James W. Steury is a freelance writer who enjoys keyboard shortcuts, good pens, tea, and cranking out 2,000 words a day. When he’s not pounding away on his mechanical keyboard he’s usually walking around town searching for inspiration or at the library wishing it had a more extensive science fiction collection. His life goals include deadlifting twice his body weight, owning the complete twenty volume Oxford English Dictionary, and writing more than Didymus Chalcenterus. He prefers cats over dogs, Star Trek over Star Wars, and the company of his wife over all else.
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I am an efficient and accurate proofreader, copyeditor, and editor, and my writing is concise but very readable. My specialties are thorough proofreading and a passion for crafting written work into a polished final product. The oDesk tests I have taken witness to the fact that my English grammar, usage, editing, and proofreading skills are outstanding. I am competent to assure conformity to the Chicago Manual of Style, the Associated Press (AP) Stylebook, and APA Style. My copyediting and proofreading record includes print books published by the Cambridge University Press and the Dordt College Press, training materials for Nike and YPO-WPO, and e-books, journal articles, technical reports, manuals, short stories, essays, and web content for a variety of clients. I do meticulous work, go out of my way to meet deadlines, and am an easy person to work with. If you are looking for excellent work, you need look no further. I have done editing and proofreading work in the following programs: - Adobe Reader (via highlighting and commenting) - Google Docs - Microsoft Word 2004 and 2008 (with and without Track Changes) - OpenOffice (with the use of Word's Track Changes) - Preview (via highlighting and commenting) - TextWrangler (editing website text via XML file modification) Please note that my current rate for fixed-price contracts is $0.018/word.
**Perfect score on oDesk's spelling test and top 10% on vocabulary** I am a professional editor with experience proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing for more than ten different book publishers. What you need to know about me, first of all, is that I care about your document. When I take on your project, it becomes my project. I want your book, paper, or document to be as professional as possible and will put all my skills toward meeting that goal. I earned my BA in English from the University of Colorado and, way back when, was the valedictorian of Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota, class of 800 students. Much of my experience comes from the Christian market. I’m knowledgeable about Biblical concepts and theology if that’s the direction your manuscript leans. I’ve also edited fiction and many other types of nonfiction, including health, sports, and business books, recipes, memoirs, and periodicals. I especially love the topics of history, science, gardening, and music.
New to oDesk! 15 years' experience as communications/PR professional with deep expertise in strategy, media relations, corporate communications and issues management for a diverse spectrum of brands including March of Dimes, Anheuser-Busch, Vicks, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, Segway, Cold-Eeze and Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising. Exceptionally organized and results-oriented strategist and tactician who also loves to write, proofread and edit. Passion for philanthropy, entertainment and health/wellness.
I'm a professional multi-media journalist who can write, edit, research, produce, and design high-quality content on almost any topic and for any medium. From creating blog and social media posts to complete marketing communications plans, I have worked with clients including university programs, acupuncturists, chefs, commercial painters, e-commerce sites, news sites and forums, and more. I do not compromise my high ethical standards. Sorry, but I do not accept jobs that involve "ghostwriting" without credit, "spinning" and stealing others' copyrighted work, or other shady practices. What you get with me is a passionate, hard-working, detail-oriented, mass communications expert. What you do not get is someone who will rush the job or be a mindless "yes man" -- if I accept a job then I am committing to give you my best work effort, and that includes sometimes offering suggestions or advice -- getting you the final product you NEED, not just the one you think you want. I generally do not do Skype interviews or meetings for any projects paying less than $1,000. I am happy to answer any questions through ODesk or email, and I am happy to do a trial period for any ongoing positions. Sorry, but the reason I choose to do online freelancing is to make my own schedule and work in my pajamas; if you can't deal with that then best of luck finding someone who is a better fit for you.
I’m writer and editor, living in the San Francisco Bay area. My 11 years at the San Francisco Business Times made me a fast, accurate writer on many subjects, from starting a small business to complex finance reporting. I was also the newspaper's copy editor for many years. My work includes many years as a digital content producer and web editor, with a focus on financial reporting, breaking news and small business coverage. Working with writers from veteran reporters down to raw interns has given me the ability to learn to polish good writing and overhaul poor writing. My fluency in the AP Stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style makes me an excellent proofreader able to take even the rawest of copy and bring it in to compliance. I am looking for writing, proofing and editing jobs on any subject.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Translating and Interpreting by the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain (languages: English, German, Spanish and Catalan) and an Msc in Translating and Conference Interpreting at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. My working languages are: English, German Spanish, Catalan and Spanish, Catalan English Services I provide: · General and specialized translation · Conference Interpreting · Liaison Interpreting · Chuchotage I have experience in general translation, as well as specialized translations in tourism and medicine. I also have experience in Public Service Interpreting, having worked in hospitals, local government offices such as Job Centre Plus, etc. Please do not hesitate to contact me to ask for more information about my services, prices and availability.
I've always been passionate with words and writting, and received enthusiast feedbacks when I worked as a journalist in our regional newspaper back in France. I provide French translations that are well written, easy and pleasant to read, with a diverse and rich vocabulary. My work can be specific, technical and direct (such as punchy marketing lines) as well as more redacted and developped. I've been doing translations and reviewing tasks for 4 years now within my company, where I'm a customer service representative covering French and English speakers. I did many translations for French audience as well as for French Canadian one. I've completed a one year translation class.
I have over 28 years experience working as a consultant for attorneys. In that role, I have been responsible for legal research, case analysis, case management, pre-trial, all aspects of discovery, litigation (jury and bench trials), preparing state and federal trial court pleadings as well as briefs in state and federal appellate courts. I have experience in all areas of the law. I prefer civil law, however, I have extensive experience in criminal law. I taught legal research and writing for 3 years as part of a college level paralegal certification course. I have strong English skills and I am CELTA trained to teach English. My native language is English. I also speak Russian (ILR Level 2 +2), Spanish (ILR Level 1 +2), Ukrainian (ILR Level 1), Dutch (ILR Level 1), German (ILR Level 1), and French (ILR Level 1). I have over 35 years experience as a photographer and 10 years experience as a photojournalist.