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Courtney Diles | Elance
 
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Courtney Diles

A fiction editor with 6+ years of experience
   United States
  |   Bloomington, IN
  |  1:02 pm Local Time

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Overview

I make a living proofreading and editing for GP Strategies, Bank of America, Random House, and Kodansha Comics.

I am proud to keep flat word-count based rates only, so you know exactly what my services will cost before we begin.

Basic Editing is $0.003/word.
Comprehensive Editing is $0.004/word.

Please see service description for more details.

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May 31, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$120|Completed
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4.7
Mar 7, 2015|Copywriting|$400|Completed
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5.0
Feb 26, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$100|Completed
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5.0
Jan 11, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$190|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

This is a list of projects in which I have been involved. Thank you for your time.

Skills (10)

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Memoir
Editing/Copy Editing
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Ebooks
Rewriting

Service Description

As for my qualifications, I wield five years of professional editing experience. I've workshopped with the South Carolina Writers Workshop Board & chapters, the Southeastern Writers Association, the Charlotte Writers Club, The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the division of Random House Publisher Services that directs the production of Kodansha Comics. I served as President & Conference Coordinator of USC’s Undergraduate English Association and President & Founder of the Writers Club at USC. I have a BA in English.

Basic Editing ($0.003/word) includes:
Thorough grammar, punctuation, and spelling corrections
Basic formatting (font consistency, page breaks, indentations, etc)
Consistency (A character who has red hair in chapter 3 shouldn’t be brunette in chapter 12.)
A half-page evaluation of the writing’s greatest strengths and greatest weaknesses
A half-page evaluation of the storytelling’s greatest strengths and weaknesses
To provide you with a rough sketch, the cost totals to $111 for a 40,000-word novel, $171 for a 60,000-word novel, and $231 for an 80,000-word novel.

Comprehensive Editing $0.004/word includes:
Thorough grammar, punctuation, and spelling corrections
Basic formatting (font consistency, page breaks, indentations, etc)
Revisions for economy of language, parallelism, and clear sentence structure, etc (If you need to cut word count, this is the way to go.)
Commentary on the...

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Employment

South Carolina Writers Workshop
Editor of The Quill
2013 - Present
Random House Publisher Services/ Kodansha USA
Editorial Intern
2012 - Present
Random House
Freelance Proofreader
2012 - Present
I do freelance proofreading for Kodansha Comics with Random House Publishing Services.
Tequila Mockingbird Editions
Creator & Manager
2010 - Present
Manages an online bookshop through Amazon at amazon.com/shops/tequilabooks Maintains a competitive inventory of used & new books ranging from academic textbooks, to rare manga, to signed works by...
Self-Employed
Writer
2008 - Present

Education

Fort Mill High School
High School Diploma
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University of South Carolina Honors College
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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Book Doctor
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Editor at Large
Fiction Editor
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