Patrick Joyce | Elance
Last Sign-in: May 28, 2016

Patrick Joyce

When You Can't Afford a Mistake
   United States
  |   Pilot Mountain, NC
  |  5:05 pm Local Time


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 preferences of my clients and take into consideration the intended audience of his or her manuscript. The result is an appropriate balance between incompetent English and rigid academic prose. Moreover, writing and editing share the same common purpose--that is, to communicate. Similarly, to ensure a quality written piece, both writer and editor must unite as one, maintaining effective communication along the way.
Service Description
I offer professional copyediting, proofreading, and resume writing services as outlined below.


- 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.


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.
North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Service
Emergency Medical Technician Basic
Awarded: 2007
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
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 between contributing authors and outsourced printing service.
Payment Terms
None specified
Patrick Joyce | Elance

Patrick Joyce