NOTE: 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.
Present Occupation: Freelance Editor
Editing Experience in Years: 1
Editor for a Private Author
December 2014 to Present
Performing substantive editing and copy editing on a novella. Substantive editing consists of reviewing the work in its entirety for structural issues such as pacing, character development, plot, dialogue, and tone and recommending changes. Copy editing involves improving grammar, sentence and paragraph structure, and overall flow of the work.
Maintaining correspondence with client to keep him updated on my progress and discuss any issues with the work in a manner that will encourage mutual respect and cooperation.
Algonquin College Marketing & Creative Services Department
January to April 2008 (school placement), July to August 2008 (contract)
Proofread the 2009-2010 Viewbook and onCourse catalogues (checked page numbers, cross-references, facts, consistency, spelling, and layout) and performed initial and final proofs of the 2009-2010 full-time and part-time course monographs.
Wrote email copy intended for high school guidance counsellors, prospective students, and school board representatives, including event information, reminders, and follow-ups. Also wrote copy for school advertisements (published in fall 2008).
Performed basic HTML coding of program descriptions for the Algonquin website.
IDT Canada Inc. (formerly Tundra Semiconductor Corporation)
June 2008 (contract)
Copy edited and proofread the fiscal year 2007-2008 Annual Report.
Dealt with highly technical financial information; I did extensive research to increase my understanding of the material and ensure my edits were accurate and appropriate.
Maintained correspondence with my supervisor to ensure high-quality work and keep her aware of my progress.
Managed my time effectively to meet a tight deadline.