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Roberta N. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 18, 2011

Roberta N.

longtime professional editor & writer
   United States
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Overview

"It was more than just the Word Docs professionalism that I loved, but
also her way of tuning into our mind, her humor, and her punctuality. All rare qualities in today's world." . ."The Word Docs ability to turn around work quickly as well as handle both technical and promotional writing makes her a great editor and copy writer. Her knack in understanding 'foreign' subject matter and being flexible in order to make the customer happy is an added bonus." . . "Superbly helpful in editing my very first book manuscript, patient, reliable,...

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Feb 3, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Sep 25, 2010|Academic Writing|Private|Completed
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4.9

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Portfolio

A sample of heavily edited/rewritten text for a book author who asked for a substantive...
A sample of two kinds of fiction editing I offer: a substantive edit and a basic edit.
This sample text is from a book on parenting, which required only a light edit.
University Presses of Florida Spring Books catalog
Sample blurbs from one of the many Lark Books Artisan Guides I wrote.
A sidebar I wrote for FANTASTIC FLOWERPOTS, one of five craft books I published with...
This was a new Website, for which I wrote all the pages.
This is a rewrite of an existing Website. My first instructions were: "I am...
This was a new Website, for which I wrote all the pages.
This list of selected book titles and publishers is representative of my copyediting...

Skills (5)

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Put 20+ years of professional editing and prize-winning writing behind your project and watch it take off! Adaptable, fast, creative, easy to work with--turn your ideas and efforts over to the Word Doc and relax. I'll put in the long hours and sweat blood; you move on to other projects. I can take direction or you can set me loose--either way, you get a guaranteed final draft you'll be more than satisfied with.

The Word Doc has managed a freelance editing/writing business since 1983, has published prize-winning fiction and nonfiction, has helped others get their books in shape for publication (and get published), and edited scores of books for national publishers, many for university presses. Extensive work experience with non-native English speakers, transforming marketing pieces, letters, Web sites, books, and reports into compelling, persuasive, idiomatic English appropriate to the recipient/audience.

Adept and experienced as well at writing original, cogent, and convincing Website copy, catalog copy, and press releases.



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Employment

The Word Doc Editorial & Writing Services
Sole proprietor
1990 - Present
Substantive & basic copy editor (books, reports, letters, & sales materials by non-English speakers); manuscript consultant; writer (catalog copy, Web pages, brochures, press releases, reports,...
Lark Books
Editor/writer; catalog-copy writer
1991 - 1993
Writer (4 craft books); editor (craft books); writer of Lark Books catalogs
University Press of Florida
Publicist
1988 - 1990
Specialty areas: copy writing (press catalog, press releases), publicity, marketing

Education

Miami University
Bachelor of Arts (cum laude)
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Ohio State University
Master of Arts
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University of Florida
Doctor of Education
1972 - 1976
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copy editor
fiction/nonfiction writer
Website
publicity
academic
catalog
rewrite
copy writer
nonfiction editor
fiction editor
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