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Jenna v. | Elance
 
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Jenna v.

Professional Copyeditor and Proofreader
   New Zealand
  |   Berlin, Berlin
  |  2:38 pm Local Time

Overview

Writing is an art; great writing is a craft.

When you're writing, your thinking about what you want to say and how you want to say it. As your second pair of eyes, my job is to make sure your text is clear, plain English. I'll root out any inconsistencies in grammar, and amend incorrect word usage, repetitiveness, and overly complicated sentence structure. I'll point out passages that aren't clear to the reader. If you have a quirky style, I won't destroy it; I'm not here to change your writing, but to improve it.

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Mar 14, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$45|Working
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Oct 9, 2012|Resumes & Cover Letters|$736|Working
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Aug 13, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$110|Completed
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Jul 11, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$55|Completed
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Portfolio

Popular New Zealand eco/lifestyle magazine.
http://good.net.nz/
Copyedited novel.
http://www.tremendaspie.com.au/
Science Fiction and Fantasy website
Science Fiction and Fantasy website
'The Guide', by Tracey Gottliebsen - follow-up book to 'Tremendaspie'

Skills (4)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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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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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading

Service Description

I work in MS Word and use Track Changes so you can easily review all adjustments made to your document. I am happy to undertake editing of manuscripts for independent self-publishing authors and for non-native English authors.

Trained in editing with UK Open Learning, I have experience copyediting published novels, magazine articles and blog posts.

Services:
(1) Proofreading: Your manuscript has already been copyedited and needs another detailed check for remaining or introduced errors.

(2) Copyediting: Your happy with your manuscript and want it to stay as-is, but you may need help with grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, and other sentence-level errors.

(3) Content Editing: As well as copyediting, I will make suggestions on plot, characterization, voice, tension (or lack of), presentation and structure.

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Employment

Tracey Gottliebsen
Copyeditor
2011 - 2011
Copyedited young-adult fiction novel. Tremendaspie, by Tracey Gottliebsen. A story told through the eyes of a boy with Asperger's Syndrome.
Tangible Media
Proofreader
2011 - 2011
Copyediting and proofreading published articles of Good Magazine (Issue 19).
Tracey Gottliebsen
Copyeditor
2011 - 2011
The Guide, by Tracey Gottliebsen Copyedited novel: a guide to the first book, Tremendaspie.
Geoconsult
Administrator
2010 - 2011
Copyediting and marking up tyescript of geotechnical reports for City Council submission.
Market Pulse International Ltd
Quality Assurance
2009 - 2010
Copyediteding and proofreading surveys, retail audits and job briefs.
Periscope Creative
Administrator
2008 - 2009
Copyediting and proofreading of various photography related articles, business documents and website material.

Education

UK Open Learning
Essential Editing
2010 - 2011
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Copyeditor
Proofreader
Fiction
Short Story
Fantasy
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