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Liz McGowen | Elance
 
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Liz McGowen

Editor, Proofreader, Writer
   United States
  |   Evanston, IL
  |  7:08 pm Local Time

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Overview

Liz is a former social worker who has been writing and editing for over 20 years.

She is a former editor of a weekly consumer niche publication, where she honed her ability to provide quality work on strict deadlines. During that time she interviewed, wrote and edited articles. In 1993, she edited her first full-length non-fiction book.

In 1997, Liz completed an advanced degree in social work. As an administrator with the State of Illinois, she broadened her skills by writing and editing reports, case studies, presentations, white papers,...

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Interviewed the owner of a very high-end cake business, and lightly edited the...
I wrote this article for a business coach who helps her clients avoid burnout. The...
This short story is a work of creative fiction I wrote. It demonstrates my writing style.

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As a professional freelance writer and editor since 2006, Liz is comfortable working on a variety of projects. Her specialties are:

Editing manuscripts -- An avid reader, Liz loves to learn. She is experienced at manuscript editing (sometimes called copy editing or line editing). She has edited novels in a variety of genres, family histories, memoirs, how-to books, and self-help books.

Proofreading books -- Giving a manuscript a final polish to make it truly sparkle is one of her talents, and she is always on the lookout for inconsistencies and pesky typos. Her goal is a finished product that is lovingly created and carefully crafted.

Ghostwriting and editing memoirs -- Liz is a member of the Association of Personal Historians. She is experienced at assisting clients with gathering information for memoirs, selecting photos, writing captions, and creating a beautiful finished product.

Client Success Stories (Case Studies) -- One of Liz's specialties is writing customer success stories -- sometimes called case studies -- for rapidly expanding businesses and non-profit organizations. She can handle the entire process, from client interview to final sign-off, or step in to help with pieces of the process as needed.

Editing dissertations and articles -- With an M.A. in Social Work from the University of Chicago, Liz can hold her own as an editor of materials in the social sciences. She enjoys helping professionals convey their important research to the world in ways that...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance Business Writer
2006 - Present
State of Illinois, Department of Human Services
Administrator
2000 - 2005
Catholic Charities of Chicago
Social Worker
1999 - 2000
New Alternatives for Children
Social Worker
1998 - 1999
Woodall Publications Corporation
Editor
1991 - 1994
Zechman & Associates Advertising
Account Service Assistant
1990 - 1991

Education

University of Chicago
Masters Degree in Social Service Administration
1995 - 1997
Smith College
Bachelor's Degree
1985 - 1989
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editing
english proofreading
english punctuation
english grammar
business writing
copywriting
counseling psychology
theology
education
copy editor
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