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Melissa D. | Elance
 
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Melissa D.

Experienced book/ebook editor/designer/publisher
   United States
  |   Sioux Falls, SD
  |  9:19 am Local Time

Overview

Full time freelance...
-- book editor...professionally edited 68 books in nonfiction and fiction genres for numerous Elance clients and publishers, including www.netherfieldhousepress.com as head editor for 2010, www.cheeranddancebooks.com as acquisitions editor from 2000-2010, and www.cobblestone-press.com as a senior editor from 2006-2010. (See portfolio for cover art and details.)
-- print book layout designer...professionally designed 33 print book layouts for a variety of nonfiction and fiction books. (See portfolio for sample images.)...

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Jan 22, 2013|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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Oct 29, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Dec 12, 2011|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
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Dec 5, 2011|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

3D virtual book stack image created for Jill's Best Tips Cover 1
3D virtual book stack image created for Jill's Best Tips Cover 2
3D virtual book stack image created for Don't Be Social Tofu
Print, ebook and 3D book covers created for nonfiction self-help book. 3D cover shown...
http://www.netherfieldhousepress.com
Editing, layout design, cover design, print on demand publication, and ebook...
http://www.netherfieldhousepress.com/
Full print cover created for fiction novel, ebook versions, and 3D promotional version...
http://www.netherfieldhousepress.com
Editing, layout design, cover design, ebook conversion, and print on demand publishing...
http://www.netherfieldhousepress.com
Print, ebook and 3D book covers created for fiction novel. Shown here in 3D book cover...
Editing, layout design, cover design, print on demand publication setup, and ebook...
Print, ebook and 3D version (shown here) book cover designs created for nonfiction book.
Editing, layout design, illustration design and sourcing, cover design, and ebook...
Print, ebook and 3D cover designs created for young adult fiction novel. Shown here in...
Editing and layout design performed for nonfiction women's self-help book.
http://mindbodysports.com.au/shop/
nonfiction paper focused on the benefits and detractors of the various states of a free...
nonfiction paper featuring personal take on renting versus owning a home in late 2009.
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...
Adult romance book edited for Cobblestone Press. Worked with author through 3 rounds of...

Skills (9)

Tested
Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Print on Demand Publication
Microsoft Word to Kindle Ebook Conversion
EPUB Ebook Formatting for iPad/Nook
Smashwords Ebook Formatting
Microsoft Word to PDF Ebook Conversion

Service Description

BOOK EDITOR...
**2006-2010 - senior editor for RWA-approved romance publisher Cobblestone Press; edited 40 fiction books.
**2000-2010 - publisher and head editor for Darnell Spirit Productions cheerleading and dance book press; edited 12 nonfiction books.
**2007 - Review editor for Joyfully Reviewed romance book review website.
**2009-2010 - Copyeditor for virtual world magazine AVENUE Magazine.
**2010 - Currently the publisher and head acquisitions editor for Netherfield House Press nonfiction/fiction print and digital book press; edited, designed print and ebook interior layouts, and created ebook formats for 2 books.

BOOK/EBOOK LAYOUT DESIGNER & FORMATTER...
**2000-2010 - publisher and head editor for Darnell Spirit Productions cheerleading and dance book press; edited and designed interior layouts for 12 nonfiction books for print and ebook formats.
**2010 - Currently the publisher and head acquisitions editor for Netherfield House Press nonfiction/fiction print and digital book press; designed print and ebook interior layouts, and created ebook formats for 2 books.

NONFICTION/FICTION WRITER...
**2000-2010 - wrote 4 nonfiction books on team leadership, self-help, sewing, and arts and crafts.
**2011-2012 - teen paranormal romance series to be released Nov. 2011-2010 through Harlequin Teen.
**2006-2008 - ghost writer of 3 adult romance novels.

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editor
proofreader
copyeditor
book designer
book layout
typesetter
ebook formatting
Kindle
ebook conversion
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