President, A to Z Editing
Twenty-nine years of writing, editing, copyediting, and proofreading experience and 1 year of full-time experience dedicated solely to editorial services, having provided hundreds of edited documents to satisfied customers. Total words edited in the last 6 months is 976,000 as of July 17, 2013. Formatting styles include APA, MLA, CSE, AP, Chicago Manual of Style, Turabian, Oxford, Harvard, and online links provided by clients. Professional references, fourteen letters of recommendation, dozens of work samples, and customer satisfaction reviews available upon request.
Editorial Services and Document Quality Control
~Have provided full-time editorial services of exceptional quality for a prominent online editorial service over the course of 1 year; thorough, in-depth knowledge and routine usage of Chicago Manual of Style, 16th Edition; MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Seventh Edition; Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition; Scientific Style and Format, Seventh Edition, and occasional use of A Manual for Writers, 7th Edition, by Kate L. Turabian, Associated Press Stylebook, 2012, and links to online style guides; editing speed of 1000 words per minute; routine usage of Windows 7 Ultimate with automatic updating of all programs and security software, Microsoft Security Essentials, Word 2010, Libre Office 4.0, Adobe Acrobat X Pro, Mozilla, Internet Explorer, and Chrome, Outlook, Gmail and Yahoo, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, and Facebook; 2011 Hewlett-Packard PC and 4G wireless internet connection available 24/7; ability to troubleshoot routine software glitches encountered in customer documents. Proven reputation for timeliness, reliability, diligence, and excellence. Editor/Live, December 2012-present.
~Assisted in maintaining 2007 Annual Fund giving levels into 2011 by editing and producing over 800 donor thank you letters, about 30 newsletters and event brochures, many board reports, some web content, and dozens of miscellaneous documents and letters, inventory sheets, supply order forms and corporate givers correspondence; creating and maintaining a 40-page procedures manual; and creating and maintaining checklists and procedures logs for bulk mailings. Waycross Camp and Conference Center, 2008-2011
~Contributed to a continuous rise in profits by refining and editing over 1200 10-15-page house inspection reports in two years and designing a 9-page field checklist with several rewrites. Robinson Inspection Services, 1984-1986
~Edited board manual, 200-page business plan, grant proposals, quarterly newsletter and all other materials. Assistant Director of Administration, Contra Costa Health and Recreation Association, 1990-1991