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Marta Tanrikulu | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Marta Tanrikulu

Critiquing, developmental editing, and copyediting
   United States
  |   Lafayette, CA
  |  1:05 pm Local Time

Overview

As a professional editor, my goal is ensuring your writing projects come across professionally--whether they'd benefit from serious fixes, tailoring to better suit your audience and purpose, or simply a bit of polish. I'm an editor and writing coach for a broad range of clients, from authors of fiction to companies in the pharmaceutical industry.

In addition to ranking in the top 1% of Writing & Translation providers, for 8 years I was the lead editor of a large group of writers and editors, ensuring that the ~1,000 print and online...

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Mar 30, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$240|Completed
Mar 7, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$59|Completed
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Mar 6, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$50|Completed
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Mar 4, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$40|Completed
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Skills (6)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Critical analysis and peer review
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I'm the founder of a small business specializing in professional editing services. I offer analysis, developmental editing, and copyediting of almost any type of content, from novels and other works of fiction in print or ebook format to technical, educational, and marketing materials. Most of my business still comes from clients I worked with before joining Elance or from referrals.

In addition to editing, my background includes marketing communications, scientific publication, and peer review experience, particularly in the biotechnology industry. While I'm interested in projects in this area, I also look for Elance projects that are unrelated.

I specialize in these editorial services:
--Critiquing, manuscript assessment, website content auditing, and other types of analysis
--Structural and developmental editing, including adapting, condensing, reorganizing, and rewriting
--Copyediting and proofreading

Typical projects within my expertise include:
--Reviewing academic, technical, and other documents
--Assessing works of fiction (including literary fiction, historical fiction, speculative fiction, mysteries, and suspense)
--Editing comics, graphic novels, and other works combining text and art, such as games and apps
--Revising marketing copy and online content for greater effectiveness
--Repurposing existing content for a new context (such as from print to web, or from informational to promotional)
--Revising or standardizing style
--Rewriting English as a second...

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Employment

TanMar Editorial
Founder; Editor and Writing Consultant
2007 - Present
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
Senior Technical Editor
1999 - 2007

Education

University of California, Davis
PhD
1984 - 1991
University of Colorado, Boulder
BA
1979 - 1983

Keywords

technical editing
fiction editor
scientific editing
manuscript review
rewriting
novel editing
substantive editing
editor
ESL
graphic novels
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