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Patrick Joyce | Elance
 
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Patrick Joyce

When You Can't Afford a Mistake
   United States
  |   Pilot Mountain, NC
  |  10:34 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

As a professional copy editor, I assist you in transforming your written piece into a polished final deliverable. New and seasoned authors, time-strapped business professionals, and some of the largest companies in the world rely on me to ensure their writing is flawless. Let me do the same for you. If you require editing, proofreading, or resume writing services, please contact me today for a no obligation consultation.

Editing is neither an exact science nor a frivolous routine. As an experienced editor, I respect the stylistic...

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Sep 12, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Apr 17, 2013|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Working
Apr 9, 2013|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jan 11, 2013|Resumes & Cover Letters|Private|Completed
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3.6

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Portfolio

An example of resume editing and proofreading.
Proofread for a college admissions/application essay (highlight only)
Proofread example for a fiction novel
Cover of a real estate broker book that I edited.
http://www.amazon.com/Million-Dollar-Broker-Commercial-Sensation/dp/1468047876/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327955868&sr=1-4
The cover of an e-book I copyedited.
I coauthored, edited, and researched the material in this book.
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Cancer-Treatments-ebook/dp/B005WM8MZG/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327954126&sr=1-1-fkmr0
Cover of an Australian energy conservation e-book.
An example of proofreading / editing for a page in an e-book.
Process essay on Interphase
An ebook I copy edited

Skills (4)

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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. Word Usage Test
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Resume Writing
Resume Writing Skills Test
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Academic Writing
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Certification
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Service Description

I offer professional copyediting, proofreading, and resume writing services as outlined below.

Proofreading

- Using the Track Changes feature of MS Word, I will correct indisputable errors in spelling, basic grammar, and punctuation.

- I will review for font and spacing inconsistencies and revise if necessary.

Copyediting

Includes all proofreading services plus the following:

- I will point out any awkward, turgid, or confusing sections and offer suggestions for improvement.

- I will point out major organizational problems and offer suggestions for improvement.

- I will correct inconsistencies in capitalization, compounding, number style, abbreviations, the use of italics or underscores, and sequences of anything alphabetical or numerical.

Resume Writing and Cover Letters

Coming Soon

Although I can revise almost any type of document, I receive the most requests for the following:

- Manuscripts, short stories, and e-books
- Business reports, proposals, and communication documents
- Websites and blogs
- Press releases
- Newsletters
- Theses and dissertations
- Query letters and book proposals

When editing, I adhere to The Chicago Manual of Style and Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary.


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Employment

Freelance
Copy Editor
2007 - Present
Assist various clients by proofreading, copy editing, filing, fact checking, archiving, and researching material for publication.
Powerful English
Senior Editor
2011 - 2011
Proofread all material prior to publication, checking for proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Edit e-books to improve readability and maintain consistent style of writing. Manage contact...

Education

Surry Community College
Associate in General Education
- 2008
Gardner-Webb University
Bachelor of Science in Human Services
2006 - 2008
Forsyth Technical Community College
Certificate, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
- 2006

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Book editor
Copy editor
Resume editor
Proofreader
Editor
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Resume editing
Cover letter editing
Book editing
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