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Claire G. | Elance
 
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Claire G.

Excellent proofreader / editor ready to serve
   United States
  |   Concord, CA
  |  3:30 pm Local Time

Overview

Disappointment--almost bordering on indignation--is what I feel when I read an ad, a book, or a web site that has careless misspellings or grammatical errors. I wonder if the business owner realizes his web site is unfocused and wordy. Was he too busy to give it a second glance? Maybe he thinks a prospective client doesn't care about such trivial things. As a result, that error confronts potential business. His brand and product may be negatively judged.

These are the situations that drive me. I'm passionate about helping a client...

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Nov 23, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$142|Completed
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5.0
Sep 15, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$70|Completed
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Sep 3, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$50|Completed
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5.0

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Skills (4)

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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I have experience proofreading marketing materials such as PR advertorials, direct mailers, proposals, online and print ads, bank financial reports, community maps and more.

Additionally, as a high school English teacher I have had several years of experience evaluating research papers. (If those don't keep you sharp in your skills, nothing will!)

One of the most recent and satisfying proofreading challenges I had was of a book I had been reading. I noticed about 30 errors/editorial misses and I contacted the author who, coincidentally, was preparing for the book's third printing. Grateful for the help, he accepted my corrections and promptly forwarded them to his publisher. About 90 percent of the corrections were included in the third printing. I wasn't paid for my labor, but still I had such sweet satisfaction knowing that I had discovered mistakes not discovered in the first and second printings. Proofers like that sort of thing :-)

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Employment

Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Substitute teacher / Summer School Teacher K-5
2005 - Present
EMC Creative
Proofreader / Office Assistant
2006 - 2009
I was a highly sought-after proofreader for my eagle eye and extreme accuracy at EMC, an award-winning marketing firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. www.emccreative.com
Mt. Diablo Unified School District
Substitute Teacher
2000 - 2003
Berean Christian High School
High School English and Spanish Instructor
1995 - 2000
Daily instructed approximately 125 students in reading comprehension, critical thinking and English grammar and composition. Prepared detailed weekly lesson plans. Created and administered...

Education

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, English
- 1986
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