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Scott S. | Elance
 
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Scott S.

Clear, Concise, Coherent Editing and Proofreading
   United States
  |   Omaha, NE
  |  5:19 am Local Time

Overview

Do you add commas to your writing the same way you add sprinkles to an ice cream sundae? Do you agonize over whether to hyphenate words? Do you suspect that you may have, at some point in your life, split an infinitive? If you answered yes to any of these questions, DON'T PANIC! I can help!

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...

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Apr 29, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

This excerpt shows edits made on a literature review. Changes are tracked and shown,...
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...
This is a dissertation that I was asked to do line editing and formatting on in order...

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Service Description

I offer a range of services, from heavy line editing to strict proofreading.

The most comprehensive service I provide is heavy line editing, where I will review your manuscript for overall flow and structure, content, style, and other aspects of a written work that affect readability. Heavy line editing can involve substantive rewrites and reordering of information within a manuscript.

At the other end of the spectrum, proofreading involves a review of mistakes in spelling, grammar, and punctuation only, and is usually done on manuscripts that have already been edited for overall structure, content, and style.

I also offer simple copyediting services, which reside somewhere in between heavy line editing and proofreading. simple copyediting will involve a review of spelling, grammar, and punctuation, revisions of small portions of the manuscript to ensure consistency in style and flow within and between paragraphs (though substantive changes will not rise to the level seen in heavy line editing), as well as a check for adherence to any applicable style manual.

Rates vary depending on what type of service you require and the state of the manuscript, and are based on a standard 250-word page.


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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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