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Pat Markham

Top-notch copy editor/writer edits for grammatical correctness, for style consistency, and/or to improve readability, structure, and organization.

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $10.00
Rate Per WordUS $0.03
Rate Per HourUS $50.00
these rates are not set in stone and are only an average for this editor. The actual rate applicable to your document will depend on the depth of the edit, the quality of the writing, the topic matter, the proximity of the deadline, the length of the document and several other factors.


Editor's LevelGold Star Level Editor Scored 92% on editing test.
Diamond Star Level Editor Test score 100% .
Gold Star Level Editor Test score 85% or higher.
Silver Star Level Editor Test score 70% to 84%.
Bronze Star Level Editor Test score less than 70%.
First namePat
Country United States
City Orange Park
Education degree BS
Major specialization Computer Science, Computer Information Systems
Second specialization
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

2010 – current, Management Consultant
Provide analytic and creative products and services to individuals, start-ups, small businesses, and non-profits. Designed web sites and authored web site content; produced and maintained client presentations, event fliers and invitations; created company brochures, business cards and logos; developed communication plans and strategies; written social media posts and blogs.

2007 – 2009, HR Bid Team Leader
Built HR infrastructure in preparation for contract fulfillment for a company created to pursue TRICARE South contract. In this new business initiative, I authored the Compensation Plan and Staffing Plan sections for the Business Proposal; directed the definition of more than 350 unique jobs; market-priced jobs by industry and region; directed the development of HR policies; and wrote and led the execution of two RFIs for HR Information Systems and Employee Benefits (resulting in contingent contract awards worth $11M).

Recognized for broad business acumen, I conceived and detailed the Concepts of Operations for Shared Services functions (including Human Resources, Quality, Business Continuity, Fraud and Abuse, and Internal Audit).

2002 – 2007, Organizational Change Director
Led cultural change initiatives for the second-largest Medicare Program Administrator in the country. Conceived and created a performance management program designed to change the organizational culture from one of entitlement to one of personal accountability. Three key program components included:
• organizational competencies and behavioral indicators that served as the foundation for the program;
• new, standardized HR processes for use by employees at all levels throughout the organization; and
• tools developed to support supervisors and employees in the HR processes, designed to promote communication and understanding.

1995 – 2001, IT Consultant
Led the development of self-managed teams for the IT organization as it prepared to move into a for-profit subsidiary.
• Defined Roles and Responsibilities for Self-Directed Teams;
• Created a self-evaluation tool for teams to use to measure their level of effectiveness; and
• Directed the development of Job Family models for leadership and technical roles in the IT organization, detailing job roles and responsibilities, scope of decision-making, and education and competency requirements.

Resolved compensation inequities for 200+ IT professionals with the development of the company's first Employee Incentive Program (EIP), and accompanying processes, procedures, guidelines, and instructions. With the success of this program, was called upon to develop a new EIP for the company's 1,600 employees in 2002.

Served as writer and editor for numerous Medicare government business proposals, specializing in the Implementation Plan.

Devised business processes, procedures, guidelines, and instructions for the Shared Maintenance User Group (four Medicare Carriers, a Medicare Claims System Maintainer, and the government administrator, CMS) to facilitate decision-making and change management activities, affecting 80M+ beneficiaries.

Editing Experience in Years: 15+

Computer experience

MAC OS, Windows OS

MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

MAC Photos (graphics software), Photo Booth, iMovie, Pixelmator



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