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Shannon S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 27, 2015

Shannon S.

Get your book out - quickly - and with confidence!
   United States

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

I specialize in preparing book-length manuscripts for both e-book and print (CreateSpace) publication. My services include feedback/developmental editing, line editing, proofreading, interior layout of print publications and e-book conversion.

I have a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Liberal Arts. I am an accomplished writer and an intuitive editor, with an eye for detail, excellent language skills, and the writing skills to reorganize a document, if necessary, to achieve clarity and momentum.

I have a deep interest in and understanding of...

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Portfolio

Scandalous stories of love, lust and betrayal in a backyard garden. See the pdf...
Proofread novel and formatted it for the Kindle. You can see inside this book at Amazon.
This is a partial humor/creative nonfiction manuscript formatted for 5.25" x...
This is a partial manuscript of humor/creative nonfiction formatted for the Kindle....
This sample from a romance novel includes the title page, copyright page, dedication,...
I created this sample of a sports-themed book to show the use of a theme-appropriate...
Wrote, edited, proofread, formatted and published novel through CreateSpace. See a...
Literary novel formatted for CreateSpace. These sample pages include title page,...
This sample of a literary novel formatted for Kindle includes title page, copyright...
At the invitation of the blog owner, I wrote a post that fit the "urban...
This short editorial that I wrote was published in the magazine Continuity Insights in...
An essay about the death of J.D. Salinger, what he and writer Wendell Berry have in...
This humorous essay about growing cucumbers appears in my book Confessions of a...
Article about growing sweet potatoes published in the November/December 2010 issue of...

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Service Description

I can get your manuscript ready for publication in multiple formats.

Nothing is more disappointing to a reader than a poorly edited or poorly formatted book. Don't let what you don't know or what you don't understand stand between you and finding your audience. I offer the following services, individually or in any combination, for both fiction and non-fiction projects:

Feedback/Developmental Editing: I will read your manuscript and provide detailed feedback and recommendations on big picture issues like structure, organization, and development of your main idea for non-fiction; or plot, theme, pacing, and characterization for fiction.

Line Editing: I will help you polish up your manuscript so that both your voice and your ideas can shine through.

Proofreading: No matter how many times you have proofread your own book, nothing beats a second set of eyes. If you try to do your own proofreading, something will always get past you. In my hands, your manuscript will be free of distracting errors.

E-book Layout: I have experience in laying out manuscripts for Kindle, Nook and Smashwords. Each format has its own peculiarities, and despite the fact that you want your book to look and feel unique, when it comes to e-book formatting, basic is better. I will format your book to suit whichever sales venue(s) you specify.

Print Edition Layout: Nothing says accomplishment like holding your own physical book in your hands. Whether you are a speaker looking to make backroom...

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Education

St. John's College, Annapolis MD
Master of Arts, Liberal Arts
2001 - 2003
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Bachelor of Arts, English
1989 - 1990

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e-books
publishing
proofreading
editing
formatting
Amazon
Kindle
CreateSpace
feedback
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