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Jill Boniface | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 10, 2014

Jill Boniface

Proofreading and editing
   United Kingdom
  |   Seaford, East Sussex
  |  10:39 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

A native English speaker with excellent language skills and a good eye for detail, I offer a professional proofreading and editing service to both individuals and businesses. With clients all over the world, I specialize in transforming awkward text into smooth and readable copy. Does your English let you down? Let me help!


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Jul 4, 2014|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Working
Jul 4, 2014|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Completed
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4.6
Jun 27, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Jun 24, 2014|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Completed
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4.9

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Portfolio

Proofreading and editing a 2000 word article on Fountain Pens translated by ESL client
Proofreading 2000 word presentation for ESL client working towards a marketing diploma.
A ghostwriting, editing and proofreading project for a family memoir.

Skills (5)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Grammar
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (UK Version)
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Service Description

As a self-employed freelance proofreader I offer proofreading, editing and rewriting services to corporate and private individuals. I also write biographies and short articles. Whatever the project and whoever the client, my aim is to provide an excellent service at a reasonable cost.

I will review your document, website, paper or e-book, and correct it for errors in spelling, grammar, syntax and word usage. I will also make suggestions to improve the flow and readability of the text, and will work with you to produce the end result you're looking for.

In the past year alone, I have worked for a magazine editor, two conference organizers, many businesses and a lot of private individuals. Perhaps the most interesting document was a letter to a former US President, but along the way I've learned a lot about real estate, fountain pens, amber, coaching and tinnitus.

I am a member of Distributed Proofreaders and have worked on various texts for Project Gutenberg, including a biography of Abraham Lincoln, an Edwardian murder mystery and an account of the colorful lives, both on an off the stage, of French actresses and opera singers in Revolutionary France. The latter required correcting in both English and French (I'm a former bilingual secretary).

In 2010 I encouraged my mother to write a memoir about her childhood in an abusive children's home. I edited her notes, ghosted a narrative and proofread the final manuscript, which we self-published under the title 'Misfits:...

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Keywords

proofreader
editor
writer
correct
review
polish
English
syntax
spelling
grammar.
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