Find freelancers. Lose those costly delays.

With 1.7 million freelancers, we'll match you with the perfect talent.

or, Register with Elance »

Beverly S. | Elance
 
176985602337900
Last Sign-in: May 21, 2015

Beverly S.

Veteran professional copywriter and editor
   United States
  |  9:32 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I've been a professional copy editor, writer, and instructor since May 1997. In addition, I've had hundreds of articles, columns, features, interviews, and reviews published in both online and print publications.

I've published several books, including SUN SIGNS FOR WRITERS (Writer's Digest Books), SECRETS OF THE PROFESSIONAL FREELANCER, AIM TO WRITE, NOCTURNAL MUSINGS, SHADOWS OF THE SOUL, MENDING FENCES, HIDDEN FIRE. I also co-authored THE COMPLETE WRITER: A GUIDE TO TAPPING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL.

I hold membership in The Authors Guild,...

Read More »
May 21, 2015|Children's Writing|Private|Working
Mar 9, 2015|Creative Writing|Private|Completed
|
5.0

View All »

Portfolio

In this excerpt, I discuss the attitude and steps that are necessary for becoming a...
An article discussing the importance of networking with others in the publishing industry.
A personal exploration of how I overcame personal obstacles and tragedy in my personal...
Article on how e-queries help writers become more efficient and productive.
Press release announcing the upcoming publication of The Complete Writer: A Guide To...
Press release announcing the upcoming release of Sun Signs for Writers to the...
In this presentation on smart marketing I discuss: *How to target the proper markets...
Writing sample from my book, Sun Signs for Writers (Writer’s Digest Books), published...
Various excerpts I contributed as a co-author to The Complete Writer: A Guide To...
Book review of the dark fiction book, Boojum, by Dr. Dan Skelton.
An article outlining the benefits and recommendations for the essential amino acid...
Article written for FWOINTL on the seven virtues every writer should embrace.
Follow-up article highlighting the seven deadly sins every writer should avoid.
A list article outlining ten useful tips to improve short stories.
A list of suggestions for keeping the writer-editor relationship positive and productive.
One writer's meditation on the balance act of working at home with children underfoot.
Humorous piece on the dividing time between being a housewife and an aspiring novelist.
Co-wrote an article with David Goldstein on options for consumers and businesses that...
Wrote a fiction manuscript specifically targeted for the romance genre. This manuscript...
Wrote a fiction novel specifically targeted for romance readers. Originally published...

Skills (10)

Tested
Business Writing
English Grammar
English Spelling and Grammar
My Score
avg
English
English Spelling Test
My Score
avg
Editing
Editing/Copy Editing
My Score
avg
Technical Writing
Microsoft Word
General Office Skills
Advertising
English Spelling
English Spelling
My Score
avg
English Spelling and Grammar
My Score
avg
Computer Skills

Service Description

Professional, efficient, qualified, and affordable—that's me. I'm a veteran copy editor and traditionally published author who's worked as a professional freelancer from my home office for over 17 years. Need something edited? I can do it. Need something written? I can do it.

My office equipment includes two laptops (both Mac), two PCs, one Mac desktop, several printers, two scanners, Wi-Fi, high-speed internet, an iPhone smartphone, fax capability, teleconferencing programs, video/audio programming software, and word-processing/editing software for both Mac and PC. Whatever your project entails, my home office is equipped to handle it.

My name is Bev and I am a professional, multi-published author and freelancer who is interested in writing and/or editing content for you.

I've been a full-time writer and editor since 1997. Since then, I've published and edited hundreds of articles, features, reviews, and columns in print and online. In addition, I was the editor/publisher of an award-winning e-zine for writers, Scribe & Quill, for the past 15 years. The 'zine boasted over 6,300 opt-in subscribers.

My first book, SUN SIGNS FOR WRITERS, was published by Writer's Digest Books in August 2006. I also write fiction under a pseudonym, Star Ferris. My first fiction book, MENDING FENCES, was published September 2006 by Whiskey Creek Press, followed by HIDDEN FIRE, published in 2009. I'm also the co-author of THE COMPLETE WRITER: A GUIDE TO TAPPING YOUR FULL POTENTIAL (Red...

Read More »

Employment

Triple Crow Publishing
Executive editor
2012 - Present
Scribe & Quill
Self-employed writer, editor and publisher
1997 - Present
I have been self-employed since May 1997 and have provided numerous clients with writing/editing services during that time. Please see my resume and CV for additional information and links.
Independent publishing professional
Copywriter, editor , proofreader, writing coach
1997 - Present
Epic Factor
Content editor
2012 - 2012
Content editor for career profiles for education websites. Emphasis on particular format and SEO keywords/phrases.
Eloquent/Strategic Publishing Company
Managing editor/proofreader/formatter/editor
2008 - 2012
City of Enid Oklahoma (municipal government)
Billing clerk / police department back records clerk
1990 - 1997
Responsible for a variety of customer service/office and billing operations while in the position of utility billing clerk. During my tenure, I received steady promotions and after I left to...

Education

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Applied Communication with a minor in Philosophy
2001 - 2008
Phillips University
Mass Communication and Psychology - transferred
1984 - 1985

Keywords

copywriting
copy editing
proofreading
blogging
marketing
SEO
business
press releases
My Snapshot
Elance Level
Level represents activity and experience on Elance. Freelancers start at Level 1 and achieve higher levels through their work. A higher "Level" indicates greater earnings, ratings and other achievements on Elance. Learn More »
  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Jobs
2
1
0
Total
Milestones
Hours
Reviews
5.0
Recommend
Clients
Total
Repeat
Earnings
Private
Private
Total
Per Client
Identity
Username
elementalmuse
Type
Individual
Member Since
July 2008
Elance URL
Verifications
0
Beverly S. | Elance

Beverly S.