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Anne S. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 11, 2014

Anne S.

wordsmith for hire, 35 years experience
   United States
  |   Worcester, MA
  |  10:53 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $13

I am someone who learned early the power of well crafted words to persuade and enliven both personal and professional settings. Forty years ago, I was one of the many English/Theater majors dropped into a rough world, Since then, I have worked in business offices, parish churches, schools from pre-school to college, and as a photojournalist, staff writer and finally managing editor at a small daily newspaper. I've been with Elance for the past four years, working in long-time commitments editing/proofreading business journals.
I enjoy the...

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Feb 24, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$200|Completed
Feb 24, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$200|Completed
May 18, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$300|Completed
May 7, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$300|Completed

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Skills (5)

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English
U.S. Word Usage Test
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Editing
Quark Xpress

Service Description

I am an editor/writer with 30 years experience, for the past 4 years with Elance. Before that I was managing editor at daily newspaper. After 14 years in the daily newspaper industry, I have now moved to freelance editing/writing positions.
As editor, I was responsible for a staff of five reporters and our lifestyle writer, as well as all aspects of newspaper production. I am familiar with deadlines. I have used several style sheets, including AP, MLA, and APA.
I also have three books in print, one a fiction book for children, the second a collection of short stories and the third an elementary level textbook on the Native people of Vermont. In addition, I also have a background in teaching from middle school level to college.

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Employment

Elance
proofreader, editor
2010 - Present
For the last four years, I have provided proofreading and services for the initial articles as well as the final copy for business journals. I have used WordPerfect for the initial editing, then...
Newport Daily Express
managing editor
2005 - 2008
Although my title was managing editor, in reality I was the complete editor, from assigning tasks, dealing with graphics and paste up, supervising a staff of four time and several part-timers, as...
Newport Daily Express
Staff writer
1995 - 2005
I started working for the small local daily newspaper as a stringer (part-time), then moved into full time staff reporting. I was also responsible for my own photographs, both taking them and...
Community College of Vermont Newport Campus
adjunct faculty
1998 - 2002
taught Foundations of Reading and Writing, Native American Literature, Mythology, Native American History; worked as reading/writing/study tutor

Education

Lyndon State College
5th year secondary teaching Language Arts Social Studies
1993 - 1993
Andover-Newton Theological School
Doctor of Ministry
1985 - 1987
Andover Newton Theological School
Master's of Divinity
1975 - 1979
University of Vermont
Bachelor's of Arts English/Theater
1969 - 1973

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proofreader
business journals
novels
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