[Elance Top 1% Contractor, Top .001% in the Writing/Translation category] I am a college-educated professional editor, proofreader and copywriter working from my home office with availability for your Elance project. I have 15 years of experience writing, editing, proofreading and formatting business communications and marketing collateral in financial services (specifically, Big 4 public accounting, banking and private equity). Recent projects include textbook proofreading; copywriting, editing and formatting eBooks; editing blog articles and websites; ghostwriting; and designing brochures and other marketing materials.
This is not supplemental income, a hobby or part-time work for me. I work full-time out of my home office and take your project very seriously. My work is a success when the client is 100% satisfied and happy with the results.
I really ENJOY my work, and it is my absolute pleasure to be your editor, proofreader and copywriter!
I primarily use Chicago and AP style guides, and am also proficient with MLA and APA style guides. There are a variety of programs I use to work with client documents, including Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, Scrivener and others.
I offer meticulous attention to detail in delivering effective editing, proofreading and writing solutions specific to the needs of the client. This includes:
substantive line editing
formatting and design
My expertise includes:
manuscripts, textbooks, eBooks (or e-books or ebooks, depending on the style guide!)
newsletters & press releases
resumes & cover letters
website pages, blogs & articles
I generally work with nonfiction material, including (but not limited to):
Anything not listed here is very likely something I will still be interested in learning about!
I am highly skilled in the following programs and platforms:
Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Adobe Creative Suite 5 (InDesign*, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Mac OS X
Google Drive/Google Docs/Dropbox
*I love and work primarily in InDesign of all the CS5 programs. I use this program to build books, eBooks, brochures, flyers, etc.
Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
American Copy Editors Society (ACES)
Northwest Independent Editors Guild
American Writers & Artists Inc. (AWAI)
Southern Oregon University
B.A. in theatre arts & communications
1994 - 1998
2012 - Present
Academic publishing house
2012 - Present
Various financial firms
2000 - 2012
Blackwell's Book Services
Contract Book Editor
1998 - 2000
Oregon Title Insurance Company
1993 - 1994
Payment is only accepted via Elance Escrow.
For fixed fee projects of more than $500, I require a 50% deposit (via Elance Escrow) to begin work. For fixed fee projects of less than $500, Escrow must be funded in full before work begins.
For hourly projects, I expect payment on a weekly schedule, but I do NOT use Work View (and can explain why, if it's a concern).
I reserve the right to share select sample pages of the final product privately with target clients both in and outside of Elance, as well as on my business website unless otherwise noted. I agree to and sign NDAs regularly for clients, so please request this before the project begins and I will happily comply.