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Heather W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 31, 2014

Heather W.

Focused on Your Project
   United States
  |   Indianapolis, IN
  |  9:32 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

With more than seven years of professional copy editing and technical writing experience, I can polish your document so it conveys your important message simply and clearly. I copy edit websites; online learning courses; business documents; and non-fiction books ranging in textual complexity, from youth to general interest to computer whiz.

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Portfolio

This is a journal article I edited for Harvard University Press. The article was...
A financial journal article. This one includes markup and comments to the authors.
An eHow.com article on the vulnerabilities of biometric fingerprints. This article was...
An article for GardenGuides.com. This article was edited with a view toward giving...
An article for Livestrong.com. This article was edited with a view toward providing...
I use convention sheets on all projects to keep the editing consistent and to...
I am a member of the professional networking site LinkedIn. Here is a screenshot of my...
These are a few of the technical titles I have written in the past. These short, online...
This online project management program is updated every three months. I work with a...
This sample page from a user manual shows my technical writing style and a user manual...
Wrote short instructional article describing the possible causes of the problem and a...
Short instructional article explaining what malware and bots are, as well as which...
Short instructional article discusses barcode scanners for QuickBooks and how to use...
Short instructional article discusses possible causes of problem and presents solutions.

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

I offer copy editing and proofreading for websites; online learning courses; business documents; and non-fiction books ranging in textual complexity, from youth to general interest to computer whiz. I competently edit materials about
*computer systems
*the Internet
*software applications
*nursing
*general science
*much more

I focus on making your words and ideas as clear as possible. At the same time, I catch the damaging little errors. This increases the professionalism, authority, and credibility of your work. I am your partner in creating documents with an impact.

You can trust the quality of my work. I hold a BA in Professional Writing from Purdue University. I worked for Que/Sams, the technology division of Pearson, for two years. I know the work it takes to get a book published! I currently run my own copy editing services company, working with clients such as college students, other freelancers, and publishing companies. All of my clients have been pleased with how I have been able to help their documents. With a varied editing background, I have honed the skills necessary to help you with your project.


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Employment

Heather Wilkins Editorial Services
Owner
2007 - Present
I edit author manuscripts for books, online courses, and online instructional articles for clarity, grammar, punctuation, and consistency.
Pearson Education
Production Editor
2004 - 2006
As a copy editor at Pearson, I reviewed author manuscripts for style and grammar. I formatted the manuscripts to fit the book series' style template. After the book had been laid out, I reviewed...

Education

Purdue University
Professional Writing, Bachelor of Arts
- 2004

Keywords

copy edit
technical writing
proofread
editing
copyedit
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