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Chris S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 26, 2015

Chris S.

A versatile freelance editor and writer
   United States
Buffalo
  |  8:43 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I have a B.A. in English, and for nine years I edited business and marketing copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York, Philips Lytle LLP. I've also edited books for Happy About, a publishing house in California. In addition, my freelance nonfiction work has appeared in "Buffalo Spree" magazine, the "Buffalo News," and the "New York Law Journal"; a one-act play that I wrote was staged at a small theatre in Buffalo, New York, in January 2007; and I've had four flash-fiction stories published in electronic literary magazines.

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Apr 17, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$20|Completed
Feb 23, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Completed
Feb 5, 2015|Newsletters|$23|Completed
Feb 5, 2015|Newsletters|$135|Completed
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Portfolio

This is chapter 1 of a book about hypnotherapy that I edited for an Elance client. The...
I edited this book about divorcing with children for an Elance client.
I edited this business book for an Elance client. The goal was to make the author’s...
This is chapter 1 of a book about detoxifying the body that I edited for an Elance...
I edited this legal article for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I edited this legal article for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York.
I edited this case study for a company that offers an assessment-management software...
I edited this article for a company that offers an assessment-management software...
I edited this brochure for an ad agency (includes sticky notes).
I edited this brochure for an ad agency (includes sticky notes).
I wrote this article about a law firm's mock courtroom. It was published in the...
I wrote this quirky feature about gifts from the 1970s. It was published in...
I wrote this quirky piece about Allentown, New York. It was published in "Buffalo...
I wrote this cover story about Gaelic football. It was published in "Buffalo Spree...
I wrote this article about the art scene in Buffalo, New York. It was published in...
I wrote this profile about a local artist. It was published in "Buffalo Spree...
I wrote this edgy-quirky article about a cool local coffee shop. It was published in...
I wrote this edgy-quirky story about the best things in Buffalo, New York, for 2005. It...
I wrote this article on home schooling. It was published in the "Buffalo News."
I wrote this article on city living. It was published in the "Buffalo News."

Skills (4)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Chicago Manual of Style

Service Description

My editing, which is based on "The Chicago Manual of Style," is extremely accurate and detailed, and I always strive for grammatical and syntactical perfection. My goal is to make your written work as clear, concise, and readable as possible. With respect to copywriting, my tone ranges from professional, scholarly, and formal to relaxed, edgy, witty, and quirky depending on your needs.

My skills, experience, and accomplishments include the following:

- Scoring in the top 10% of all Elance providers for "The Chicago Manual of Style" English Editing Skills Test (U.S. version) and the U.S English Grammar Test for Writing Professionals.

- Editing a book for an Elance client titled “The Chi of Change,” which was an Amazon number one best seller.

- Editing and writing copy for attorneys that has appeared in print in the "Metropolitan Corporate Counsel," "American British Business," the "Albany Law Review," and the "New York Law Journal."

- Editing marketing materials for Aars | Wells, an ad agency in Dallas, Texas, that has earned more than 75 local, national, and international awards for creative excellence.

- Writing journalistic pieces for "Buffalo Spree" magazine, a national award-winning monthly publication.



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Employment

Phillips Lytle LLP
Business Development Manager
2003 - 2012
Responsible for editing a wide variety of business and marketing copy for the second biggest law firm in Buffalo, New York, Phillips Lytle LLP.
"Buffalo Spree"
Writer
2004 - 2006
Contributed artist profiles and special features to "Buffalo Spree" magazine, a national award-winning monthly publication based in Western New York. Had a cover story published about Gaelic...
The Gow School
Grant Writer
2002 - 2003
Grant writer for a private school that specialized in educating those suffering from dyslexia.
Ingram Micro
Inside Sales Representative
1990 - 1997
Promoted to Senior Sales Account Executive in 1996 for the world's largest computer distributor. Helped close a $50 million annual purchasing agreement in 1996 with the largest computer reseller in...

Education

Buffalo State College
B.A. English
1985 - 1990

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Editing
Copywriting
Proofreading
Book Editing
Copy Editing
Copyediting
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