I'm a professional writer, editor, proofreader, and layout artist with 30+ years' experience. I hold two master's degrees (psychology and anthropology) and a certificate in nonfiction writing. I've been a successful freelancer for the past ten years and have also worked for educational publishers, print shops, and daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly publications.
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I've written more than 125 children's books for educational publishers. I edited a New York Times best-selling finance book, numerous books for prominent psychologists, and two...
Mar 23, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$40|Completed
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Mar 17, 2015|Children's Writing|$175|Completed
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I offer expert writing, copy editing, and proofreading services.
PLEASE NOTE: I *don't* write articles, web content, or marketing copy.
WRITING: I've written more than 150 leveled children's books as well as many dozens of reading passages for educational publishers such as Wright Group/McGraw-Hill, Benchmark Education Company, Trillium Publishing, Learning A-Z, and Evan-Moor. My strong suits include life science, earth science, geography, the human body, art, music, history, biography, and cultures around the world. I have a passion for life science topics and have a knack for rephrasing scientific content for young readers.
NONFICTION COPY EDITING AND PROOFREADING: I tighten text and smooth it out, covering sentence structure and flow, voice, spelling, capitalization, punctuation, consistent verb tenses, parallel construction, correct word choices (e.g., "that" vs. "which"), and more. I can copyedit in Word or WordPress. I'm also an expert at reviewing layouts before publication.
GRAPHICS: I'm a whiz at creating and proofing layouts for consistency and visual appeal. I can work in InDesign CS4 or CS5.5.
I'm extraordinarily detail oriented, am comfortable with deadlines, and almost always complete projects well ahead of schedule. I'm a great communicator and will work with you to be sure you're completely happy with the final product.
Here are some testimonials from satisfied clients:
"I've worked for major New York book publishers and top-tier university...
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Dapper and Associates
Associate Graphic Designer
2000 - 2000
Chief production artist for graphic design firm/advertising agency with corporate clients; responsibilities also included project management, copyediting, proofreading, and customer service.
CCSA Print Shop, SUNY-Cortland
1982 - 1988
Designed, copyedited, and typeset print jobs, including posters, brochures, booklets, and newsletters; stripped negatives; supervised assistants; provided estimates; extensive customer service.