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Tom Booth | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 5, 2015

Tom Booth

Academic Proofreader and Copy Editor
   United Kingdom
  |   London, England

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

Do you have a deadline coming up?

I am a skilled proofreader and copy editor with more than ten years’ experience. I can leave your thesis, essay or dissertation with the professional finish it deserves. I specialise in arts, humanities and social science subjects, and often work with international students whose first language is not English.

As well as working for a number of national newspapers (including The Independent and The Sunday Telegraph) as a sub-editor, I also copyedited and co-wrote an English-language textbook for Polish...

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Skills (10)

Tested
News Writing
Journalism
Editorial
Online Journalism
Editing
New Media
Feature Articles
Blogging
Copy Editing
Proofreading

Service Description

I can...

• correct spelling and punctuation
• clarify writing
• ensure correct grammar and syntax
• avoid awkward repetitions
• make sure page numbers and headings are consistent
• ensure proper use of footnotes and endnotes

I use the Track Changes tool in Microsoft Word to make any edits. You will be able to see exactly what I have changed, and then accept or decline each change as you wish. I will leave a comment if I do not understand a point you are trying to make.

I am happy to work closely with you on longer projects, and can discuss your work over Skype as I correct it.

I am afraid I am not an essay-writing service.

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Employment

Associated Newspapers
Freelance Subeditor/Assistant Listings Editor
2008 - Present
• Edit Weekend Magazine and the Daily Mail’s TV listings and previews; ensure that copy, pictures and layout are set for publication; prepare layouts, select pictures and edit copy to fit; make...
The Independent
Freelance Subeditor
2006 - 2012
• Edit and proofread articles and reviews for newspapers • Fact-check and ensure consistency of style
Associated Press
Freelance Journalist
2006 - 2008
Bakalarz / McKinsey & Co
English teacher
2003 - 2006
• Teach business communication skills at a major consultancy firm • Teach general English at all levels and ages

Education

Liverpool John Moores University
Bachelor's Degree
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UCL (School of Slavonic and East European Studies)
Master's Degree
- 2010
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