I have worked in the publishing industry for seven years. For six years, I worked consistently with editorial and marketing services at two self publishing book companies. I am a strong language editor and perform editorial work and internal rewriting for all editorial services using the Chicago Manual of Style specifications. I have worked as a journalist since November 2013 and am well-versed in the Associated Press style of writing and online journalism. Experienced in the following: fiction and nonfiction editing; press release writing and article writing; creating and editing back cover text, product descriptions and author biographies; assisting with the management of outsourced vendors including editors, copywriters, press release writers and book reviewers; providing author support during editing process. I operate with open communication for all jobs and believe that quality does not have to suffer with high quantity.
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As a published poet, recipient of the Scottish Book Trust award, columnist for Oh Comely magazine, and commissioned author for the BBC, I have all the words at my disposal to produce compelling copy for your website, press release, brochure, ebook, and more. I was a member of the editorial board of Forest Publications for six years and have worked freelance on numerous other editing projects, so can guarantee error-free prose and pernickety attention to detail. My strong sense of style will add a touch of finesse to your manuscript, as I work alongside you to create an interesting and informative read. I'm well versed in SEO and have written for numerous large clients, including the Rezidor Hotel Group and Malmaison. I've also run my own business, so understand the importance of deadlines and rapid turnaround. Get in touch for a quote, and let me put the words in your mouth.
As a detail-oriented editor with formal training in editing from the University of Chicago Graham School, I am seeking opportunities to edit and proofread all kinds of content, including web content, marketing copy, book manuscripts, academic journals, articles, and grant proposals. While I have experience in writing, I find that I am most productive in an editing role, and I naturally enjoy this work. In addition to my training in the Chicago Manual of Style, I am familiar with AP style and can adapt to any particular house style guidelines. My editing experience includes academic, technical, and online marketing copy. I have edited grant narratives to be presented to the U.S. Department of Education in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), in addition to collaborating in research on nonprofit grants for the U.S. Department of Justice. As a copy editor for several online-focused content companies, I have edited articles and materials for consistency of style and adherence to SEO strategies. These experiences have involved close collaboration with freelance writers, providing feedback and coaching writers on areas of improvement. In addition to editing monolingual documents, I have edited and proofread English-Spanish translations. For more than seven years, I have worked as a Spanish interpreter and translation proofreader. I have also received training in Trados 2011 and have used this software for translation and editing.
I enjoy open discussions with writers, providing detailed feedback and that second set of “eyes” that we all need for our stories. As a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, and with more than nine years of proven editorial success, I know my stuff. I have flexed my creative muscles, high level of organization and a keen eye for detail to help aspiring and experienced authors from around the world reach their publishing dreams. If you're looking for more than just an editor, someone to partner with you as a true manuscript consultant on your road to publication, I'd love to hear from you. Visit my website for more information and to view my blog: www.mjbookeditor.com
Over the last 9 years, I have written: ad, website, brochure, and event copy for start-ups, nonprofits, and small businesses; how-to articles, interviews, and local interest stories; fiction and nonfiction for book compilations and websites; book jacket copy and bios. I have edited copy for start-up companies, nonprofits, and small businesses; and both fiction and nonfiction manuscripts. My core competencies lie in writing copy for advertising campaigns, website development projects, and editing content. I am seeking opportunities to write copy and content. I also have some experience in the following areas: InDesign, Microsoft Outlook, MS Word, QuickBooks, Wordpress.
I am a trained, professional editor and can edit full-length fiction and non-fiction manuscripts as well as articles, theses, and websites. Editing is more than just reading. Editing and proofreading are an art that can help make your written work the best it can be. Don't let your voice and message get drowned out by grammar mistakes, awkward sentences or weak sentence construction. My editing of your material will help you organize your writing and make it stronger. With each edit, I will point out trouble areas and give suggestions on how your writing can be improved. Your writing is important, so let me help you make it as good as it can be. Don't let your message get lost because of poor editing. Hire me and you'll get the best! Hire the best editor, hire me.
I'm a professional freelance proofreader and editor with 12 years of editing experience and excellent feedback from all my clients. I am a native English speaker with excellent spelling, grammar, and attention to detail. I'm skilled at my trade because I love what I do! I have a nerdy passion for the English language, and there's nothing I'd rather do for a living than to help others create quality documents, articles, books, and copy. My experience includes business documents, eBooks, article editing and writing, SEO, educational resources, and trade journals. I'd love to work with you next!
My English talents were developed through wide-ranging reading and university study. I love turning awkward, cluttered writing into clear, engaging prose. My proofreader side delights in picking through documents, looking for that tricky O masquerading as a 0 in your data. I've worked in the media localization industry and edited, proofread, and formatted English master files for translators. I am familiar with the major style guides, and I can readily adapt to a client’s stylistic preferences. I use either MS Word with track changes or Google Docs: your choice. I'm also a volunteer who makes e-books for Project Gutenberg.
Experienced editor of academic, business, periodical, fiction and non-fiction writing, with excellent client satisfaction. English language perfectionist providing responsive, professional attention to your editing and proofreading needs. Native US English speaker, very comfortable with UK usage. My clients do incredible, engaging work, in a wide variety of pursuits. My function, my mission, is to help their audience see just how brilliant that work is!
As a professional writer my sole goal is to interpret and crystallize the message meant for your audience. By presenting clear, concise and consistent content your company or project becomes more memorable to its visitors and clients. My aims are to draw attention to what is being said, and to clarify your ideas. My work as an editor began in my parents' Print and Copy business writing resumes and editing business letters for local East Harlem patrons. This context allowed me to develop a keen eye for grammatical errors, format and flow with a professional tone. I further developed this skill in college where I worked with students at undergraduate and graduate levels for editing & proofreading essays, theses and blog content. That said, I have a good amount of experience with a diverse range of topics and am as familiar with academic styles as idealizing pieces for SEO. While I am not writing or editing under contract or for my blog, I work hard to cultivate my spheres of interest, which I narrow down to the visual arts, music, lifestyle, fashion (men's and women's), international politics, and brand strategies. I recently completed studies under an International Management Masters program in Lyon, France and maintain control of strategic management and international marketing tools. I am very familiar with deadlines across all my projects and enjoy incentive based work. I believe my position as an American in Europe can be very valuable to your team as I benefit from a unique exposure that many of my competitors do not, and have the ability to represent concepts with an international appeal. Thank you for your time and the possible opportunity.