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Michelle L. | Elance
 
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Michelle L.

Comprehensive editing for books & articles
   United States
  |   Riverside, CT

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Overview

As an Ivy League honors graduate with 8 years' experience writing and editing books, journals, news articles, and professional and legal papers, I am a reliable source for quality publishing.

I tailor my editing and revisions to the style, tone, and objective you seek, with artistic attention to word choice and the flow of the writing. The result is always polished, professional, and articulate. Say goodbye to run-on sentences, redundancy, and confusing sentence structure. Grammar errors and typos? Gone in a flash.

With a background in...

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Jun 10, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Feb 7, 2013|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
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Jan 18, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Dec 29, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

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I researched and wrote this legal memorandum to advise counsel on a privilege dispute...

Skills (10)

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Editing
English
U.S. Word Usage Test
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Academic Writing
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Service Description

My services include editing, proofreading, revisions, and developmental guidance.

I edit books, ebooks, and professional articles on a deeper level than basic proofreading for grammar, spelling, punctuation and typographical errors. I take great care to evaluate word usage, syntax, and consistency in tone and content. I revise your writing to improve clarity, flow, and sentence transitions, eliminate wordiness and redundancy, and reorganize sentences or paragraphs if needed.

I include comments and suggestions throughout the text and, if requested, will provide an editorial evaluation addressing overall effectiveness, areas that may need further development or research, and stylistic elements such as tone, concept, and word choice.

For new authors who are self-publishing, I happily provide assistance throughout the writing process, from concept to final manuscript.

Please note: I do not ghostwrite entire books or articles from scratch. Rather, as part of a comprehensive editing project, I will help to rewrite passages of your work and restructure your writing as needed.

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Employment

Freelancer
Writer & Editor
2010 - Present
* Edit & proofread books, articles, business reports and legal writing * Write blog articles on political and health topics * Write and edit resumes and cover letters
Large Law Firm
Litigation Associate
2008 - 2010
* Wrote legal memoranda on various commercial issues * Edited briefs and citations * Wrote case law summaries and analysis * Wrote professional correspondence * Proofread and fact-checked court...
Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law
Articles Editor
2006 - 2008
* Selected articles for publication * Edited substance, grammar, and form * Reviewed sources to verify accuracy * Edited citations * Corresponded with authors
The Daily Princetonian
Senior Writer & Staff Editor
2001 - 2004
* Wrote 2-3 articles weekly for News and Sports * Wrote feature articles * Interviewed and followed leads * Edited staff articles weekly * Wrote headlines * Proofed layout and copy

Education

Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Certification as a Holistic Health Coach
2011 - 2012
Duke Law School
Juris Doctor & Masters in International Law
2005 - 2008
Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts in Politics, Minor in French
2001 - 2005

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book editor
book editing
proofread
revise
copy editor
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