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Mary St. Thomas | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 19, 2014

Mary St. Thomas

Professional editorial work to meet your needs
   United States
  |   Little Compton, RI

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

Author: You have helped us improve the clarity and polish of the text considerably. You made excellent suggestions for rewriting some sections that were fuzzy. You picked up some errors that I would never have found in a 1000 years.

Let me do the same for you! Utilize my professional editing experience and education to give your words the clarity and polish that they deserve.

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Portfolio

A brief excerpt from a memoir I edited
A sample of academic writing
Short sample of marketing copy

Skills (4)

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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Editing
English Proofreading
Online Writing

Service Description

In-house at Pearson Education (2008-2010) and on a freelance basis (2010-2014), I have helped hundreds of writers to polish their work and achieve maximum clarity. Please review my experience and education to see how I can help you.
My area of responsibility at Pearson was mathematics textbooks. The authors and freelance experts that we hired were mathematicians, not writers. As a result, the books sometimes needed to be heavily edited to bring them up to standard. I was responsible for ensuring that the supplemental texts adhered to Chicago style. The review process at Pearson was a team effort. As I guided manuscripts through the lengthy review process, I worked closely with editors, marketing managers, sales reps, and production managers. I am confident that I would also work smoothly with your team. Since leaving Pearson Education, I have been editing on a freelance basis. Most recently, I reviewed over 200 texts in a special format for visually impaired students. I am a contributing editor for online publisher Demand Studios, editing over 75 short articles per week. My copy chief at Demand Studios consistently praises my feedback to writers. My latest performance review states: Strong work keeping articles on title, vetting references, asking for concrete improvements to thin and generic content, and maintaining tone. Rejections were warranted. Fact-checking was evident. You gave excellent direction to the writers on making the articles less generic and more helpful...

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Employment

Pearson Education
Assistant Editor
2008 - 2010
Proofread, copyedited, and project managed 40+ supplemental texts per copyright year. Worked closely with authors, freelancers, and in-house staff on the creation, development, production and...
University of Notre Dame History Department
Research Assistant
2006 - 2007
Edith Stein Conference
Fundraiser
2006 - 2007
Rhode Island Department of Education
Writing/Research Intern
2005 - 2005

Education

University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
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Emerson College
Copyediting Certificate Program
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