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  1. Deborah Natelson

    Deborah Natelson

    Editing and Interior Book Formatting

    United States - Last active: 22 days ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    Over the past eight years, I have done freelance editing of short stories, novels, essays, dissertations, theses, letters, job applications, sermons, and science manuals for professional and nonprofessional writers, academics and non-academics, native and non-native English speakers, and writers of both US and UK English. I am familiar with standard editing marks, track changes, and the Chicago Manual of Style. I have taken courses in linguistics and have an exceptional knowledge of the English language. EDITING: Proofreading: I fix typographical and grammatical errors. Copy-editing: I fix typographical and grammatical errors, mark continuity errors, and generally clean up the manuscript without making any content alterations. Substantive editing: I fix typographical and grammatical errors, mark continuity errors, and generally clean up the manuscript. I give recommendations and critique on content, message, timeline, and accuracy. I offer suggestions on rewrites, including (optionally) doing brief sample rewrites. My Amazon author's page: http://www.amazon.com/D.J.-Natelson/e/B00EUQZQ72 My Amazon editing credits page: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_2?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=D.J.%20Natelson&search-alias=digital-text&sort=relevancerank FORMATTING I format book interiors for Createspace and Kindle.

    $30.00 /hr
    336 hours
    4.99
  2. Tiffany Turpin Johnson

    Tiffany Turpin Johnson

    Owner of Fictiffous Editing & Writing Services

    United States - Last active: 6 days ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 16

    Former Senior Editor with a book publisher and agented writer with impeccable spelling/grammar offering all types of editing (developmental to proofreading) and writing, with an advanced specialty in young/new adult literature. Encouraging, supportive personality--I'm here for you! "Having Tiffany as my editor was a wonderful experience. Her comments and suggestions always respected my writing voice and helped improve the structure and flow of my book, all while meeting every deadline on time. Her feedback was instrumental in polishing my manuscript into the final product it is now." -C. Rosa, author of An Unexpected Hunger (available now on Amazon) "Tiffany's method of kind encouragement made even the most difficult changes...something that I felt I could handle with minimal stress. She found insight into the world and characters I had created that I didn't even know I was missing." -Megan O'Russell, author of The Tethering (releasing fall 2014, Silence in the Library)

    $38.89 /hr
    131 hours
    4.98
  3. Laurel B.

    Laurel B.

    Substantive editing, copy editing, and book design

    United States - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 8

    My priority is to work with you to produce the best version of your work without sacrificing your voice and tone. I am responsive, creative, accurate, and reliable. I work on both fiction and non-fiction projects. I have been writing, editing and publishing the written word for over nineteen years. Specifically, I have over six years experience as a freelance book editor and have had the opportunity to work with gifted writers in the traditional publishing industry, as well as remarkably talented self-publishers. "Laurel is the consummate professional, a true 'writer's editor' who provides the necessary balance between providing constructive feedback and creative freedom to her writers. Her commitment to excellence serves the writer and the reader well, and I'm confident that she will bring her conviction and creativity to good use in whatever role she takes. I highly recommend Laurel as an editor, project manager, and writer." -Tinamarie Bernard, author

    $27.50 /hr
    352 hours
    4.71
  4. Lisa S.

    Lisa S.

    Copywriting, editing, proofreading

    South Africa - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 14

    I have over 20 years experience within the marketing and communications field, having worked for major corporates both in the UK and in South Africa. I am passionate about writing and am lucky to do what I love. I am a specialist in copywriting, proofreading and editing for offline and online (including blogs, email marketing, website updates) communications. My specific niche is parenting and kids content as well as entrepreneurship. I am reliable, work fast and accurately and have been described as creative, easy to work with and a brilliant writer. My marketing background allows me to consider each project from a strategic viewpoint. The companies I have worked for include British Sky Broadcasting, British Telecommunications, Ogilvy One Cape Town, Department of Environmental Affairs, SANParks and more. I deliver on time and on budget, have an eye for detail, am very customer centric, ensuring that the right communication goes to the right customer at the right time.

    $27.00 /hr
    2,656 hours
    4.88
  5. Ashley Kraemer

    Ashley Kraemer

    Writing/Editing/Proofreading

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

    Writing and editing are passions I have had for some time now, and it is very exciting to get to work on my love for the written word every day. I have a proven track record of excellent results, where my passion shines through in my work. I have experience in editing articles, eBooks, novels, and marketing materials. I also have experience writing website content as well as creative writing. I have been a freelancer full-time now for a few of months, and I have to say, I should have done it sooner! I love the work I do in writing, copy-writing, editing, and proofreading. Every day that goes by, I learn something new, and I can add it to my knowledge. I never stop learning and I apply that to the work I do everyday.

