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Scott S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 19, 2014

Scott S.

Clear, Concise, and Coherent
   United States
  |   Omaha, NE
  |  11:42 pm Local Time

Overview

You need your writing to be clear, concise, and coherent. After all, the written word is often the only image of you many people will ever see. I will use the three C's to help make sure you are putting your best foot forward!

I hold an MA in Linguistics (specializing in discourse analysis) and a BA in Literature, and I teach college writing and literature courses part time as an adjunct. My focus as an editor is on academic works, from undergraduate reviews and term papers to PhD dissertations in the humanities, social sciences, and...

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Mar 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This excerpt is a critical treatment of MIlton's characterization of Chaos in Paradise...
This is an excerpt of a critical essay that takes a look at the value of languages as...
This piece examines one of George W Bush's speeches to show how the underpinnings of...
This is an except form an original creative nonfiction essay I wrote for a graduate course
This is an excerpt of a critical essay applying the theory of elite closure to JRR...

Skills (10)

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English
English Speaking Test
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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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Editing
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Linguistics
Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Content Writing
Report Writing

Service Description

I specialize in editing academic prose. Whether you have a weekly writing assignment you want reviewed for grammatical errors or a PhD Dissertation that needs substantive editing for flow and function, I will work diligently to ensure that your writing conforms to the stringent requirements of academic prose.

I can also assist with academic research, especially within the fields of Linguistics (I have mainly focused on discourse analysis) and Literature, though I am comfortable in most of the humanities and some sciences.

Rates begin at $30/hour and will vary depending on what type of service you require. I also offer flat fee and per page rates if needed.

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Employment

Iowa Western Community College
Adjunct Instructor, Language Arts
2008 - Present
Stalnaker, Becker, & Buresh PC
Billing Administrator
2004 - Present

Education

University of Nebraska Omaha
Master of Arts, Linguistics
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St. Olaf College
Bachelor of Arts, Literature in English
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Keywords

academic
proofreading
editing
MLA
copyediting
developmental
grammar
thesis
academic
dissertation
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Identity
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