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Pamela J. | Elance
 
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Pamela J.

Professional Proofreading, Editing, & Book Design
   United States
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Professional Quality, Affordable Pricing: Now available on Elance! I test in the top 5% in Copyediting and MS Word. My 26 years' experience in editorial and design at a major book publisher in Chicago, assisting self-publishing authors, and freelancing with smaller companies, has prepared me well to quickly and accurately deliver excellent quality in proofreading and copyediting, e-book conversion and cover design, and original print book design and production.You will profit from the added authority your book or project will convey when...

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Jun 24, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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For this self-published project, I did everything except write it, including...
This award-winning design had thousands of line drawings, fixed layouts for each page,...
This book had many levels of heads, classifying icons, sidebars, lists, address blocks,...
This design required pull-out quotes, tables, and a clean fresh look.

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Service Description

In the capacity of Editorial Assistant and then Production Editor, I developed the professional skill, speed, and accuracy of an expert copyeditor and proofreader, having transformed countless non-fiction titles from raw copy to polished perfection. I have attended and completed the University of Chicago Publishing Program. In addition, I have copyedited and proofread numerous books and other business-related materials, such as catalog copy, promotional copy, travel brochures, menus, and signage.

Your projects will be elevated to the next level and beyond when you choose me to edit and/or proofread. I will use Word and the Track Changes feature, so you will always be able to Accept or Reject every change I suggest. I am familiar with the Chicago Manual of Style, and defer to its rules on grammar and style issues, unless otherwise requested by the client.

I have designed and laid out hundreds of books! Making information accessible is one of my greatest joys! What I mean by this is: the reader must WANT to read your copy, and if it doesn't look good or is not properly organized visually, many times they will turn away before they even read it. A clear and appropriate design draws the reader in, guides the eye to the most important information first, and keeps them engaged in what the author has to say. This is always the goal of a good designer!

Book design will be completed using Adobe InDesign. Ebooks conversions are available in .mobi for Kindle or PDF format (to...

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Employment

One Light Editing and Design
Owner, Editor, and Designer
2001 - Present
Freelance proofreading, copyediting, design, and page layout for small companies, and self-publishing authors.
McGraw-Hill
Senior Production Artist/Designer/Project Editor
1989 - 2012

Education

Cornell College
English, Bachelor's Degree
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proofreading
copyediting
editing
copy reader
design
layout
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