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Laura Atkinson | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 14, 2016

Laura Atkinson

Excellent proofreader
   South Africa
  |   Kenmare, Gauteng
  |  3:24 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $11

English is my home language and my skill in its use is excellent. I have a matriculation certificate in English plus 1st year university level. I have a 4 year Honours Degree in Social Work, majoring in Social Work and Psychology, and have studied a further 5 years in the field of Biblical Counselling. I have an excellent work record, for over 20 years, having worked in a bank, a Child Welfare Society, the SA National Council for Child Welfare, and Life Enrichment Ministries. I am hard working, disciplined, responsible, honest and...

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Feb 7, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Sep 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Feb 19, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Feb 14, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Samples of editing, writing, rewriting and proofreading.
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Skills (5)

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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Service Description

My best skill is proof reading. I am able to pick up spelling and punctuation errors at a single glance when I look at posters, for example. While I have not worked in this field formally, I have much informal experience, which ranges from proof reading my own Social Work Honours dissertation, to proof reading university assignments given to me by a friend who lectures at University. I have proof read courses, pamphlets, letters, legal reports and advertising material in my many years in the helping professions. Colleagues could always rely on me to proof read and edit their work so as to ensure high quality written work. You would simply need to send me something to test my skills, and you would be very happy with what I return to you.

I have an excellent knowledge of English grammar and punctuation and am therefore able to edit documents. I am sure I would be able to write suitable corrections as well, but that is a skill that I would need to hone more.

Because I have a University education, I am well able to proof read and edit various kinds of writing, from University manuscripts, dissertations and theses, to novels, letters and web pages.

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Employment

Life Enrichment Ministries
Biblical Counsellor and teacher
2000 - 2010
National Council for Child Welfare
Regional Consultant
1997 - 2000
Springs Child Welfare Society
Senior Social Worker
1991 - 1997

Education

University of Witwatersrand
BA (Hons) Social Work
1986 - 1990
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English proofreading
English grammar
spelling
punctuation
editing..
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