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Natalie D. | Elance
 
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Natalie D.

Skilled and meticulous work at all levels.
   United States
  |   New Cumberland, PA
  |  11:26 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

My copyediting and proofreading services are backed by nearly 17 years of experience in fiction and nonfiction. Accuracy and attention to detail are my strengths. I am American with English as my first language. Grammar, punctuation, and insidious typos cannot escape my red pen.

I am also a published author of seven novels and two dozen pieces of short fiction.

In addition, I have over a decade of experience in an office setting, which included medical and general audio transcription as well as data entry and routine office duties. I...

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Oct 5, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$147|Working
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Nov 1, 2009|Editing & Proofreading|$460|Completed
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Jul 6, 2009|Editing & Proofreading|$230|Completed
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Portfolio

Brochure designed to inform members of Curves fitness center of local author and her...
Complete description of experience and accolades.
Sample of original fiction (copyright owned by author).
Article written for writers about the merits of the Alphasmart word processing tool.
Article offering advice to new authors who may be shy and have difficult "selling...
Article offering advice to new authors who may be shy and have difficult "selling...

Skills (7)

Tested
Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2003 Test
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Organizational Behavior
English Spelling
Creative Writing
English Grammar

Service Description

I have been writing and editing since I was a child, raised by a professional copyeditor and writer. I began applying my skills professionally in 1992 and have consistently worked in a variety of fields to utilize these skills. I also have 11 years of experience as a medical and general transcriptionist and am highly skilled at data entry and other administrative tasks.

PUBLICATION
All fiction publication listed at author web site.

Various chapter newsletters, Romance Writers of America, 1997 to 2003

"U.S. Deforestation: An Unrecognized Tragedy," The Student Scholar, Fall 1991

"Observations of the Behavior of European Starlings..." The Student Scholar, Fall 1991

"Sarett Nature Center," Arts & Events newsletter, Lake Michigan College, Fall 1990

"Lightening Bugs Bring to Life Magic in Summer," "Next in Nature," Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Herald-Palladium, July 5, 1990

AWARDS
2006 Second Place, Kira's Best Friend, More Than Magic Contemporary Single Title category

2005 Second Place, Soul of the Dragon, Thunder and Roses Paranormal First Chapter Contest

2004 Finalist, Soul of the Dragon, WisRWA Fab Five Contest, Paranormal Category

2004 Winner, Chapter Three selection, To Catch a Thief, Writers Round Robin, eHarlequin.com

2002 Winner, Third Place Overall, Soul of the Dragon, Association of Electronically Published
Romance Authors, Unpublished division

1998 Chapter Newsletter Competition, Second Place, Division Two, Romance Writers of America

1991 Third...

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Employment

Self-employed
Editor, Proofreader, Author
2006 - Present
Edited books on such topics as auto insurance, the 2008 economic crisis, environmental responsibility, the law of attraction, dating after divorce, and dieting, as well as memoirs and dozens of...
Alternatives in Health Care Management, Inc.
Operations Manager (Secretary previous)
1995 - 2006
Secretary 1995 to 1998 Operations Manager 1998 to 2006 Edited and proofread documents of all sorts, including medical, technical, marketing, and advertising materials. Oversaw operations of the...
PROgraphics
Proofreader, Traffic Manager, Assistant Production Manager
1994 - 1994
Proofed materials at all levels of production, from draft copy to mechanicals to film.
National Geographic Society
Geography Intern, 27th International Geographical Congress
1992 - 1992
Assisted in copy editing 500+ geographical abstracts, many translated from other languages, submitted from all over the world. Also proofed 6-13 full-length field guides. Created, edited, and...

Education

Ohio Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Arts
1988 - 1991

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proofreading
editing
fiction
nonfiction
author
attention to detail
fast
accurate
data entry
transcription
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