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Rebecca H. | Elance
 
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Rebecca H.

Substantive & Developmental Manuscript Editing
   United States
  |   Chestnut Hill, MA
  |  9:35 am Local Time

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Overview

Creative, compassionate, precision-based editing and supportive, no-nonsense book coaching.

As an editor, my purpose is to nurture an author's authentic voice and clarify his or her vision with meticulous attention to grammatical and conventional details. Comprehensive editorial services include offering supportive critiques, challenging authors to exceed their own expectations as writers, and exploring the development of craft via in-depth feedback. I deliver the highest level of professionalism to all clients, including the NYC agents who...

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May 13, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$2,740|Completed
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Mar 22, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$164|Completed
Mar 20, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$1,150|Completed
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Jan 29, 2013|Ghost Writing|$22|Completed

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Portfolio

http://www.amazon.com/Operator-Michael-Herne-Novel-Vinjamuri-ebook/dp/B0090VGBG2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1390482758&sr=8-1&keywords=Operator
Critique of early draft, final edit before publication
http://www.amazon.com/Binder-Michael-Herne-Novel-Vinjamuri-ebook/dp/B00H266JDW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390482957&sr=1-1&keywords=david+vinjamuri
http://www.amazon.com/Cliff-Ruin-Bonnie-McKernan-ebook/dp/B00AJNHY6Q/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390483119&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=bonnie+mccernan
Developmental editing
http://www.amazon.com/Written-Ashes-Hollan-Van-Zandt/dp/1452535159/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1329748012&sr=8-2
Edited text prior to second edition release
http://www.amazon.com/Nose-That-Didnt-WorryWoo-Monsters/dp/0979286018/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329397210&sr=1-1
Substantive editing prior to second edition
http://www.amazon.com/Pajo-Karl-Kruger/dp/0595702104/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329397182&sr=1-1
Pre-release substantive editing
http://www.amazon.com/Island-Between-Two-Shores/dp/097803676X/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329397153&sr=1-2
Pre-release substantive editing
http://www.amazon.com/Erasmus-Gamble-ebook/dp/B00480OQL2/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329397129&sr=1-1
Substantive editing from Hebrew-to-English translation
http://www.amazon.com/Giving-the-Moon-ebook/dp/B003R0LVXU/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329397094&sr=1-5
Substantive Edit prior to first print
http://www.amazon.com/Merciful-Casey-Adolfsson/dp/1461004144/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329397040&sr=8-1-fkmr0
http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-As-Pie-Tough-Nails/dp/1936875004/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329397070&sr=1-1

Skills (6)

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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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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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

I hold a BA and MA in English and American Literature from New York University (baccalaureate minor: Creative Writing). I'm an avid reader, adore puzzles, and am always looking for challenges that synthesize creativity, cleverness, and the meticulous application of usage & grammar conventions.

While I have extensive experience with proofreading and copyediting, I also specialize in developmental editing. In this more advanced endeavor, an editor works to find and nurture a writer's authentic voice and style; the editor also guides the writer through story development and structural choices. Developmental editing still requires an impeccable knowledge of grammar and convention to ensure documents possess clarity, precision, and polish.

Authors interested in pursuing publication will be happy to note that I am highly familiar with query letter requirements and formatting.


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Employment

Rebecca Faith Editorial
Founder
2009 - Present

Education

OM Yoga Center
Road to OM Certification
- 2009
Yoga Synthesis
200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification
2008 - 2009
New York University
Master of the Arts
2007 - 2008
New York University
Bachelor of the Arts
2003 - 2007

Keywords

editing
writing
grammar
English
proofreading
novel editing
manuscript editing
developmental editing
editor
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