Bruce K. | Elance
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Bruce K.

copy editor, proofreader, author, journalist
  |   Melbourne, Victoria
  |  2:48 pm Local Time


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 (copy editor) on major city newspapers, including 12 years on The Age (Melbourne, mainly on the business desk) and many years in Asia.

I work with Norah Dempster, a published writer of short stories, poems and newspaper articles. With tertiary qualifications in writing and editing, a Bachelor of Arts (Monash University) and a Graduate Diploma in Careers (Victoria), she is my astute second pair of eyes.

We work well with writers.

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.

Society of Editors (Victoria)
Awarded: 2013
Swinburne University, Melbourne
Advanced Certificate of Business Management
Auckland Star newspaper
Journalism cadetship (four years)
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
Payment Terms
Payment through Elance.
Bruce K. | Elance

Bruce K.