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Janet Butler | Elance
 
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Janet Butler

Real life, real words
   United States
  |   Huntington, IN
  |  5:19 pm Local Time

Overview

Wordsmith on a mission! I take your prose, whether fiction or nonfiction, and make it sing. With 30+ years' experience in the writing trade, I am a novelist and have been a columnist, magazine writer, newsletter editor, brochure and pamphlet producer; have written and edited Web copy and e-books; and love to work with a wide variety of clients from all over the world.

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Portfolio

Beware! Don't be caught in these mistakes! :-)
A whimsical piece that also appears on Buzzle.com

Skills (10)

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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Copywriting
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Fiction Writing
line editing
English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

JANET W. BUTLER
739 Hitzfield St. #47
Huntington, IN 46750
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www.catholicwriterchick.blogspot.com

Freelance Writing • Copy Editing • Proofreading

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Published Novelist 2012
Voice of Innocence, romantic suspense from Desert Breeze Publishing, Inc.
5 Heart Review, The Romance Studio

From the Ashes, inspirational romance from SANDS Publishing, LLC. 2001
4-star rating from Romantic Times
Reviewer’s Award, the Voice of Romance
Finalist, “IPPY” (Independent Publisher Book Awards), 2002

Book Project Editor
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. 11/2004 – 1/2011
Manage projects through manuscript to final publication; copyedit/revise as necessary in consultation with author and editorial management to ensure conformity to OSV style and mission
Work with designers and proofreaders
Fact-check, verify permissions and copyrights, check for attributions on images and graphics
Check proofs
Prepare final PDF for production, check and OK soft proofs, back cover copy, book covers
Liaise with remote acquisitions editor; process feasibility forms, track projects, perform general “troubleshooting” as needed.
Various types of materials

Prayer books
Devotionals
Reference
Children’s books
Religious education
Craft/recipe books

“Quick books” produced in response to social/religious/political issues
Pamphlets on both basic catholic doctrine and catechesis and specific
Focused publications connection with papal encyclicals, topical...

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Education

Roosevelt University (Chicago Musical College)
Bachelor of Music
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William Rainey Harper College
Associate of Arts
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Keywords

writer
editor
fiction
nonfiction
advertising
marketing
copyeditor
proofreader
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