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Laurel B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 27, 2015

Laurel B.

Professional editing and book design
   United States
  |   Lenexa, KS
  |  6:14 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

My priority is to work with you to produce the best version of your work without sacrificing your voice and tone. I am responsive, creative, accurate, and reliable. I work on both fiction and non-fiction projects.

I have been writing, editing and publishing the written word for over nineteen years. Specifically, I have over six years experience as a freelance book editor and have had the opportunity to work with gifted writers in the traditional publishing industry, as well as remarkably talented self-publishers.

"Laurel is the consummate...

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Portfolio

Inspiration Bible Copy edited this collection from 365 authors.
Copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KLUOOI8/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0HS9DZ2D7B0Y3141E8FY&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1688200422&pf_rd_i=507846
Collective Manifestation: copy editing
Copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/No-Startup-Hipsters-Technology-Companies-ebook/dp/B00JX2GCMQ/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402679306&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=No+start+up+hipsters
Copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/The-Dirty-Road-To-Destiny-ebook/dp/B00IAS9PZ0/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1402680826&sr=8-2-fkmr0&keywords=Dirty+Road+to+Destiny+Ali+Watts
Copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/On-Purpose-Jesper-Lowgren/dp/0992349346/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406912797&sr=8-1&keywords=On+purpose+jesper
copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Strength-Jenni-Reiffel/dp/099234932X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1406913208&sr=8-4
Copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/Keep-Your-Houseplants-Alive-Nonsense-ebook/dp/B00LH6D8RS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1405960106&sr=8-1&keywords=nell+foster
Developmental and copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Plain-Sight-Discovering-Leadership-ebook/dp/B00K6ME9MC/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402080235&sr=1-1&keywords=beth+hand
Developmental and copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Assumptions-Uncovering-Challenges-Leadership-ebook/dp/B00KXJ696C/ref=la_B00K8L8FUS_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402679627&sr=1-2
Copy editing and Kindle formatting
http://www.amazon.com/Brands-Dont-Grow-Trees-Engineering-ebook/dp/B00GJD2KDC/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1402091530&sr=1-1&keywords=brands+don%27t+grow+on+trees
Line editing, copy editing, proofreading, page layout and formatting, project management.
http://www.amazon.com/Path-Peace-Living-Rapidly-Changing-ebook/dp/B00KL5BLPW/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1402091503&sr=1-2&keywords=Path+to+peace
Developmental and copy editing
http://www.amazon.com/MEMergence-HuMEM-Series-Book-Volume/dp/1497492203/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1402091611&sr=1-1

Skills (12)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Self-publishing
eBooks
Content Writing
Content Writing Skills Test
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WordPress
Knowledge of WordPress 3.1 Skills Test
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (U.S. Version)
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2010 Test
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English
English Language
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English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Adobe InDesign
Adobe InDesign
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Project Management
English Spelling

Service Description

My strength is in my adaptability, my consistency, and my eye for detail. I am conversant in Chicago, AP, APA, and MLA styles, but I've also worked with the in-house styles of dozens of companies. I work most often with Microsoft Word, using tracking changes, but I'm also a frequent user of Google Drive, Mac Pages, Acrobat, and InDesign for publishing work.

I offer the following services:

- Developmental editing for non-fiction and fiction book-length manuscripts
- Copy editing for fiction, non-fiction, academic, business, technical and online content
- Book formatting, pagination and layout for print and eBooks (Kindle, ePUB, fixed format)
- Editorial critique and beta reading
- Consultation for each step in the self-publishing process
- Creation of websites specifically designed for book promotion (WordPress)




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Employment

Gowor International Publishing
Editor
2014 - Present
Viva Editions
Project Editor
2010 - Present
Freelance Editor
Editor, copy editor, writer
2009 - Present
Sexis Magazine
Editor in Chief
2009 - 2012
Freelance
Copy editor
2001 - 2004

Education

University of California - San Diego
Copyediting Certificate
2012 - 2013
Bemidji State University
Design Technology
2001 - 2002
Kansas State University
B.S. in Journalism
1991 - 1996

Keywords

editing
grammar
copy editing
proofreading
review
ebook
fiction
non fiction
self-publishing
book formatting
formatting
layout
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LaurelBartlett
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