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Lucinda Ireson | Elance
 
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Lucinda Ireson

Professional Content Writer/Editor
   United Kingdom
  |   Wolverhampton, England
  |  8:34 pm Local Time

Overview

I possess accreditation in proofreading from the Publishing Training Centre and have edited a wide variety of documents. I consequently have a strong grasp of spelling and grammar, structure, regional variations and the importance of voice.

Having completed a PhD, I am used to working with academic material. Undertaking a project of this nature has also entailed strong research and written communication skills, along with a high level of critical engagement. In addition to my doctorate, I hold an MPhil and a degree in Creative &...

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Apr 26, 2015|Academic Writing|$3,127|Completed
Mar 27, 2015|Academic Writing|$33|Completed
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Nov 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$20|Completed
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Service Description

I have worked as a copy editor for companies such as McGraw-Hill and the United States College Board, helping to create online test materials in the areas of ELA and Math. Because of this, I possess both general editing skills and more specialised knowledge of the K-12 educational system, as well as the ability to use content management systems and follow guidelines/stylistic conventions.

Because of my experience as a freelance copy editor, I am able to edit a wide variety of texts. These include reports, manuscripts, dissertations/theses, essays, journal articles, marketing material, personal correspondence and various ESL documents. Likewise, I am able to offer both proofreading and more substantial copy editing services. In all cases, I focus on such issues as spelling and grammar, accuracy, clarity, consistency, structure, tone and regional issues (e.g. whether the document is intended for a US or UK readership).

In addition to my editing work, I am a skilled writer and am particularly adept in working with academic material. In terms of my academic experience, I have a strong background in higher education, culminating in a PhD, with my main area of expertise being the humanities. Furthermore, I am able to write for various audiences, and I have contributed features, reviews, and listings to a variety of publications. In all cases, I am aware of the importance of tone and intended readership.

I am computer literature and can carry out writing/editing assignments...

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Employment

McGraw-Hill
Copy Editor
2015 - Present
Editing English Language Arts test questions and inputting them into McGraw-Hillís content management system, ensuring that layout is correct and consistent.
SuperSummary
Writer
2015 - Present
Writing study guides to various literary works and non-fiction texts.
Cambridge English Correction
Copy Editor
2014 - Present
Editing a variety of documents and adding comments.
The College Board
Copy Editor
2015 - 2015
Editing alt-text for mathematical images and adding this information to test materials via the Springboard learning management system.
McGraw-Hill
Copy Editor
2015 - 2015
Editing English Language Arts test questions and inputting them into an online content management system.
Scribendi Editing and Proofreading
Copy Editor
2013 - 2015
Editing a range of material and providing feedback to clients.
Shmoop University
Writer
2013 - 2014
Writing guides to theoretical models including cultural studies, semiotics, narratology, and postmodernism, with an emphasis on accessibility.
Third Sector Research Centre
Audio Transcriber
2010 - 2012
Providing prompt, accurate transcription of a range of audio interviews.
Wolverhampton Interfaith Council
Administrative Assistant
2006 - 2007
Maintaining various databases and records of ingoing/outgoing mail Writing / transcribing letters, memos, reports, and emails. Creating and maintaining a library system. Proofreading.
Beat Magazine
Work Experience
2006 - 2006
Proofreading. Writing listings, reviews, articles, and news pieces. Internet research. Audio transcription.
Active Volunteers
Editorial Assistant
2004 - 2004
Editing a procedures manual so as to ensure that it was clear, accurate, appropriate in tone, and professional in appearance.
Department for Work and Pensions
Administrative Assistant
2002 - 2002
Filing. Maintaining various databases. Checking the status of customer files.
Birmingham Midshires
Administrative Assistant
2001 - 2002
Checking the status of files and dealing with customer queries. Returning deeds to customers or a specified third party. Maintaining records and composing letters.

Education

The University of Wolverhampton
Bachelor of Arts
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The University of Birmingham
Doctor of Philosophy
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The University of Birmingham
Master of Philosophy
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