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Jill S. | Elance
 
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Jill S.

Experienced Technical Writer & Nonfiction Editor
   United States
  |   Wallingford, CT
  |  4:02 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I am based in Connecticut and have over 15 years of experience as a nonfiction writer and editor. For the last 6 years, I've focused on technical writing for the software industry. I enjoy the unique challenges of developing knowledge bases, instruction manuals, tutorials and FAQs. I easily learn new software programs and have knack for bringing clarity to complex topics.

Prior to that, I spent 4 years working as an editor at a national magazine. I have also published two books and hold a degree in Journalism from Boston University. I have...

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Portfolio

I am the editor of this book. Self-published on Amazon.com in 2012.
http://amzn.com/B008BUYV4W
I am the editor of this book. Self-published on Amazon.com in 2012.
http://amzn.com/B00AQMXHQG
I am the author of this book, published by Creative Homeowner in 2008.
http://amzn.com/B008BUYV4W
I was a contributing writer for this book.
http://amzn.com/1580114180
Provided copyediting and layout services on this project.
http://amzn.com/1580113338
Provided copyediting and layout services for this project.
http://amzn.com/1580113095
Review and edit all site content, including listings, blog posts and newsletters, using...
http://luxuryfractionalguide.com
Book Ghostwriting: Worked with the author on the outline for the book and then...
http://frax2max.com
As an editor for this national magazine for 4 years, I wrote and edited articles,...
A step-by-step guide to doing your own search engine optimization for a client in...

Skills (9)

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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Excel
WordPress
Joomla!
Apple iWorks (Keynote; Pages; Numbers)

Service Description

* Technical Writing - Including Help documentation for software programs, step-by-step tutorials and video (screencast) tutorials.

* Content Editing - May include rewriting and reorganizing to improve consistency, tone and clarity, in addition to the standard grammar and spelling corrections.

* Proofreading - Less extensive editing where the focus is mainly on grammar and spelling and any inconsistencies are flagged and sent back to the author for revision.

* Research & Fact-Checking - Research sources may include both online and offline publications, as well as phone interviews. Results are summarized and accompanied by links to relevant resources. Print resources can be scanned for ease of review. Content can also be checked for copyright infringement.

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Employment

Word Works
Owner
2002 - Present
Started my own company in 2002, offering freelance writing, editing and website design services. Focused mainly on "how to" nonfiction writing and editing, in addition to Internet marketing and...
Luxury Fractional Guide
Director of Communications
2004 - 2014
Wrote and edited the majority of the original content for this real estate website, as well as advertising copy for online and print marketing campaigns. Developed a strong knowledge of Internet...
Soccer Jr. Magazine
Associate Editor
1997 - 2001
Wrote and edited departments and features for this national soccer magazine for kids, overseeing articles from beginning idea to finished product. Assigned stories and artwork, copyedited articles,...
The Shoe String Press
Editorial Associate
1995 - 1997
Worked closely with the editor-in-chief of this independent book publisher, doing editorial research, writing and editing promotional material, attending conventions, maintaining relationships with...

Education

Boston University
Bachelor of Science in Journalism
1991 - 1995

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knowledge base
faqs
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