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Michael A. | Elance
 
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Michael A.

Perfectionism in the Published Word
   Australia

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am a professional editor specializing in works concerning literature, psychology/psychoanalysis, medicine, religion, and philosophy. I have majors in English Literature, Philosophy/Comparative Religion, and Psychology, as well as over three years of full-time freelance editing experience.

The aim of my approach to both editing and desktop publishing is to always align with "best practice." This means that I use the most powerful software tools available, and that I am fastidious in pursuit of writing that is not only technically...

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Portfolio

Edited for: * Correct spelling (including capitalization) * Correct implementation and...
Edited for: * Correct spelling (including capitalization) * Correct grammar and...
Edited for: * Correct implementation and formatting of citations according to Harvard...
Edited for: * Grammar and sentence structure * Readability * Precision word-usage *...
Edited for grammar, structure, and punctuation. Applied appropriate typographical and...

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

As an editor, my duty is to ensure that the reader of any piece of writing that I work on not only "may" but "must" understand. Beyond that, I also work with writers to make sure that their work adheres to the conventions of the publication they are writing for, and that their writing is as vital, persuasive, and blemish-free as it can be.

I offer professional proofreading and copyediting services as follows:

Proofreading
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+ Identifying and correcting errors introduced during process such as scanning, transcribing, typesetting, or file conversion of an original written source.


Copyediting
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+ Mechanical editing: Editing documents for spelling, grammar, capitalization, hyphenation, among other elements, so that they conform to house style (e.g. The Chicago Manual of Style).

+ Correlating parts: Making sure that tables, reference lists, figures, and to other elements within a text are accurate, correctly referenced, and agree with other parts of the text. This involves, for instance, ensuring that the name and number of chapters included in the table of contents matches those within the book itself.

+ Language editing: Editing for breaches of correct grammar, word usage, syntax, and diction.

+ Content editing: This primarily entails my informing the author of any inconsistencies present in the factual information presented in the text, as well as alert them to passages which readers might struggle with due to confusing structure or...

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Education

Monash University
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
- 2010
LaTrobe University
Bachelor of Arts
- 2007
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