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Tara K. | Elance
 
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Tara K.

Editorial Ace & Versatile Writer
   United States
  |  10:51 pm Local Time

Overview

I have more than a decade of experience as an inventive writer, discerning editor, and meticulous proofreader. I have worked for a variety of clients, including publishers, consultancies, cultural institutions, advertising agencies, retail companies, business and nonprofit executives, and aspiring writers. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in English from Columbia University.






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Oct 5, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Aug 5, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Feb 28, 2014|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
Dec 10, 2013|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Written for the redesign of the Maclaren e-commerce site; Used UK English...
Article on Varietal Honey written for New Hope Natural Media
Written for local websites
Copyedited and Proofread Complex Trade Promotion Report; Used an in-house style guide
Researched and wrote article on energy-efficient windows for ghostwriting client's...

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Editing
Article Writing
Business Writing
Copywriting
Creative Writing
Ghostwriting
Public Relations
Public Relations Skill Test
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Social Media Marketing

Service Description

As a writer and editor, my consistent goal is to craft lucid, memorable, and effective text. I am obsessively punctual, happily communicative, collaborative, and open to feedback.

EDITING SERVICES

I offer substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, and fact-checking. I am hawk-eyed for detail and accuracy and possess in-depth knowledge of grammar and style.
As your editor, I will be your partner and ally and always furnish an honest and useful opinion. Together, we will sharpen the focus of your work, and I will ensure that the text is well constructed and flows smoothly and sensibly. I will help you hone your distinctive voice and tell your story with skill and imagination. I always keep my eye on both the big picture and the subtle details that make your writing unique.

My editing background includes:

Articles of all kinds
Books/Textbooks/Ebooks/Manuscripts
Website Content/Social Media
PR/marketing materials
Corporate and Executive Communications, including proposals/RFPs, white papers, speeches, case studies, reports, and training/instruction manuals
Advertising Copy
Legal Documents
Dissertations

I have significant experience with Chicago, AP, Oxford, MLA, and CSE styles, and I have used APA and AMA styles on specific projects. I have created in-house style guides as well.


WRITING SERVICES

I am comfortable researching and writing about a broad array of topics, but my particular areas of interest include health/wellness, food/nutrition, science/technology,...

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Employment

Freelance
Writer, Editor, Proofreader
2002 - Present
I offer a variety of writing and editing services. See above for more detail.

Education

Columbia University
BA, English and Comparative Literature
1999 - 2003

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Editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
Writing
Ghostwriting
Copywriting
Business Writing
Creative Writing
Social Media
Marketing
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