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Ellen Kaye Editing | Elance
 
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Ellen Kaye Editing

Proofreading and copyediting services
   United States
  |   Putney, VT

Overview

I have a passion for clear and accurate communication and a love of words and language, as well as a keen attention to grammar, sentence structure and word use. I have worked as a proofreader, copyeditor and grant writer during the past twenty-five years, proofreading and copyediting articles and columns in periodicals, grant proposals, a peer-suppport workbook, an academic work in psychology, as well as a book of essays and a memoir.

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Portfolio

A collection of essays
An example of memoir/essay that required some reworking
An academic text with lengthy citations, using APA style

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Speaking Test
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English Editing - AP style

Service Description

I offer proofreading and copyediting services. I am skilled at reworking writing to achieve greater clarity. My newspaper experience taught me about economy of words and concise communication. My background in English and American literature gives me a firm grip of the language, as well as a love of reading and of good writing.

I welcome jobs in fiction and nonfiction, persuasive or political writing, history and sociology, as well as in many other categories. Given my own study of social and political history, as well as a lifelong background in social activism, I am a good match for political and historical writers.

I have been writing, proofreading and copyediting for most of the past two decades, for individuals and nonprofit organizations. I have experience in editing periodicals, political writing, grant proposals, and promotional materials such as flyers and press releases.

I coordinated a team of proofreaders for an independent newspaper for four years. In addition, I have proofread manuscripts and book proposals.

My references are available, on request.

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Employment

Freelance proofreading and copyediting
Self-employed proofreader, copyeditor
2009 - Present
The Commons
Proofreader
2006 - 2010

Education

Brandeis University
English and American Literature, Bachelor of Arts
- 1985
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Proofreading
copyediting
accuracy
grant
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