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Margaret MacMillan | Elance
 
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Margaret MacMillan

Copy editor, writer, and blogger
   Canada
  |   Saint-Laurent, Quebec

Overview

A Bachelor of Arts degree in honors English, a Master of Library Science degree, and continuing education courses in copy editing, publishing, and fact checking provide me with meticulous writing, grammar, spelling, and research skills. My twenty plus years of experience working in public and community college libraries, in a large New York City bookstore, and as a freelance online copy editor has further developed those skills.

My command of the English language makes me the perfect candidate for your writing and copy editing needs, and...

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Jun 5, 2015|Article Writing|$650|Completed
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My services include: copy editing, fiction and non-fiction writing, and research.

I developed meticulous writing, grammar, and spelling skills, and an excellent command of the English language during my four-year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Honors English. I also developed excellent research skills during my Master of Library Science degree and further honed those skills with over twenty years of experience in public and community college libraries, as well as in a major New York City bookstore.

To supplement my grammar and research skills, I took the following courses in copy editing at the New York University, School of Continuing and Professional Studies:
Developmental Copyediting, winter 2007
Fact Checking, December, 2006
Magazine Copyediting, fall 2006
Books from Writer to Reader: An Overview of the Book Publishing Process, summer 2006
Fundamentals of Copyediting, summer 2005

Over the past year, I have conducted research and provided copy editing for online content providers using the skills and knowledge I've amassed from over twenty years of education and work experience.



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Employment

MacEdits
Freelance copy editing, research, and writing
2013 - Present
I provide online copyediting, research, and writing to various clients.
Barnes and Noble, Tribeca, New York City, NY,
Lead Bookseller
2007 - 2011
As a lead bookseller in the children’s department, I used my extensive knowledge of children’s literature to set up displays, help clients find the perfect book, and provide spirited story hours....
NBCC-Woodstock, Woodstock, NB
Librarian
1984 - 2000
As librarian, I conceived and implemented a plan for the new community college’s library. I performed and oversaw all library operations providing outstanding service in reference, reader’s...
A-W-K Regional Library System, Riverview Branch
Branch Librarian
1980 - 1982
As branch librarian, I met the challenge of managing a library and staff for the first time with enthusiasm and a sense of adventure. I performed all library operations, including running...
Oshawa Public Library System, North Simcoe Branch
Librarian
1978 - 1980
As my first library position, I jumped into my role as reference and children’s librarian with a passion. I embraced the children’s librarian portion of my job by conducting story hours into which...

Education

University of Toronto, Faculty of Library Science
Master of Library Science
1976 - 1978
University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB
Bachelor of Arts
1972 - 1976
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grammar
English
copy editing
fact checking
research
blogging
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