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Patrick Owens | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 1, 2013

Patrick Owens

Editing overnight
   United States
  |   Midlothian, VA
  |  12:55 am Local Time

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Overview

Get it right and get it fast.

I have more than 15 years of professional experience in editing for major national news organizations. Excellent command of Associated Press style -- I have taught professional seminars and university courses on the subject. Eye for detail, accuracy and thoroughness and willingness to work with writers to make their copy sing!

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Skills (10)

Tested
Article Writing
Content Writing
Copywriting
Editing
English
English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Ghostwriting
Journalism
Newsletters

Service Description

Patrick Owens is a professional, top-notch copy editor with 20 years of experience. He will thoroughly edit your documents on every level, from the “big picture” issues of accuracy, completeness and clarity down to the fine points of misplaced commas and dangling modifiers.

I offer professional proofreading and copy editing on a wide range of documents:

News media and PR releases
Newsletters, manuals and brochures
White papers
Resumes and cover letters
Web content
News and opinion articles
Fiction, including ghostwriting
And many more.

I specialize in reducing wordy copy to shorter, tighter pieces, and I’m an expert in Associated Press style. I work well on deadline. If you come to the end of a business day and find that you really, really need a document edited, don’t panic. Have it ready and waiting for you when you come in the next day.

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Employment

Virginia Commonwealth University
Adjunct professor
2006 - 2012
Teaching newspaper editing, rewriting, basic design, Web-based writing and formats for constructing stories for print and the Internet.
Gannett News Service
Senior copy editor
1989 - 2001
Editing and rewriting for a national news service, working closely with USA Today.

Education

Northern Illinois University
Master of Arts
1984 - 1987

Keywords

Editing newspaper journalism rewrite rewriting ghostwriting English grammar Associated Press fiction non-fiction newsletter communications
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