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Josephine H. | Elance
 
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Josephine H.

Editor/reviewer
   United States
  |   Saint Joseph, MI
  |  10:42 pm Local Time

Overview

Good editor? I'd like to think I was brilliant...but doesn't everyone on Elance say that? I'm a fussy reader, and therefore I'll go the extra mile to make sure your book's the best it can be.

Show me your manuscript, and let's negotiate what I'll do and for how much, from proofreading to substantive.

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Sep 2, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$150|Working
Jul 15, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$99|Completed
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5.0
Jul 8, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$27|Completed
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5.0
Jun 29, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$600|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Helped author improve his second book
Worked with author as she reworked this book after writing the sequel (which I'd also...
First of four books I've edited for this author, and the publisher.
From my reader's advisory blog on wordpress
Book Review of Poor Tom's Ghost, taken from my book blog
Book review of The Art of Fielding
Book Review of Eugenides' Middlesex
Book review, taken from my book review blog
Review taken from my book blog
a short-short story about my cats

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Service Description

If you're a believer in "You get what you pay for", you want to hire me. I offer a range of editing, from proofreading to substantive and line editing.

If you don't mind your darling precious baby manuscript being handed back to you as a pathetic sodden handful of confetti, along with the equivalent of a college thesis in comments on how to put it back together, you want to hire me. (Though rest assured: I'll be constructive and kind.)

Now for the meat of what I do.

I specialize in fiction, from series to stand-alone novels to novellas and short stories, but do work on non-fiction as well.

The exact amount and speed will vary from project to project so I'm reluctant to give a specific price until I've seen a sample of the manuscript.

I'm a librarian. I've been a librarian for twenty years, and worked as a reference librarian for fifteen, concentrating on collection development and readers' advisory.

Why do "readers' advisory" librarians make good editors? Why should you care that I did collection development (and what the heck are those two things?)

I'm the person that library patrons asked "I've read all your books by X, Y and Z. What do I read next?" I'm the person who selected books for the library to purchase. (Well, specifically non-fiction.)

I'm a fast reader. I'm a skilled reader. I've read so much that I can not only distinguish spelling errors from typos in the snap of a singer...er, finger, I notice possible mischaracterization and inconsistency on the...

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Employment

Lincoln Township Public Library
Adult Services Librarian
1996 - 2011
Readers' Advisory Collection maintenance Public Service.

Education

University of Chicago--Graham School
Editing Certificate
2012 - 2013
Indiana University
Master's Degree, Library Science
1992 - 1994
Smith College
Bachelor of Arts; English
1985 - 1989
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developmental editing
substantive editing
line editing
copy editing
Chicago style
non-native writers
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