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Linnea Hunt-Stewart | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 13, 2014

Linnea Hunt-Stewart

Professional copyediting and proofreading
   United States
  |   Pasadena, CA
  |  12:49 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I'm a dyed-in-the-wool, honest-to-goodness copy editor. I don't use copy editing software; I use spell check as a backup only, and I don't use grammar check because it's wrong so often. Real copy editors deliver meticulous, knowledgeable line and substantive editing; know grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax; and have broad general knowledge. As a lifelong copy editor I can line edit, substantively edit and critique all kinds of writing from advertising to novels. I'm doggedly thorough; some would say persnickety. That's because I...

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Portfolio

health website
copy editing music website
edit novel for first time novelist
book on sports gambling
Sport Magazine published this article on senior baseball leagues
This article was intended for an annual magazine on water and koi ponds, but was never...

Skills (5)

Tested
English Proofreading
English Copyediting
English Spelling
English Spelling
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English Punctuation
English Grammar

Service Description

Edit novels, nonfiction books, websites, magazines and marketing materials

I know grammar backwards and forwards and can explain why I made changes to the text.

Excellent research skills

Voracious reader in all genres, biography, history, popular culture (politcal science, art and architecture, women's studies and more) and fiction

Master's degree in English





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Employment

Elance
copyeditor
2008 - Present
Freelance copyeditor
self-employed
copyeditor/writer
2003 - 2008
Freelance copyeditor
Specialty Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA)
managing editor
2000 - 2003
Edited the organization's monthly magazine, tax newsletter and enthusiast newsletter. SEMA.org 909-396-0289
Spidell Publishing
production manager
1997 - 2000
Edited California tax newsletter; edited and wrote advertising and continuing education materials. (Spidell.com) 714-776-7850
Mount San Antonio College
Adjunct professor
1995 - 1997
Taught basic composition, mostly to people who spoke English as a second language.
freelance writer and editor
many different
1994 - 1997
Wrote and edited many magazine articles from cars and boats to pet products.
Petersen Publishing
copy editor and managing editor
1978 - 1994
Assistant Managing Editor at Hot Rod Magazine and Managing Editor in the Motor Trend division. I wish I could verify my employment there, but Petersen Publishing no longer exists.

Education

California State University at Los Angeles
Master's Degree-English
1968 - 1970
State University of New York-Oswego
Bachelor of Arts-English
1962 - 1966

Keywords

editing
proofreading
copy editing
copyediting
proof reading
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Identity
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Linneah
Type
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Member Since
November 2008
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Linnea Hunt-Stewart