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Amy Crumbaugh
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    Susan V.
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    Amy edited an important presentation for me. The presentation was regarding the budget for a special project. It contained detailed numbers that had to be correct. Amy did an excellent job. She was easy to work with and completed the work on a tight schedule.


    I have proofreading, editing, and writing experience from 25 years in the field. A writer most of my life, I am also the published fiction author, Jaime Lindsay.


    K.L. Grant provides marketing consulting, copywriting, editing, proofreading, design and complete project management for businesses.


    I love to read, it is my mental escape. I have a masters in education with an area of concentration in English. I found teaching my students how to write was a passion of mine. One of my pet peeves is poor grammar. Someone can write something beautiful but if there are a few grammatical errors, it takes away from the writing. I am currently reading a book my friend wrote and published. Throughout the book, I have found some grammatical errors, and I wished she would have let me edit her book first. I would love to provide that service for you, just a chance to have fresh eyes look over your paper, novel, article, etc.


    I place a high emphasis on Customer Service, versus profitability. I stay current on the many changes going on in this business, which is very important to the customer. I have noticed that many other providers may have had excellent training in the past, but now they are behind on current trends and strategies.


    I am a part time newspaper editor and writer. I have written stories and articles for magazines and have a child's book published. I love to read and proofread other people's work. I also index records on-line for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be used for researching family history, which I have done for years. I love doing research through on-line records and web-sites searching out my family history.


    I love to teach. I especially enjoy working with individuals and small groups, so that I can give each student the time and attention they need to reach their potential. As a teacher and a tutor, I have worked with all age groups and ability levels from beginning readers to College test prep. I have experience in teaching Writing, Reading comprehension skills, and test taking strategies. I also have a background in other subjects as needed, including Science, Social Science, Speech and Vocabulary. I have experience working with students who have physical or learning disabilities As an editor, my work stands out from the work of others because I bring an extensive knowledge of vocabulary and language, which helps insure that the right word is used in the right place -- and spelled correctly. I am also quick and able to work flexible hours.


    I am interested in working from or paper work is fine. I am skilled at proofreading and editing. I, also, have other skills.


    editing and proof reading as needed can help polish resume and interview skills as well. will interview on telephone or in person s to see if the scope and direction is clear.


    I'm a writer/teacher/editor with extensive experience. I have taught various populations, including college students, adult learners, ESL students, and grade school/high school students. As a creative writer specializing in creative nonfiction, I draw from trauma theory, postcolonial theory, queer theory, critical race theory, and disability studies in my writing endeavors. In both my vocations, I strive to make a positive and enduring contribution to the world.

    • 10 years in business

    Exceptional transcription and writing services. Experience in many fields: corporate, education, arts, media, journalism and others.


    When I edit work, I see it in black and white. I look at it as simply as possible to communicate as clearly as possible. Along with editing, I can share PR ideas to help you expand your business through social media, community engagements or media relations.


    As an avid reader, I started a career copyediting after graduating with a B.A. in communication and a minor in English. Along the way, I developed the skills and fell in love with graphic design. I have more than 9 years of experience doing editing and design across multiple platforms, and I put my heart and soul into everything I do because it's what I truly love to do.


    I am a fluent German speaker and exceptional master of the English language who is ready to help you with your editing and translation needs.

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