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Word Massage | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 7, 2011

Word Massage

Proofreading and editing with just the right touch
   United States
  |  10:22 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $27

PENNIES PER WORD: Proofreading ~ Editing ~ Rewriting

CREDENTIALS
* Master's degree in the field of communication/English language
* Lifelong WORD NERD * GRAMMAR GEEK * LANGUAGE LOVER

PAST PROJECTS
* articles for scholarly journals
* autobiography/memoir
* book manuscripts/e-books
* brochures/print ads
* curriculum and test materials
* directories
* essays (including college applications)
* instruction manuals/user guides
* magazine/newsletter articles
* online university course content
* personal/business letters (including...

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Nov 21, 2008|E-books and Blogs|$100|Completed

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Portfolio

Before, During, and After Shots: My editing of an article for a scholarly journal, a...

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U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling Test
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English Vocabulary Test
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Service Description

All prices are listed in U.S. currency (one $ = 100¢)

~~~ SOME FEES ARE NEGOTIABLE ~~~

PROOFREADING (2¢ per word)
* To spot "microscopic" errors
* Includes correction of typos, punctuation errors, and misspellings
* Minimum fee of $10.00 for projects of 500 or fewer words

COPY EDITING (4¢ per word)
* To ensure that what you've written will "sound" right to your readers
* Includes correcting grammar, tweaking word choice (vocabulary), and altering sentence structure
* Also includes all PROOFREADING service elements
* Minimum fee of $20.00 for projects of 500 or fewer words

REWRITING (6-8¢ per word, based on the degree of rewriting needed)
* To optimize the flow, phrasing, tone, and clarity of your thoughts
* Includes adjusting the sequence of sentences and paragraphs; inserting phrases or sentences to blend ideas more smoothly; and removing
redundancies (phrases or sentences that do not add new or substantial content)
* Also includes all PROOFREADING and COPY EDITING service elements
* Minimum fee of $30-40.00 for projects of 500 or fewer words

OPTIONAL SERVICES
* Consultation face-to-face (in Minneapolis area) or by phone: 30 minutes at no cost; thereafter, $15 per quarter-hour (minimum $15 total)
* A plagiarism search for unoriginal content: $10 ~ I will run a search to determine if any of your content matches text that is published on the Internet. If I find a match, I will provide you with the link to the source as well as the reference (written in MLA, APA, or...

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Employment

Fortune 500 company that provides print services
PROOFREADER (contractor)
2011 - 2011
RESPONSIBILITIES: proofreading image and text content for general merchandise catalogs
Company that serves state departments of education
PROOFREADER (contractor)
2011 - 2011
RESPONSIBILITIES: reviewing first, second, and final proofs of test booklets and oral administration scripts for standard and customized* versions of tests in language arts, social studies,...
For-profit online university
DEVELOPMENTAL EDITOR (contractor)
2011 - 2011
RESPONSIBILITIES: editing online course content from subject matter experts and course developers: syllabus, scoring guides, final project(s), and unit assignments including studies and discussions
1st time authors, freelance writers, univ. faculty
COPY EDITOR (freelancer)
2008 - 2011
RESPONSIBILITIES: independently managing freelance projects: e-books and book manuscripts, essays, instruction manuals/user guides, magazine articles, memoir/autobiography, research papers, and...
Agency that places creative professionals
PROOFREADER, EDITOR (contractor)
2008 - 2011
Various assignments with firms that specialize in media, advertising, brand, interactive, and design; and companies in the fields of international brand point management, electronic testing,...
National publishing house headquartered in Mpls MN
COPY EDITOR (freelancer)
2008 - 2010
RESPONSIBILITIES: following several product-specific style guides to revise a devotionals guide for adult choirs, learner and leader guides for adults, and multiple curriculum products for children...
Advertising and market research agency in Mpls MN
PROOFREADER (contractor)
2008 - 2010
RESPONSIBILITIES: using specifications of The Chicago Manual of Style, The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, and client-specific style sheets to proofread Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations,...
Public school district, Mpls/St. Paul area
EDUCATIONAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
1999 - 2007
RESPONSIBILITIES: evaluating levels of performance of preschoolers in the areas of language usage, language comprehension, speech sound production, voice, and fluency (stuttering); creating...
Rehabilitation services company
SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
1996 - 1999
RESPONSIBILITIES: evaluating language comprehension, language usage, speech production, and swallowing safety in adults with acute or progressive neurological damage; providing treatment to...
Elementary school outside of Mpls/St. Paul area
CLASSROOM TEACHER
1990 - 1992
RESPONSIBILITIES: utilizing district curriculum and original methods that were engaging to elementary school students and inclusive of various learning styles; serving as the grade-level specialist...

Education

State University in Minnesota (USA)
MASTER OF SCIENCE in Communication Disorders
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Private Liberal Arts College in Minnesota (USA)
BACHELOR OF ARTS in Education, minor in French
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