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Georgia Laval

Editor, proofreader, ebook specialist
   United Kingdom
  |   Carlisle, Cumbria
  |  9:24 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I'm a freelance editor, proofreader and ebook specialist based in Carlisle, UK. My interests and expertise lie in travel and the outdoors, although I work with a wide variety of subjects and will consider any type and size of project.

A graduate of the Publishing Training Centre and a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (whose code of practice I follow), I have a sharp eye for detail and a clear understanding of the ways in which individuals and businesses can maximise the impact of their written material –...

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Feb 14, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Feb 13, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$2,640|Completed
Feb 13, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$264|Completed
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Skills (9)

Tested
English Spelling
English Grammar
English
Editing
Copy Editing
Proofreading
eBooks
Format & Layout
English Punctuation

Service Description

Editing – technical, substantive and copy-editing – and proofreading; hard copy and on-screen. Working collaboratively with authors and businesses to take their written material to its highest possible standard.

Formatting and conversion of text files to ebook for publication on Kindle, iPad, Kobo, Nook and more.

Experienced in Microsoft, Apple, Adobe and Oxygen (XML editing) software.

Portfolio includes: fiction books; sports memoirs; outdoor activity guidebooks; travel writing; website and marketing material; CVs; academic papers; data for mobile apps.

When I'm editing a text I will:
– check for and correct errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation
– check for and correct errors or inconsistencies in format and presentation
– rework sentences to make them as clear and as fluent as possible
– assess and, if necessary, improve the overall structure of a text so that it flows logically, chronologically and effectively
– eliminate repetition, clichιs and unnecessary text
– check facts and details for accuracy and legality
– ensure consistency (e.g. of use of names, places and timeframe)
– remove or highlight potentially offensive or inappropriate material
– improve or highlight words/sentences/passages that may be unclear to the reader
– ensure the text's suitability for its intended readership
– work closely with my clients to ensure that their original voice and aims are preserved in the final product.

When I'm proofreading a text I will:
– check for and correct...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Editor, Proofreader and Ebook Specialist
2003 - Present

Education

Publishing Training Centre
Basic Proofreading by Distance Learning
- 2003
Liverpool John Moores University
BA(Hons) Creative Writing
1999 - 2002

Keywords

Editor
copy-editor
proofreader
English grammar
punctuation
spelling
formatting
ebook conversion
ebooks
digital publication
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