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Julia Watson | Elance
 
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Julia Watson

Expert Editor and Proofreader
   United States
  |   Vista, CA
  |  10:14 pm Local Time

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Overview

As an editor and copy-editor with seven years' professional experience, I can make your writing shine.

I hold an MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts from UC Riverside, where I studied screenwriting, fiction and nonfiction. My editing client list includes novelists, screenwriters, children's book authors, business professionals and academics.

I offer meticulous, personable, one-on-one service with a fast turnaround time, and at a highly competitive rate. Whether you need just a light copy-edit or substantive editing...

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Nov 19, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$139|Working

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Portfolio

Edited for style and syntax. Copy-edited for spelling, grammar, punctuation, and to...
Researched most beloved and critically acclaimed children's picture books that teach...
Edited manuscript for grammar, spelling and punctuation, as well as to eliminate...

Skills (10)

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Academic Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Copy-editing
Screenplays
Dissertation Editing
Editing for Non-Native English Speakers

Service Description

Typically, I use Track Changes in MS Word to allow for a user-friendly client experience. I specialize in editing and copy-editing:

Novels, memoirs, nonfiction books
Children's picture books
Screenplays
Essays/papers
Masters theses, Ph.D. dissertations, journal articles
Resumes, proposals, business plans, promo & marketing copy
Writing by fluent but non-native English speakers

2012 & 2013 CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:

"Julia has done a great job in copy-editing and stylistic editing for my thesis! She's very thorough and made excellent recommendations to my future writing too. I'm very satisfied with her work, and wish to work with her in the future."
- Echo Liao, Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

"Julia's efficient and speedy copy-editing improved my dissertation immeasurably. Had I known her earlier, I would have had a few more nights of good sleep."
- Majid Ghorbani, Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Beedie School of Business

"Julia's integrity and professionalism have made her the ideal editor to hire for my writing projects. Her 'can do' attitude results in impressive outcomes, and she has an innate ability to connect with people. She is a tremendous asset as a writer and an editor and has my highest recommendation."
- Patrick Seraphin, author of THE LITTLE LION AND LIONESS and THE BOY WITH THE HAT

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance Editor
2007 - Present
While I also freelance as a writer and a social media manager, most of my freelance work to date has been editing and copy-editing for private clients and new media. In particular, I have worked...
Ashford University
Online Adjunct Teaching Assistant
2012 - 2013
Served as writing services specialist in online classroom, with an emphasis on teaching essay structure. Graded student papers. Provided written lectures on writing essentials with...
Centaur PR
Copywriter/Social Media Manager (Contract)
2012 - 2012
Wrote and published blog content (Wordpress) and managed social media presence (Facebook, Twitter) for corporate clients. Wrote and edited press releases. Monitored HARO for client publicity...
Speaking.com
Web Editor
2010 - 2012
Managed and edited online marketing content for speakers bureau.
Velvetpark Media
Editor
2008 - 2011
Wrote and edited site content (Drupal). Hosted online events and watching parties. Managed and coached new writers. Helped design and produce creative content for dating site expansion.
The Hipster Book Club
Staff Writer/Copyeditor
2007 - 2011
Wrote features and book reviews. Copy-edited content.
The Coachella Review
Film Editor/Social Media Czarina
2010 - 2010
Curated content for Film & Plays section of online literary review. Managed publication's blog and social media presence.
OurChart.com
Blogger/Copyeditor
2007 - 2008
Featured blogger and copyeditor for Showtime's hit show, THE L WORD's social networking community.
ConAm Management Corp.
Technical Writer
2005 - 2007
Wrote and edited content for software training classes and desk reference user manuals. Tested customized accounting software, including managing bug list and follow-up with developers and in-house...

Education

University of California at Riverside
MFA - Creative Writing
2009 - 2012
University of California at San Diego
BA - Literature-Writing
1996 - 2000
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screenplay
script
novel
academic
creative
proofreading
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