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Al S. | Elance
 
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Al S.

freelance editor--delivering on time, anywhere
   Philippines
Marikina Central Post Office
  |  6:44 am Local Time

Overview

Al is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, and a professionally trained full-time freelance editor with over 25 years of editorial experience. She helps clients edit, proofread, and format written documents, such as books, e-books, journal articles, manuals, web content, as well as master's and doctoral dissertations. Other times, Al translates English text to standard, crisp Filipino.

Al attends to editorial work and responds to emails between Mondays and Fridays, as she frees up Saturdays and Sundays for family,...

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English Language
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APA style
English-Filipino translation
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MS Word document formatting

Service Description

STYLE GUIDES USED
American Anthropological Association (AAA)
American Psychological Association (APA)
Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Harvard Referencing
Modern Language Association (MLA)
Turabian
Others, depending on editorial requirement

STANDARD REFERENCES
Holy Bible, King James Version, red letter edition
Leo Hamalian & Frederick R. Karl's "Everything You Need to Know About Grammar"
New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2005)
Norman Lewis' "Better English"
Rogets II The New Thesaurus
The American Heritage Desk Dictionary
The Elements of Style, 4th edition
The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary (1975)
UP Diksyunaryong Filipino, binagong edisyon (2010)

TOPICS EDITED
agriculture, art, automotive, child abduction/rescue, Christianity, construction, corporate globalisation (in British English), dance, dentistry, discrimination, economics, education, engineering, environment, ergonomics, finance, food, the Great Depression, government, health/beauty (e.g., Asperger's syndrome, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS research, pregnancy, tuberculosis, nasolabial folds), information technology, law, marketing, medicine, migration, outsourcing, South African community, taxation, and others

TOPICS AVOIDED
adult content, astrology, contemplative, eastern mysticism, evolution theory, fornication, gambling, meditation (chakra, guided visualization, kundalini, transcendental, etc.), necromancy, New Age, paranormal, positive thinking, pro-homosexuality, witchcraft, yoga;...

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Employment

www.alsabado.com editorial services
freelance editor
2008 - Present
Al also accepts editorial work via Freelancer.com, https://www.freelancer.com/u/FreelanceEditor.html, where she has received a generally consistent rating of five stars.

Education

The Publishing Training Centre
Copy-Editing by Distance Learning
2013 - 2015
University of the Philippines
M.A. Media Studies major in Film (coursework/comp)
2001 - 2008
Miriam College
B.A. Communication Arts
1989 - 1993
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copyediting
proofreading
formatting
style reading
MS Word formatting
APA editing
dissertation editing
book editing
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