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I provide fast and accurate editing of scientific and medical content.

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $10.00
Rate Per WordUS $0.03
Rate Per HourUS $33.33
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 97% 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 nameMelissa
Country United States
City Hudson
Profile
Education degree BA
Major specialization Biological Sciences
Second specialization Linguistics
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

B.A. in Biology and Linguistics, 1997, Rice University
M.S. in Science & Technology Journalism, 2002, Texas A&M University

Present Occupation: Freelance editor
Editing Experience in Years: 9


Freelance editor 2006–ongoing
Copyedit and proofread, with rapid turnaround, drafts of academic articles in the sciences. Emphasis is on working with authors who are not native English speakers.

Assistant Editor, Chemical & Engineering News 2004–2007
Editorial Assistant, Chemical & Engineering News 2002–2004
American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C.
Copyedited, proofread, and oversaw production of one-quarter of weekly newsmagazine. Wrote monthly new-products column and other occasional material.

Intern, Zoogoer magazine Fall 2002
Friends of the National Zoo Communications Office, Washington, D.C.
Proposed story ideas and wrote and copyedited articles for bimonthly conservation/wildlife magazine.

Impact Database Coordinator 2001–2002
Agricultural Communications, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Wrote and edited statements intended to inform the public, media, and state legislature about the results of the university’s agricultural research programs, as well as the economic and social impact of that research. Maintained online database of current statements.

I also have laboratory research experience in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, and neuroscience.

I have thorough knowledge of Chicago, American Psychological Association, American Medical Association, Associated Press, American Chemical Society, and various house styles.






Computer experience

MS Office, OpenOffice




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