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Copy editor/proofreader with several years of experience working for newspapers and law firms. I edit a range of professional documents for grammar and style as

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $3.33
Rate Per WordUS $0.01
Rate Per HourUS $16.67
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 98% 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 nameRebecca
Country United States
City Port Orchard
Profile
Education degree BS
Major specialization Journalism
Second specialization Other, Political Science
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Present Occupation: Freelancer
Editing Experience in Years: Five

Relevant work experience:

Marketing Coordinator, Sidley Austin LLP, Washington DC - 2005-2009

• Wrote or compiled proposals for new business (both formal responses to RFPs and less-structured “soft pitches” to introduce firm to potential clients), including successful proposal to a pharmaceutical industry client seeking to replace in-house environmental lawyers with outside counsel as a cost-saving measure; decision to hire Sidley accomplished both client’s and firm’s goals
• Edited, formatted and distributed “Sidley Updates” – regular legal alerts targeting various segments of firm’s client base
• Worked with firm partners to write year-in-review submissions to various legal rankings tables (i.e., Chambers and Partners, Legal 500, Practical Law Company)
• Edited and maintained professional biographies for 240 lawyers in office
• Promoted within department after six months in assistant position

Reporter, The Daily Journal of Commerce, Seattle, WA - 2004

• General assignment reporting for construction trade publication; wrote assigned stories and enterprise pieces about non-profit groups and architectural trends
• Compiled daily briefs column of local construction projects open for bids
• Performed daily updates of online business calendar using HTML coding

Newsroom Intern, The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN - 2004

• Copy edited on night desk of Indiana’s largest daily newspaper; fact-checked and proof-read stories from news wires and local desks; wrote headlines and captions
• General assignment reporting; wrote hard news and human interest pieces, including front-page coverage of tornado season and Indianapolis 500 events

Legal Assistant, Winter & Melbinger LLP, Evanston, IL - 2003-2005

• Edited and prepared final versions of documents for clients of international tax and estate planning firm, including wills, trusts, codicils and powers of attorney

Graphic Designer/Copywriter, Norris University Center, Evanston, IL - 2001-2005

• Used desktop publishing programs (Quark Xpress, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop) to create brochures, flyers and advertisements for campus events
• Organized promotions and direct mail campaigns to attract local community members to special events and mini-courses offered through student union center
• Designed full-color cover for “Freshman Facebook,” an orientation handbook distributed to 2,000 incoming undergraduate students in September 2005








Computer experience

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader




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