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Mark Boone | Elance
 
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Mark Boone

Mark My Words: I'll make you a satisfied client!
   United States
  |   Lisle, IL
  |  9:57 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Versatile, award-winning writer and editor with 30 years experience in book development, academic and assessment writing, technical editing, copyediting, and proofreading. Attributes:

* A sound knowledge of the publishing process supported by years of
experience

* Solid editorial skills honed across a broad spectrum of content areas:
educational publishing, test item development, health care, real estate,
finance, fiction, nonfiction, and poetry

* Strong communicator capable of delivering targeted content in print and...

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Jan 24, 2014|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
Jan 24, 2014|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
Jan 6, 2014|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
Nov 6, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Provided developmental editing for interviewing training workbook (ELANCE project)...
Served as editorial consultant for this self-published, print-on-demand work, from the...
Project Manager and Editor for self-published POD title printed by Lightning Source,...
Project Manager for self-published book, Getting Started with Jesus. Oversaw entire...
Edited this novel about the Japanese occupation of Korea during the 1920s.
Edited this 220-page novel Some Glad Morning (2007) by Irene Steele.
Wrote and self-published 260-page mystery The Demise of Luleta Jones (2006), winner of...
Edited 150-page title on appraising affordable housing (2002)
Edited 350-page book on real property ownership structures and valuation (2004)
Edited the 225-page novel Indigo Sound in 2003.
Wrote high school content for study guide for Glencoe McGraw-Hill's Literature Library...
Wrote content for high school study guide for Glencoe McGraw-Hill's Literature Library...
Wrote high school study guide content for Glencoe-McGraw-Hill's Literature Library (2000)
Wrote content for Steck Vaughn's GED Language Arts, Reading test preparation guide (2000)

Skills (6)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Mark My Words is a full-line editorial consulting service providing client support in the areas of project management, writing, assessment item writing and editing, copyediting, rewriting, proofreading, and manuscript critiquing.

My hands-on personal touch and scrupulous attention to detail have won me many admirers as reflected in numerous recommendations on Linked In. Included among my clients are:


* Apex Learning, Seattle, WA: Wrote Grade 11 ELA Computer Scored Assessment items and AP US History assessment items

* Q2A Bill Smith Group, Austin, TX: Edited ELA Grade 8 Virtual Curriculum

* Measurement Incorporated, Durham, NC: Wrote 800+ Social Studies MC and CR Items

* College Plus, San Antonio,TX: Wrote and edited items for social justice online curriculum


Mark My Words excels at managing all stages of book development from outline and manuscript development to bound book.



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Employment

QUARASAN GROUP
Senior Editor
2007 - 2009
Edited language arts and literature content for the middle school and high school market. Identified and selected appropriate content, hired and managed writers, collaborated with image and design...
APPRAISAL INSTITUTE
Technical Book Editor
2004 - 2007
Provided intensive editing and proofreading of book manuscripts and prepared electronic documents and graphics for production. Worked with authors, reviewers, and other editors to resolve...
JCAHO
Senior Editor
2002 - 2004
Acquired and developed books on hospital accreditation and safety initiatives and managed multiple projects at various stages of development. Hired writers to produce targeted content, created...
MARK MY WORDS
Owner. Editorial Consultant
2000 - 2002
Wrote and edited 20 study guides for Glencoe McGraw-Hill's Literature Library featuring classic novels and plays with related readings for grades 4-12. Wrote content for Steck-Vaughn's GED...
UNVERSITY HEALTHSYSTEM CONSORTIUM
Senior Managing Editor
1997 - 2000
Managed all editorial functions for the marketing department to edit and proofread a range of healthcare-related research publications: manuals, white papers, drug monographs, and two monthly...
CONTEMPORARY BOOKS
Editorial Director
1985 - 1995
Managed a staff of five editors to develop products for the adult education market; established schedules, recruited writers, negotiated contracts, evaluated manuscripts, provided substantive...

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Arts Sociology
1967 - 1971

Keywords

Assessment item writing
Chicago Manual of Style
academic writing
copyediting
developmental editing
self-publishing consulting
test item writing
textbook editing
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