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Elizabeth Stock | Elance
 
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Elizabeth Stock

Talented Editor and Multi-Award-Winning Writer
   United States
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Overview

"I combed through dozens of editors to find the right one, and recommend Elizabeth above all others on this website."

"With the perfect combination of respect, encouragement and tact, she delivers constructive criticism that will inspire you to build a better concept for your writing."

“Elizabeth is AWESOME. She completed everything on time and absolutely exceeded my expectations with the quality of her work.”

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Sep 25, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Aug 1, 2015|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 21, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 3, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Developmental Editor and Line Editor for Highly Rated Historical Fiction
Editor of Highly Rated Contemporary Fiction
Editor of an Amazon Bestselling and Award-Winning Science Fiction Thriller
Developmental and Line Editor for highly-rated Middle Grade Fiction
Editor of a Highly Rated Young Adult Thriller
Book review of a classic science fiction novel

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Manuscript Critiques

Service Description

I provide high-quality editing and writing services including manuscript critiques, developmental editing, substantive editing, and line editing. In order to give each manuscript the exclusive and careful attention it deserves, I limit the number of editorial projects I take on.

I understand the elements that build a great story. I will help you to improve your characterization, plot, and mechanics to hook readers from the first page and keep them hooked.

My edits resolve weaknesses on the book, chapter, and sentence level to ensure your writing is clear, consistent, and compelling while retaining your own unique style and voice.

My focus is not proofreading or only correcting grammar. I help authors to strengthen and refine their writing by addressing complex elements including:

Characterization
Plot, conflict, and suspense
Pacing
Style and flow
Voice and tone
Point of view
Eliminating wordiness and repetition
Showing versus telling
Setting
Dialogue
Structure
Imagery
World building
Overall consistency

My edits include explanations for different types of recommended revisions, making it easier for authors to improve their future writing.

I am a member of The Editorial Freelancers Association.

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance Editor
2010 - Present
As an independent editor, I work with authors and publishers on a variety of books. Recent editing projects include science fiction, fantasy, contemporary fiction, young adult, mystery, thrillers,...
Self-employed
Multi-Award-Winning Fiction Writer
2001 - Present
*Winner of the Oak Leaf Award of Excellence *Winner of the Molly Contest *Winner of the Dixie First Chapter Contest *Winner of the Put Your Heart in a Book Contest *Winner of the Fool for Love...
Consulting company
Editor
2013 - 2014
Editor and proofreader of essays, letters of recommendation, and related application materials for top tier international graduate programs.
Private
Editor
2010 - 2013
Contract position editing course materials and related documentation for military financial training and financial IT systems. Edited for technical accuracy, clarity, and consistency with military...

Education

Framingham State University
BA English with a Concentration in Writing
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University of Massachusetts - Boston
Graduate courses in Writing and English Literature
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editing
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developmental editing
substantive editing
content editing
creative writing
fiction
romance
science fiction
fantasy
writing
critique
line editing
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