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Jo C Type A Creative | Elance
 
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Jo C Type A Creative

Crisp Copy, Served Fresh Daily.
   Canada
  |  7:15 pm Local Time

Overview

Versatile pro writer and editor. You want inspired writing that communicates YOUR message. That's what I do. Elance category ranking: Top 1%

Get proven, perfect copy tailored to your style that meets your unique needs:

* Managing Editor of a Canadian wedding magazine
* Published magazine writer
* Non-fiction & fiction book manuscript editor
* Children's writer & developmental editor
* Small business web & print copy writer
* Certified in Public Relations

Click "JOB HISTORY" for amazing client reviews.

"That was brilliant work. Worth...

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Jun 5, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 27, 2011|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jul 27, 2011|Children's Writing|Private|Completed
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5.0
Jan 31, 2011|Web Content|Private|Completed
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4.9

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Portfolio

Ongoing role as managing editor of print publication. Created, assigned or wrote and...
Nominated for Finalist in 2012 Global eBook Awards! Comprehensive and copy edit of...
Co-wrote and edited this eerie, whimsical tale.
Ongoing role as managing editor of print publication. Created, assigned or wrote and...
Provided comprehensive edit for new author. Currently #1 in Kindle Romance as ranked by...
Copy editing, proof reading & marketing copy. Finalist in Le Cordon Bleu World Food...
Substantive and copy editing
Pitch sample for new ad campaign
Wrote feature article, wrote and edited magazine copy.
Wrote marketing copy for back cover and promotional use.
Comprehensive and copy edit of romance novel
Wrote feature article, wrote and edited magazine copy.
Substantive and copy editing; including ghost writing.
Wrote and edited new and existing copy for updated annual bridal guide.
Wrote copy for direct mail piece which increased sales during promotion significantly.
Wrote downloadable web copy for floral business workshops

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Children's Writing
Sales Writing
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English Grammar
Public Relations

Service Description

You hire me, you get ME. Refreshing to deal with an actual person, don't you think? I believe that good writing makes people emotionally respond ... and that is my aim. For example:

* Non-Fiction: I edited "Truth, Lies & Chocolate" which was a Finalist in the Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards in 2010; and,

* Fiction: I edited "Surviving Passion," a debut novel that's currently #1 in Kindle Romance ebooks as ranked by customer reviews. (May, 2011)

My preference is to provide quality, not quantity. I only work on a small number of Elance projects each month, giving each client the personal attention you deserve. (Please note that invite-only jobs and new projects from repeat clients don't appear in Job History, and my repeat rate is quite high at over 25%.)

AREAS of EXPERTISE:

Eagle eye copy editing
Whimsical creative writing
Engaging article writing
Compelling sales writing
Effective web copy
Corporate press releases

I have lightning-fast typing speeds, a penchant for accuracy and an addiction to the pure joy of the written word.

Also -- I'm trying to give up coffee. (That's not going so well.)

CLIENT COMMENTS:

Category: Creative Writing/ Children's Writing
"Getting to read the new chapters is like going down to the Christmas tree each time I get one."

"I have been looking for someone like you for 7 years trying to get this project finished the right way and with some well directed enthusiasm. You have been a blessing.Thanks so very much for your...

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Employment

Wedding Essentials magazine
Managing Editor
2011 - 2012
Responsible for all aspects of editorial content of wedding magazine (print) including features development, article writing, and copy editing.
Type A Creative
Owner
2008 - 2012
Providing exceptional freelance writing and editing services to an international clientele.
Wedding Essentials magazine
Contract Staff Writer
2009 - 2009
Wrote and edited feature articles and editorial copy for several issues of the magazine. Provided additional editing and copy writing for annual guidebook, "The Savvy Bride". (Contract position.)

Education

Ryerson University
Copy Editing post-graduate course
2010 - 2010
Ryerson University
Certification, Public Relations
1996 - 2000

Keywords

copy editing
fiction & non-fiction
children's books
magazines
wedding & bridal
proofreading
book manuscript editing
copy writing & copy editor
article writing
professional quality
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