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Kim Kimber | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 28, 2015

Kim Kimber

Experienced editor, author and proofreader.
   United Kingdom
  |   Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex
  |  2:57 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP).

I provide high-quality copy-editing, proofreading and writing. I can add sparkle and polish to all of your writing projects.

I am committed, driven and professional with excellent communication and time management skills.

Each client is important to me and I complete every project to the best of my ability at a competitive price.

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Jan 21, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Dec 10, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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May 20, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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May 20, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Contributed to questions, wrote blurb and edited final book.
Working with published historian on his debut novel for children.
Deep line editing and support with grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Contributed to, compiled and edited an anthology in aid of charity.
Children's novel that I edited for a young author.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16060332-red-flame#other_reviewshttp://
Proofread the Brave Dave series for popular children's author.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brave-Dave-Book-Makings-Hero/dp/1425959962/ref=sr_1_11?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1353349503&sr=1-11
125,000 word novel that I edited for a first time author.
http://www.estuarypublishing.co.uk/http://
Responsible for checking all copy in each issue prior to publication.
http://www.freelancingmatters.com
Proofread self-help book for life coach and entrepreneur.
http://www.apexpublishing.co.uk/pubdetails.aspx?Num=306http://
http://www.apexpublishing.co.uk/pubdetails.aspx?Num=314
Researched and compiled eBook.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Sheeran-Quiz-Book-ebook/dp/B007RMTN98/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353349635&sr=8-1
I researched and wrote article on managing personal finance for parenting magazine.

Skills (6)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Grammar
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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Content Writing
Copy Editing
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Service Description

I am an experienced copy-editor, proofreader and writer who is passionate about the written word.

I have worked across genres and for a number of high profile businesses and publishing houses building up a reputation for submitting top quality error-free copy, to a professional standard and hitting deadlines.

As a copy and developmental editor I have helped new authors of all ages and backgrounds to improve their manuscripts prior to publication. I have a keen eye for detail and a thorough understanding of the publishing process.

A former editor of a parenting and lifestyle magazine, I know what makes interesting copy and how to achieve it. I have researched and written features for national and international publications on a range of subjects. I have also written for American publications and am proficient in American English.

In addition, I have researched and compiled eleven quiz books on famous artists and local history.

I have developed excellent professional relationships with all of my existing clients, many of whom I have worked with for several years, and I look forward to meeting new ones in the near future.

Overview of skills:

Proofreading
Copy editing
Developmental editing
Writing blurbs
Ghostwriting
Researching and writing articles
UK (Oxford) and American (AP) English
Print and online media
A good facilitator with excellent interpersonal skills.





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Employment

Estuary Publishing
Copy editor and proofreader
2012 - 2013
Responsible for copy editing and proofreading fiction titles for both children and adults.
Apex Publishing
Copy editor, proofreader and author
2008 - 2013
Employed as a freelance copy editor working across a number of different genres. Ghostwriting, writing book blurbs and author biographies. Researched and compiled ten eBooks on musical artists and...
Ten Alps Media
Proofreader
2007 - 2012
Employed as a freelance proofreader working on various publications. Currently proofreader for bi-monthly magazine 'Freelancing Matters'
Step Ahead Magazine
Editor (previously sub-editor)
2004 - 2010
Editor of parenting and lifestyle magazine (circulation 50,000) Responsibilities included sourcing, researching and writing features and managing a small team of freelancers. As sub-editor:...

Education

The Publishing Training Centre
Copy-Editing by Distance Learning (Merit)
2014 - 2015
Chapterhouse
Proofreading & Editorial Skills
2006 - 2007
Writing for Publication
NOCN - Level 3
2002 - 2003
Manchester Metropolitan University
BA(Hons) English and History (2.1)
1988 - 1991

Keywords

Copy-editing
proofreading
eBooks
ghostwriting
quiz questions
creative writing
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