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Lauren Keith | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 14, 2011

Lauren Keith

Meticulous Copy Editor and Social Media Maven
   United States
  |   Wichita, KS
  |  4:41 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I am a native (US) English speaker and recent university graduate who spent her college career perfecting her copy editing skills and mastering the art of social media.

I have experience in:

-copy editing (especially in Associated Press style)
-proofreading
-fact checking
-critiquing and coaching young and inexperienced writers
-large document formatting
-managing multiple social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter and Google+
-Word
-Excel
-PowerPoint
-Adobe InDesign

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Skills (5)

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English
English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Skills Test
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Adobe InDesign
Adobe Indesign CS4 Test (Mac Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Service Description

The services I provide include:

-copy editing for grammar, clarity and Associated Press or house style
-proofreading
-fact checking
-coaching and developing young and inexperienced writers
-large document formatting
-social media site management
-blog management

As an experienced journalist, I know the importance of turning in clean copy and meeting urgent and changing deadlines.

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Employment

Lawrence Chamber of Commerce
Social Media Consultant
2010 - 2010
The first to be employed in this newly created position at the Chamber. Increased engagement and the Chamber's presence with the local community and member businesses through social media sites,...
Kansas City Star
Intern Copy Editor
2009 - 2010
Edited news stories for AP style, grammar and accuracy. Called senior reporters to work through changes and verify facts. Wrote headlines and cutlines for stories on the front page, in the local...
eLearning Design Lab
Copy Editor and Formatter
2009 - 2010
Formatted and edited math and science lesson plans for grades 4-8 for grammar and accuracy. Lessons are distributed online to schools across the United States to meet the criteria imposed by No...
University Daily Kansan
Copy chief
2006 - 2010
Approved headlines, cutlines, story changes, Web content and news and sports page design as the last editor to see the daily paperís content each night. Embedded links, built section fronts and...
Lawrence Journal-World
Intern Copy Editor
2009 - 2009
Interviewed 30 residents of the East Lawrence neighborhood for news briefs and feature stories. Created infographics, audio and videos for LJWorld.com. Edited news and opinion stories for...

Education

University of Kansas
Bachelors of Science: Journalism
2006 - 2010

Keywords

editing
social media
grammar
associated press style
formatting
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