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Theresa Cameron | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 26, 2014

Theresa Cameron

Obsession: Perfection
   United States
  |   Columbia, MO
  |  12:12 pm Local Time

Overview

I have experience both as a developmental editor and as a copy editor. I earned a Bachelor's Degree from the writing program at Naropa University and completed a copy editing internship at Bombay Gin, the university's creative writing publication.

In my current part-time position at AKA Publishing, I perform the duties of a developmental editor—offering suggestions to the author to improve consistency and flow of narrative—as well as those of a copy editor—fixing grammatical and spelling errors, checking facts, etc. Most of my professional...

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Portfolio

A coming-of-age novel I edited last summer.

Skills (10)

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Service Description

OK, I may have earned a BA in Writing and Literature and I may ghostwrite whenever necessary, but at the end of the day I am a reader, and an avid one at that.

I am, of course, also an editor. My editorial skills are unique in that I read each manuscript from the point of view of the intended audience, and edit without compromising the author's individual voice or style. I am not a grammar nazi, but I know the MLA, Chicago, and AP style manuals inside and out and therefore feel quite at home in the role of copy editor. I feel equally comfortable in the role of developmental editor, and can help my clients create a consistent and well-worded narrative without being robotic about it. What do I mean by this? Only that I realize there is not just one "correct" way of writing and that an author's vernacular and tone should never be stifled in the name of grammatical convention.

In a nutshell, my services are different because I strive to give my clients personalized perfection.

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Employment

AKA Publishing
Freelance Editor
2011 - Present

Education

Naropa University
Bachelor's Degree in Writing and Literature
2003 - 2007

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Theresa Cameron