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Garrett Ayres | Elance
 
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Garrett Ayres

Writer/Editor
   United States
  |   Lee, NH
  |  6:56 am Local Time

Overview

Highly skilled writer and editor with more than 20 years' experience in high-technology (hardware and software) and manufacturing.

Experience includes creating web and digital content such as on-line Help, web content and blogs. I have also created print-based communications -- including articles, white papers, press releases, users guides, installation guides, training manuals, release notes, brochures, flyers, data sheets, case studies, and much more.

Clients range from manufacturers (computers, PLCs, industrial printers, PCB drilling...

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Portfolio

Pre-installation guide for super-wide format digital industrial printers.
A developers' guide to help standardize the reports created by the company's Windows...
Marketing brochure for hospitality sales and catering software.

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Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Windows XP Test
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Microsoft Word 2003 Test
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Service Description

Deliver top-quality work on time.

I provide high-quality work, on time and according to client specifications. I am thoroughly familiar with the AP Style Guide, The Chicago Manual of Style, and the Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications and have developed many in-house style guides for clients.

Being very familiar with these style guides lets me provide editing services according to a client's preference.

I always maintain close communications with my clients so that requirements are followed and expectations met -- or even exceeded. I have a strong work ethic, and I edit very carefully with close attention to detail to ensure accuracy and a quality product.

I am used to tight deadlines and can meet any timelines you may have. I provide editing of MS Word documents, with tracked changes, and am always available to discuss any changes to ensure your satisfaction. I can ensure proper grammatical structure, correct spelling and punctuation, and am particularly adept at improving the readability of your copy and clarifying any unclear or cumbersome syntax.

Satisfaction is guaranteed, as I am satisfied only when you are satisfied.

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Education

University of Essex
Masters in Literature
- 1982
University of California at Santa Barbara
Bachelors in English
- 1979
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Help
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