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Rebecca Talley | Elance
Last Sign-in: Aug 3, 2015

Rebecca Talley

Accurate and efficient editor and engaging writer
   United States
  |   Highlands Ranch, CO
  |  4:57 am Local Time


Words are my business. I am a professional editor and writer with over 15 years of experience. I have experience both with technical editing as well as editing for trade and general publications, with strong skills in both AP and APA style. I have familiarity with a variety of topics including nonprofit, government, agriculture, environment, livestock, wildlife, nutrition, animal health and education, to name a few, and have written and edited material in these topics for both print and online distribution.

In addition to work as a contract...

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Sep 8, 2012|Web Content|Private|Working
Sep 2, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed

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Occupational Training Course for Everest College. Rebecca Talley copyedited this and a...
Written feature news article for trade association, the Sheep Industry News.
Instructor Resource Document edited for Everest College.
This was a success story written to be included in a pubic relation campaign for the...
Success story written to be part of a public relations campaign for the Colorado...
Material written for the Colorado AgrAbility project.
Chapter 1 sample from edited textbook, Watershed Assessment of River Stability and...
Technical literature review for National Wildlife Research Center. Rebecca Talley wrote...

Skills (10)

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 Proofreading Skills Test (AP Style)
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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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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Content Writing
Business Writing
Academic Writing
English Editing - APA
English Proofreading - APA
Copy Editing
Editing/Copy Editing
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Service Description

• More than 15 years of experience and education in writing and editing materials in a variety of fields and styles, both print and digital

• Several hundred articles published, and the most recent writing examples can be viewed at, keyword search "Becky Talley"

• Eye for detail and the ability to play with words in a creative manner

• Sound knowledge of English grammar, rules of punctuation and syntactic structures, as well as comprehensive knowledge of both AP and APA styles

• Demonstrated ability to interface on a personal, online and telecommunication level with project managers, design specialists and working groups

• Skilled in managing multiple tasks and working efficiently under deadline pressure

• Detail oriented with strong planning and management skills

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COX eLearning, Consultants, LLC,
Marketing Writer
2012 - Present
• Performed duties of Contract Marketing Writer • Researched, wrote and edited press releases, technical documents and marketing communication materials such as brochures, fact sheets,...
Corinthian Colleges, Inc., Santa Ana, CA
Contract Editor
2011 - Present
• Copyedited course materials, including instructor manuals, instructor resources, student manuals, student syllabi, homework assignments and exams, for both American and Canadian audiences •...
Caption Colorado
Contract Editor
2012 - 2013
• Edited quarterly financial reports of a broad range of national and international companies for client Thomson Reuters • Responsible for editing transcribed meeting files word for word, cross...
Copy Editor
2012 - 2013
Β• Copy edited blog posts and website content regarding the financial and credit card sector Β• Performed competitor websites analysis and performed usability analysis of the site
Powerhouse Management
Copy Editor
2012 - 2012
• Copy edited blog posts regarding data center and colocation center function and management • Responsible for heavy rewrites of blog content, researching terminology and SEO writing and editing
American Sheep Industry Association, Englewood, CO
Associate Editor
2006 - 2011
• Researched, wrote and edited press releases, feature stories, government documents and marketing communication materials such as brochures, fact sheets, advertisements and technical bulletins •...
Millenium Marketing/Communications, Inc., Denver,
Contract Editor
2007 - 2009
• Edited content for the University of Denver’s Center for Multicultural Excellence website • Edited for grammar, punctuation, sentence structure and AP style to ensure maximum readability of the...
Colorado AgrAbility/iCAST Biofuel PR Campaigns
Graduate Research Assistant
2006 - 2007
• Collaborated on project with Colorado AgrAbility and iCAST professionals and graphic designers • Assisted in preparing an audience-analysis survey of Colorado farmers and ranchers for the...
Wildland Hydrology, Fort Collins, CO
Contract Editor
2006 - 2006
• Copy edited textbook, Watershed Assessment of River Stability and Sediment Supply • Edited text, graphs, charts and figures for content, cohesion and comprehension • Contacted publishers and...
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO
Graduate Teaching Assistant
2004 - 2005
• Instructed students on technical document production, including lessons in spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax and document design for optimum cohesion and comprehension • Created and...
The Fence Post Magazine, Windsor, CO
Editorial Assistant/Staff Reporter/Photographer/We
2001 - 2004
• Reported to the editor with responsibility of locating, designing and editing press releases, freelance submissions, Associated Press articles and various sections of the newspaper • Researched,...


Colorado State University
M.S. Technical Communication
2004 - 2010
Colorado State University
B.A. Technical Journalism; B.S. Animal Science
1996 - 2001
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