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Tom O. | Elance
 
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Tom O.

Pro Writer, Editor, Copy Editor, Proofreader
   United States
  |   Albuquerque , NM
  |  3:26 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

My writing and editing clients have included the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Spin, Self, Details, Esquire, GQ, Penthouse, and Entertainment Weekly. I have been a professional writer, editor, and copy editor since 1998. I am proficient in AP, Chicago, and Words Into Type style books, as well as InDesign and QuarkXpress.

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Portfolio

An interview with Richard Kiel, aka "Jaws" from the James Bond movies, at the...
A profile of New York City window washers who ply there trade high above the city.
Newspaper article about a lawsuit against a home builder.
An article for Details magazine in which I describe in first-person voice what a young...
An example of one of the many executive profiles I've written, this one from a business...
http://www.bizjournals.com/albuquerque/stories/2008/08/11/story7.html

Skills (2)

Tested
English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing

Service Description

I offer quick, reasonable, high-quality writing, copy editing, and proofreading services. I specialize in technical, entertainment, journalistic, and general content.

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Employment

New York Times Regional Media Group
Abstract Writer
2010 - Present
Write abstracts of newspaper stories for Lexis-Nexis online database.
Hampton Sheet
Contributing Editor
2005 - Present
Edit, rewrite, and proofread all articles for this New York society/celebrity magazine
New Mexico Business Weekly
Reporter
2006 - 2008
Broke news features on major business developments at the state’s most highly acclaimed business publication
Celebrity Living Weekly
Copy Chief
2005 - 2006
Oversaw copy editing staff and all content of this popular weekly celebrity magazine
Penthouse
Senior Editor
2001 - 2005
Wrote features, copy edited and fact-checked all content of this popular men’s entertainment and news magazine
Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, Self, Spin
Copy Editor
1999 - 2001
Performed freelance copy editing for a variety of prestigious New York City-based magazines

Education

Indiana University
Bachelor's, Journalism
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proofread
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