I worked for 14 years as a legal assistant, drafting, editing and proofreading legal documents. I've also freelanced for journalists doing tape transcriptions of interviews. In addition, I was a scopist for court reporters. As a scopist my job was to ensure a 100% accurate transcript of testimony. That included copy editing and proofreading word for word per a backup tape. Medical, legal, oil and scientific terms are all within my experience. I am now an English as a Second Language teacher.
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Logical sentence and paragraph flow
Layout for easy reading
Consistency of terminology and facts (This is optional. In this situation the author's feedback and input might be necessary. In addition, this service would probably require extra time and the client would need to advise me at the onset of the job.)
Organizational consistency and logic
Revision of errors in order to deliver a polished, ready to publish, professional document
There might be continuous communication, if you so desire, throughout the entire process between myself and the author to ensure there is no misunderstanding and no discrepancy between your intention and the meaning of my understanding of the document. Both clarity and accuracy are important. However, you're the author; you and only you can tell me your intention and meaning for what you've written. Please remember, if I'm confused about your meaning, then some of the readers might be confused as well.
I must be made aware of any conflicts with your original intent at all stages.
I'll send you the manuscript with my changes recorded through the "Track Changes" application of Microsoft Word. Throughout your document there will be numerous comments and even questions, along with proofreading marks.
Once the initial edit is complete, you will be able to check the entire document...
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TEFL Teacher (English as a Foreign Language)
2003 - Present
TEFL Certificate issued by Via Lingua (International Teacher Training) in Guadalajara, Mexico.