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Wendy Thornton | Elance
 
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Wendy Thornton

floridawendy writer/editor
   United States
  |   Gainesville, FL

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Overview

“Probably the BEST editor you can find on Elance!!! Brilliant text editing, reviews and much more. Highly recommended. Did a Great job, right on scheduled, extremely professional, excellent communication! We'll certainly hire her editing services again in the near future.” Client: WorkingWithExpert

“Wendy did a great job! She was friendly and communicative, gave smart suggestions and made the paper look professional. Will hire again...”
— sirshay

Experienced writer, editor, and creator of Web content. I can make your words shine and...

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Aug 28, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Jun 8, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jun 2, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
May 25, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Includes work history, recently accepted articles, and recent edits.
Comprehensive editing for a medical memoir that explores the current state of medicine....
Comprehensive Editing - Provides essential information about public gardens and what is...
Memoir of cancer experience. Uploaded to Create Space, Kindle, etc. 270 pages.
Editing
Sample approved articles
This is a sample of track changes on a dissertation from a South American student.
I helped create and design this Web site and write articles to maintain the content.
This is a newsletter for writers that I have been creating for 3 years.
Samples of article writing
Sample edit where the client requested that the materials be edited by hand, not on the...
Christian memoir about a doctor dealing with the grief of losing a sibling. Includes...
The Adventures of Crystal Star, Ebook edited, formatted, uploaded to Amazon Prime.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Adventures-Crystal-Star-ebook/dp/B00BIAS3AA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1363349173&sr=8-2&keywords=The+adventures+of+crystal+star
A book about mental illness from a solid Christian perspective. The brave author dealt...
http://www.amazon.com/Madd-Weaver-Golden-Strand-ebook/dp/B009NXPM9E/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1363349665&sr=1-1&keywords=The+Madd+Weaver
Edited entire book
Very specific edit including grammar, sentence structure, style, delete repetitive...
Extensive editing of memoir about a rodeo champion who became a professor emeritus at...
Edited YA about a boy from Trinidad who gets swept out to sea while surfing and comes...
Mystery

Skills (9)

Tested
Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Report Writing
Report Writing Test
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Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Grant Writing
Grant Writing Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Writing, editing, proofreading, Web content, e-books, transcriptions.

I have edited literally hundreds of manuscripts, including novels, short stories, memoirs, books of poetry, etc. I have strong academic credentials, having edited hundreds of theses and dissertations, including hard science such as engineering, medicine, and computer science. I'm a science geek, a news junkie and I devour literary and commercial fiction for fun. My eclectic interests allow me to edit almost any manuscript with speed and accuracy.

Terms differ depending on services requested. Copy edit and proof can start as low as $1/page. Developmental editing or ghostwriting is a little higher depending on the requirements. I'm always happy to work with a client on terms, and tailor a price to their particular needs and budget. Turnaround is established with client based on work needed, length of the project, and the client's own time schedule. We can obviously make no guarantees regarding sale of a project after editing is completed, but can offer guidance in regard to self-publishing or pitching to agents.

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Employment

Writers Alliance
President
2010 - Present
Created Website, recruited speakers, organized public readings and events, supervised critique groups
University of Florida
Coordinator - Occupational Therapy
2000 - 2006
Occupational Therapy coordinator including hiring, payroll, accounting, grant-writing, etc.
University of Florida
Coordinator - Environmental Training
1997 - 2000
Environmental Training - created online training programs, ran in-house training programs for environmental professionals.

Education

University of Florida
MA Coursework English, Cultural Studies
1995 - Present
University of Florida
BA English
- 1994
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Keywords

creative writer
editor
Web content
transcriber Passed multiple exams
including APA
Chicago
etc. - Top 10% in Report Writing Top 10% in Creative Writing Top 30% in Creative Writing - Non-fiction
Business Writing
Article Writing and Blogging
Content Writing
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