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Koni A. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 1, 2012

Koni A.

I write and edit with efficient excellence.Try me!
   United States
  |   Grand Junction, CO
  |  6:51 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

The English teacher in me wants to bring out the very best writer in you! I can make your projects shine with polished professionalism while maintaining your unique voice and personality. As a published author, I esteem your role as author, and I respect your need for timely editing. I am a driven perfectionist with a passion for language and deadlines, and I will edit your work quickly and thoroughly. Some editors skim. Some make changes without comments. But I am a teacher, and so my goal is to help you with your current project and your...

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Portfolio

This is the first chapter of a 75,000 word novel I edited. The novel needed extensive...
This is one page of several I edited for an Australian website. I worked on every page...
This is one article in a series of 65 I edited with a partner for a web page. English...
This is a sample of my writing. It is a creative nonfiction story.
A sample of my fiction writing: the beginning of a full-length novel.
This is a humorous comparison between forgiveness and our dog's desperate need for a...

Skills (9)

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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

As a teacher and a published author, I have spent 20 years editing and writing. I love words, and I love to help authors use words to their greatest advantage. Describe your writing goals to me, and I will help you achieve them. I have edited full-length novels, novellas, short stories, and articles for magazines and websites. I have published several articles and short stories, and my first novel will be in print in July 2013. I edit with accuracy, efficiency, and an eye for detail. I am a perfectionist who thrives on meeting deadlines with excellence because I know from experience...waiting on editing is frustrating! I won't make you wait. Let's get to work!

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Employment

James Literary Services
Contract Editor
2012 - Present
I work with the company owner to edit a variety of work of various genres. I work both as an editor and as a writing coach because I believe good writing comes from authors who work hard to improve...
District 51 Schools, Mesa County, CO
Substitute teacher
2010 - Present
I keep my teaching license current by subbing when it fits into my writing/editing schedule. I enjoy working with students and teaching a variety of grades and subjects.
Koni Atencio--Author
Freelance Writer
2006 - Present
I write and publish articles for print magazines, ezines, and take-home papers. I also write short stories, novels, resumes, proposals, and blog posts.
Farmington Municipal Schools
English Teacher/Yearbook Advisor
1996 - 2000
I taught English (literature and writing) to high school students and helped my student staff create and publish a 300 page yearbook.
Aztec Municipal Schools
English Teacher
1993 - 1995
I taught English and Communication Skills to 9th-12th grade students. I also coached the Speech and Debate team.

Education

Advanced Fiction Writing
Certificate of Completion
2011 - 2011
Jerry B. Jenkin's Christian Writers Guild
What's Your Story?--Certificate of Completion
2006 - 2008
Writer's Digest--Writing and Selling Short Stories
Certificate of Completion
1995 - 1995
New Mexico State University
BS in Secondary Language Arts Education
1989 - 1993
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professional editor published author BS in Secondary Language Arts Education
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