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I am a skilled and experienced technical editor who can assist you in all phases of your writing project - from structural rewrite to simple copy editing, or an

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $11.67
Rate Per WordUS $0.03
Rate Per HourUS $50.00
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.

General

Editor's LevelGold Star Level Editor Scored 95% 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 nameAllison
Country United States
City Schenectady
Profile
Education degree MS
Major specialization Other, Technical Communication
Second specialization English
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Editing Experience in Years: Every job I have had has included some type of editing, and my first job started right after college, in 1993.


2012-Present – (part-time, contractual) Content Developer, iD8-TripleSSS
• Develops objectives for college-level textbooks.
• Writes and edits test questions for college-level textbooks.

2006-2012 –Technical Writer/Editor, Documentation Strategies Inc.
• Assisted in development of training program for the Federal Aviation
Administration (FAA) Training Academy.
• Created and edited associated training materials for the FAA Training
Academy, including student guides, instructor manuals, and laboratory
guides.
• Compiled and organized Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) vendor
documentation for distribution to trainees and clients.

2003-2005 – Contract Administrator, Simmons Machine Tool Corporation
• Managed multiple contracts in accordance with company policies, legal
requirements, and customer specifications.
• Reviewed contracts and modifications. Prepared, edited, and maintained
associated documentation, including ongoing customer correspondence
and required submittals.
• Assisted in contract negotiations and prepared customer change orders.

2002-2003 – Technical Documentation Coordinator, Simmons Machine Tool Corporation
• Planned and executed a complete overhaul of existing company
documentation, including redesign, editing, and significant rewriting.
Supervised in-house printing of manuals and encouraged clients’ use of
electronic (CD-ROM) format, outlining considerable advantages of this
approach.
• Using the new design, worked with company engineers to create new
manuals for a variety of machines, under strict time constraints.
• Wrote scripts for machine training videos. Videos were designed and
created in-house, resulting in considerable company savings.

2000-2001 – Associate Technical Writer, MapInfo Corporation
• Created software manuals, including user guides, release notes, and
install/setup guides, for different information and data products. Created
materials for a variety of audiences, from desktop users to software
developers.
• Edited software manuals and online help systems for other writers.
• Performed coherency checks and prepared software manuals for printing.
• Designed online help systems for data products.

2000 – Intern, GE Plastics
• Composed, edited, designed, and printed the monthly INSITE magazine.
• Assisted in the redesign of and composed news articles for the Selkirk
Intranet.

1996-2000 – MBA Program Assistant Director, Siena College
• Advised graduate and undergraduate students regarding professional and
educational options.
• Planned and managed volunteer service component of MBA Program.
• Created and delivered MBA student orientation program.
• Participated in the writing and editing of proposals related to development
of Business School curriculum and college programs and policies.
• Created all relevant brochures, announcements, and newsletters.
• Created/managed yearly promotional plan for the MBA Program.








Computer experience

MS Office (Word, Powerpoint, Excel)



Photo Editing Software





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