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Dominique Chatterjee | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 17, 2014

Dominique Chatterjee

The Logical Editor | Food, Fitness, Philosophy
   United States
  |   Brooklyn, NY
  |  10:37 pm Local Time

Overview

Two years on Elance: 123 jobs completed, 100% recommended, 38% repeat client rate. "Far exceeded expectations. Prompt and professional. The best I have worked with through Elance."

Full-time freelance editor and writing coach. Expertise in food journalism, nutrition, fitness, health, customer service, business communications, criticism, and education.

My editing process is highly meticulous, contains a little bit of magic, and is 100% supportive of the belief that everybody can effectively communicate in writing. After two months, I ranked...

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Apr 13, 2014|Technical Writing|Private|Completed
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Mar 24, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Feb 17, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Line editor and proofreader
http://www.amazon.com/Things-Doctor-Doesnt-About-Child-ebook/dp/B00AQM7LV8
I have been writing about food (my favorite being dessert) for the Phoenix New Times...
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2013/08/craziest_ice_cream_flavors.php
I have edited two books by Michael Matthews, both about nutrition and fitness .
Through Elance, I was selected to proofread and edit the third issue of this NY-based...
http://vagazine.com/
Line editor
http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Master-Closer-Anything-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B008B6V6YO
Review of globally acclaimed artist Kiki Smith's show "I Myself Have Seen It."
As copyeditor, I corrected glaring errors and sent queries to the poets in casew where...
http://www.amazon.com/dVerse-Anthology-Voices-Contemporary-Poetry-ebook/dp/B00E8HLOVA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1385768722&sr=1-1&keywords=dverse+poetry
After working closely with Dr. Dixon to edit the manuscript on a tight deadline, I...
http://www.amazon.com/Innovative-School-Leaders-Guide-Social/dp/1456554174/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1334259802&sr=8-1
Reorganized content to strengthen the writer's ideas and highlighted work history and...
This client needed to tell a personal story of a difficult family experience for his...
Editor & guest writer for Daily Downward Dog, an inspirational and down-to-earth...
http://dailydownwarddog.com/when-you-think-you-cant-the-prime-time-to-practice-yoga/
I am a writer and reviewer for the Phoenix New Times' food blog, Chow Bella.
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/2011/09/eat_dessert_first_at_cornish_p.php

Skills (14)

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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

In five years of experience as an editor, I've had the joy of working with a large variety of documents: business communications, business plans, graduate school application essays, academic essays, magazines, web content, news stories, blog articles, non-fiction and fiction manuscripts, creative writing, and a PhD dissertation.

My editing style is holistic, meaning that I'll do whatever the takes to get the text 100% ready for readers. Depending on the needs of the job, I can accurately proofread, lightly edit, or provide full mark-ups with comments and suggestions. Open communication ensures that the final result always reflects the writer's message and personal style.

I recognize that an editor's job is often more than fixing surface errors. As a developmental and substantive editor for essays and for longer texts, my collaborative editing process can teach writers to think more critically about their own use of language and organization of ideas.

“Dominique was great to work with. She was very helpful not only in editing my writing, but also in brainstorming new ideas to improve my essays. I would definitely recommend Dominique to anyone looking for help with editing or writing.” – Response from editing application essays to Duke's MBA program

"You're my editing-angel. I'm so glad to have found you...You are a gifted editor, I adore working with you, and I'm so glad that we connected." – Gemma Stone

"A great job! She helped to improve readability by eliminating...

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Employment

Phoenix New Times
Food Journalist
2011 - Present
View Chatterjee.contently.com for writing samples from the Phoenix New Times and more. In addition to blogging as a dessert critic and food journalist for Chow Bella, I write weekly newsletters,...
The Logical Editor
Freelance Editor & Writing Coach
2011 - Present
Working closely with writers as an editor and coach is a dream come true. My clients include small businesses, marketing firms, blogs like Daily Downward Dog, inspirational speakers like Gemma...
WebsiteBusiness
Editor-in-Chief
2011 - 2011
• Managed editorial practices and standards • Edited and wrote articles to meet deadlines and quotas • Provided individualized coaching to help writers to improve over time • Redeveloped the...
Portland Public Schools
Educational Assistant
2009 - 2010
• Tutored all core subjects in an online learning classroom • Mentored high school students one-on-one to hone their language skills • Assisted teachers in the Evening and Summer Scholars programs...
Borders Books
Training and Operations Supervisor
2008 - 2009
• Trained new hires and maintained staff product knowledge • Oversaw daily store functions and scheduling as service manager • Regulated cash office, accounts payable, payroll, and HR documents
Gramlee.com
Copy Editor and Proofreader
2008 - 2008
• Optimized the organization, grammar, and personal voice in texts • Used MS Word’s track changes and editing features to coach writers

Education

Portland State University
Bachelor's of Arts in English & Writing
- 2010
Portland State University
Bachlor's of Arts in Liberal Studies
- 2010

Keywords

copy editor
English grammar
application essays
health editor
fitness editor
food writer
proofreading
writing coach
line editor
cookbook editor
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