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Bruce K. | Elance
 
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Bruce K.

copy editor, proofreader, author, journalist
   Australia
  |   Melbourne, Victoria
  |  9:09 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

I am author of the popular how-to book 'Editing Made Easy', on sale worldwide words are my business.

Skilled and versatile, with more than 30 years' experience as a newspaper/magazine journalist and copy editor (sub-editor), I work with text of all kinds: business reports, press releases, web content, news, features and fiction.

I have a keen eye for correct grammar, punctuation, rhythm and syntax my mission is to make sure everything can be easily understood and that nothing can be misunderstood.

I have been a senior sub-editor...

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Oct 5, 2013|Copywriting|$960|Completed
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Aug 10, 2013|Article Writing|$240|Completed
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Portfolio

Editing Made Easy is not just an indispensable reference book for the experienced...
Bruce Kaplan reports from exotic Sarawak, home to headhunters, blowpipes, deadly poison...
Humorous article, set at a dinner party, on people's responses to having a 'sore back.'

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Service Description

Writing is about communication, clarity and accuracy. I pay ruthless attention to detail, checking and correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, paragraphs, syntax and overall flow of text.

You write it I fix it: short articles, features, press releases, brochures, product information and reviews, newsletters, business reports, web content, blogs, short stories, travel, novels, biographies and general non-fiction.

Working to agreed deadlines, I offer a friendly, personal, home-based service, with the focus on open, honest communication.




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Employment

Confidential - many clients
Freelance copy editor
2011 - Present
I am still working as a freelance copy editor.
The Age newspaper, Melbourne
Senior sub-editor (copy editor)
1999 - 2011

Education

Swinburne University, Melbourne
Advanced Certificate of Business Management
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Auckland Star newspaper
Journalism cadetship (four years)
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Keywords

editing writing proofreading grammar punctuation business journalism creative rewriting text copy content structure
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