work of five copy editors Acted as go-to person among copy...
Lake Claremont Press
Editorial Assistant
2007 - 2007
Edited three full-length books Organized and compiled Lake Claremont Press style guide and author handbook Wrote press releases and other promotional copy, including back covers
PrepMe
Tutoring Manager
2005 - 2007
Developed and directed head-start online SAT program for middle schoolers Streamlined editorial process for all online publications, including new ACT course with 70 lessons Supervised team...
Northwestern University CTD
Writing Teacher's Assistant
2005 - 2005
Assisted head teacher in instructing gifted students to develop nonfiction-writing skills Planned and taught lessons on the intricacies of grammar
Chicago Weekly
Managing Editor
2004 - 2005
Edited articles for readability and style and copyedited proofs Managed writing and editing assignments for 30 active writers and five editors

Education

University of Chicago
BA, English major, French minor
2003 - 2006
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dictionary editor
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