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Stewart K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 20, 2012

Stewart K.

Published Fiction Writer, Proofreader, Copy-Editor
   South Africa
  |   Hout Bay, Cape Town
  |  4:05 pm Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $38

With an MA degree in Linguistics and Literature and being a fluent speaker of several foreign languages, I am passionate and confident in my interaction with words. Whether fiction or non-fiction, business or commercial, I feel them, sense them and know not only what they mean but what they imply.

My first novel was published in 2010 and my short story in 2012. I am currently writing my third book.

I enjoy with a passion the challenge to polish a text as one would a rough diamond. The result must be nothing less than exquisite.

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Portfolio

My debut novel. Available on all major online stores and in local bookstores.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Goat-Herder-Stewart-Ronen/dp/055769812X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1340688107&sr=1-1&keywords=the+goat+herder
Published short story
http://www.amazon.com/Be-My-Guest-ebook/dp/B007ECL22W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340688454&sr=8-1&keywords=be+my+guest+stewart+ronen
BA Thesis (1988) Published by University of Witwatersrand Press, Johannesburg
VIP Hospitality Support & Professional Butler Service
http://www.heilbronhospitality.co.za
Proofreading and editing of all text
http://www.labelorange.com

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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Proofreading
English Grammar
Editing

Service Description

I specialise in making texts more digestable, streamlined and easier to understand. Whether you have written a novel, essay, thesis, article, brochure, booklet or text for your website, I proofread it, cut through the clutter and edit it to ensure it flows the way you intended. I work hard to make complex language more accessible, get your readers' attention and maintain it.

Sentences which are too long are shortened, weak phrases replaced with strong but simple words and what is not relevant is deleted. You can rest assured of a tight, polished product of the highest quality.

I have been writing fiction and tutoring privately for the last 10 years. I have well developed language skills, know the rules of grammar, spelling is my forté and timelines are no problem.

I don’t just proofread and edit. I strive to build genuine relationships with my clients. I serve my clients with meticulous attention and a disciplined thought process. As part of every writing project, I work to grasp the complexities and challenges of my clients' businesses and craft written material that supports their goals.

I know what it takes. The results speak for themselves.

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Employment

Self-Employed
Writer, Freelance Proofreader/Editor
2003 - Present
Freelance writer of fiction, translation, tutoring
Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts
Team Coach
1995 - 2003
Team Coach in the Department of Guest Relations, responsible for client relations, guest relations, escalated complaints, evaluation of agents' performance, the writing of correspondence to guests
Jewish Agency, The Netherlands
Translator / Interpreter
1992 - 1994
Translations Russian-English, Hebrew-English, Interpreter Russian-English
Dept. Foreign Affairs
Researcher
1988 - 1988
research on the cultures of Eastern Europe

Education

University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)
MA Linguistics & Literature
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Keywords

Proofreading
Editing
Fiction Writing
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