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Joyce M. | Elance
 
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Joyce M.

Christian Proofreader and Editor
   United States
  |   Rayville, MO
  |  8:37 am Local Time

Overview

I tested in the top 5% for English. After earning my Master's Degree in science, I obtained a teaching credential and taught middle school students. Since then, I have homeschooled six children, while editing and proofreading for family and friends. I am now taking my proofreading and editing skills to the next level by freelancing professionally.

Being an editor and proofreader is both a gift and a curse: I see grammatical errors and typos in most of the books I read, be they textbooks, classics or children's fiction. I see them in...

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Nov 4, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Oct 26, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Oct 15, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Oct 12, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed

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This is an excerpt of the thesis I wrote in 1997 for my Master of Science degree at UC...
I proofread the whole site, making the information easier to understand. I had already...
I edited and proofread this book.

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Service Description

"You think you are reading proof, whereas you are merely reading your own mind; your statement of the thing is full of holes & vacancies but you don't know it, because you are filling them from your mind as you go along. Sometimes--but not often enough--the printer's proof-reader saves you--& offends you--with this
cold sign in the margin: (?) & you search the passage & find that the insulter is right--it doesn't say what you thought it did: the gas-fixtures are there, but you didn't light the jets."

-Mark Twain


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Education

University of California, Davis
Teaching Credential, Secondary Science
- 1998
University of California, Davis
Master of Science
- 1997
University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science
- 1993
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