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Dianne Penny | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 31, 2015

Dianne Penny

Experienced, meticulous proofreader
   United Kingdom
  |   Frome, Somerset

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $19

I am a perfectionist English proofreader with a wealth of experience in a wide range of material, including fiction and non-fiction books, articles, web copy, and - in particular - academic papers such as theses and dissertations. I work with both native speakers, and those for whom English is their second language. I am passionate about the written word and helping to create text which is fluent, clear, and a pleasure to read. Proofreading is, by necessity, slow and meticulous work, and I never 'cut corners', get software packages to do the...

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Jun 19, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$27|Completed
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Apr 15, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$290|Completed
Mar 31, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$22|Completed
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Portfolio

Edited essay to remove all errors and improve flow and consistency.
Proofread to improve the language and remove all errors.
Editing of essay to improve language and remove all errors.
The author of this extract is a Japanese student. I worked with her on the entirety of...
Worked with this student, of African origin, to upgrade her work by improving the...
Currently working with this author on her book on gemstones, rocks and crystals. Giving...
Worked with this overseas student on her dissertation.
Worked with this engineer to correct and perfect his job application - involved careful...

Skills (4)

Tested
Copy-editing
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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English Grammar
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

As a proofreader, I work to remove all errors of grammar, spelling and punctuation in a script. I use the Track Changes facility in MS Word to highlight all of my suggested changes, so that they are clearly visible to the client. On completion of the work, I send through a 'marked-up' copy, and a 'clean', finished copy. I do ask for all files to be sent to me in Word, and for the client to agree to this way of working.

Queries and concerns are flagged up via the Comments Boxes in the Track Changes facility, and if necessary, through Messages in the Workroom. Any issues relating to style, consistency, structure and content, are brought to the attention of the author.

I am quick to reply to messages from clients, and like to update them regularly on the progress of their project. Obviously, when a client is in a very different time zone, there is sometimes an inevitable delay in replying to a message!

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Education

University of Reading
Honours Degree, Classical Studies with Minor Latin
1983 - 1986

Keywords

Proofreading
copy-editing
language
students
novels
reliability
confidentiality
theses
dissertations
articles
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