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Robin J. Samuels | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 2, 2015

Robin J. Samuels

A passion for perfection!
   United States
  |   Durham, NC

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I specialize in copy editing and proofreading business documents and e-books of all kinds, but harbor a secret passion for helping YA and Urban Fantasy fiction authors transform their dreams into reality. Fiction editing has become a significant part of what I do, and I'm always happy to discuss your projects and works-in-progress with you.

I have a background in business and finance, making me an excellent candidate for jobs requiring familiarity with relevant terminology and style. I also have extensive experience with general...

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Portfolio

Copy editing of white paper draft; made suggestions regarding word choices and ensured...
Provided proofreading and feedback on first draft
Detailed final proofread, suggested wording changes to improve clarity and tone.
Edited user-provided content for e-learning course. Ensured grammatical correctness and...
Wrote front-page copy for website of sales techniques training company.
Revised client-provided content to improve readability and flow, as well as to correct...
Edited and redesigned resume to be more attractive to employers

Skills (12)

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copyediting
proofreading
Line editing
content editing
English Spelling
English Spelling and Grammar
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English Grammar
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
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Content Writing
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small business coaching
Microsoft Word
personal finance
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Service Description

As a writer, you want to focus on the process of creation, painting a picture with words that will captivate and resonate with your readers. Whether it's a memoir, a novel, or even a business report or a how-to book, writing is hard work - and having a great editor allows you the freedom to invest more energy in the expression of your ideas, not in reviewing and second-guessing them.

That's where I come in. I bring clarity and consistency to your work, not merely correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but ensuring a wholeness and flow to the overall piece. Knowing I'm on your team, you're free to devote yourself fully to the big picture.

My job is twofold: first, I make absolutely sure that the work is technically correct, checking all the nuts and bolts like spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Secondly, I identify areas that aren't as excellent as they could be, and find a more precise word or smoother turn of phrase, polishing your creation to a bright shine, all while retaining your unique writer's voice.

If you think I could be the Robin to your Batman, the sous chef to your Iron Chef - or just a dedicated, useful member of your project team - please get in touch and let's talk! You can click the big green "Hire Me" button at the top of the page to invite me to submit a proposal for your current project, or just send me a message. I'll get back to you asap!

~Robin

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Employment

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of English and Comparative Literature
2011 - Present
Aillen Taylor Web Design
Content Editor
1999 - Present

Education

State University of New York at Geneseo
Bachelor of Arts
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Keywords

Edit
Proofread
ebook
Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Line Editing
Proofreading
Grammar
Letters
Editing
Writing
Fiction
Non-fiction
Copy-editing
English
E-books
Novels
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