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Sharon Honeycutt | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 13, 2014

Sharon Honeycutt

Writer, Proofreader, Editor
   United States
  |   Winamac, IN
  |  2:03 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

"I can't believe there was ever a time when I thought editors were optional. You and what you've done to the manuscript is AMAZING. Your services are priceless and essential. Thank you thank you thank you!" ~ Carrie Fenn, YA author. I work each and every job to ensure all my clients feel this way.

I'm a former content and developmental editor for Sweet Dreams Publishing and a former English teacher, but I now focus full-time on my freelance editing and writing. Prior to teaching, I spent many years as a newspaper reporter and editor. I also...

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Jul 8, 2014|E-books and Blogs|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 8, 2014|E-books and Blogs|Private|Pending Cancellation
Jul 2, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Jun 29, 2014|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

"Sharon's work was professional and insightful. Her suggestions in how to move...
http://www.amazon.com/Plagues-Eden-Thrillers-Sharon-Linnea/dp/1933608129/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402598320&sr=1-8
"I can't believe there was ever a time when I thought editors were optional. You...
http://www.amazon.com/Chaos-Realmwalker-Chronicles-CM-Fenn-ebook/dp/B00KEXIW1M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1401117558&sr=1-1
"I appreciate your promptness, candor and thoroughness. It would be a pleasure to...
http://www.amazon.com/Stewards-Reed-Dungeons-Cetahl/dp/1495477401/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394031822&sr=1-1
“Sharon was absolutely amazing to work with! She was always responsive, professional...
http://www.amazon.com/Going-Through-Hell-Get-Heaven/dp/0615942482/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1402881821&sr=1-1
“Sharon did an outstanding job on this project. She was thorough, asked plenty of...
http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-End-Iron-Age-ebook/dp/B00E255XJ2/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1376610852&sr=1-2
"I will never write another book without you!" -- Alan Thorne
http://www.thetigerstailnovel.com/
¿Sharon is a fantastic editor! She is very easy to work with and was very thorough and...
http://www.amazon.com/Medical-Science-Liaison-Career-Guide/dp/0989962601/ref=la_B00HTC7XJS_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389967864&sr=1-1
“Very friendly and very efficient! You were a great help!" ~ June Road Productions
http://www.amazon.com/Cowboy-Code-Should-Treated-ebook/dp/B00EW92JJ0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379715183&sr=1-1
“Until Sharon H. I had thought myself a writer with English expertise. How wrong I...
http://www.amazon.com/Maimans-Invention-Laser-Science-Fiction/dp/1492842303/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1389967795&sr=1-1
I performed both developmental and copy editing on this MG fantasy for first-time...
http://www.amazon.com/Mytro-John-Biggs/dp/099038831X/ref=la_B001K8CW2A_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401117703&sr=1-1
"I am absolutely delighted with this provider's work. Her edit and manner of...
http://www.amazon.com/Chi-Change-Hypnotherapy-Rapidly-Regardless/dp/1782793518/ref=la_B00CMDE1IK_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1394033175&sr=1-1
¿Sharon, you obviously know your stuff. Thank you for this very helpful edit and for...
http://www.amazon.com/Once-Upon-Gypsy-Moon-Improbable/dp/1455529338/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359253536&sr=1-4
"I can't tell you how unbelievable Sharon is to work with. She took my project to...
http://www.asbrightasthesun.com/
“Exactly as promised. Will use again without hesitation. There is a reason she is one...
http://www.amazon.com/Goulash-Enjoy-Beer-Prague-Local-ebook/dp/B006IEC6PY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1392826604&sr=1-1
“Sharon proofed my second novel and was a delight to work with. She communicated with...
http://www.amazon.com/Deadr-Than-Elvis-Bullsh-ebook/dp/B00CXGPBW6/ref=la_B004T71U8G_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1379715130&sr=1-2
EIFLE Award 2013 Children Book of the Year "Top notch. Edits with sensitivity to...
http://www.amazon.com/Money-Teens-Savvy-Skills-ebook/dp/B0091GRNAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346335677&sr=1-1
“Very Very satisfied with the work. Very detailed in the changes made and makes us...
http://www.amazon.com/Right-You-Attract-Loving-Partner-ebook/dp/B00GNL1K86/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384658205&sr=1-1
¿She is amazingly passionate about customer service. I was constantly informed with...
http://www.amazon.com/Radical-Sabbatical-Laura-Berger-ebook/dp/B00FIWCX82/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1384658359&sr=1-1
"Sharon is a ninja! I am very please with her work. She exceeded my expectations,...
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Novel-A-Terror-Among-Us/156527731035599
"Sharon is a consummate professional. I am an emerging author and this was my...
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88959
Sharon brought the experience to this project we were seeking. We requested a...
http://www.amazon.com/Carrington-Eighth-Grade-Science-Sleuth-ebook/dp/B00A7QIHSO/ref=la_B00A86XUJE_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353340177&sr=1-1
"Sharon did an EXCELLENT job and I fully intend to hire her for my next project...
http://www.amazon.com/Overcome-Homeschooling-Insider-Information-ebook/dp/B00BFO5DRU/
“Great editing job - found a lot of mistakes my previous editor had missed. Won't...
http://www.amazon.com/Psychological-Self-Defense-Sociopaths-ebook/dp/B00CFQY5SU/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1367778541&sr=1-1
"It was really great working with Sharon, I highly recommend her work."
http://www.amazon.com/Democratic-Parenting-Evolving-Authoritarian-Permissive/dp/0615581234/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1329591356&sr=1-1#_
I went through a couple rounds on this one, working on both content and line editing...
http://www.amazon.com/Those-Who-Worship-Sun-Origin-ebook/dp/B00HDUCXJ6/ref=la_B003SCGSRG_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1396020430&sr=1-1

Skills (8)

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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Academic Writing
U.S. Academic Writing Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

¿I picked Sharon because her profile showed that she was experienced, knowledgeable, and professional. I was not disappointed. From the start, she made sure she understood exactly what I wanted, and was a very open and prompt communicator. She always assured me that she was available for me to ask questions to, and when I did, she gave me thorough and insightful answers. I believe that her feedback as an editor has been very beneficial already and will help me improve. I would hire her again and recommend her to others.¿ -- Kim Banach

"I will never write another book without you," Alan Thorne, author of The Tiger's Tail, told me. Let me show you why my clients call my editing "impressive" and say I'm "mighty at [my] craft." Cindy Schlichting said, "Her input and editing...elevated [my writing] to something I could have never imagined." Michelle Talbert said, "Sharon will be my editor of choice for all of my written and published work going forward."

With my English teaching background (as well as my time spent as a newspaper editor), I am a natural proofreader and copy editor. I know grammar rules backwards and forwards, and I have no problem meeting deadlines. Your manuscript, paper, article, or email will shine when I'm finished with it. I have the results posted here on my profile of the various tests I've taken to prove these claims. I don't give you self-evaluations--I give you my actual, tested scores.

I have been writing for the last 17 years in one capacity or...

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Employment

Sweet Dreams Publishing
Editor
2012 - 2012
I provided developmental editing services for Sweet Dreams' clients, putting their books through three rounds of editing. I helped them polish their writing and ensured that their books flowed well...
Eastern Pulaski Community School Corporation
English teacher
2009 - 2012
EBSCO Publishing
Freelance Writer
2009 - 2011
Argos Community Schools
English teacher
2005 - 2009

Education

Indiana University
B.S. Secondary Education (English)
- 1997

Keywords

proofreading
editing
journalism
creative writing
article writing
education
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