Michelle Ellen | Elance
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Michelle Ellen

Professional Writer, Editor and Proofreader
   United States
  |   Lake Stevens, WA
  |  2:30 am Local Time


Editing professional specializing in fiction and non-fiction manuscripts and maintaining relationships with independent authors. Experience includes project management, team management, content development, blog writing, social media management, editing, and proofreading. Proficient in Chicago, AP, and Oxford styles; American and British English.

Member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES) and the Northwest Independent Editors Guild.
Service Description
I specialize in copy editing and proofreading, but am a skilled editor at all levels. My experience includes editing fiction, non-fiction, academic documents, web copy, articles, blogs, business materials, and more.

I am also a member of the American Copy Editors Society (ACES).
University of Washington
Certificate in Editing
Awarded: 2010
ISO 9001:2008
Internal Quality Auditor
Awarded: 2009
ISO 9001:2000
Internal Quality Auditor
Awarded: 2006
The Vera Project
Writing About Music
2014 - 2014
University of Washington
Certificate in Editing
2009 - 2010
Edmonds Community College
Associate of Arts and Sciences
1996 - 1999
Freelance Writer
2009 - Present
Editing By ME
Freelance Editor and Proofreader
2009 - Present
Provides editorial services for a number of businesses, authors, and publishers. Services include developmental editing, substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Manages editorial schedules to ensure timely completion of projects, from manuscript to print layout. Projects include books, magazines, blog articles, web content, catalogs, and manuals.
Majestic Glove
Technical Writer/Editor
2006 - 2015
Responsibilities include: Write and edit all official documentation for internal Quality Management System (QMS), including company policies and departmental procedures. Train all employees on ISO 9001:2008 standard, internal QMS, company policy and objectives, and department procedures and work instructions. Conduct internal audits; manage audit schedule, define audit criteria, determine problems and root cause(s), and track and report metrics. Monitor, measure, and analyze data to evaluate trends in customer satisfaction and effectiveness of the QMS. Coordinate certification and surveillance audits with external certification body. Proofread and copy edit letters, contracts, and marketing materials for content and accuracy.
The Constitutional Sources Project
Volunteer Proofreader
2010 - 2011
The Constitutional Sources Project is a non-partisan organization that archives transcriptions of the writings of American Founders prepared by historians. This is done by scanning the paper transcriptions using OCR (Optical Character Recognition) technology; I proofread the digitized transcriptions and restore text to the previous form of the paper transcription.
Payment Terms
None specified
Michelle Ellen | Elance

Michelle Ellen