    $7.78 /hr
    367 hours
    4.90
  6. Michele W.

    Michele W.

    Marketing, Strategy, and Editing Specialist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Multifaceted freelancer with years of experience executing highly effective marketing campaigns, as well as a proven track record in editing both fiction and non-fiction projects. Seasoned in developing marketing strategies for book promotions, events, and social media marketing. I'm a passionate freelancer and I take pride in my work. I'm easy going, fun to work with and a great communicator.

    $33.33 /hr
    118 hours
    5.00
  7. Therese B.

    Therese B.

    Expert English copy editing and proofreading

    Australia - Last active: 5 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 1

    Let me help you make your point clearly, articulately and with the refinement it deserves. As a native English speaker I offer impeccable copy editing, proof reading and feedback for your non-fiction report, business documents or fiction writing. Highly versatile, I can edit in US, UK, Australian or New Zealand English, and deliver results in your chosen software. I am also a MS Word expert and can assist you with any formatting or template issues. With 13 years experience as a senior consultant and project manager in Australia I authored, reviewed and critiqued many strategic documents before publication. These documents were always clearly written, with powerful messages. My work has received a National industry award in Australia, and several reports have been instrumental in compelling governments to change public policy. When I proof read your work I will go beyond just checking the basics. I will give you feedback on the logic and flow of ideas, as well as spelling, grammar, readability and punctuation. My experience includes: - Technical reports - Academic theses - Magazine articles - Government reports - Marketing material - Business eBooks - Novels. Let me bring my accuracy and professionalism to your project, so you can have the confidence your work will be a quality piece of writing. Key skills: • Native English speaker (New Zealand and Australia) • Degree qualified - academic award for highest marks - scholarship winner • National industry award winner for strategic planning • Experienced project manager • Excellent written and oral communication skills • High level skills in software used for analysis and presentation (MapInfo GIS; MS Office Word, Excel, Access; Adobe Suite) • Professional tendering and report writing for government, public and community organisations • Skilled office administration, including set up of management systems and databases • Experienced facilitator and public speaker • Innovative thinker, seeking continual improvement.

    $29.00 /hr
    89 hours
    5.00
  8. Martin Coffee

    Martin Coffee

    Editing to Make Your Vision a Reality

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

    As an Editor, I am a Communications Facilitator. To explain, I will assist you in finding the best words with which to express your thoughts and ideas. My goal is to make your writing stand out from the rest of the pack. I have extensive experience substantively editing works of fiction and nonfiction, and also academic writing. I am exceptionally adept at proofreading and copyediting. I complete projects in a timely and professional manner. I strictly adhere to deadlines and invest projects with the utmost my talents and abilities have to offer. I am very accessible and stay in close contact with clients throughout the duration of a project.

    $25.00 /hr
    532 hours
    4.72
  9. Adil Hussain

    Adil Hussain

    Certified Photoshop professional - 14 years exp. in Retouching/Editing

    India - Last active: 12 hours ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 16

    My accuracy in image retouching, editing, color matching and color correction, skin smoothing, hair/fur masking, designing and visualizing with an eye for minute detail and the speed and accuracy in making hand made clipping paths has been highly appreciated . Worked on various projects like retouching/editing/color correction etc. of jewellery, goggles, watches, soaps, perfumes, deodorants, trendy wear, casuals and formals wear . Fashion portfolios, models skin touch up and corrections, photo restoration, colorization of black and white photographs, special effects, etc. Giving a wow ! effect to the design/image and complete satisfaction to my client has been my main objective.

    $7.78 /hr
    6,178 hours
    5.00
  10. James Duren

    James Duren

    Copywriter, award-winning journalist with sharp eye for editing

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Tests: 3

    I live in Barcelona, Spain, where I work as a part-time copywriter for a local tour company. I wrote more than 80 pages of copy for the site's recent redesign and relaunch. I also oversee the company's social media campaign, which includes Twitter, Facebook and Google+. In addition to Barcelona Experience, this past year I've run social media campaigns and blogs for two different American companies. I'm also a news reporter for Snooth.com, a job in which I write 20 400-word articles in a 12.5-hour work week. From 2010 to 2012, I was a reporter at The Villages Daily Sun newspaper, the fastest-growing newspaper in America. I was a three-time finalist in the Florida Press Club's Excellence in Journalism contest. This past November, I won first place in Class B light features and second place in Class B health writing. Previous to the Daily Sun, I spent two years as a staff writer for the marketing department at Southeastern University. I oversaw the school's student intranet, I wrote ad and web copy, and served as the lead writer on several projects. I worked with Adobe Dreamweaver and an in-house CMS.

    $27.50 /hr
    497 hours
    5.00