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Maura S. | Elance
 
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Maura S.

Copyeditor
   United Kingdom
Sutton
  |  7:38 pm Local Time

Overview

I have many years experience as a writer and copyeditor. In recent years I have worked primarily as an academic copyeditor, and also as a proofreader in the video games industry, and I'm passionate about continuing to perfect my editing skills. I would bring this thirst for knowledge to your project.

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Portfolio

Writing example: Character pages from the Official Jak 3 guide published by Piggyback...
Writing example: Walkthrough pages from the Official Tomb Raider Underworld guide...
Writing example: excerpt from Walkthrough chapter of Official Final Fantasy XII guide
One map with text from the official Metal Gear Solid 4 guide. I only provided the text,...
Reviews of Buffy and Alias games for Computer and Video Games magazine
Metal Gear Solid 2 feature for Virgin.net
Hellboy game news story for Computer and Video Games magazine
Unreal II review for Computer and Video Games magazine
A feature for The Art of Feng Shui magazine
A feature for The Art of Feng Shui magazine
A feature for The Art of Feng Shui magazine
Advertorial written for UK women's magazine Real

Skills (8)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Online Writing
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Service Description

I'm fast, accurate, and reliable, and you can be sure that I will devote all my time and attention to any project that I undertake. As a copyeditor for Peter Lang Academic Publishing I am highly skilled in editing to APA, Chicago, and MLA standards, in particular.

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Employment

Peter Lang Publishing
Academic copy-editor
2011 - Present
Piggyback Interactive
Writer/Editor/Proofreader
2003 - Present
I have proofread all Piggyback guides from 2003 to the present. I have also written several guides, including Tomb Raider Underworld and Metal Gear Solid 4 (part of which was written on site at...
Up Country Magazine
Freelance writer
2003 - Present
Features writer for this leading UK country music magazine which has afforded me the opportunity to interview such country stars as Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, Wynonna Judd, Sara Evans and...
Ubisoft
Social Media Content Writer for Just Dance game
2012 - 2014
IGN.com
Freelance writer
2007 - 2007
Wrote several reviews and features for IGN.com. Please see the following links for examples. http://uk.wii.ign.com/articles/829/829469p1.html http://uk.ds.ign.com/articles/799/799459p1.html...
Nintendo Official Magazine
Freelance writer
2001 - 2004
Wrote reviews, features and game guides for Nintendo's official magazine in the UK, published by Emap. This involved coverage of popular Nintendo products such as Pokemon and Super Mario. Working...
Computer and Video Games magazine
Freelance writer
1999 - 2004
Wrote features, reviews and game guides until the magazine folded in 2004. Also provided temporary cover for the News Editor on the sister website, CVG.com (which still exists) in April and May...
Raw magazine
Freelance writer
1988 - 1995
This was a rock magazine published in the UK by Emap. I was a regular contributor, Interviewing bands and reviewing CDs and concerts.
Kerrang!
Freelance writer
1985 - 1988
I got my first big break as a writer on this legendary UK rock magazine which is still going strong today!

Education

London Metropolitan University
BA Honours Politics and Government
1982 - 1985

Keywords

Copyediting
Transcribing
Creative Writing
Video Games
WordPress
APA Style
Academic Publishing
Chicago Style
MLA Style
Social Sciences
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