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Douglas Williams | Elance
 
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Douglas Williams

Writing, editing services and publishing
   United States
  |   Newark, DE
  |  8:45 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

25+ years of writing, editing in the publishing industry; careful, considered, and collaborative editing. I'll help you tell your story well.

My editing and writing background has been focused in business, finance, health, politics/government and communications. The bulk of my work has come in the non-fiction realm, but I have written fiction and worked with fiction writers on story development, and basic storytelling.

In my view, proofing is the same for both types of writing: The focus of the read is on the words, the sentence...

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Feb 16, 2016|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Oct 17, 2015|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

I formatted Leveraging LinkedIn for Job Search Success for custom printing, PDF for...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/teo7gi28nv10m30/Leveraging_LinkedIn_Excerpt.pdf?dl=0
I edited, reworked and proofed Michael Nguyen's manuscript, then formatted the book for...
http://bit.ly/1Pvcg78
Full proofing and line editing for Jason Marquardt's YA horror book.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/70notzorptl25d2/Deadly%20House%20Edited_Final.docx?dl=0
Designed the cover-spine-back for Steve Colbourne's novel, and formatted the interior...
http://bit.ly/1xQj8z2
Designed interior for ePub, Kindle sale, CreateSpace print sale and screen PDF for...
http://bit.ly/1KsXx9X
Edited, proofed and formatted interior of Brian Devlin's book, now available from his...
http://bit.ly/1OLpA2i
Edited all content for Laura's book, now available through CreateSpace and Kindle....
http://bit.ly/1IGRlai
I proofed and formatted Tom Poland's book for printing
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ybj23d2bo8nf9g7/C%2BC_Exerpt.pdf?dl=0
Formatted the interior of Colin Gautrey's book, with a light proofing along the way.
http://bit.ly/1HAubUz
I edited and proofed the text of Peter Mills' book, then formatted for Lightning Source...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/p58rdps48yg8y8l/Leading_People_Excerpt.pdf?dl=0
One in a series of four eBooks I edited for Pastor Glenn Reynolds, taking a seminar...
http://bit.ly/1DLpXt2
Edited all copy for the book and produced book for CreateSpace upload, and for Kindle...
http://bit.ly/1Cv1Bx6
Final proof of Willard Whyte's blog entries for eBook and print.
http://bit.ly/1yrmKh1
Copy edited and proofread Matt's book and provided basic set-up for Kindle...
Produced this annual supplement, commissioning stories from an outline I developed,...
A sample of a section front edited and designed during recent tenure as Business Editor...
Basic news article writing from recent tenure as Business Editor of The News...

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Article/story framing
Story/plot outlining
Article/story research
development

Service Description

I am the lead in a small group of experienced newspaper, magazine and Web writers, editors and designers, each with more than 15 years in the profession, each supplementing full-time work. We know content, research methods, sourcing, styles -- and deadlines. We can help you reach the audience you seek, hold their attention and register the message, within your specs or those we help you create.

As I said earlier, I know my limits. Most of the work on jobs in the writing/editing/layout side of things is done by me. If a client needs a line graphic or drawing or an image, I sub that work to people I know and have worked with closely who I know will deliver. They rely on me to widen their reach while they focus on their local clients and specialties.

Collectively, we are Whyte Ventures.


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Employment

Gannett Co. Inc.
Deputy Metro editor/Business editor
2000 - Present
Deputy Metro editor (00-07), Business editor (07-13), Web delivery editor (13-present)
Pulitzer Publishing
Managing editor
1991 - 2000
Metro editor (91-97) and Managing editor (97-00) for suburban Chicago newspaper; Accomplishments * Directed 1998 reconfiguration bolstering local news, adding content sections on families,...
Gannett Co. Inc.
Reporter/Editor
1976 - 1991
Reporter, business reporter, business editor, Metro editor for newspaper group in New York suburbs.

Education

Colgate University
Bachelor's, international relations/history
1971 - 1975
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writing
editing
proofreading
print books
Kindle
ePub
newsletters
magazines
CreateSpace
Blurb
e-book.
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