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Elise M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 19, 2008

Elise M.

Proofing, editing, writing and transcription
   United States
  |   New Ipswich, NH

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

Attention to detail and grammatical accuracy in proofreading and editing are my primary goals.

I have worked for years in writing and editing for business and academia. My work has included proofreading grants, scientific papers, brochures, and website content, as well as drafting accurate, appropriate, detailed correspondence for executives.

I also have extensive expertise in accurate, error-free transcription and have particularly outstanding skills in correctly ascertaining transcription, even when the speaker has heavily accented...

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Dec 22, 2007|Virtual Assistant|$70|Completed
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Skills (6)

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Email
Email Etiquette Certification
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Phone Support
Telephone Etiquette Certification
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
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Service Description

I've been proofreading and editing for 20 years. I have a background in music journalism, private secondary school publications, and providing website content.

At every non-editing job I've worked, I've quickly ended up as the in-house editor and proofreader. I have an innate love of the English language and a desire to see it utilized correctly and effectively.

Please note my ExpertRating Editing Certification, below, which I passed on the first attempt with a 96% score.

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Employment

High Mowing School, Wilton, NH
Director of Music, Editor
1999 - Present
Edited all grade reports, many school publications (brochures, annual reports), admissions correspondence, and newsletters for accuracy and clarity. Taught courses with intensive writing and...
BellaOnline Forums
Editor, Blues/Jazz Forum
2006 - 2006
Provided web content for an online forum dedicated to the discussion of blues and jazz.
Two Rivers Music Studios, Peterborough, NH
Director
1997 - 2002
Responsible for all written communications, including website, press releases, and advertising.
Wheelock College, Boston, MA
Administrative Assistant
1990 - 1992
Administrative Assistant to two academic department chairs. Responsible for word processing, proofreading, editing, and transcription of department documents with little to no supervision or...
Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
Administrative Assistant / Writer
1988 - 1990
Within the Neuroscience Research Department, I was responsible for writing, word processing, proofreading, and editing of grants, scientific papers, and other correspondence. Reported directly...
WordSmith, Cambridge, MA
Medical Transcriptionist
1987 - 1990
Transcribed medical reports, recorded by physicians and physicians' assistants, from recordings.
STUFF Magazine, Boston, MA
Music Columnist
1986 - 1987
Wrote a monthly music column for STUFF Magazine, a Boston-based arts/entertainment publication with a circulation of 30,000.
Stuart J. Clayman, Ph.D., Brookline, MA
Administrative Assistant / Transcriptionist
1984 - 1986
Responsible for timely transcription of large amounts of dictated psychological reports and preparation of written materials to support Dr. Clayman's work as an expert witness; appointment...

Education

Berklee College of Music
Bachelor's of Music, Music Education
1987 - 1990
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excellent phone etiquette
transcription
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