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N Roberts | Elance
 
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N Roberts

Proofreader, editor, writer
   New Zealand
  |   Hastings, Hawkes Bay

Overview

I hold a Communication degree from a top university in Australia. Among other things, I've edited a book; I've proofread short stories for a self-published anthology; I've formatted and proofread policy documents for a charitable trust; I served as director for a small media company, scripting and filming their material for a local TV station; and I'm currently working with a talented student who's pursuing a creative writing degree, helping to spruce up her assignments for submission.

I understand the power of words. When I take on a...

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UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Service Description

My chief strengths lie especially in editing and creative non-fiction. I possess a keen sense for the dramatic and humorous, and have a natural affinity for storytelling. I think that art, at best, imitates life and the best stories are the ones you can't make up. I believe in the power of words to inspire and influence.

Effective communication, to me, involves getting your message across in a way that's clear, easy to understand, and moving. When I edit, I aim to make the parts serve the whole, and I make sure the message of the whole lives up to its intended purpose. I have a feel for tone, an eye for detail, and I pay attention to the nuances and mechanics of language.

I'm deeply interested in people, places, events and history. I'm interested especially (though not exclusively) in Christian writing. One of my vocational desires, actually, is to help Christians put down their testimonies and memoirs so they can share their stories with the world. In this vein, I've worked as editor, proofreader and partial ghost writer for a New Zealand missionary pastor to Asia, whose biographical teaching book is currently on its second edition and is being translated into multiple languages.

I can come across as meticulous or demanding (depending on how you see things), but I'm also collaborative, patient, and good with instructions. If you want to achieve a certain result or have things done a certain way, I will listen closely and work committedly to serve your vision....

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Education

Monash University
Bachelor of Communication (Honours)
- 2006
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Editing
Proofreading
Chinese translation
Non-fiction
Christian writing
Christian testimony
Memoir writing
Christian blogging
Academic writing
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