My name is Catherine and I am a professional freelance editor of writing, and occasionally, photography. I work quickly and thoroughly on all projects and devote my full attention to each and every client. I am an extremely organized, professional, and motivated individual, and I have a strong eye for detail. I have experience editing many genres of writing(fiction, manuals, manuscripts, etc.) and know that I could help you with your piece as well.
I am a graduate of Clark University with cum laude honors and a B.A. in Chemistry. My professional experience includes 7+ years of editing, proof reading, and writing (including developing and editing company newsletters and advertisements, developing company data sheets in Microsoft Excel, editing and grading student papers, editing for a well respected admissions practice in MA, etc.), many years of extensive experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and years of practice with Adobe Photoshop, as well. I am also a hobby-blogger and run a very successful blog started in November 2014 that has grown to over 12,000 followers. I have worked with (and am currently working with) published and award-winning authors, and highly respected academic professionals - I would love to work with you as well!
Editing and Proofreading (novels, manuals, blogs, academics, etc):
This service can be as simple as a quick edit and proofread for errors, or can be as complex as a full edit, copy edit, and content edit. It's your choice- and whatever your project - I will produce quality results rapidly! I am experienced with MLA and APA styles, and look to the Chicago Manual of Style(16th ed.) as my editing bible (among many many other reference books).
I am extremely skilled with basic photo retouching, artistic editing, wedding photo editing, scenery editing, etc. and can provide samples upon request. I have tested in the top 5% of Adobe Photoshop and Photo Editing on Elance, and would be more than willing to show you why! I currently only accept photo projects that are related to writing projects - ex: photos for recipe books, blogs, etc., so feel free to request this additional service as needed.
With four years of Chemistry under my belt, I am an extremely organized and analytic person, and thus am very skilled at research. This can come in handy when a client needs some fact-checking in addition to a regular editing and read through! I am not afraid to go the extra mile!
I am available via this account and my personal email for all clients, any time of the day. All projects will be completed in a timely manner and to the satisfaction of the client. As the saying goes, the customer is ALWAYS right.
Please inquire about anything if you would like more information about a particular skill!