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Shelly S. | Elance
 
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Shelly S.

Veteran editor with an eye for accuracy
   United States
  |   Charlotte, NC

Overview

I have 11 years experience copy editing at major metropolitan newspapers. My reputation for accuracy, attention to detail and efficiency sets me apart from others. Not only do I correct grammar, punctuation and spelling, but I can improve the flow of a story or article, as well as the conciseness and clarity. When I make editing changes, I am careful about staying true to the writer's voice.

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Service Description

In my several years of working at newspapers, I've worked on the news, business and features desks. A few of my areas of expertise include: Style/fashion, travel, real estate, business and finance, education and sports. I've worked on several award-winning investigative series, and am known for my attention to detail and high level of accuracy. Meeting deadlines are a way of life for me - I don't miss them: ever.
I do all my own work and do not outsource any of the projects.
I have a B.A. in English literature; a B.S. in accounting; and an M.S. in journalism. My first career was in accounting and finance - I passed the CPA exam in the mid '80s. I've traveled around the world and worked overseas.
My wide range of life and work experiences has contributed to my knowledge base, which in turn has made me a stronger editor.

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Employment

The Charlotte Observer
copy editor on news desk and features desk
1997 - Present
The Sun-Sentinel
copy editor on news and business desk
1997 - 1997
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Editor/Creator of newsletter for the NCAA Foundation
1995 - 1997
NCAA was then based in Overland Park, Kan. It has since relocated to Indianapolis, Ind. I have put its new location and phone number below, for employer location.

Education

University of Kansas
Master's in Journalism
1995 - 1997
University of Kansas
Bachelor's in English Literature; Bachelor's in Accounting
1980 - 1985
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editing
proofreading
business documents
articles
accurate
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