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Tamlyn M | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 9, 2013

Tamlyn M

Experienced writer, copy editor and proofreader
   South Africa
  |   Johannesburg, Gauteng

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I am a freelancer with a range of experience in both writing and copy editing.

Technical journalism, press release writing, corporate voiceovers, online copy and training material development feature in my experience. I have also written a number of academic articles and cultural reviews.

On the editing front, I have a degree in English and an MA in Applied Linguistics, both attained with distinction. I am also a certified and experienced teacher of English to non-native speakers. My editing and proofreading experience extends from school...

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Oct 15, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
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Aug 14, 2008|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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Aug 8, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
May 28, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working

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Portfolio

An excerpt from a training manual on human resource management for municipal staff.
A review of an exhibition on women's history at the Imperial War Museum in London.
A press release publicising the Djarum brand which sponsored emerging designers at the...
A harder news story on a transport industry strike, published in Focus on Transport...
An awareness-raising article originally written as a press release for a pharmaceutical...
A review of an academic monograph, publiched in the scholarly journal English in Africa...
Example of a page marked up electronically in MS Word.
Example showing the manually marked up draft of an insurance-related article together...
Example of a junior travel writer's draft marked up manually.

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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Writing (General)
English (Spelling)
Writing (Academic)
Proof Reading Skills
English (Grammar)
English (Vocabulary)

Service Description

I am a full-time freelancer working independently from a home office. I have freelanced intermittently as a writer and editor since completing my first degree in 1998.

Services offered include copy editing, proofreading, journalism, press release writing, corporate voiceovers, web content, training material development, academic editing and review writing. While academic editing and review work is welcome (I have read manuscripts for the Journal of Commonwealth Literature and the Journal of Narrative Theory), I will under no conditions write students' assignments or dissertations.

COPY EDITING AND PROOFREADING
I am available to do electronic or manual marking up of material. Before deciding on manual markup, however, I recommend that clients firmly establish whether they are familiar and comfortable with the proofreading marks I use. I am happy to consider using an alternative marking system on request. For clients unfamiliar with the marking systems in question I recommend selecting electronic markup, since, due to space constraints on hardcopy manuscripts, proofreading marks cannot be dispensed with.

Bid prices cover a single proofread or edit in line with the initial brief. Any changes or clarifications made after work has begun will be subject to a renegotiation of cost.

WRITING WORK
The quality of writing is very subjective and for this reason I recommend that clients' briefs be as detailed as possible, including indications of the anticipated audience as well as...

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Education

Birkbeck College, University of London
Masters in Applied Linguistics (Awarded with Distinction)
2001 - 2004
Rand Afrikaans University
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature (Awarded with Distinction)
1999 - 2000
Rand Afrikaans University
Bachelor of Arts (Awarded with Distinction)
1996 - 1998
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editing
proofreading
press release writing
voice-over scripts
corporate copywriting
academic editing
journalism
web content
summaries
newsletters
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