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Peter Park Nelson | Elance
 
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Peter Park Nelson

Experienced professional editor and writer.
   United States
  |   Fargo, ND
  |  1:14 am Local Time

Overview

I have more than 15 years of experience as a professional editor, writer, and indexer, including a decade of editing and scientific writing for a major American university. I have also worked in legal publishing and as an advertising copywriter. In addition to my professional experience, I have studied theory and practice of scientific and technical communication at the graduate level. My specialties include editing academic and scholarly material, popular science and technology writing, writing for the web, and marketing.

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Brief extract from a scholarly research report showing changes to grammar and syntax of...
Extract from an article copy edited for a peer-reviewed academic journal.
Newsletter article covering new scientific research for popular and professional audiences
Newsletter article covering new scientific research for popular and professional audiences
Proceedings of an academic conference. I was the lead writer, wrote many of the session...
A peer-reviewed article. I was responsible for editing and layout using LaTeX formats I...
A newsletter focusing on Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) research. I was...

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Academic Writing
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Service Description

I provide all levels of editorial assistance: from basic proofreading to copy editing, content editing, ghostwriting, and book indexing.

My areas of expertise include journal article preparation, editorial support for large projects such as book manuscripts or dissertations, and translating scientific and technical material for popular audiences. I have edited book-length scholarly works and numerous academic journal articles.

Highly technical material is a specialty, including economics, engineering, history, sociology, and psychology.

My writing on technical and scientific subjects is often praised for clarity and economy, and has appeared in numerous official university publications as well as trade journals and publications of state and local government agencies.

I am equally at home the social sciences, and the humanities, having worked with many researchers in disciplines such as history, comparative literature, and ethnic studies.

I have extensive experience working with authors whose first language is not English.

I am familiar with all major documentation and reference styles including Chicago/Turabian, MLA, APA, and various disciplinary styles.

Using the LaTeX typesetting system, I can produce fully formatted journal articles and typescripts of any length, from a brief journal article to a book, including references and index according to the publisher's specifications.

My web development skills include information architecture, advanced HTML/CSS...

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Employment

University of Minnesota
Editor
2000 - 2010
As an editor for the Center for Transportation Studies, a nationally recognized interdisciplinary research organization, I was responsible for editing research material from a variety of academic...

Education

University of Minnesota
Graduate coursework in Scientific/Tech Comm.
2003 - 2009
University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts - French
1988 - 1992
University of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Arts - English
1988 - 1992

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academic
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dissertation
book
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technical
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