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Dave N. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 10, 2014

Dave N.

I'm the geek for you
   United States
Milwaukee
  |  2:21 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $32

Remember all those grammar, spelling, punctuation and capitalization rules you learned in grade school? Of course you don't. But I do, because I stay up at night reading dictionaries and style guides. I'm Dave. I'm The Grammar Geek.

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Jul 8, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Jul 4, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$0|Working
Apr 23, 2014|Academic Writing|$186|Completed
Apr 3, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$25|Completed
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Portfolio

This is a 336-page nonfiction book I was hired through Elance to proofread. For more...
http://tinyurl.com/3vcj3z4
This is a nonfiction book I proofread. For more information, go to:
http://faithinthefreshman.com
This is an article I wrote when I was the assistant editor of Quality Progress...
Here's an article I edited while I was the assistant editor of Quality Progress...
Here's a fairly technical article I edited during my time with Quality Progress...
I was the regular editor of a bimonthly column called "Measure for Measure."...
While assistant editor, I wrote the monthly news section for Quality Progress magazine....
Here's a very technical product brochure that I had to proofread many, many times...
Here's a product brochure that I had to proofread before publication.
Here's a product brochure that I wrote when I worked for an advertising agency.

Skills (4)

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English
English Sentence Structure
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U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Proofreading
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English Grammar
English Grammar
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Service Description

My mission:
To make the world a better place through proofreading and copyediting your work. To place all commas correctly, to shorten unnecessary prepositional phrases, and to make you sound like a seasoned professional writer.

My qualifications:
More than 15 years of work experience as a writer, copyeditor and proofreader for newspapers, magazines and academic journals as well as print, broadcast and outdoor advertising.

Familiarity with several styles, including Associated Press, Chicago, APA and MLA.

A degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

A stubborn disposition and an inflated sense of always being right when confronted with English language issues. Because I always am.

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Employment

The Grammar Geek
Proprietor
2009 - Present
Cramer-Krasselt Advertising
Proofreader, Copywriter
2007 - 2009
American Society for Quality, Publications
Assistant Editor, Manuscript Coordinator
2002 - 2007
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Reporter, Instructor, Adviser
1996 - 2002

Education

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication
1996 - 2000

Keywords

proofread
copyedit
edit
rewrite
proofreader
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