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Philip Blanton | Elance
 
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Philip Blanton

Copy Editing! Proofreading! Writing!
   United States
  |   Asheville, NC
  |  1:47 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I take your hard work and make it shine.

I have been proofreading/copy editing in professional and freelance jobs over the last seven years. I spent two years proofreading full-time for a custom publishing company and have done freelance work on novels, short stories, and essays. I am new to Elance, and I am excited to start building a portfolio. As you can see from my testing scores below, I am highly capable and able to take on whatever you throw at me.

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Oct 29, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Skills (8)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago 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 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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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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Service Description

Once a good copy editor has worked his or her magic on a text, the final product should follow the Five C's:
Clear
Correct
Concise
Comprehensible
Consistent
My goal is to polish your hard work into the best that it can be. I strive to please not only you as my client, but also your audience!

Unless otherwise requested, I follow the Chicago Manual of Style for non-journalistic copy and the Associated Press Stylebook for journalistic copy.

The services I offer include those I have listed below. This list is not yet comprehensive.

BASIC EDITING SERVICES
spelling
punctuation
capitalization
abbreviations
typeface (italic, bold, underline)

grammar
syntax
word usage
diction
eliminating vagueness or ambiguity
eliminating unintentional bias in gender, race, etc.

If applicable, I will alert you of any formatting or layout problems I see, including issues or inconsistencies with
page numbering
font style or size
line spacing
alignment

ADVANCED EDITING SERVICES
consistency throughout document in areas such as
style
spelling of proper nouns
spelling and usage of non-standard exceptions (such as purposely misspelled words, neologisms, jargon, dialect, etc.)
tracking continuity of plot, setting, etc., and querying discrepancies
fact-checking
changing passive voice to active voice
rearranging sentences for readability
suggesting sentence rewrites to eliminate wordiness and redundancy

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Employment

Henry Schein Inc
Supervisor of Contracts and Pricing
2009 - 2012
Provided training, assigned work, managed time records, evaluated and rewarded performance, and performed audits for a team of seven rebate contract coordinators. Oversaw the generation of over...
Cox Custom Media
Proofreader
2006 - 2008
Proofread and copyedited custom residential newsletters for a large and varied customer base. Helped implement a newly developed online ordering and formatting web application, including HTML...

Education

Greenville Technical College
Associate of Science
- 2012

Keywords

proofreader
proofreading
copyeditor
copyediting
editing
data entry
creative writing
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