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Tom Graves | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 14, 2013

Tom Graves

Expert print and web text editor
   United States
  |   Bellflower, CA

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

I've written, researched and edited whole forests of copy from profiles, autobiography, textbooks, non-fiction books, hard news, arts and entertainment coverage, business news, marketing campaigns, educational courseware and technical manuals.

I've written and edited hundreds of megawatts of web copy and web site content, especially breaking news while serving as night editor and copy editor of the Orange County Register.

I also compose and produce multimedia content for video clips and audiobooks.

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Skills (10)

Tested
Journalism
Content Writing
Report Writing
Online Writing
English
Creative Writing
Adobe Photoshop
Photography
Publishing Fundamentals
Quark Xpress

Service Description

Let me take on your print or online content development project from idea to completion with accountable metrics every step of the way. Or let me step in at the QC stage and give it a granular text and media edit prior to publication.

I have vast experience in comprehensive research and editing for textual materials for print and online media using AP or Chicago manual of Style. Similar experience in multimedia resource procurement and management for marketing materials, books, editorial articles and internal communications.

Development of standard operating procedures and technical materials.

Recent publication work included thorough textbook rewriting, editing and media research/procurement for Crescent School of Hemodialysis in southern California.

With 25 years of experience in print and online publications, including work as night editor of the Orange County Register, I am accustomed to heavy multitasking under strict deadlines.

My book editing clients have included author David Koenig, writer of "Mouse Tales" books on the Walt Disney Company; Allen Wadkins, partner in Crescent School of Hemodialysis; Aubrey Graves, author of "Supernatural Santa Cruz" and many autobiography and profile clients.

My marketing editing experience includes web and print editing of marketing materials for AvantAdvisory financial consultants in Newport Beach.

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Employment

Twin Lightning Media
Freelance publications editor
2011 - Present
Currently operating as a freelance copy editor developing web and print content for business clients. Tasks include conducting marketing research and text editing of website and print marketing...
AmeriForce Publishing
Managing Editor
2009 - 2010
Coordinated and planned production of military market magazines, including Reserve & National Guard, and the annual Deployment military Finance Guide; developed edit/advertising paginations;...
Freedom Communications Inc.
Copy Editor/Night Editor
1999 - 2008
Developed and implemented operational workflow plans for the Omnidesk, a new department which managed copy editing and production for website, daily and weekly news publication; supervised work of...

Education

California State University-Long Beach
BA
1984 - 1988

Keywords

copy editor
text editor
proofreader
book editor
AP Style
Chicago Manual of Style
business editor
textbook editor
text editing
copy editing
English grammar
English syntax
web editor
web editing
writer
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