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Vicki Watson | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Vicki Watson

Writer, editor, designer. Your one-stop word shop.
   United Kingdom
  |  2:51 am Local Time

Overview

An experienced and published writer, blogger, editor and book designer with a passion for words and a creative flair, I provide a fast and accurate one-stop writing and design service tailored to meet the needs of my clients. After a career as a deputy headteacher, I now run a writing, design and publishing company together with my business partner.

Skills:

- publishing and consultancy for self-publishers
- blogging
- technical and creative writing
- copywriting (web and print)
- academic and educational writing
- corporate communications...

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Apr 6, 2014|Page & Book Design|Private|Completed
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Feb 25, 2014|Web Content|Private|Working
Feb 10, 2014|Other - Writing Services|Private|Completed
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Portfolio

I edited, designed and laid out the interior pages of this complex book, which included...
I transcribed, edited, proofread, designed and published this book in print and Kindle...
I researched, wrote, edited, proofread and formatted this ebook, which formed part of a...
I recreated and formatted this company workplace manual using existing, mostly...
Publicity brochure for security company
I created this document in Word 2007 using styles and automatic contents page from a...
Article on the virtual world 'Second Life' for use on a US website.
Summary of the program 'Sliderocket' for a US technology training site.
A Powerpoint presentation that I created and presented to parents at a parents'...
A Powerpoint presentation created and presented to staff.
A Powerpoint presentation based on my work as Assessment Coordinator.

Skills (10)

Tested
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word 2007 Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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Adobe PhotoShop CS6
English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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English Proofreading
Creative Writing
Adobe Creative Suite
Microsoft PowerPoint
Final Cut Pro X

Service Description

With a passion for words, a creative flair and an eye for detail, I provide a reliable and accurate one-stop writing service tailored to the needs of my clients, whether individuals or businesses. I have a wealth of experience writing, designing and publishing printed books, ebooks, educational and business materials, articles, blog posts, web copy, brochures and leaflets.

A very proficient MS Word user (top 5% on Elance test), I can type accurately at 80 words per minute and my audio and video transcription skills are second to none. I am also a very competent Adobe InDesign user, which I use to create uniquely designed and print-ready books and documents, as well as to convert to ebook-ready formats (e.g. for iBooks, Kindle or Nook) before tweaking in HTML and CSS. Running a publishing company, I am fully aware of what makes a book marketable and can work towards POD specifications for both cover design and interior page layout.

A member of Mensa, I have an excellent grasp of text and sentence structure, grammar, punctuation, spelling and vocabulary (both US and UK). I am meticulous when it comes to editing and I proofread to the highest standard, taking pride in producing work that is professionally presented and error-free. I can use either international proofreading symbols or 'track changes' within Word as required.

I am friendly and approachable with excellent communication skills and have never missed a deadline. My work is fast and accurate, my rates...

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Employment

Curriculum Group Publications
freelance writer and contributor
2008 - Present
Private Music Teacher
Clarinet, Piano and Saxophone Teacher
1993 - Present
Eaglecrest Security Ltd
freelance writer and accountant
2008 - 2010
Chiseldon Primary School
Deputy Headteacher
2000 - 2009
various
administration assistant, personal assistant
1995 - 1999

Education

Oxford Brookes University
Post-Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education
2002 - 2004
Bath Spa University College
BA (Hons) with Qualified Teacher Status
1996 - 2000

Keywords

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teacher
proofreader
editor
designer
transcription
ebook
Word
InDesign
typing
formatting
iBooks
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