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Rooftop Copy | Elance
 
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Rooftop Copy

Professional proofreading and copyediting services
   United States
  |   Fredericksburg, VA
  |  3:01 pm Local Time

Overview

Do you have written work that needs a second pair of eyes to weed out errors in grammar, syntax, and usage? To make sure the document's spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are correct and consistent? To flag any factual inconsistencies? To help you make your documents as polished and professional as possible?

I have thirteen years' experience writing, editing, cite-checking, and proofreading legal memoranda and judicial opinions and orders as a practicing attorney. I am open to reviewing all varieties of work but am especially...

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English Grammar
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Business Writing
English Proofreading
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Service Description

ABOUT ME

Hello! My name is Jodie Young. I'm a native English speaker (of the American variety) and live in Virginia with my husband, son, and 90-pound mutt. I am new to Elance but not to professional writing. I have been studying and working with language for many years, having taken four years of Latin in high school and then gone on to major in Latin in college, where I served for three years as a writing tutor helping other students to improve their written work. I graduated magna cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College, was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa (an academic honor society), and received my college's top award for excellence in the study of Latin. Since graduating from Harvard Law School, I have worked for over twelve years researching, writing, editing, and proofreading various legal opinions and memoranda, and I am consistently given the most difficult and complex matters on which to work.

While I have expertise in legal writing and research, I also have some background in (and a love for) astronomy: I minored in astronomy in college, served as a research assistant to an astronomy professor, and worked for three years (while in law school) running a radio telescope at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I'm also an unabashed devourer of sci-fi and fantasy fiction: some of my favorites are Ursula K. LeGuin, Patricia McKillip, Dan Simmons, and Philip Pullman.

MY GOAL

I'm here to connect with writers who need a second pair of...

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copyedit
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astronomy
science
legal
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