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Sue Woods | Elance
Last Sign-in: Sep 1, 2014

Sue Woods

Accurate work, completed quickly, with no jargon.
  |   Cairns, Queensland


Minimum Hourly Rate $22

I have a masters qualification in a health sciences field and 28 years experience as a health professional in various settings, much of this time at middle management level. For the past 6 years I worked as a state program manager for an NGO, where I wrote many proposals, funding grants, reports and professional articles, newsletters, and also proof-read other's work. I have recently copy edited a novel. I write magazine articles, travel guides and short stories, most of which have been published. I read voraciously.

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3500 word travel article for submission to a leading cruising/sailing magazine.
Brief news article of the effects of Typhoon Haiyan on a boat yard in a small...
This is a follow-up report, describing the effects of Typhoon Haiyan 2 weeks after it...
A short article about the Banda Islands, written for a cruising magazine.
Short article about the benefits of having a cat on board a boat.

Skills (10)

Article Writing
My Score
Strong English language skills
Familiar with medical and nautical terminology

Service Description

I believe I can offer high quality copy editing, proof reading, article and travel writing to clients. Comments from previous clients are below:

Copy editing:
Thank you SO much for agreeing to read the manuscript, Sue. I'm really excited and grateful to have your insight and knowledge contributing to the novel.
I've finished making all the research amends to my manuscript now. Utterly brilliant notes - thank you! Just two questions have sprung to mind for when you have a moment:
Wonderful, thank you for these extra points, Sue. The coordinates are a great help - thanks for checking.
I'm continuing to work through your notes this morning and love all the brilliant details that you've spotted. It's really sharpening the whole manuscript! Thank you!
Sue, THANK YOU SO MUCH!! This is absolutely wonderful! Your notes are brilliant - thorough, clear and insightful. I'm hugely grateful. And thank you for getting back to me so quickly - it's a real help.
It's such a pleasure working through your notes - I'm up to ch.8 currently. It's giving me a great sense of relief that I've had your input in the novel. Thank you :)

Travel writing:
Thank you so much for letting us post your beautiful passage
notes on They must have taken you alot of hard work,
beautifully presented with great local maps and photos. Well done!
I am sure a great many cruisers are going to find your notes extremely
useful. I very much hope you will keep in touch with noonsite and...

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Curtin University, Perth
Masters of Clinical Science
2002 - 2003
Queensland Institute of Technology, Brisbane
Graduate Certificate in Management
1998 - 1998
Curtin University, Perth
Post-Graduate certificate in Hand Therapy
1997 - 1998
Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Sydney
Diploma of Physiotherapy
1972 - 1975
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Copy editing
English language proof reading
medical terminology
nautical terminology
report writing
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  • 12 months
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Member Since
December 2011
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