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Theresa Y. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 16, 2014

Theresa Y.

Hardnosed editing, catchy copy, and formal poetry
   United States
  |   Malden, MA
  |  3:01 pm Local Time

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Overview

I have a B.A. in creative writing and a certificates in copy editing and publishing from Emerson College. I have two years' experience copy editing, proofreading, and copywriting at a small publishing house. I am a poet; let me help your copy sing.

Books I edited with Acanthus Publishing:

Zulu Chest Cutter by Dr. Arthur Mcunu

American Fencer by Tim Morehouse

Urban Mayor by Jack Yunits

Confusing the Enemy: The Cus D'Amato Story by Dr. Scott Weiss and Paige Stover

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Apr 10, 2014|Children's Writing|Private|Working
Feb 28, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
Jan 12, 2014|Children's Writing|Private|Completed
Sep 22, 2013|Article Writing|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

a light edit (see Track Changes) of a client's monthly newsletter
a dense copy edit of a client's press release
homepage copy for a book a I worked on
Here's the "before" of a newsletter
http://www.channelzro.com/newsletter.htm
Here is my pass at Dr. Mackie's newsletter. I was was careful not to compromise his...
"Before" of another newsletter
Newsletter after my edits
A cover letter I wrote to attach to a publicty kit designed to shop our client around...
I prepared this sample article for an application.
A short sample piece I wrote for an application
a style sheet I developed for a book called Confusing the Enemy: The Cus D'Amato Story
I edited copy for a client's web page.
I edited copy for a client's monthly newsletter.
I edited a press release.
I edited an article for a client.
I edited the first chapter of a client's manuscript.

Skills (7)

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Formal Poetry
English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. Word Usage Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Microsoft Word
English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Employment

Pearson Learning Solutions
Temporary Editorial Assistant
2013 - 2014
Acanthus Publishing
Copy editor/Proofreader/Project Manager
2011 - 2013
Substantive editing and copy editing for book manuscripts; some marketing copy; project management
Green Education Foundation
Freelance Writing Intern
2009 - 2009
I wrote stories to educate children about "green" topics.

Education

Chester College of New England
Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
2002 - 2006

Keywords

poetry
proofreader
editor
Chicago Style
newsletter
press release
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