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Martin F. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Dec 19, 2015

Martin F.

Versatile print and online content editor/writer
   United States
Oak Park
  |  10:59 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

As a talented, versatile, tech-savvy former staff member of the Chicago Tribune, I have the experience and skills to perform the responsibilities of a print or online content editor and writer, public relations coordinator or other communications specialist.

In my copy editing career I became known as a diligent defender of correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax who is committed to accuracy, clarity and readability.

In my free time, I became an avid genealogist who is skilled at conducting traditional and online family history...

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Aug 9, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$92|Completed

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Portfolio

Article written for the Chicago Tribune's Sunday Perspective section.
Article written for the Chicago Tribune's Tempo section.
Short essay written for an online course on how to teach an online course.
Article written for a personal family history web site.
Short promotions planned and written for the printed Chicago Tribune promoting relevant...
News graphics from the Chicago Tribune for which I did the research, reporting and...

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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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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Skills:
Advanced-level user of Microsoft Word and CCI editing systems.
Intermediate-level user of Assembler/Oxygen, FrontPage, Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Recently completed online video courses on Dreamweaver, Expression Web, HTML, CSS, InDesign and SEO. Also took University of Illinois ION courses to prepare to teach online courses.
Previously had experience with Macintosh computer programs Freehand, Quark, Illustrator and MacDraw.
Amateur genealogist since the 1970s, experienced with both traditional and Internet-based family history research techniques. Used FrontPage to create extensive personal family history Web site.


I am available for all types of editing, writing and research assignments.

My talent, skills and temperament are suitable for successfully handling a wide variety of content ranging from book-length manuscripts to shorter forms of publication, such as magazine, newspaper and scholarly journal articles, brochures, press releases, advertising copy and Web sites.

I am accustomed to a fast-paced environment where deadlines are a priority and handling multiple jobs with excellent attention to detail and accuracy are required.


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Employment

Chicago Tribune
Copy Editor
1978 - 2009
Edited news stories for the metro, national/foreign and business pages of Chicago's leading metropolitan daily newspaper and Web site. Wrote headlines and photo captions; trimmed stories to fit...

Education

University of Chicago
Master's degree, sociology
1971 - 1973
Washington University in St. Louis
Bachelor's degree, political science
1967 - 1971
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