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Karen Higgins | Elance
 
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Karen Higgins

Proofreader and Editor
   United Kingdom
  |   Colwyn Bay, North Wales
  |  8:19 am Local Time

Overview

I am an enthusiastic proofreader and editor with a keen eye for detail. I enjoy writing and improving written work to achieve the best arrangement in terms of impact and accuracy. I have a degree in economics and geography and a postgraduate diploma in cartography. My background as a cartographic editor has provided a firm basis for more general proofreading and editorial work. I am a native English speaker and can demonstrate a high level of literacy. I understand the client's need for accuracy, clarity and fluency in any written work,...

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Mar 25, 2014|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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Jan 22, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Jan 11, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Dec 19, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
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Portfolio

This short proofreading sample illustrates the use of the Track Changes facility in...
This short document outlining travel arrangements for a trip to Paris has been...
This has been proofread and edited using Track Changes in Microsoft Word. The rewriting...

Skills (5)

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

I offer a reliable and accurate service and guarantee to meet any agreed deadlines. I have experience of working as an employee and on a freelance basis for large and small commercial companies. I pay attention to the smallest detail and enjoy achieving the accuracy necessary to provide a high standard of proofreading and editing.

The requisites for successful proofreading are largely the ones I developed during my training and work as a cartographic editor. I was responsible for compiling and checking the content and accuracy of the maps and publications produced. This included written pieces which appeared on sheet maps and in travel guides. As a result, I feel that I am particularly suited to working on travel and tourist literature.

I write fluently and will ensure that your written work reads well, says clearly what you want it to and is grammatically correct. I pay particular attention to spelling and punctuation as these are the basic requirements for good quality written work. A piece of work without spelling and grammar errors instantly suggests quality and credibility and gives a good impression to the reader.

I can simply proofread your work and indicate any spelling, grammar and punctuation errors if this is what you require. Alternatively, I can suggest changes to style in order to improve the flow of the work and make it read more fluently. This might be particularly desirable when the author of the work does not speak English as a first language. I...

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Employment

GEOprojects
Cartographic editor
1990 - 1991
As a cartographic editor I was involved in the various aspects of map production from the compilation stage to the checking of proofs and finished work. I also produced written work, such as city...
Euromap
Cartographic draughtsman
1989 - 1990
Robertson McCarta
Assistant Cartographic Editor
1988 - 1989

Education

University of Glasgow
Postgraduate Diploma in Cartography
1987 - 1988
University of Lancaster
BA (Hons) Economics and Geography
1984 - 1987

Keywords

proofreader
editor
English
grammar
spelling
punctuation
travel guides
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