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Sharon Honeycutt | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 8, 2015

Sharon Honeycutt

Professional editor with 20 years of experience
   United States
  |   Winamac, IN
  |  9:22 pm Local Time


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.

As a full-time freelance editor, I've been blessed to work with many amazing clients, some of whom return to me regularly with additional projects. I'm the principal editor for Crescendo Publishing as well as the Liberty Fund. I"m a former English...

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Sep 25, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Sep 8, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Aug 30, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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“She did a wonderful job on polishing my manuscript and noting error patterns I make....
“Sharon did an excellent job with this copy-editing project. Her edits were thorough...
“Sharon is one of the very best in the editing world. I marvel at her command of the...
“I'm extremely happy with the copy editing and proofreading. It was exactly what I...
"Sharon's work was professional and insightful. Her suggestions in how to move...
“The deliverable was exactly what I had hoped for. She was able to give me a good sense...
"My request was for both substantive editing and copy editing; she proved to be...
“Once again, wonderful work. She's been superb in every one of the jobs we've done...
"I appreciate your promptness, candor and thoroughness. It would be a pleasure to...
“Sharon was very responsive and easy to work with. I will definitely use her...
“I'm very satisfied with the work Sharon did on my manuscript. Her edits and...
“Sharon was absolutely amazing to work with! She was always responsive, professional...
"I can't believe there was ever a time when I thought editors were optional. You...
“Sharon did an outstanding job on this project. She was thorough, asked plenty of...
"I will never write another book without you!" -- Alan Thorne
“It was a fantastic experience. I would recommend skh0711 wholeheartedly and look...
¿Sharon is a fantastic editor! She is very easy to work with and was very thorough and...
“Sharon is an exceptional editor. She delivered the work on time and came up with...
“Very friendly and very efficient! You were a great help!" ~ June Road Productions
“Until Sharon H. I had thought myself a writer with English expertise. How wrong I...
I performed both developmental and copy editing on this MG fantasy for first-time...
"I am absolutely delighted with this provider's work. Her edit and manner of...
¿Sharon, you obviously know your stuff. Thank you for this very helpful edit and for...
"I can't tell you how unbelievable Sharon is to work with. She took my project to...
“Exactly as promised. Will use again without hesitation. There is a reason she is one...

Skills (8)

U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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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 e-mail 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 18 years in one capacity or...

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Freelance Editor
2011 - Present
Sweet Dreams Publishing
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


Indiana University
B.S. Secondary Education (English)
- 1997
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  • 12 months
  • Lifetime
Per Client
Member Since
February 2011
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