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Helped copywrite, and edit a contract for me. It was exactly what I needed, and she was incredibly timely.Feb 8, 2017
Fast, accurate transcription service!Feb 6, 2017Verified
Alma is a thorough and thoughtful editor with a quick turn-around time. She has helped me perfect various writing projects. From scripts to resume editing, Alma has demonstrated her ability to take any writing project to the next level!Feb 2, 2017
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?The industry standard for freelance copy editing is $30/hour, so that's my reference point. However, I prefer that clients send me a sample of their manuscript to start things off so that I understand how much work needs to be done. Depending on how polished/rough the manuscript is when it gets to me, the rate may be adjusted.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Haha—on paper, not much. I have a degree in music (vocal performance), which I continue to actively put to use as a singer-songwriter. But my grammar nazi skills? Those have always been intuitive. I've definitely grown a lot in my copy editing since I joined Ballotpedia's editorial staff in 2013, though; a big part of my job there is training the writers, so I've had to make sure I have enough mastery of the English language to pass it on to them proficiently.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?When I was 12, I made my first instant messenger screen name: GrammarGirl91. Need I say more? I've always loved language and see copy editing as a healthy way to put my obsessive compulsive tendencies to use. :-) Truthfully, though, my professional experience in editorial was a total stroke of luck; a friend of mine was working as a project manager for Ballotpedia when it was still a tiny company, so I hitched myself to that wagon early on and got to grow with them.