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Laura E. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 26, 2015

Laura E.

Editor, Writer, Indexer
   United States
  |   Picayune, MS
  |  12:20 pm Local Time

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Overview

I have been a full-time freelancer committed to serving my clients' needs, specifications, and deadlines since July 2011. A former college librarian turned freelance writer, editor, and indexer, I have been an eclectic scholar, earning degrees in classical studies, drama, library science, and organizational communication along the way, which allows me to tackle all types of projects in multiple disciplines. For more information, please see my Resume under "Portfolio" or my Webpages at LAEindexing.com and LauraAnneEwald.com.

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Portfolio

Includes work history, skills, publications, and presentations.
Over 60 books on performing arts topics for Library Journal.

Skills (8)

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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I offer (1) proofreading and editing, (2) writing, and (3) back-of-book indexing services.

(1) Proofreading and Editing: As a college librarian turned freelancer, I have thirteen yearsÂ’ experience proofing and editing papers for students and faculty in multiple disciplines. My freelance work has ranged from short stories to book-length manuscripts. I use Microsoft Word's Track Changes feature, which allows clients to see my suggested changes in the context of the original document, making it easy for clients to accept or reject these changes as they read. I am currently proofreading for _KeyWords: Bulletin of the American Society For Indexing_ and editing for _Indexing in the Heartland: The Newsletter of the Heartland Chapter of the American Society for Indexing_. I have also done webpage proofing for the Commonwealth Policy Center (Herndon, KY).

(2) Writing: I ghostwrite both fiction and nonfiction in multiple lengths and multiple genres. My Elance projects have included stories ranging from 6,000 - 25,000 words in genres such as historical Christian romance, Amish, contemporary fantasy, and children's. I believe in open communication with clients in the development of a story and can work from either very brief descriptions or detailed synopses.

(3) Back-of-book indexing: A good index brings readers to both your words and Ideas by creating reader pathways to information. My indexing training is from the University of California, Berkeley (Indexing: Theory &...

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Employment

LAEindexing
Owner
2009 - Present
As sole proprietor of LAEindexing, I have been providing writing services, including abstracting, back-of-book indexing, copy editing, ghostwriting, and proofreading, for authors and other clients...
Greenville College, Greenville, IL
Assistant Librarian for Public Services
2006 - 2011
I worked reference and inter-library loan as well as teaching research strategies to undergraduate and graduate students.
Murray State University, Murray, KY
Reference/Instruction Librarian
1998 - 2006
I worked reference and taught research strategies to undergraduate and graduate students. This was a tenure-track position, so I also did research and writing in library and higher education topics.

Education

Murray State University
Master of Arts
1999 - 2003
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Master of Library Science
1996 - 1998
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA
Bachelor of Arts
1987 - 1990
University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Bachelor of Arts
1982 - 1985

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