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Laura Martin Roberts | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 30, 2015

Laura Martin Roberts

Intensely Meticulous Copy Editor and Proofreader
   United States
  |   Terrell, TX
  |  1:39 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I provide professional proofreading and copy editing services. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English (BA) from Texas A&M University with a minor in Secondary Education as well as most of my coursework for my Master's of Business Administration (MBA).

I am well versed in the most common style guides and usage and excellent with meeting deadlines--even on very short notice. In every company I have worked, I have been promoted very quickly to either Senior Editor or Managing Editor where it has been both my responsibility and my pleasure to...

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Portfolio

Proofread and formatted the book to be e-published. Supposed to maintain a casual,...
This shows the changes made before I formatted the eBook. The "After" version...
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Edited this YA fiction book and formatted it for e-publication in Smashwords.
Edited forms and documents (such as this one) for a medical group. I edited for grammar...
This is an essay that was assigned to a client as a project in college and required APA...

Skills (5)

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English Sentence Structure
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Translation English French
French-English Translation
Copy Editing

Service Description

My greatest pleasure comes from helping others make the most of their writing. Whether it be children's literature, business documents, technical manuals, academic pieces, or entire websites, I will help your writing stand apart from all the others. I specialize in resumes, children and young-adult literature, and working with non-native English speakers.

To date, I have worked with non -native English speakers from more than 20 countries. With 18+ years of experience, I will collaborate with you every step of the way to ensure your materials are of the highest quality, that YOUR voice is the one that rings through, and that the results are more than you even dreamed they could be!

I work with many different style guides, or I can help you create one that best reflects the personality and vision of you or your company. Most of the time, I work in MS Word, utilizing the "track changes" feature; however, I am more than happy to work in any software you desire.

I am available on very short notice. I have never missed a deadline, and I don't plan to start now. In addition to my quick everyday service, I offer breakneck turnaround for a small additional fee.

I am highly skilled in many ePublishing platforms, including Smashwords and CreateSpace, and am happy to format your documents for publication for a small additional fee.

I am intensely meticulous in my work. I have worked in every genre and through just about every medium. I guarantee my work because I know I am just...

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Education

Texas A&M University
Bachelor in English
2003 - 2005
Trinity Valley Community College
Associates
1998 - 2003

Keywords

proofreader
copy editor
editor
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