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Vrinda Rao | Elance
Last Sign-in: Jul 26, 2012

Vrinda Rao

Expert editor, proofreader, writer, and copywriter
   United States
  |   Westfield, NJ


Minimum Hourly Rate $25

I am an editor, proofreader, writer, and media specialist with five years of experience in the trade and textbook publishing, educational services, non-profit, and hospitality industries, with work that also includes online copyediting and copy writing. My recent experience was as a production editor, specializing in uploading, maintaining, and editing website content.

I have done quality assurance and content management in digital textbook publishing; writing, editing, and proofreading online copy for a consumer-targeted website for a...

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This was a PowerPoint presentation I created for the Career Services Center at...
Another PowerPoint presentation of mine, this time done as part of a professional...
Copywriting Samples from when I did a project with Wyndham Reservations in Parsippany,...
Content and marketing summaries I wrote for the book "The Skate Pk Owner's...
Content and marketing summaries I wrote for the book "The River and the Road"...
Content and marketing summaries I wrote for the book "Growing Up With My Best...

Skills (10)

Microsoft Word
Microsoft PowerPoint
English Proofreading
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Dreamweaver
Arcsoft PhotoStudio 6
Web editing

Service Description

I can provide editing and proofreading with Chicago Manual of Style, MLA, AP, and APA; PowerPoint presentation creation, editing, and proofreading; and article and web content writing.

For Reed Business Information Services in New Providence, New Jersey, I assisted in all the phases of production for a new human resources website, maintaining content management by doing html mark-up using Dreamweaver, editing, proofreading, formatting, and posting site content; and collaborating closely with the technical, editorial, and design teams to ensure all deadlines were met, uploading 15-20 articles per day.

As a quality assurance reviewer for John Wiley and Sons, I proofread and copyedited online textbooks, providing quality assurance and content management for more than one hundred titles each week.

For Wyndham Reservations, I wrote, edited, and proofread online copy for their consumer-targeted website, working as part of a larger group to complete the assignment in two weeks so the company could meet its budget requirements. In each of these positions, I was responsible for maintaining my own workload and meeting tight deadlines, while still providing editorial and style guidance to the other editors.

For three years, I was a freelance editor for American Book Publishing. My work included contact with authors and staff in copyediting, graphic design, formatting, and marketing, working on nonfiction manuscripts in subjects such as autobiography and business, completing...

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Reed Business Information
Production Editor
2012 - 2012
Assisting in all the phases of production of content for a new human resources website including html mark-up, content management system, metadata descriptions, proofreading, copyediting, style...
Kathryn D. Smith
2011 - 2012
Assistance with research for a biography Collecting research results for author Dispatching need-to-know information directly Collection of research that includes any media or database...
John Wiley and Sons
Quality Assurance Reviewer
2011 - 2011
Comparative proofreading and content management of digital textbooks using PDF files and online versions in three different databases Logged and trafficked publication notices for electronic...
Wyndham Reservations
Copyeditor/Proofreader/ Copywriter
2010 - 2011
Wrote copy for corporate website; edited and proofread site content Organized and updated descriptions of hotels and resorts on customer-facing site; ensured accuracy of hotel names and...
New York City Economic Development Corporation
2010 - 2010
Proofread a 242-page document on ferry boat services Worked with artistic director to decide on revisions Fact-checked and updated statistical information Checked for and corrected...
American Book Publishing
Freelance Content Editor and Proofreader
2007 - 2010
Project management which included contact with authors and staff in copyediting, graphic design, formatting, and marketing Elected to special editing cadre after three months (July 2007):...
2009 - 2009
Proofread, edited, and fact-checked data for 288 standardized math and ELA tests in four days Corrected online documents in PDF format Revised copy formatting and design for standardized...


Fairleigh Dickinson University
Master of Arts in Teaching
2003 - 2005
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Bachelor of Arts in English Literature/Language
1999 - 2004
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