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Peter Guess | Elance
 
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Peter Guess

copy-editor and proofreader
   Poland
  |  2:11 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

Often it is difficult to be completely objective about your own work because you are so familiar and involved with it. If you are worried about embarrassing grammar slips, elusive typos or erratic punctuation, I can help. I am meticulous and tenacious about identifying tiny imperfections, the ones you know must be there, but can't find.

I would like you to be as confident as possible about publishing and proud to place your work on public view.

To ensure that your message is communicated clearly, concisely, consistently and correctly, I...

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Feb 10, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Nov 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Oct 14, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Oct 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

Proofreading of 500-page guide to US colleges (PDF)
https://www.alumnifactor.com/book
Copy-editing of 209,000-word historical novel, the story of a 13-year-old Jewish boy...
http://joshuatheodyssey.com/the-book/
Proofreading of summer 2012 issue of Anchor Magazine in PDF
http://www.mentalwellnesstoday.com/our-mental-health-magazines/anchor-magazine
Proofreading of spring 2012 issue of Anchor Magazine (PDF)
http://www.mentalwellnesstoday.com/media/Online-Samples/ANCHOR-SPRING-2012/
Proofreading of 39,000-word book (PDF)
http://www.keypersonofinfluence.com/
Copy-editing of 50,000-word book
http://www.drakewealth.com/woohoo/
Copy-editing of 120,000-word novel
http://www.cookstreetstore.com/shop/lean-on-me-2/
Proofreading of 100,000-word novel
http://www.cookstreetstore.com/shop/queen-of-cool-2/
Copy-editing of 50,000-word novel
http://www.cookstreetstore.com/shop/tax-assassin/
Associate of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, London
http://www.sfep.org.uk/
Copy-editing of a press release
ExpertRating is currently one of the few employee testing companies in the world to...

Skills (9)

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Proofreading
English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Copy Editing
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Online Writing
Online Article Writing and Blogging Test (UK Version)
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Service Description

COPY-EDITING

Mechanical editing

I will ensure conformity to and consistency with the editorial style of your choice (e.g., Chicago, AP, Oxford, APA, etc.). You may also have your own in-house style sheet or list of preferences; in either case, my job is to make sure these rules and conventions are applied consistently and rigorously. During mechanical editing, I address the following areas:

spelling
typography
punctuation
capitalization
hyphenation
quotations
numbers
abbreviations and acronyms
special elements (headings, lists, tables, charts, graphs, etc.)
format of footnotes and end notes, in-text citation, and bibliographical referencing

Language editing

grammar
syntax
diction
word usage
correct use of idioms
removal of ambiguity and bias

Correlation of elements

internal cross-references
table of contents
footnotes and end notes
bibliography
checking captions against illustrations, tables, graphs, etc., and against the text

Content

I will query obvious structural or organizational issues, and also basic factual inconsistencies and discrepancies.

Copyright and libel

I will flag any material that requires permission to publish, or that may be potentially libelous.

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PROOFREADING

There is a certain amount of overlap between what a copy editor does and what a proofreader does; this is why both services are often offered by an individual editorial...

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Employment

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Registered business owner
2010 - Present

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