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Alissa McGowan | Elance
 
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Alissa McGowan

Editor/Owner, Red Pen for Rent Editorial Services
   United States
  |   Soddy Daisy, TN
  |  1:35 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $28

Let me help you write your best! From ghostwriting to proofreading and critiques to developmental editing, I am dedicated to supporting authors through the difficult process of writing a book. I will give you honest, critical feedback and I will push you to improve your work. Fair warning: my editing and critique services are not for the thin-skinned. I also provide editorial services to academics and businesses.

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Apr 30, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$1,123|Completed
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Dec 20, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$3,043|Completed
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Oct 18, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$1,448|Completed

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Portfolio

"I was very pleased with Alissa's careful attention to detail as she read my book...
http://www.amazon.com/Fruit-Tree-Serpent-Why-Well/dp/0674061969
"Alissa has the best eye of any proofreader I've met. She is very sharp and driven...
I copy edited and proofread two 300-page auction catalogues for Gooding & Company's...
I edited (copy editing and proofreading) and wrote for Eco Family Newsletter, volumes 3...
As a proofreader at Graphic Orb, I have worked on various Intel documents, including...
As a proofreader at Graphic Orb, I have worked on numerous Amgen medical brochures,...
As a proofreader at Graphic Orb, I have worked on the EIF Stand Up to Cancer...
I used to work for a water damage restoration company writing articles that I then...
http://www.articlesphere.com/Article/Water-Damage-and-Insurance--Flood-vs--Homeowners/183295
This was my final paper for a graduate-level English course on performance and everyday...
I wrote this as a final paper for a graduate-level English course on linguistics.
An original poem
An original poem
An original example of creative writing/poetry
An original poem, inspired by "Twenty-One Love Poems XII' by Adrienne Rich,...
A Queer Theory/Psychoanalytic Theory look at Henry James' "The Beast in the...
An original poem, inspired by "A Month in Summer" by Carolyn Kizer, written...
I edited several articles by ESL writers for a company based in Asia. This is an...
I edited the full text of bdsmterms.com (most of which is not appropriate to all...
I rewrote several articles for a business blog. This is an example of the before and...

Skills (9)

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Microsoft Word
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English Punctuation
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English Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

For Writers:

I provide professional proofreading, editing, ghostwriting, and manuscript assessment services for writers of both fiction and non-fiction. Whether you've just finished your manuscript or you're still struggling with it, you've come to the right place.

Please see http://redpenforrent.com/services.html for a detailed description of each level of service offered.

I view editing as a collaborative process between the two of us. It's your story and your voice; I'm only here to help bring out the best in you. Good editing is invisible, and my job is not to change the substance of your work but to polish and refine it, not to alter or eliminate your voice but to enhance it. A good editor will make you a better writer by showing you exactly how and where your work can be improved.


For Businesses:

I provide professional proofreading, editing, and copy writing/rewriting services to businesses worldwide. You need to present a professional image, and prove your credibility and expertise in your field to your potential customers. That begins with ensuring error-free copy in all business communications.

I can provide proofreading or editing services for your website copy, emails, proposals, grants, memos, sales literature, catalogs, brochures, press releases, correspondence, blogs, advertising copy, mission statement, white papers, employee handbook, reports, business plan, and more.

I can help jazz up the copy on your website, or rewrite articles to be 100%...

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Employment

Red Pen for Rent
Owner | Editor | Writer
2012 - Present
I am the owner and sole proprietor of Red Pen for Rent Editorial Services. We provide a full range of personalized, confidential English-language editorial services for writers worldwide. Services...
Graphic Orb
Proofreader/Copy Editor
2010 - 2013
Proofread a large volume of advertising and communication projects for brand editorial style and consistency using various client-specific style guides (clients include Amgen, Sony, Gooding, and...
Gooding & Company
Catalogue Production Manager
2012 - 2012
Produced two 300-page catalogues for Gooding & Company’s 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions in the space of five weeks; assigned writers, edited texts, coordinated text review process, and managed vendors,...
Eco Family News
Writer/Editor
2009 - 2010
Researched and wrote articles, compiled newsletters, proofread and edited articles and correspondence
Now Casting & Player's Directory
Editor/Executive Assistant
2008 - 2009
Edited Actor's Ink e-zine, transcribed interviews, broke down scripts
Milestone SEO/911 Restoration
Article Writer
2005 - 2005
Wrote articles relating to water damage restoration and mold remediation, then posted those articles to sites such as Article Sphere with keywords linking back to the company website.

Education

California State University, Northridge
Master of Arts, English Literature
2009 - 2012
University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Arts, English Literature
2006 - 2008

Keywords

editing
proofreading
copy editing
proof reading
content editing
writing
substantive editing
developmental editing
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