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Are you worried about your spelling or grammar? Do you need someone to check for consistency? Does your work need a little polish before publishing?

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $10.00
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 91% 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 nameMelinda
Country United States
City Laurel
Profile
Education degree MA
Major specialization Education
Second specialization Biological Sciences
First language English-United State
Areas of specialization Fantasy Editor for Hire

Work experience

Present Occupation: Freelance Editor/Proofreader
Editing Experience in Years: 5+

Edit curricula, blogs, manuscripts, websites, and college-level assignments (proofread, copyedit, stylistic/substantive). Provide layout advice. Experience with back end of WordPress and basic html coding. Some clients include:

just B more: My first freelance editing gig is still underway. I look out for my clients, which can be seen in the post from 1/1/17; the author was injured and unable to get the necessary photos, so I obliged her. https://justbmoreblog.wordpress.com

J. L. Adams: I was asked to start editing her first book before it was finished. Within a week, she was over her writer's block and completing the first draft. Shortly after that, she found a publisher and within six months of our collaboration, she was a published author. http://a.co/gUQwzBh

Previous Editing Position: Editor and Curricula Writer at Living Oceans Foundation

Developed marine science curriculum, including lesson plans, interactives, and assessments that are aligned with national standards (NGSS, CCSS, etc.) Managed and posted content to online educational portal. Edited current and created new educational programs. Rewrote scientific content for the general public. Regularly used Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative programs.

I wrote many of the lessons and some of the unit readings for this curriculum. I edited all of the rest of the content in the Education Portal. In addition, I designed the layout for the Meet a Scientist unit. https://www.livingoceansfoundation.org/education/portal





Computer experience

Microsoft Office

Adobe Creative Suite




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