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Kate Dressler | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 17, 2014

Kate Dressler

Detail Oriented Reader and Proofreader
   United States
  |   Quilcene, WA
  |  2:49 am Local Time

Overview

"...or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humor, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language." -Jane Austen
I am fairly new to the editing and proofreading world. I used to write short stories as a kid and I still have to jot down those little niggling storylines that bounce around in my head from time to time. For the past year, I have been...

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Feb 16, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$10|Completed
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5.0
Sep 5, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$44|Completed
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5.0
May 2, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$66|Completed
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5.0
Sep 7, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$98|Completed
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5.0

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Skills (4)

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

As previously mentioned, I have proofread and edited stories through an independent website. My job has been cleaning up the manuscripts before they are printed or posted through e-book programs. This involves correcting grammar, sentence structure, etc; providing insight on the flow of the story: what portions of the manuscript are 'dead wood' and those ideas that can be expounded upon; and advising the authors when they have been unsure of plot points and characterizations.
For the past four years, I have worked in an administrative position where I have had the chance to proofread and edit documentation and publications before they are circulated throughout the organization. The tasks and services performed have been along the same lines as the manuscript editing, but with an eye on the business side of things rather than a fictional edge.


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Employment

Holly Lisle
Resource Provider: Reader/Proofreader
2011 - Present
Holly Lisle gives aspiring authors a chance to meet other people in the same field and hire resource providers to edit, proofread, and critique their manuscripts. I joined a year ago and have...
USDA Forest Service
Dispatcher/Adminstration Clerk
2009 - 2012
In addition to manning the radio, I also created and edited documents and publications that were used within the organization. A lot of the work was done with Excel and Word, and I have some...

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proofreading
editing
English
writing
manuscript development
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