Siobhan Gallagher
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Siobhan Gallagher

American Editor, Proofreader, Author


Martizay, France


A full-time American freelance editor and creative writer, and one of oDesk's most sought after editors with across the board 5-star ratings, I am skilled in US, Canadian, Australian, and UK English styles. (Yes, there really are differences.) Highly professional and hard-working, I tackle every project as if it were my own, and am scrupulous in finding flaws. A member of the Editorial Freelancers Association, I have structurally and technically edited, proofed, and indexed numerous books, fiction and nonfiction, for publishers around the world, and worked with authors to shape their work into publishable material, including doctoral theses and scientific/academic ... morebooks and journal articles. (See my portfolio for links to a selection of these published works.) I use Chicago Manual of Style but can apply AP and other style guides if you so request. I'm currently working on both a historical novel and a travel memoir, and two of my short stories were recognized by Writer's Digest Magazine from among more than 19,000 competitors. Please review the hundreds of 5-star-rated comments on my work product from previous oDesk clients and my topnotch proficiency test scores; see my website at for further information. Please be advised that, like many full-time skilled editors, I work Monday to Friday, normal business hours and am typically booked four to six weeks out at minimum—available slots go quickly and must generally be reserved well in advance. Six to eight weeks is the normal period between contract and start time. Please don't ask for last minute rush jobs unless you're already an established client. Thank you. less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

    Short story editing

    No feedback given

    $90.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Feb 2015 - Mar 2015

    website content for small business coach

    No feedback given

    2 hours
    $33.50 / hr
    $55.83 earned

  • May 2013 - Mar 2015

    Proofread my novel
    Siobhan is an excellent editor. She really helped make my novel a success, catching many errors that other editors had missed. She looks at both the big and detailed picture as she reads. Highly recommended!
    $726.67 earned
    Fixed Price

  • May 2013 - Mar 2015

    Quick Proofreadin

    No feedback given

    4 hours
    $28.00 / hr
    $98.00 earned

  • Jan 2014

    CV&PS revising service
    Second time hired, always provide with excellent work! All is perfect, I will recommend other people for her service.
    6 hours
    $30.00 / hr
    $185.00 earned

  • May 2013 - Nov 2013

    Technical Writer with Strong Word, LaTeX, Google Docs and HTML Expertise
    Great work. Very professional.
    22 hours
    $28.00 / hr
    $606.67 earned

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Name Score (out of 5) Time to Complete
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 9 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version) 5.00 1st Place! 6 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test 5.00 1st Place! 16 mins
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version) 4.60 Top 10% 12 mins
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals) 3.75 Top 10% 27 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test 4.60 Top 10% 13 mins
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test 4.40 Top 10% 15 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test 4.75 Top 10% 16 mins
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago) 3.40 Top 10% 26 mins
Email Etiquette Certification 4.45 Top 10% 13 mins
Office Skills Test 4.00 Top 30% 13 mins
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Work History

98% Job Success
3,710 hours worked
223 jobs


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