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Marta Tanrikulu | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 2, 2015
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Marta Tanrikulu

Critiquing, developmental editing, and copyediting
   United States
  |   Lafayette, CA
  |  1:54 am Local Time

Overview

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 projects published each year met...

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Mar 2, 2015|Copywriting|$125|Completed
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5.0
Mar 2, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$40|Completed
Feb 24, 2015|Grant Writing|$100|Completed
Feb 17, 2015|Creative Writing|$50|Completed

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Skills (9)

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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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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Developmental Editing
Manuscript Evaluation
Critical Analysis and Peer Review
English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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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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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Comics and Graphic Novels

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 and reworking academic, technical, and other specialized documents
--Assessing works of fiction (especially mystery, thriller, suspense, science fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, and literary fiction)
--Editing comics, graphic novels, illustrated books, 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)...

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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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