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Melissa Peitsch | Elance
 
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Melissa Peitsch

Editor Extraordinaire
   United States
  |   Waconia, MN
  |  5:57 pm Local Time

Overview

Looking for a project to be completed quickly AND correctly? I can edit or proofread your work in a timely manner so that you can stay on schedule. As an avid proofreader since 2006, I have the tools to make your written work flawless.

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Apr 10, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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I was the editor and proofreader for this novel, published by Take Two Publishing.
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Land-J-E-Byrne/dp/0989653331/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1386000797&sr=1-1
I was an assistant project manager, providing page scans and review, managing a team of...
http://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Hell-Are-They-Real/dp/1401680259?tag=vglnkc2559-20
I was the final proofreader for this novel. "Melissa is fantastic to work with...
http://www.amazon.com/We-Monsters-Zarina-Zabrisky/dp/0984260048/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388552628&sr=8-1&keywords=we%2C+monsters
I provided a final proofread and page scan before this curriculum went to print.
http://www.amazon.com/Case-Christ-Childrens-Curriculum-Investigating/dp/0310681189/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1378954212&sr=1-5&keywords=christopher+hudson
I proofread and provided final page scans for this novel's 2013 reprint.
http://www.amazon.com/Stepping-Heavenward-Questions-Elizabeth-Prentiss/dp/0615943713/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1388107998&sr=8-1&keywords=Stepping+Heavenward+TheBiblePeople.com
I received editorial acknowledgment in this book. I was one of several editors and...
http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Tell-Me-Christopher-Hudson/dp/1618930982/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1378954162&sr=8-2&keywords=bible+tell+me+who
I was the sole editor for this book. "Thanks, your final edits look great. I...
http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1935769448
I was the sole editor for this print and kindle book. “Melissa did a GREAT job....
http://www.amazon.com/Management-Strategies-Professionals-Program-ebook/dp/B00DGXSUCI/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1375625795&sr=1-1
I was the sole editor for this book. “ Melissa Peitsch did an incredible job. We will...
http://www.amazon.com/Mindful-Success-Your-Mind-Transform/dp/1482065886/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1375624626&sr=8-1&keywords=mindful+success
I was the sole editor for this Kindle book. “Melissa did a great job--exactly what I...
http://http://www.amazon.com/Flying-Free-Lessons-Learned-ebook/dp/B00B2QZYOI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358871797&sr=8-1&keywords=%22flying+free%22+lynn+braz
I was the sole editor of the print version of this novel.
http://www.amazon.com/Tear-Stained-Beaches-Courtney-Giardina-ebook/dp/B00BIP6CQW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383272816&sr=8-1&keywords=tear+stained+beaches
I was the sole editor of this print and kindle book. “I had a fantastic experience...
http://www.amazon.com/For-Love-Cupcakes-ebook/dp/B00DW7WGTG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1373851325&sr=1-1&keywords=for+the+love+of+cupcakes
I was the sole editor for this eBook. “Despite delays on my part, Melissa patiently...
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I was the sole editor for this ebook. “Melissa was extremely helpful, professional,...
http://www.amazon.com/Wedding-Ceremonies-Made-Easy-Traditions/dp/148275357X
I was the sole editor for this kindle book. “She did a great job and was very fast!” —...
http://www.amazon.com/Stay-at-Home-Blogger-ebook/dp/B00BEKQ1LW

Skills (9)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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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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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Grammar
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I am a self-propelled individual with a passion for words. I have always loved reading and writing, and I receive inexplicable satisfaction from proofreading and polishing the written words of others.

I graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a B.A. in English and Information Design. I have an excellent grasp on the English language, and am proficient in the latest editions of APA, MLA, and Chicago styles.

My services include proofreading for spelling, punctuation, and grammar, and copy editing (line editing) for style and flow. I have extensive experience editing and proofreading all types of material: fiction (novels, short stories, graphic novels), nonfiction (books, devotionals/religious materials), ebooks, website content, blog articles, cookbooks...you name it!

I am able to finish each project quickly, correctly, and with a positive attitude! Give me a chance to polish your words, and I can guarantee that I will make them shine.


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Employment

Merrill Corporation
Proofreader
2010 - 2010
Proofread quarterly financial reports in a temp position during peak filing seasons. Used standard proofreading marks.
University of Minnesota Duluth
Clerical Assistant in Dept. of Writing Studies
2007 - 2007
Proofread and edited Dr. Thomas Farrell’s essays to be compiled in a publication. Cited documentation in the correct APA format.
University of Minnesota Duluth Statesman
News Reporter/Writer
2006 - 2007
Interviewed students, faculty, and community members for campus news articles. Met weekly deadlines for article submission. Made edits for publication.

Education

University of Minnesota Duluth
Bachelor of Arts in English
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