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Jenny Papworth | Elance
 
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Jenny Papworth

Editor and proofreader
   United Kingdom
  |   Hereford, HEREFORDSHIRE
  |  1:02 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

With over 18 years' experience of copy-editing and proofreading, I can offer a fast, efficient and accurate service.

I have worked in-house and freelance on a variety of books, journals and newspapers. Projects have included both fiction and non-fiction (education, business, cookery, mind, body and spirit, self-help, nutrition, lifestyle).

I am also experienced at re-writing copy by non-professionals and non-native English speakers for publication in the local press.

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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Service Description

COPY-EDITING
I will re-structure and re-order work where necessary to ensure it flows smoothly and coherently without repetition or contradiction. I will also check for inconsistencies of spelling or phrasing, so that the finished copy is professional, concise and easy to read.

PROOFREADING
I will read through the work thoroughly, correcting errors in grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and heading/sub-heading weights. I will also mark up any typos and inconsistencies, and check cross-references for accuracy eg illustrations, graphs or photo captions.

I am comfortable with all subject matter, and have specific experience with:

Fiction
Self-help
New age
Mind, body & spirit
Nutrition
Lifestyle
Business




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Employment

Newsquest Midlands South, UK
Sub-editor
2007 - 2008
Subbed copy and laid pages for local weekly newspapers using QuarkXPress. General proofreading and editorial duties.
Garrison News, Brunei
Editor
2004 - 2006
Set up monthly magazine for British Forces, Brunei. Gathered, edited and proofread copy, laid up pages in QuarkXPress.
Cyprus Lion
Assistant Editor
2000 - 2002
Selected copy for inclusion in newspaper, subbed and laid out pages in Pagemaker.
Newsquest North-East, UK
Sub-editor
1999 - 2000
Worked on local newspaper subbing copy and laying pages using QuarkXPress.
Piatkus Books, London
Freelance editor and proofreader
1998 - 1999
Copy-edited and proofread fiction and non-fiction books.
Piatkus Books, London
Desk editor
1997 - 1998
Organised reprints for business list.
Cyprus Lion
Sub-editor
1996 - 1997
Worked on local English newspaper editing and proofreading articles, subbing copy and laying out news pages.
Piatkus Books, London
Editorial assistant
1995 - 1996
Provided editorial support to editorial director and desk editors. Checked proofs for fiction and non-fiction titles.
Macmillan Publishers Hong Kong
Editor
1993 - 1995
Edited English language educational books for children.

Education

University of Leeds
BA (Hons) 2.1 Joint Hons Degree English & Chinese
- 1992
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