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.