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Doug R. | Elance
 
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Doug R.

always top-quality work
   United States
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Overview

Highly skilled copy editor with more than 17 years of experience.
I have edited a great variety of copy, including website content, newsletters, articles, brochures, flyers, case studies, radio and television scripts, and much more. Company clients have ranged from hotel chains, automobile manufacturers, and restaurants to energy companies, department stores, and banks. I have edited work for more than 200 individual clients, with more than 50 books and eBooks, including two dozen fiction and nonfiction works for three book publishers.

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Mar 25, 2015|Academic Writing|Private|Working
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Service Description

Deliver top-quality work on time

I have more than 17 years' experience in copyediting and proofreading. I provide high-quality work, on time, and according to client specifications. I am thoroughly familiar with both AP and The Chicago Manual of Style and have developed many in-house style guides for clients. Satisfaction is guaranteed, as I am satisfied only when the client is satisfied.
My experience covers a wide range of projects in advertising and direct mail, as well as book publishing.
In advertising, I have edited direct mail letters, brochures, flyers, newsletters, buckslips, questionnaires, billboards, and even menus for upscale restaurants. I have reviewed new-business proposals and examined content on websites.
In publishing, I have edited more than 50 books and eBooks, both fiction and nonfiction, including mysteries, autobiography, self-help, holistic healing, law, accounting, marketing, health, and much more.
I have also been the manager/supervisor of the editing departments at two nationally recognized marketing agencies, overseeing the work of more than 20 other copy editors.
I have received awards and enjoy recognition as being at the top level of my field.
I have also taught English and history in high school; was an instructor in English at two business colleges; taught English, "Effective Military Writing," and Speed Reading at a large military base, where I supervised two other instructors; and even taught English at a juvenile detention center....

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Employment

RAPP
Manager of Copyediting Department
2006 - 2012
Copyediting manager of the editorial department at one of the world's leading direct mail agencies. Managed the work of eight other copy editors. Ensured accuracy of copy for print, broadcast...
Epsilon
Copy Editor
2003 - 2006
Copy editor at one of the nation's leading direct mail agencies. Worked on several major accounts, including KeyBank, Hilton Hotels, and TXU.
Michaels Arts & Crafts
Copy Editor
2002 - 2003
General copyediting duties at the world's largest arts and crafts retailer.
Temerlin McClain
Copy Editor/Supervisor of Copyediting Department
1997 - 2002
Supervisor of copyediting department at one of the nation's leading advertising agencies. Oversaw the work of ten other copy editors. Ensured accuracy of copy for print and broadcast media. Worked...

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websites
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advertising
marketing
sales
newsletters
blogs
resumes
letters
essays
eBooks
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