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Susan Shepherd | Elance
 
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Susan Shepherd

Editing done well
   United States
  |   Fresno, CA

Overview

I am a writer and editor with a quick turnaround time, a good eye for catching nitpicky errors in spelling or punctuation, and a fairly good grounding in fiction of all types from science fiction and fantasy to YA and literary fiction. If the pacing varies wildly, a character's personality changes without cause, or you have a plot hole, I'll find it.

My background focuses on linguistics, history and biology, but I am a quick study and I read widely.

As someone who puts writers first, I am not interested in charging thousands of dollars for...

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Feb 2, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$480|Completed
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2.8
Jun 27, 2013|Creative Writing|$222|Completed
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4.9
Jun 4, 2013|Other - Writing Services|$20|Completed
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4.5
Oct 1, 2012|Creative Writing|$304|Completed
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4.6

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A short story written using a family-friendly narrative style
http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/magic-and-wizardry/susan-a-shepherd/picture-in-sand
An example of technical writing having to do with linguistics

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English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

I offer primarily editing, proofreading, and writing services.

I'm flexible in editing style; if you want a quick proofread to catch minor grammar, capitalization or punctuation errors as well as slipups (a minor character's name or eye color changes midway through, that sort of thing), I can do that. Or if you want a more in-depth pass-over I can go through your manuscript looking for and fixing larger issues.

Naturally, it is up to my clients whether I fix these issues myself or simply flag them for the author to fix. Some clients want the book to be error-free and don't want the hassle of going through a text changing each paragraph where an error occurs. Others prefer that the 'mechanical' errors -- spelling, grammar, verb tense agreement, parallelism -- be fixed but larger errors merely flagged. More rarely, clients may prefer that only certain types of 'mechanical' errors be fixed, because certain effects were deliberate and had to do with the author's writing style or the character's mental state. (Writing a character just coming out of anesthesia is its own special challenge, I've learned.)

As a proofreader, I find, flag and fix errors in punctuation, spelling, word usage, grammar, subject/verb agreement, verb tenses, and so on. I work quickly, usually finishing projects within a few days, and longer projects within a week.

I write quickly to deadline and have experience writing to varied audiences. If you need something short and to the point, or something...

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