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Dresden McGregor | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 16, 2015

Dresden McGregor

Manuscript Editor, Alpha and Beta Reader
   United States
  |   Wilson, NC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

I am a versatile, engaging and professional content editor with nearly nine years of editing experience under my belt, six of them professionally. With an acute eye for the nuances of English, my priority is to make the best version of your writing come through. I return every piece I receive with detailed and practical feedback that can be used to improve your work and ready it for publication.

I work with writers of a variety of skill levels and backgrounds - mostly novelists, but I have worked with academics and journalists as well....

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Service Description

Most editors wear a lot of hats. The hats I wear for any genre of writing are traditional line editing (focused on grammar, phrasing, and word mechanics) and content (coherence, transitions, believability, accuracy). For fiction writers, I also offer help with story development, if desired. For nonfiction, I specialize in structure and transitions, including pulling together things like blogs, journals, and letters into a coherent, well-structured whole.

Preferred genres of fiction are mysteries, suspense/thriller, historical, urban fantasy, YA, dystopian, and contemporary fiction. If you write in a genre I haven't listed, feel free to submit your proposal anyway!

Preferred fields of nonfiction are culture, lifestyle, politics, social science, history, philosophy, and biography/memoir, but I have also edited technical pieces for business/finance and economics. Depending on the type of editing desired, I may be able to help with science, health, and engineering as well, though in those fields I may not be able to provide technical feedback (outside of writing mechanics).

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Employment

Baylor University (remote)
Internal Reviewer
2014 - Present
Editorial, historical and statistical research support.
Baylor University - Office of the President
Executive Assistant
2011 - 2014
A front desk position in the office of Baylor's 14th president, Judge Ken Starr. I was involved with research for Judge Starr's assistants and staff on both a daily and long-term basis, as well as...

Education

Baylor University
Bachelor of Arts
2010 - 2014
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