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David S. | Elance
 
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David S.

Experienced writer, copy editor, and proofreader
   United States
  |   Fairbanks, AK
  |  2:42 am Local Time

Overview

I am a writer, proofreader, and copy editor with significant experience writing and editing academic and scientific papers. I have also written instructional, educational, and creative non-fiction works.

My background is in economic geology and geochemistry. I am also a former United States Army infantryman. My experiences as a scientist and soldier taught me to know my capabilities and never promise more than I can deliver.

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Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I did not do any fact checking or content...
Line editing, copyediting, and proofreading. I did not do any fact checking or content...

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Service Description

WRITING:
I am skilled at conveying ideas in a concise and thorough manner, whether I'm writing instructions for frying eggs or reporting the results of a laboratory experiment. I have expertise in science writing, particularly the earth sciences.

I adjust my writing to effectively target the intended audience, from schoolchildren to highly educated adults. I make boring topics more interesting using creative nonfiction techniques when appropriate.


COPYEDITING AND PROOFREADING:
I specialize in improving flow; reducing clutter, wordiness, and redundancy; and passive voice elimination. I also check for grammar, word choice and usage, punctuation, capitalization, and consistency. I can copyedit to MLA, AP, and Chicago style standards, or any specific standards provided by a client.

Is your writing appropriate to your target audience, or will they be left scratching their heads? I can tell you, and help improve your communication efficiency.

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Employment

Kinross Gold
Geologist
2011 - 2013
Geologist supporting seasonal exploration drilling.
United States Army
Direct fire infantryman
2005 - 2009
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Proofreading
copy editing
copyediting
writing
science
geology
chemistry
physics
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