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Sunstone Editorial

Editing & Writing | Marketing | Research
   United States
  |  10:24 pm Local Time

About the Company

Sunstone Editorial is a versatile provider of editing, writing, and research-related services. As the sole contractor, my particular areas of expertise are marketing content, developmental and substantive editing, research, curriculum development / course design / test questions, and writing consultation.

* Ph.D. in literature
* 12 years of experience editing, writing, and researching diverse content
* Published author, with first nonfiction book slated for publication in 2013
* 7 years of experience designing and teaching college, high school, middle school, and online courses
* 7 years of experience as a writing coach

I'm always willing to entertain variety and challenge, so if you think we'd be a good fit for a project, please contact me.
Service Description
MARKETING MATERIALS

I create a full range of marketing copy for digital or print use, including website content, blog posts, social media posts, instructional/educational content, case studies, brochure copy, buying guides, and more.

DEVELOPMENTAL & SUBSTANTIVE EDITING

Developmental and substantive editing address the "big picture" of writing content; more specifically: organization, formatting, structure, clarity and logic, language and diction, transitions, flow, audience alignment, what to include/omit, and more. Sketching out ideas and planning are also part of developmental editing.

COPY EDITING

Copy editing services address such areas as spelling, punctuation, grammar, and style. While I have experience editing everything from scientific grant proposals to poetry, my specific areas of expertise are marketing materials, nonfiction, curriculum and course materials, essays, articles, and academic writing.

CURRICULUM & COURSE DEVELOPMENT / INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN

I research your subject matter and then develop the course or e-learning materials you need, aligning to any necessary standards and guided by relevant theory. I have experience writing curriculum materials for middle school, high school, college, adult, and online audiences. I work equally well from scratch or starting with materials you may provide (existing content, outlines, outcomes, etc.).

EXAM QUESTIONS

I also write test questions including standardized (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.), essay, multiple choice, matching, analogies, sentence completion, identification, and more. By applying my strong analytical, logical, research, and writing skills, I craft fair, thoughtful questions for all levels.

WRITING CONSULTATION

As a writing consultant, I provide you with ongoing support for every step of the writing process, from planning and development to substantive editing, copy editing, and proofreading. Alternatively, we can focus on one or two areas that need specific attention - it's up to you. I work with you step by step, providing feedback through every draft and revision. Writing consultation is particularly useful for seeing a single project through from conception to completion or for working on one aspect of writing through many projects.

Service areas include:

Academic Articles and Books
Business Materials
Curriculum Development and Design
Education and Pedagogy
E-Books
E-Learning
Health
Life Science
Literature
Marketing Materials
Medicine
Memoirs
Newsletters
Nonfiction
Personal Statements
Short Fiction
Spirituality and Religion
Travel
Web Content

Note: Although I will not write academic assignments for you, I will work closely with you to improve the final product in every way.
Education
University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D. English Literature
- 2006
University of Colorado
Master of Arts - English
- 1998
University of Colorado
Bachelor of Arts - English
- 1995
Employment
Amazon.com
Content Creation Specialist
2011 - 2012
Wrote, edited, and published marketing content for Amazon.com. Created product page content for smartphone applications for top-tier clients including TripAdvisor, Intuit, Meredith Corporation, Oceanhouse Media, and Yahoo!. Evaluated applications to ensure adherence to Amazon.com's quality, legal, technical, and content standards. Coordinated with clients and account managers to clarify and improve product description content.
Websters Multimedia Inc.
Editor
2007 - 2009
Wrote and edited Encarta Encyclopedia articles for online and finished product editions. Contributed research, writing, substantive editing and copy editing, proofreading, media review and selection, and caption writing and recruited subject matter experts. Subject areas included medicine, life sciences, sociology, history, and humanities. Executed outstanding developmental editing for Microsoft Windows Mobile online documents. Researched and designed online science interactivities for high school and college students.
University of Washington, Seattle
Teaching Assistant - Writing & Literature Courses
2001 - 2006
Developed and delivered curricula and assessment tools for undergraduate writing and literature courses. Planned course syllabi and selected texts, targeted benchmarks and skills acquisition, tailored materials to students with diverse abilities and learning styles, assessed student performance and assigned grades. Significantly improved writing skills and written work with one-on-one writing conferences and coaching.
Year Founded
2013
Number of Employees
1-5
Payment Terms
Elance escrow preferred
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