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Sandy Hickman | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Nov 1, 2012

Sandy Hickman

Comma Sense Proofreader, Copyeditor, Copywriter
   United States
  |   Ballwin (St. Louis), MO

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I'm passionate about language and fascinated that the words we use, and the order we put them in, can result in a best-seller or a birdcage liner. Clarity, above all else, is my writing goal, but I like emotionally impactful words, an apt metaphor or turn of phrase, or a stick-to-the-ribs story to get there. Even the best-written missive is ruined by spelling or grammatical errors; I'm a take-no-prisoners proofreader/copyeditor.

I have many years' experience in writing/editing for businesses as a freelancer. Some of my clients include a...

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Skills (7)

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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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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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Service Description

You know what you want to communicate, but the words don't translate to the page. I can help! I'm fastidious about using language that conveys your precise meaning and elicits your intended response: the right word in the right place at the right time.

I have a solid work ethic, and I'll always meet your expectations and your deadlines.

BUSINESS COPYWRITING:

Direct Mail (my specialty)
Direct Response Ads
Brochures
Flyers
Proposals
Taglines

COPYEDITING AND PROOFREADING (fiction and nonfiction):

Books
Articles
Essays
Business Documents







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Employment

Graphic World, Inc.
Freelance Proofreader
2012 - Present
Freelance proofreader for this leading provider of integrated publishing services. Word-for-word reading of typeset pages, including all illustrations, captions, text references, running heads, and...
American Direct Marketing Resources
Proofreader
2009 - 2012
Proofreader of direct mail components for client companies, most notably American Automobile Association (AAA).

Education

Miami University of Ohio
Bachelor of Science in Applied Science
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