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SallyAnn D. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 26, 2013

SallyAnn D.

American-English Copyeditor and Proofreader
   United States
  |   Scarsdale, NY

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Meticulous detail-oriented copyeditor and proofreader to edit grammar, usage, and mechanics of style for clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness

Proficient in CMS, MLA, APA, and diverse in-house style sheets; Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office; and American- and British-English standards

Experience working in creative writing (short stories, manuscripts, novels), education (journal articles, essays, textbooks), non-profit (newsletters, annual reports, grants), electronic media (websites, e-newsletters, blogs, articles), and...

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Copyedited and proofread for grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics...
Proofread and copyedited OCR manuscript to edit grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation,...

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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Translation Italian English
Adobe Acrobat
Microsoft Office

Service Description

Is the comma always placed before the closing quotation mark? Is "maneuver" a correct spelling of the word? Is the sentence "I wrote her yesterday" grammatically correct without the preposition "to" preceding the pronoun "her"? In American English, the answer to all three questions is yes.


Copyediting is the qualitative craft of having at one's finger tips the correct spelling of "minuscule," "supersede," and "mischievous"; of knowing the difference in contemporary usage between "archeology" and "archaeology"; and of understanding that grammar is meaningful and syntax can elucidate or obscure. The copyeditor navigates the diversity of contemporary usage to create clarity, coherency, consistency, and correctness of language and style.

Proofreading is the quantitative craft of checking grammar, spelling, and punctuation for correctness, consistency, and clarity of language and style.

I am a meticulous detail-oriented copyeditor and proofreader proficient in the major American-English style guides (CMS, MLA, APA) and in diverse in-house style sheets. The American standard for a journalist's article is usually the Associated Press Style Book (AP); I do not work consistently with this guide but am quite familiar with it. My specialization is in copyediting and proofreading translations; website content; non-fiction works such as essays and academic articles; and short stories.

I am new to Elance but not to copyediting and proofreading. I am seeking to build an Elance...

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Employment

Coriolis Baladéo
Copyeditor and Proofreader
2007 - 2013
• Copyedit and proofread articles, product descriptions, product instructions, research, legal contracts, terms and conditions, publicity materials, and catalogs of the Coriolis-Baladéo website and...

Education

Middlebury College
Master of Arts in Italian
2007 - 2009
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copyediting
proofreading
grammar
Italian English translation
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