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Mara P. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 27, 2012

Mara P.

Experienced editor, copy-editor, and proofreader
   United States
  |   New York, NY

Overview

I have extensive experience editing all kinds of writing. I'm incredibly detail-oriented and instinctively notice errors in grammar, punctuation, and structure. I'm well-versed in AP style and Chicago style. What's more, I work very fast thanks to my experience editing a blog that updated in real-time and a newspaper on a tight weekly deadline.

I graduated magna cum laude from Kenyon College with honors in English. I spent over three years as the managing editor for The Kenyon Collegian, and helped launch the rapidly-successful blog arm of...

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Employment

Union Literary
Assistant
2012 - Present
The Kenyon Thrill
Executive Editor
2011 - 2012
I oversaw the scheduling and assignment of numerous daily blog posts written by multiple members of the staff, along with editing and proofreading all posts in the queue before they appeared...
The Kenyon Collegian
Managing Editor
2009 - 2012
I managed a group of copy editors and ensured the copy-editing process ran smoothly in the office for all sections of the paper. I also served as one of the final readers for all articles and...
CALYX, Inc.
Intern
2011 - 2011
I assisted with the production of the press's literary journal, maintained CALYX's various forms of social media, organized readings for our authors, performed various detail-oriented clerical...
Kenyon College Writing Center
Writing Tutor
2010 - 2011
I helped fellow Kenyon students perfect their academic writing: grammar, clarity, structure, and flow all came into play, as did the art of giving constructive criticism. I tackled papers in...
Babies R Us
Team Member
2009 - 2010
I juggled time behind the cash register, time spent on the floor assisting customers, and actively pushing sales of buyer protection plans and credit cards. I worked as a member of a sales team,...

Education

Columbia Publishing Course
Certificate in Publishing
- 2012
Kenyon College
Bachelor of Arts, English honors, magna cum laude
2008 - 2012
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