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Bryna K. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 20, 2014

Bryna K.

Writer, Editor, Publisher
   United States
  |   San Diego, California
  |  8:45 pm Local Time

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Author of an award-winning historical biography. While continuing to write on the side, I work as a Developmental and Copy Editor for for authors of fiction and non-fiction.

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, etc.; Also: Personal essay assistance for high school students.

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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

Skills (15)

Tested
Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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Content Writing
Copywriting
Editing
English Grammar
Feature Writing
Fiction Writing
Ghostwriting
Journalism
Letter Writing
Microsoft Word
Newsletters
Non-Fiction Writing
Online Writing
Report Writing

Service Description

I enjoy helping others develop their projects. I read/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 don't ever want "take away" the work from the writer by leading him/her in a different direction, but highlight where there are problems and, if requested, 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 point? I provide suggestions to correct the problem
4) Character: Are your main characters well-rounded and believable? Does each character have a unique voice?

Copy Editing involves correcting grammar, punctuation and spelling, and follows Developmental Editing.

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Education

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

Keywords

Business plan writing; speechwriting. Non-fiction: Articles
personal essays
memoirs. In-house publications
brochures
marketing materials
sales materials. Fiction: writing; developmental editing.
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