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Brad R. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 25, 2009

Brad R.

Meticulous copyeditor/proofreader/writer
   United States
  |   Madison, NJ

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I'm an eagle-eyed copyeditor, proofreader, and writer with 13+ years of professional experience with a wide range of corporate communications and documentation, including:

* Market research reports
* Web content
* Magazine articles
* Press releases
* Marketing copy
* Business proposals
* Newsletters
* Speeches
* Presentations

I've hired freelancers and managed in-house editing staff in the past, so I know that good help is often hard to find. I also understand the importance of meeting deadlines and maintaining a high level of...

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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

I truly love editing, proofreading, and writing and get great satisfaction out of enhancing other people's work. While I'm new to freelancing, I have extensive experience in composing and copyediting a wide variety of materials and in working with authors of various degrees of proficiency in English. I also have a knack for explaining complex ideas in simple terms.

Although I take great pride in my work, I'm careful to retain the author's voice as appropriate. And while most of my experience is in business communications, I can adapt to the writing style of any project.

I'm well versed in the Chicago Manual of Style and the Associated Press Stylebook, and I can quickly become familiar with in-house styles.

Above all, I'm meticulous, efficient, and do business honestly. I know there are a lot of freelance editors out there for clients to choose from. That's why my goal is to exceed expectations for every project.


My goal is to provide carefully crafted copy on time and within budget. I perform all work myself and will do whatever is required to ensure that the job is done right. This includes communicating with clients at the start, middle, and end of the project to make sure that requirements are clearly defined, expectations are understood, and goals are met according to schedule.

I can provide a wide range of writing, editing, and proofreading services, from a simple cleanup to a complete overhaul -- whatever we agree upon before starting work. Specific...

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Employment

Self-employed
Freelance editor and writer
2009 - Present
Kline & Company
Editorial and Production Manager
1998 - 2009
Primary responsibilities included guiding syndicated market research studies from the beginning stages of production through to their completion. Managed a three-person Production department, three...
M.F. Smith & Associates
Editor
1996 - 1998
Prepared a variety of documentation -- including research reports, training and technical manuals, corporate newsletters, and marketing materials -- for clients in the telecommunications, financial...
West One Publishing
Editorial Assistant
1995 - 1996
Collected, arranged, and edited information for entry into British accommodation guides. Contacted hoteliers to obtain details about their establishments and composed descriptions from these...

Education

Franklin & Marshall College
B.A., English
1991 - 1995
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copyediting
line editing
proofreading
writing
corporate communications
marketing materials
press releases
ghost writing
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