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Pam L. | Elance
 
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Pam L.

Freelance Editor/Copyeditor/Proofreader
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

I am a freelance editor, copyeditor, and proofreader who has experience with a variety of writing conventions and styles. Whether you're searching for someone to reorganize a piece from the ground up or to check for grammar errors, I will work closely with you to ensure that the end result reflects your objectives and style.

I am new to Elance, but I have worked with many writers in various contexts "in real life." I hope to get the chance to work with you!

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

I will be graduating with English and History degrees from the University of Minnesota in May, so I'll avoid larger projects until then so I can focus on my studies. However, I welcome smaller projects in the interim.

My experience with editing and proofreading comes mainly from the University environment and is mostly hands-on. As an English major, I regularly edited and proofread not only my own papers but also those of my classmates. This was especially true in my Understanding Writing class. Through that class, I worked with writers in class and in the Writing Room, where I worked as a Writing Consultant. Because the Writing Room is open to the entire University community, I am familiar with a variety of writing styles and their conventions. Most of my editing experience is with scholarly works and creative nonfiction, both in class and out, but I have also written and edited journalistic writing, and I'm currently taking a class that includes proofreading business correspondence.

While most of my editing experience is with academic writing and creative nonfiction, I am very flexible and will adjust to the conventions and demands of whatever type of writing you need edited.

*Note: My experience up to this point has been exclusively with people I have physically met, whether in a one-on-one conference or in a writing class, so I don't have any examples on file at the moment.*

I intend to meet or exceed your expectations on every job, and this includes not...

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Employment

University of Minnesota--Morris
History Day Mentor
2008 - 2008
For this position, I basically edited mixed-media. My main job was to critique the projects (posters, PowerPoint, and documentaries), pointing out where and how their arguments could be improved or...
University of Minnesota--Morris
Teaching Assistant
2008 - 2008
University of Minnesota--Morris
Teaching Assistant
2008 - 2008
University of Minnesota--Morris
Writing Consultant/Tutor
2007 - 2007
The goal of the Writing Room (our base of operations) was to help writers improve their own writing, focusing largely on big-picture issues like organization, clarity, and persuasiveness. Students...
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