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Jon Rauch | Elance
 
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Jon Rauch

Writer, Editor & Proofreader
   United States

Overview

I offer professional writing, editing, and proofreading services at competitive rates. I have over 15 years of experience in editing, proofreading, and writing for law firms, financial houses, advertising departments, screenwriters, and novelists. In addition, I have worked as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor, which experience I put to use while providing editorial and writing assistance to foreign-born professionals.

I also write treatments (book, film, and television) and Provisional Patent Applications, and offer fiction...

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Portfolio

Markup of an original blog post for a professional website. My job was to improve the...
The edited post makes the same point as the original; what has changed is the clarity,...
A novelist hired me to do a medium to heavy edit of her latest manuscript. She...
I cannot supply you with an idea to patent, but if you have your own idea, I can write...
This is a treatment I wrote and submitted to the producer of the reality television...
Fast-reading and to the point, this blog post sample addresses the ongoing difficulties...
An excerpt from the first chapter of my current novel (in-progress). I have three...

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Content Writing Skills Test
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Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Legal Proofreading
Financial Proofreading
General Proofreading
Patent Proofreading
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

Writing
Treatments – Let me bring your book, film, or television idea to life on the page. Your treatment should be a fast, entertaining read that answers the big questions in the reader's mind: (1) What is this about? (2) Who is your target audience or readership? (3) Why should I produce this show or film, or publish this book?

Provisional Patent Applications – I cannot supply you with an idea to patent, but if you have your own idea, I can write your PPA for you. A well-written PPA will save you many billable hours when you hire an attorney to turn it into a standard patent application for filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

Ghostwriting – Have you outlined your fiction or nonfiction book, yet been struggling with writing the actual manuscript? If so, I can write it for you.

Proofreading
Basic proofreading service. I make limited editorial changes and leave no editorial commentary. I will cross out some text here and there if doing so leaves a better, intact sentence or more effective line of dialog. In addition, I will highlight and leave queries regarding text that I feel should be edited. However, my basic proofreading service consists primarily of checking for:

–Proper punctuation
–Typographical errors
–Grammatical correctness
–Subject-verb agreement
–Correct use of verb tenses
–Basic word choice errors
–Spelling errors

Copy Editing
Includes all proofreading services, plus more substantive editing relating to:

–Advanced...

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Employment

Freelance
Editor, Proofreader, Ghostwriter
2000 - Present
• Prose and screenwriting – edit short and feature-length screenplays, novels, short stories, and essays to improve narrative flow, tighten scenes, decrease bloat ghostwrite scenes and dialogue...
Baker Botts LLP
Legal and Patent Proofreader
2006 - 2012
• Proofread and edited articles for intellectual property law journals, briefs, letters, offering memoranda, patent applications, personnel biographies, presentations, prospectuses • Offered...
Lloyd Staffing
Proofreader
2001 - 2004
• At various Long Island firms’ advertising departments, proofread text, numerical data, images, and related content for accuracy, grammatical correctness, and consistency of style • At one of the...
Metroproof and Forum Temporary Services
Legal & Financial Proofreader
1998 - 2000
• Proofread for numerous law firms and financial institutions in New York City, doing blacklines, book reads, revisions, team reads, word-for-words • Assisted visually-impaired attorney with...
Berlitz
ESL Instructor
1997 - 1998
• Taught English as a second language to students of all ages and proficiency levels, including vocabulary, grammar, writing, idioms, pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension
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