Lacar M.
New OrleansLA
100% Job Success

Writer and Editor

“Lacar is very professional and completed the job in a very timely manner. I would rehire her and recommend her to anyone looking for a talented writer or editor!” “Editing ninja! Excellent and prompt, handled a very quick turnaround and presented top notch results. Thanks!” Member in Good Standing, American Copy Editors Society BA in English, Boston University MFA with Distinction in Creative Writing (Nonfiction), University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop Six hours of graduate coursework in composition theory Two-year tenure as Associate Non-Fiction Editor at Bayou Magazine Instructor of Record for Introduction to Composition at University of New Orleans 10 years experience editing, intern and professional combined Published nonfiction writer ELA textbook writer for Pearson Education and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing Edited hundreds of college admissions essays, personal statements, and statements of purpose Edited dozens of self-help & lifestyle books Expert in personal essays for publication, college admissions essays, and statements of purpose Skilled and experience with — Academic line and copy editing (MLA, CMS, and APA) — AP copy editing — Line and copy editing for romance novels — Content, line, and copy editing self-help/lifestyle books Happy to work with non-native speakers/writers! Also available for ebook (.mobi, ePub) and CreateSpace formatting, including Scrivener 3 With a BA in English from Boston University, two master's degrees (an MFA in creative nonfiction and an MA in history), and years of experience as a teacher of advanced English grammar and composition, my writing and editing skills are impeccable. I received rigorous formal training as an editor by serving as Associate Nonfiction Editor at a literary journal, Bayou Magazine, and have edited and formatted numerous book-length manuscripts for print and ebook publication. My specialty is line editing for grammar and style. I go beyond correcting grammar and specialize in massaging prose so that it is smooth, polished, compelling, and a pleasure to read. I focus especially on clarity of ideas, precision of word usage, natural phrasing, smooth syntax, and effective sentence structure. I can also help with larger issues such as overall structure and paragraph organization. My work is always thorough, professional, and delivered in a timely manner. As a writer, I have extensive research skills and am published in the field of popular history. My work is topical and research-based but intended for a lay audience. I am skilled at taking dry technical or academic content and turning it into entertaining and informative content that is accessible, entertaining, and easy to read. If you are looking for high-quality original content, I can help you. I have several years of experience as an ESL teacher and am happy to help non-native speakers by not only correcting their grammar and phrasing but by providing clear explanations with examples. In addition to my MFA, I have an MA in history and a BA in English and am proficient with scholarly language and conventions, including MLA, Chicago, and APA styles.
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  • Nonfiction
  • US English Dialect
  • Review
  • White Paper