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John Sykes | Elance
 
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John Sykes

WINNING Articles, Quality Proof Reading/Editing
   United Kingdom
  |   Belfast, Co. Down
  |  7:12 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I have spent the past 40+ years writing for a living! I was in the Insurance industry for 32 years investigating claims on behalf of insurance companies – including large American ones. Each investigation resulted in issuing a detailed, well researched, grammatically correct report which could be anything from 5 – 50 pages in length!

However for the last 8 years or so, I have worked commercially as a freelance writer and proof-reader. I have been able to utilise my experiences in detailed research, regardless of the topic and then turn...

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Portfolio

A story about a true friendship where two souls kept each other company for over 14 years.
This article answers the question regarding endowment policies.
Description of Lesiure Insurance
Outline of services performed by Independent Trustee Companies.
Outline description of Depressive Disorder
Commenting on the London Mayoral Election.
Example of Proof Reading and Copy Editing an article, using "Track Changes"...
An example of a pre-prepared CV
This part of a long articles relating to specific insurance recommendations for those...

Skills (5)

Tested
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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English Proofreading
Editing

Service Description

I write SEO articles, blogs, reports to fulfil both online and offline requirements. I expect a detailed specification as to the length, style, required content, specific keywords and other information that needs to be incorporated into the overall project.

I will neither quote for nor accept a project that is so vague in description, it is reduced to a matter of complete guesswork; this would result in wasted time on both our parts! In order to create a quality end product, I only work within realistic deadlines.

My work is presented in Times New Roman 12 pt, single line space format and I pass it through CopyScape Premium prior to submission in order to verify its originality. I use Market Samurai for detailed keyword search and dictate my drafts through Dragon Naturally Speaking software, which helps give the text a natural flow.

If the project is for a series of articles, I will submit a draft of the first one, just to ensure that the style and content meet with your approval. This way we both know that I will be “on the right track” and so not waste the time of either party with unnecessary re-writes.

I proofread every form of writing in the English language. I have various pieces of sophisticated software for checking spelling or grammar. Whilst I might run a project through the software first to identify any glaring errors, I always physically read the manuscript line by line myself to finely tune the wording and ensure it is both typographically and...

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Education

Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters
Associate
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Keywords

Grammatically correct
Insurance
research
English National
US English Editor
UK/Australian English
English teacher
proofreader
article writing
blogs
ebooks
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