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Fast, experienced professional copy editor. 15+ years copyediting experience. Quick, accurate turnaround. Superior attention to detail.

Client Kudos for Melinda

Project 11254: To Robert Kidd:

Melinda did an exceptional job! She has an eye for detail.

Thank you,

Bhan.


Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $6.67
Rate Per WordUS $0.02
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 96% 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 Los Angeles
Profile
Education degree BA
Major specialization Journalism
Second specialization Languages
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Freelance Copywriter (current)

• Digital advertising/marketing communications for national retail chain
• End-of-chapter summary pages for business/how-to book


Freelance Copy Editor (current)

• Memoir written by non-native English speaker
• Academic papers, resumes, press releases and more


Digital Copywriter/Senior Copy Editor in advertising dept. of national retail chain (1 year)

• Wrote & edited copy for landing pages, emails, digital banner ads, social media posts and other online/digital content
• Edited & provided legal review of print advertising and corporate communications, including: flyers, catalogs, brochures, newspaper/magazine ads, product packaging, store signs, legal disclaimers, sweepstakes promotions, annual financial reports, press releases, intra-company magazine and blogs


Senior Copy Editor in advertising dept. of national retail chain (13 years)

• Edited print and digital advertising and corporate communications
• Verified legal requirements, trademark usage and brand guidelines
• Ensured consistent style and content across all media
• Wrote legal disclaimers and promotional copy
• Maintained in-house style and advertising legal guidelines and disclaimer database
• Trained new/temporary copy editors and maintained training manuals


Copy Editor/Reporter for university newspaper (2 years)

• Wrote and edited newspaper articles and headlines

Computer experience

Windows 7 and 10; Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint, Excel; Adobe Acrobat; Mac Pages




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