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Jonquil B. | Elance
 
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Jonquil B.

Editing, copy-editing, proofreading, writing
   United Kingdom
  |   Exeter, Devon

Overview

Professional editor, copy-editor, proofreader, writer and indexer with over 25 years of work experience, and a member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP). Reliable, adaptable, creative, flexible, and friendly.
I specialise in non-fiction books, ebooks and articles, and academic editing, and offer absolute accuracy and attention to detail plus the ability to adapt my style to the varying requirements of clients and specific publication style guides (APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago, Oxford, Associated Press, The Economist, Guardian...

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May 9, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Dec 20, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Nov 9, 2011|Article Writing|Private|Working
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5.0
Oct 31, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Co-researcher, writer and editor
Editor
Editor
Editor and formatter
Article I rewrote and edited for Tearaway youth magazine about the Minister and Office...
Article that I researched and wrote for teen magazine on choices school leavers could...
Sample page of movie previews I edit every month for a national teen magazine
Each month, I edit the games pages for a national teen magazine
Proofreader for drum 'n' bass concept album story
First page of a four page feature on teens and digital relationships that I sub-edited....
Sample issue of national magazine on global issues that I proofread

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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Editing

Service Description

I have an Honours degree in English (studying modern English, linguistics, literature, Old English, Middle English) and also majored in psychology. I am a trained tutor in literacy and in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).
I qualified as a copy-editor and proofreader through Chapterhouse Publishing in the UK. I am familiar with many different style guides -- including Oxford, Associated Press, American Psychological Association (APA), Harvard, MLA, Chicago, Guardian, The Economist -- and can work with any style guide provided.
I have over 25 years of work experience under my belt, and have worked in many different sectors, including education, management, international aid and development, and publishing.
My editing and writing experience covers many types of documents in a range of subjects, and I specialise in non-fiction and academic editing.
Examples include: editing, proofreading and formatting PhDs and dissertations; editing material written by people whose first language is not English; editing, proofreading and writing a glossary of terms for international development in the Pacific; sub-editing, proofreading and writing for a national teen magazine; editing a fantasy story for a rock band's album; writing and editing a book on study skills for tertiary students; editing and proofreading educational resources for schools; proofreading and formatting exams; writing and editing training manuals, strategic plans, reports, proposals and briefing papers....

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Employment

Self employed at Brick Cat
Freelance editor, writer and proofreader
2005 - Present
I have been a freelancer since 2005, carrying out different types of writing, editing, sub-editing and proofreading work in wide-ranging fields, and with very different styles and audiences. Some...
Tearaway
Sub-editor
2007 - 2010
Tearaway is a national monthly magazine aimed at young people (aged 12 to 26 approximately). My role was to sub-edit and proofread all pages, preparing copy and images for the designer. The role...
Development Resource Centre
Director
1996 - 2005
I was responsible for leading this national organisation, providing vision and strategic direction, human resource management, financial management, team and culture building, income generation,...
Literacy Aotearoa
National Training and Development Adviser (part-time)
1995 - 1996
Workplace Learning
Coordinator (part-time)
1994 - 1996
Adult Reading and Learning Assistance Federation
CEO
1989 - 1994

Education

Massey University
Bachelor of Arts with Honours (English)
1975 - 1978

Keywords

editing
copy-editing
proofreading
writing
academic editing
plain English
APA/MLA/Chicago/Harvard and Oxford styles
US and UK English
non-fiction
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