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Mary Harris | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 24, 2015

Mary Harris

Shape your dreams into words with expert editing.
   United States
  |   Chicago, IL
  |  10:53 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $44

Your writing comes first. As a published author in fiction and non-fiction, an editor with two established publishers, and as a screenwriter, I excel at eliciting your unique voice while enhancing your writing. I am consistently ranked in the top 4% of Elance providers based on client satisfaction and test scores.

As a "black unicorn", I provide proofreading, copy/line editing, and developmental editing, so you pay one price for 3 services.

Do you need to set goals? I can help you be realistic and productive.

Do you need a quick...

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Feb 17, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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May 6, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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4.8
Oct 8, 2012|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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4.9
Jul 26, 2012|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Skills (5)

Tested
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Annual subscriber to Chicago Manual of Style
https://www.freelancersunion.org
www.the-efa.org

Service Description

*Developmental edits for that deeper level of novel storytelling, with line or copyedits for correct grammar and syntax, and proofreading for those pesky typos!
*Writing/ghosting
*Developmental Analysis of content and structure and detailed coverage for
screenplays
*Research
*Associate Member, Editorial Freelancers Association
*Permanent annual subscriber, The Chicago Manual of Style
*Member, Freelancers Union

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Employment

Evil Jester Press
senior editor
2014 - Present
I assess novels, work with the authors to refine and shape the book, do deep developmental edits, along with copy or line edits and proofreading. I take the novel from submission to publication,...
Lemon Edits at http://lemonedits.wordpress.com/
Editor
2014 - Present
Editor with Lemon Edits cooperative; developmental editing at .02/word; other projects defined with client.
SoulMate Publishing
Editor
2014 - Present
Edit novels per Style Guide; provide detailed Track Changes notes and outlines to authors for best storytelling possible!
Loose ID
Editor
2014 - Present
Edit novels and short stories; read submissions and recommend accept/reject/rewrite and resubmit; accept and read submissions from non-roster authors
Grimoire Books, fantasy imprint of Secret Cravings
Editor
2014 - Present
Do developmental and copy edits on full-length novel manuscripts.
Hidden Thoughts Press
Executive Editor
2013 - Present
HTP is a mental health and wellbeing non-fiction press which brings out anthologies and books from people who've struggled with difficulties in life, and affirming their success as inspiration to...
Veritas Publishing, Inc.
Editor
2012 - Present
Review submissions with Sub Editor; edit and finalize mss. dealing with health and wellbeing.
Sunset Pictures (www.sunsetpictures.net)
Head of Development
2007 - Present
Read and consider/pass scripts; work with writers to develop scripts; respond to head execs' queries; produce feature films
Ellora's Cave
Editor
2014 - 2014
Ellora's Cave is a premier romance publisher with a proven track record for sales and expansion; it is known for its quality content and editing. EC has an acceptance rate of about 5%, which speaks...
Curiosity Quills Press
Editor
2012 - 2014
Editor for romance, mystery, paranormal, and all genres the publisher accepts. Editing includes spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and character arc, story and plot lines, structure, and...
Noble Romance Publishing
Editor
2011 - 2013
Edit manuscripts, prepare mss. with authors, solicit new authors and new books from existing authors. Update: Noble Romance ceased operations in August, 2013. I was employed through December, 2013...
Les Grossman
Editor/writer
2012 - 2012
Developed and edited "The Mystery of Les Grossman: A Real Hollywood Fable . . . Or Is It?" based on Les' life as a concert promoter on the East Coast in the 60s and early 70s, and as the role model...
Gigi Scott
editor
2010 - 2012
Edited and proofed "Gigi Scott's" autobiography, from her birth in Eastern Europe to her traumatic teen years in Israel, to her vibrant success in America as an internationally known cosmetologist....

Education

University of Wisconsin/Madison
B.A.
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Mallinckrodt College, Wilmette, IL
Paralegal Certification
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Oxford University
Candidate, University of Oxford, CHE Literature
2013 - Present

Keywords

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developmental edit
copyedit
proofread
ghost
research
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