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Helen Anderton | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 3, 2014

Helen Anderton

Native English Proofreading, Copy-editing, Writing
   United Kingdom
  |   Atherstone, Warwickshire
  |  2:55 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

Native British English wordsmith, proofreader and copy-editor with a passion for the elegant (and correct) use of the English language - I will work with you to perfect your grammar, spelling, punctuation and word choice in any documentation or website text. I am happy to work in any subject or discipline, although I have a specific background in finance, management and science.

A native born Englishwoman, based in the UK, I have a particular skill in moulding non-native English text to read naturally as British English.

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Sep 11, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|$360|Completed
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Jul 2, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|$390|Completed
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Mar 15, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|$370|Completed
Feb 5, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|$234|Completed
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Skills (5)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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English
English Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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English Grammar
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I am a UK-based independent freelance proofreader & copy-editor and a published author of business books, providing a range of editorial services and with a passion for the correct use of the English language.

My background is in finance and management (I recently retired after 34 years with a global bank, as a senior commercial manager) and science (BSc Hons) but I also have interests in travel, food & drink, arts & crafts and education (I am a qualified teacher), so I am comfortable working in any discipline. On retirement I qualified as a proofreader and copy-editor with Chapterhouse Publishing.

In my spare time I am a Level 7 Contributor to the Yahoo Answers "Words and Wordplay" forum, with some 38% of my answers voted "Best Answer".


KEY SKILLS IN COMMUNICATION AND LANGUAGE:

~ Successfully completed numerous proofreading assignments on and off Elance (including 2x 300-page manuals for an international company).
~ Authored and delivered seminars and full day workshops for up to 50 managers at HSBC Bank plc, and delivered Career Transition workshops for Right Management.
~ Published author of two Banking textbooks for Pitman Publishing
~ Many years experience of writing, editing, and correcting reports, lending submissions and training manuals etc. for HSBC Bank plc.
~ Previously a Chief Examiner for the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a visiting lecturer in Management for a UK University
~ Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
~ Experienced in...

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Employment

Freelance
Editor/proofreader
2008 - Present
HSBC Bank plc
Senior Commercial Manager
1974 - 2008
Chartered Institute of Bankers
Fellow and Chief Examiner
1989 - 1999

Education

Chartered Institute of Bankers
Postgraduate Financial Studies Diploma
1977 - 1979
Chartered Institute of Bankers
Associateship
1974 - 1977
Canley College of Education, Coventry
Post Graduate Certificate in Education
1973 - 1974
University of Leicester
BSc Hons (Combined Sciences)
1970 - 1973

Keywords

Proofreading
Copy-editing
Website editing
Banking expertise
British English rewriting.
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