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Sarah Groat | Elance
 
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Sarah Groat

Proofreader/Writer/Admin
   United States
  |   Blacksburg, VA

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Minimum Hourly Rate $20

For me, the truth behind the word "freelance" is that I do it because I love it. Clearly, it's not about the money. And it's not just another job to me. I do this work because I get excited about it. I want to help authors write in a clearer voice so that their words have the impact they're meant to.

As someone with a strong interest in clear, well-written documents using precise language, I understand the importance proofreading carries in any field. I hold a BA in English concentrated on Professional Writing and have over two years of...

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I offer editing and proofreading services for any genre of writing. I am also available for article writing and admin work.

I have a bachelor's degree in English from Virginia Tech, focusing on Professional Writing. I have writing and proofreading knowledge from classes such as Technical Editing & Style, Professional Writing, and Science Writing. During my time in college, I tutored for a year and a half at the Virginia Tech Writing Center. I assisted different levels of students, ranging from freshmen working on reflection essays to graduate students with dissertations. I worked together with my clients, offering editorial suggestions and improving their writing skills.

I also interned for a summer with The Overlook Press as an editorial intern. While there, I read manuscripts and wrote readers' reports, as well as assisted the editors with proofreading and administrative tasks.

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The Overlook Press
Editorial Intern
2012 - 2012
Read manuscripts and wrote readers reports evaluating their potential as published works; assisted editors with proofreading and other administrative duties.
Virginia Tech
Writing Center Tutor
2011 - 2012
Worked with students from across campus, including PhD students, to improve their writing; offered editorial suggestions while maintaining cooperative writer relations, as well as instilled an...

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Virginia Tech
B.A. English/Professional Writing
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