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Jill B | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 18, 2014

Jill B

I'll make sure your work is the best it can be.
   United States
  |   Irvington on Hudson, NY
  |  3:23 am Local Time

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Overview

As a crackerjack editor, it's my job to understand exactly and deeply what your writing is about, so that I can help make it everything you know it can be. Whether light or substantive editing, whether you want your voice retained or developed, I will apply skills gained over the last 30 years in trade publishing (fiction and non-fiction), magazine editing, pharmaceutical advertising, television production, researching, and generating b2b marketing materials.

Comparison proofreading in 14 languages for a pharma re-branding effort,...

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"Working with Jill was one of the finest and fastest experiences I have had so far...
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My first project with this author was a great trip around the world in an armchair. I...
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This was my second project, with the author, who noted that I am a "wonderful...
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"Outstanding in skill and professionalism--so much so, in fact, that I''m tempted...
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According to Allan London, the author, "Wordlywoman is a most excellent editor....
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Tasha says that her editor "demands a lot and brings out the absolute best in...
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Editor/proofreader. Examiner.com says the book: "blends just the right amount of...
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"As always, Jill does outstanding work! It is a tremendous help to us that she is...
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"Absolutely superb job. Very professional. Excellent standard of work. Kept up to...
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Requiring impeccable proofreading in more than just English, the 2nd edition of ACTFL's...
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"If you want your book to look, sound, taste and smell real, hire Jill." So...
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"Jill is a wonderful editor! … extremely knowledgeable and competent … she also...
The author wrote, “Jill exceeded just about all of my expectations and let me assure...
"Extremely capable as editor...communicates clearly...and provided lots of...
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Jill was wonderful to work with, and helped the project to become much improved. I will...
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"Jill was AWESOME!!!! My e-book project is in a very narrowly defined niche but...
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"Jill at WorldlyWoman is an awesome editor - period. She knows what she is doing,...
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I am delighted to have been the editor of Nadine's first and award-winning novel, THE...
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"...AWESOME editor...Jill is friendly, funny, flexible and a real pleasure to work...
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For book one of this three book series, I was delighted to help the author deliver her...
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The author said: "Jill was awesome. I'm almost embarrassed to rate her all fives....
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Editing and proofreading this non-fiction novel (a work of fiction telling a true...
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"Jill is consistently amazing...a rockstar editor." Rachel DeAlto
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“As a published/professional writer who just needed an extra pair of eyes on my first...
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Skills (15)

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English
English Speaking Test
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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Proofreading
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Academic Writing
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Creative Writing
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Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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Report Writing Test
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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Facility with foreign languages

Service Description

I'm an excellent writer and an even better editor. Applying the critical skills required to see deeply into a piece of writing, to understand what it will take to make your book/article/Web site/paper/copy the best piece of work it can be, and to either make changes or to suggest changes -- whatever you prefer -- is where I excel. My proofreading skills are unsurpassed... and I am the winner of our local spelling bee -- four times! (Some of the winning words: nidicolous -- which refers to baby birds that don't leave the nest in a hurry -- and embouchure, epergne, and omphaloskepsis.) Jobs are done with energy and enthusiasm, professionally, quickly, and to your specs, with satisfaction guaranteed.

I've recently become a NYS-certified English teacher, specializing in middle and high school English. I continue to sharpen my research skills, and being affiliated with various public schools and schools of higher ed (universities and colleges) gives me wonderful access to various databases helpful in many kinds of research.

I've also worked as a television producer (and I have a local Emmy for one of the talk shows I worked on); a regional supervisor for a national bookstore chain; and I've been a colleague of Audrey Hepburn's, when she worked for UNICEF. Each one of my jobs has followed a single thread -- helping people to communicate, and understand, in the best way possible.



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Employment

Freelance
Editor/Copy-editor/Proofreader
1996 - Present
Clients have included literary agents, budding novelists, e-book authors, university professors, self-help writers, Fortune 500 companies, as well as the local Village government and PTA. A recent...
Selling Communications Inc.
Copy Editor / Proofreader / Publicist
1998 - 2009
I've worked as a consultant for Selling on in-house projects including their direct mail, sales letters, Web sites, e-newsletters, white papers, press releases and more; and I've also done the same...
Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Editorial Assistant
1996 - 1997
At a boutique agency then located in Westchester County, NY, I read/reported on manuscripts for acquisition. Liaison between clients, potential clients, and principal of agency.
Not-for-profit Years: US Fund for UNICEF
Assistant to the President
1987 - 1991
I functioned as liaison between President and all internal departments, as well as the Board of Directors. Recruiting and working with celebrities to aid in the cause of publicizing the premier...
TV Years: Scripps-Howard and Lifetime
Associate Producer for the MORNING EXCHANGE and REGIS PHILBIN
1984 - 1987
During the TV years I worked for the program director at WEWS-TV in Cleveland and as a producer on a two-hour daily live morning talk/news show, and then came to New York to work for Regis...
Book Years: Summit/Simon & Schuster and Classic
Editorial Asst. / Editor / Manager / Regional Supervisor
1977 - 1984
From '77 to '84 were the Book Years. At the Summit imprint of Simon & Schuster I worked in Editorial, editing novels and non-fiction by wonderful people you've never heard of, and some you have,...

Education

Pace University School of Education
Master's of Science for Teachers
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Sarah Lawrence College
Bachelor of Arts
1970 - 1978

Keywords

copyediting
line editing
substantive editing
developmental editing
academic writing
proofreading
research
children's books
young adult (YA) books
indexing
e-books
"nativizing" / "localizing"
writing & re-writing
nonprofits
fiction & nonfiction
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