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Catherine Conlan | Elance
 
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Catherine Conlan

Journeyman Editor and Writer
   United States
  |  1:29 am Local Time

Overview

If you need the words, I will write them. If you have the words, I will edit them. I am an editor and writer whose skills are second to none.

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May 10, 2013|Copywriting|$4,095|Completed
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Jan 18, 2013|E-books and Blogs|$170|Completed
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Jan 4, 2013|Copywriting|$6,143|Completed
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Jan 4, 2013|E-books and Blogs|$3,564|Completed
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Skills (4)

Tested
English
Business Writing
Editing
English Grammar

Service Description

* My editing skills are the best in the business and are offered at each step of the editing process: content, copy editing and proofreading.

* I provide writing services for social media packages, articles, marketing materials, e-books, Web sites, features, hard news, business, how-to, and company and personal profiles.

* Fluent in AP style; proficient in CMS; easily adapt to house stylebooks.

* Translation to and from Russian.

* Some design consulting.

I have more than 20 years of experience in editing at newspapers and magazines and for books, websites, blogs and business writing on a freelance basis. My experience in newspapers has given me the flexibility to pick up a subject quickly and write about it with confidence. Through my magazine work, I've learned how to dig deep into a topic and tell a good story. I've been editing everything I read since I learned to read (I have a copy of "Little House in the Big Woods" full of my proofreading marks).

I've shaped cub reporters into award-winners. I've been recognized by my peers for excellence in editing. I've conducted interviews in another language and have caught errors in truck wraps, product packaging and training materials.

I often go months without bidding on Elance because I have enough work from existing clients. If I bid on your project, it is because I have finished a project and am able to expand my client base again.


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Employment

Duluth News Tribune
Copy editor, city editor
2005 - 2008
Twin Cities Business Journal and companies
Managing editor
1999 - 2002
CONNECT US-RUSSIA
Administrator
1997 - 1999
(Minneapolis) Star Tribune
Copy editor
1996 - 1997
St. Petersburg (Russia) Times
Deputy editor
1995 - 1996

Education

St. Olaf College
Bachelor's of Arts degree, Russian language
1989 - 1993

Keywords

editing
writing
proofreading
copy editing
translation
Russian
books
business
content
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Catherine Conlan