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Bryna K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 24, 2015

Bryna K.

Writer, Editor, Publisher
   United States
  |   San Diego, California
  |  2:59 pm Local Time

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Accomplished Author of historical biography, skilled Developmental and Copyeditor for authors of fiction and non-fiction, meticulous Proofreader; creative Copywriter and savvy Ghostwriter can create new content for you or perfect your own writing and keep it in your own voice. Experienced in marketing, market research and marketing communication for health care, high tech and consumer products companies, including: speech writing, business plans, direct marketing materials, Extensive experience in Personal Essay Editing for high school and...

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Apr 30, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$1,342|Completed
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5.0
Apr 24, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$121|Completed
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4.8
Mar 12, 2015|Children's Writing|$140|Completed
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5.0
Jan 27, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|$3,928|Completed
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4.8

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Portfolio

The true story of Jacob Marateck, an Orthodox Jew who was sentenced to death three...
http://www.TheAccidentalAnarchist.com
Wrote article describing the phenomenon of coffeehouses becoming "The Office Away...
What we can learn about post-traumatic growth by examining the lives of our fictional...
Includes current and previous employment and projects
I was either the developmental or copyeditor on these books
http://www.BrynaKranzler.com/editor

Skills (13)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing
Copywriting
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English Grammar
English Spelling and Grammar
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Feature Writing
Fiction Writing
Ghostwriting
Sales Writing
Speech Writing
User's Guide Writing
Writing
Blogging

Service Description

I write for business from a strategic point of view, focusing on what makes a product or service unique, and identify what will motivate a prospective customer to take action, whether that is buying the product, signing up for the service, or investing money.

When it comes to developmental and copyediting for other authors, I read and critique as both a reader and a writer, identifying where the pace slows down and how to speed it up; whether a character's personality in one part of the book is inconsistent with his actions in another part; as well as whether the story holds together or has gaps. I provide detailed critiques of fiction and non-fiction, and editing assistance -- as much or as little as desired. I never want to "take away" the work from the writer by leading him/her in a different direction, but highlight where there are problems and,suggest solutions. I don't rewrite unless that is explicitly desired.

Developmental editing guidance consists of several elements, including:
1) Asking pointed questions.This can help an author define what it is s/he is trying to say, and realize what is unclear. "This is what I think you're trying to accomplish, and here's what works or doesn't work."
2) Comments on Structure: Have you created a structure that a reader can follow? If you are foreshadowing events -- with actions or imagery -- is that information embedded in such a way that it doesn't draw excess attention to itself.
3) Pace: Do you lose the reader at any...

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Education

Yale University
Masters of Business Administration
1985 - 1987
Barnard College
Bachelor of Arts
1976 - 1980

Keywords

Developmental editing; copyediting; proofreading Copywriting
ghostwriting Editing of college and graduate school application essays Business plan writing; speechwriting.
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