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Cheryl F. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 13, 2012

Cheryl F.

fast, reliable, educated
   United States
  |   Fort Worth, TX

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $30

I provide thorough editing and writing of fiction, non-fiction, and technical genres. My services include short stories, children's stories, feature articles, news articles, reviews, proposals, marketing summaries, and technical documentation. I also welcome larger assignments such as technical manuals, book length features, and research projects. I will adhere to the writing style of your choice or will follow the most appropriate style for a given assignment.

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Apr 23, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|$80|Completed
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Mar 21, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|$120|Completed
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Jan 28, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|$103|Completed
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Jan 17, 2008|Editing & Proofreading|$140|Working

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Portfolio

Sky Captain movie review
Midterm Madness, page 1
Midterm Madness, page 2
A little pre-holiday pep talk for the students at GSU. Very casual style.
Promotional review of a local (Statesboro, GA) winery.
Promotional review of one of Savannah's ghost tours.

Skills (8)

Tested
HTML
Adobe Dreamweaver
Technical Writing
English Spelling
English Grammar
Microsoft Word
Editing
English

Service Description

I have been a professional writer and editor since 2004 in the fields of both journalism and technical writing. My education was completed at Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in Writing and Linguistics and a minor in journalism. Language and the written word are my passions, and therefore, I enjoy my line of work and aim to produce quality results in a timely manner.

MANUSCRIPT EDITING

Price: $12/page
Turnaround time: up to 100 pages per week

Includes:
Format to publisher standards
Proofread for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure
Revisions or suggestions to revise awkward or confusing text
Check for storyline consistency (fiction)
Check accuracy of references and/or bibliography (nonfiction)

Deliverables:
1 fully edited manuscript with Track Changes turned ON (markup)
1 fully edited manuscript with Track Changes turned OFF (Clean)
A letter verifying that the manuscript has been professionally edited (for publishers and agents)

Tools Used
MS Word
Chicago Manual of Style (American English)
Oxford Style Manual (British and Australian English)

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PROOFREADING

Price: $7/page
Turnaround time: One week per 100 pages

Includes:
Proofread for grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure
Revisions or suggestions to revise awkward or confusing text
Check for storyline consistency (fiction)
Check consistency of facts (nonfiction), i.e. correct abbreviations, proper trademark names, etc....

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Employment

Digital Intelligence Systems
Technical Writer
2006 - 2007
Contract position with Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
George Anne Daily News
Staff Writer
2004 - 2006
Portfolio of articles available

Education

Georgia Southern University
Bachelor of Arts, Writing and Linguistics
2002 - 2006

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fiction
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gaming
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