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I was in desperate need of a proofreader on my first book and Cynthia came through. She was excellent communicating, responsive when I needed to ask questions and the final product was just what I needed. She did not rewrite my work, just made sure things were in the right places. I really appreciated it, and look forward to having her eye on book two.
Jess is fantastic at what she does! I needed someone to proofread, edit and make suggestions on my website and she not only did all that and more. Within days she had went through my website with a fine tooth comb and emailed me 6 pages of markups. Amazing! After fixing everything, I was able to officially launch my website in absolute confidence. I'm so thankful for the services she provides. TOP NOTCH! If I could give more than 5 stars I would. I will be hiring her again for future projects!
Dan wrote online learning content for our first of its kind, Youth Intervention Certification Program. We have received wonderful feedback and found Dan enjoyable and professional to work with. Thumbs Up on Dan!
Retired 28 year newspaper veteran providing editing, proofreading, layout/design services and/or consultation.
I enjoy editing and proofreading because I help people realize their vision. I want to help you share your voice with clarity and as much poetry as suits you. My goal is to help you express your story, whether it's a simple business report or an epic tale set in a mythical path. I look for clarity of ideas, as well as grammar and punctuation. I also do a little of fact checking.
Services offered include: * Print and web proofreading, editing. * Print and web graphic design and prototyping/print preparation
Editing includes proofreading to make sure your hard work has correct grammar and proper spellingbut I dont stop there. Your language, clarity, structure, tone and maybe even more! All writing should be perfectly polished before submission. I love working with writers to do whatever it takes to help the manuscript shed its rough edges on the way to joyful publication. I can do up to ten pages per hour, and I provide free estimates.
What I do is motivated by a passion rooted in my childhood. Words are the tools of my craft, and I love what I do. I write, edit, and proofread because I want to, not because I have to. I have a day job that pays my bills. I choose to do writing and editing as a side business because I have skills that can help other people, and because I can think of no better way to spend my free time. I only take on one project at a time so that I can devote my attention to each project fully. Each project gets the customized service it deserves, and until it is done, I do not stop.
I have nearly 10 years of experience doing quality assurance web site testing and proofreading in the printing industry.
Through my home-based business, Proof Positive Editing, I have been providing quality proofreading; copy, substantive and/or developmental editing; wordsmithing and/or copy writing for nearly two decades. Because I provide a virtual-office setup, whereby I work via fax, email and/or hard copy from my home, I need no full-time commitment from a client and require no office space and no benefits. I work as a subcontractor by the job or publication. I have proofread, copy edited and/or written for numerous Minneapolis papers, such as the Downtown and Southwest Journals, The Bridge, The Star Tribune, etc. I also work for clients in the business, technology, education and health care fields, as well as for both fiction and nonfiction book authors. Whether in the midst of developing their latest books or needing their completed manuscripts to be examined once more before submitting them to be published, I can provide invaluable assistance and insights, being myself a published author and former English teacher. I am very good at what I do. While I sometimes work on large projects, such as the 300+ page Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Course Manual, I also believe there is no job too small to warrant its being done right. Perhaps you'd like a second pair of eyes to double-check an ad or press release, the text and layout of a web page, an assigned report or paper, an event program or a wedding invitation. (Regarding the latter, recently, the all-hallowed spell check software failed to catch "alter" [v. to change or modify] when what was meant in the wedding program was "altar" [n. the elevated structure before which religious ceremonies are enacted]. The bride-to-be had wisely asked me to look over the text before she spent all her money printing hundreds of programs with an embarrassing misspelling.) I offer very reasonable rates, high accuracy and fast turnaround. Call Sid for more information and to discuss your project. Proof PositiveWhen you want what you write to be perceived in its most positive light.
done with a sense of ownership with the work demonstrating my heart and efforts
I am a Minneapolis based freelance writer and editor. I have worked as a reporter and editor for an internationally known newspaper and have written freelance articles for various U.S. newspapers over the past 20 years. I have also shepherded two nonfiction manuscripts through to publication. Work examples are provided upon request.
