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Megan S. | Elance
 
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Megan S.

Grammar nerd for hire
   United States
  |   Los Angeles, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I have chosen a profession in which my primary task has the unfortunate side effect of making writers feel imperfect. But editors need writers, and writers need editors--and this makes for a crazy, beautiful partnership that provides daily challenges and endless opportunities for the two sides to learn from each other.

My passion (obsession?) for the written word and eye for detail (grammar OCD?) have led me to a fulfilling career polishing the work of others--whether it be in the field of journalism, literature, or academic texts. If it...

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Skills (3)

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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I have a BA in English and a BS in journalism with an editing concentration. I have edited on the fast-paced copy desks of two major metropolitan newspapers (in Orlando, Florida, and in Buffalo, New York), independently edited novels, and currently edit college-level textbooks for a publisher in Southern California.

I am proficient in Associated Press style, Chicago style, and American Psychological Association style.

I am most comfortable editing manuscripts digitally using Microsoft Word's track changes feature, but I am also practiced in writing markups on a hard copy.

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Employment

Sage Publications
Contracted copy editor
2009 - Present
I work directly with authors to edit college-level academic manuscripts.
Orlando Sentinel
Copyediting intern
2008 - 2008
The Buffalo News
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund copyediting intern
2008 - 2008
The Central Florida Future
Copy editor
2007 - 2008

Education

University of Central Florida
English literature
- 2008
University of Central Florida
Journalism (editing)
- 2008
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Editing
copy editing
proofreading
transcription
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