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Tara's Profile

I edit and proofread fiction and nonfiction books and business materials.

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 94% 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 nameTara
Country United States
City Paradise
Education degree MA, Southern Methodist University
Major specialization English, Creative Writing
Second specialization
First language English-United State
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Present Occupation: Freelance writer and editor.
Editing Experience in Years: 10 years.

 Editor of mystery novels for Gemma Halliday Publishing.
 Editor for Target Publishing, Brisbane, Australia.
 Editor for Kinzer. Edit/proofread product descriptions.
 Writer and editor for ZenContent. Primarily write blog articles and product descriptions.
 Proofread The Portuguese Massacre of Wiriyamu in Colonial Mozambique, 1964-2013. Adapting book to screen.
 Co-writer/creator of TV pilot, Roses, optioned by Bee Holder Productions.
 TheSustainabilityJournal.com and Tarawriter.com

 2014 Fresh Ink playwright contest winner, Blue Room Theater.
 Benefit Advocate and On-the-Job-Training Coach, United HealthCare.

 Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Empirical magazine, Chico, CA.
 Chief Executive Officer of Cool Waters Media Inc., Chico, CA.
 Human Resource Assistant, Johns Manville (via Volt Employment Service).

 Assistant Editor, Equanimity magazine, online.

 Language Education and Development (LEAD) Composition Instructor, Butte College, Oroville, CA.
 Criminal Justice Composition Instructor, Kaplan University, online.
 Composition Instructor, University of Phoenix, online.

 Customer Service Representative, Pip Printing, Chico, CA.

 Customer Service Representative, PostNet, Paradise, CA.
 Proofreader/Indexer, Richvale: A Legacy of Courage, Dedication, and Perseverance, Butte County, CA.
 Wrote “Tualatin River Fish” for Tualatin Riverkeepers' Green Heron Herald newsletter, Portland, OR.
 Volunteer for Tualatin Riverkeepers and Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, Portland, OR.

Computer experience

Microsoft Word and Suite, Acrobat Reader.

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