Copyediting: Spelling, grammar, punctuation, and syntax, as well as clarity, logic, and consistency, while retaining your unique voice. Substantive Editing: All the mechanics of a copyedit, with a heavy dose of developmental and structural suggestion. Developmental Editing: A developmental edit goes beyond words and sentences and looks at the entire manuscript and its organization. Proofreading: Checking the final digital files or physical book for last-minute errors and quirks introduced in formatting.
I think what makes me special is that I really care about my clients. Everyone seeks out an editor for different reasons; some want to learn to be better writers, others are tired of looking at their own words and need a new set of eyes, and some won't feel that their document is finished until a professional has edited it for them. And I work with my clients to make sure they get what they need from me, whether it's in-depth communication about the kinds of things I'm changing, or whether it's quick turnaround of the highest possible quality, or something else entirely. I'm not working with people because I like to write; I'm doing it because I like helping people with their writing, in the ways they need me.
I am an experienced freelance writer and editor who has worked with clients from all over the world (Liverpool University Press, Pencraft International Press, Arquos Publishing, The Kennedy Center, Wiley, Greenwood Press, Journal of African Literatures and Cultures, Global Woman Magazine, EuropeUpClose.com and others). I have edited dozens of articles and manuscripts from individual authors and prepared them for publication. I specialize in nonfiction and academic editing. I also have a background in French and English literature and have edited several literary manuscripts and short stories. I look forward to learning more about your project and developing an editorial plan to meet your specific needs. Here's what clients have said about my work: "I enlisted Jen's services in writing a speech, a business course and a book to accompany it. Jen collaborates well and she always kept me informed of her progress via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings. She was an excellent sounding board for my ideas, and knew how to take them, research them and execute them in vibrant and articulate ways. After this first project experience with Jen, I am happy to say I would hire her again for my next business projects." Mary Pat Blake, MBA, Founder and Chief Consultant, Blake Strategic Consulting "Jen has been a travel writer for EuropeUpClose.com for the past year and is considered to be one of our most effective, professional contributors. Jen's strong academic background in European history, art and culture, combined with her extensive European travel, provides her with insights and information that are enthusiastically conveyed to the reader. Her excellent writing skills and well-developed writing style leaves readers informed, inspired and satisfied." Terri Fogarty, Publisher, EuropeUpClose.com "Jen did a great job of editing my forthcoming book, The History of Greed. Her work was praised by both my agent and my publisher (Wiley). She was a pleasure to work with and I hope to use her services again soon." David E.Y. Sarna, Author and Managing Director, Hendon, Stamford, Hill and Co., Inc.
I am a full-time freelance copyeditor and proofreader with more than 20 years' experience in various media. I am the current copyeditor and proofreader of academic textbooks and fiction and the copyeditor/proofreader of Upscale magazine.
I have been a proofreader for for 2 1/2 years for a financial corporation. I proofread stock prospectuses for companies submitting said prospectus to the SEC.
Freelance writer, proofreader, and editor. Anything from job cover letters to web content to technical/educational writing.
I live to make your content sound great! I'm here to edit and proofread your content and make it the best it can be. I love consistency, grammar and AP Style and have a large disdain for Oxford commas.
I am a pleasure to work with-- I have technical and people skills-- and I prefer a simple vocabulary to obscure words. No need to bring your dictionary or wonder at my Flesch-Kincaid rating at our first meeting!
I have been a professional part-time and freelance proofreader for four years (with the Minneapolis-based companies Aveda and Fallon, respectively). During that time I also edited website copy and a 160-page book (Screen Printing on the Cheap: How to Print Using Your Cents by Andy McInnis) for the Minneapolis-based company Screen Printing on the Cheap, LLC. Additionally, I have been doing research for a nonfiction book I am writing (I understand the writing process and appreciate your concerns as a writer). Other clients: Seward Community Co-op, The City of Albert Lea. My strongest suit as a copy editor is in maintaining consistency. When editing a longer document, I mentally track occurrences of all its parts. Being able, paragraphs or pages later, to recall how like headings or typographical characters, for example, were previously presented, or whether the wording of a sentence here is too similar to that of one there, is trickier than just being able to fix grammar and punctuation, and it is something that sets me apart; I can save you time and money by catching inconsistencies the first time I look through any document. The hard work it takes to make written communication easy to follow is what I am interested in professionally. I am open to a wide variety of projects. Thank you for your interest.