Professional Editor with 10+ years' experience (B.A. in Print Journalism, Ball State University)
Professional Award-Winning Writer
University English Professor/ESL Instructor
Certified Professional Resume Writer (M.S. in HR Management, DeVry University)
Fiction, Book, Academic, Non-Fiction, ESL (English as a Second Language), Business, Personal, Style, Formatting, PowerPoint, PDF
Number of Pages Edited: 8,270
Let me, an award-winning BA in Journalism, make the power of the written word work for you! I have edited more than 1.5 million words, and counting, for clients across the United States and throughout the world (from college papers--including theses and dissertations--to college application essays, recommendation letters, business letters, municipal documents, professional journal articles, school newsletters, e-mails, and even resumes; in fact, I am a Certified Professional Resume Writer with the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches). I am a creative and effective communications professional with 10 years of experience in the editing/writing field and a proven ability to meet deadlines--I respect your time! I am noted for my strong skills in English grammar/punctuation usage, voice, tense, spelling, flow, sentence structure, clarity, and consistency as well as Chicago, APA, AP, MLA, CSE, Turabian, Harvard, and other style manuals you request be followed. My goal is to make your writing sharper while helping you to maintain your voice; I work very hard to make sure that I understand the message that you are attempting to communicate in writing. My passionate sense of accuracy; organization; attention to detail; and familiarity with Microsoft Word are second to none. I can't wait to make your document beam of professionalism and feature an impressive flare that will help you to achieve your goal!
Member of the Editorial Freelancers Association
Full-Time Freelance Copy Editor (10 years)
Copy Editor (specializing in ESL writing)
PDF, Formatting, Style, Personal, ESL (English as a Second Language), Non-Fiction, Fiction, Book, Academic
Number of Pages Edited: 5,157
Happy to do a free sample edit.
Some examples of recently completed work: (1) an economics article for publication, (2) a nonfiction novel about leadership for small business owners, and (3) a fiction novel about mermaids.
When editing a given work, I take both copyediting and proofreading into consideration. My expertise is US English, but I can work in UK English as well. I am well versed in CMOS, MLA, and APA. Alternatively, I can follow an in-house style guide as long as you provide it (or a link to it). I have working knowledge of AP Style. I follow the "Five Cs" when editing and will always strive to make your work as clear, correct, concise, comprehensible, and consistent as possible.
My aim is to enhance your writing in order to capture your target audience's attention. I take my work very seriously and put my all into producing a high-quality end product. I read, write, and edit material every day and look forward to any opportunity I get to help others.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Happy writing!
Certificate in Teaching Creative Writing, Chatham University
B.A. in English, Abilene Christian University
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Chatham University
Technical Editor, U.S. Department of Energy
PDF, PowerPoint, Formatting, Style, Personal, Business, ESL (English as a Second Language), Non-Fiction, Fiction, Book, Academic
Number of Pages Edited: 2,848
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Writing can ALWAYS be improved. That's my number one motto. It doesn't matter if it's a children's bedtime story or a technical paper knee-deep in jargon; I can make it better.
I have a reverent understanding of the importance of language in written and oral communication. I love to make communication as effective as possible through the use of carefully chosen and crafted words. I have an eye for detail, whether it's catching mistakes or practicing standard revision.
With experience in both technical and creative writing, I offer the comprehensive editor package, so let's get started.
JD, University of New Mexico School of Law
PDF, Formatting, Style, Personal, Business, ESL (English as a Second Language), Non-Fiction, Fiction, Book, Academic
Number of Pages Edited: 1,699
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I have authored, co-authored and edited works of all types, styles and lengths in a diverse range of genres and subject areas. Most pieces for which I have provided editing services have been accepted for publication by prestigious outlets; however, I will always give the same careful attention to detail and thoughtful, fast feedback to all work I am entrusted with, no matter the intended purpose.