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Kerry Dockstader | Elance
 
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Kerry Dockstader

Technical Writer - Editor - Proofreader
   Canada
  |   Calgary, Alberta
  |  5:47 am Local Time

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Overview

As a detail oriented writer, my main focus is to create clear and concise documentation. As an editor, I strive to ensure documents meet client specific editorial and formatting standards. As a proofreader, I specialize in English grammar and punctuation.

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Designed the cover layout on Adobe InDesign.
Researched and verified numerous language rules.
Created a manual with detailed instructions for anyone who wants to publish their own...

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Service Description

My most recent project includes editor and proofreader for a self-published book. I was also in charge of interior layout (MS Word Advanced) and cover design (Adobe InDesign CC).

I have experience interviewing Subject Matter Experts, creating document plans, style sheets, and writing technical manuals.

While attending university, I worked as an academic researcher and was in charge of researching over 200 books and internet sites in order to compile and verify linguistic data for a university textbook by John T. Jensen.

I have a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Ottawa and am currently enrolled in the Online Technical Communication Certificate at Simon Fraser University.

Before turning to freelancing, I worked for the Mexican Embassy as an assistant. I edited and proofread speeches, trade reports and general correspondence.


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Employment

Barry Emes
Editor
2012 - 2013
Was responsible for document formatting and layout using Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign. Was in charge of fact checking, editing and proofreading material for publication. Was responsible for...
NAFTA office, Embassy of Mexico
Assistant
2000 - 2003
Was in charge of general office tasks: writing routine business and government correspondence; filing; answering general inquiries; data entry; faxing, printing and photocopying. Edited, wrote and...

Education

Simon Fraser University
Certificate in Technical Communication
2013 - Present
University of Ottawa
Bachelor of Arts concentration Linguistics
- 2001
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technical editing
proofreading
copyediting
layout
document design
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