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Almost 20 years experience in copy writing and copy editing in print and online media.

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $12.50
Rate Per WordUS $0.05
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 88% 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 nameMary Beth
Country United States
City Corona
Profile
Education degree BA
Major specialization Journalism
Second specialization Other, Communications
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

Freelance Writer/Copywriter, Various Projects 2006 - Present
Write articles and create social media posts on a variety of topics, both bylined and
through ghostwriting, on the following sites:
■ iProspect copywriter (2013 to present) - Technology and current trends
■ WebpageFx copywriter (2015 to present) - Various long-form articles on higher education, senior living, design, family living, death and dying
■ IRIS - Incorporating Relay into Service copywriter and copy editor (2015 to present) - Creating and editing all website copy, brochures and re- ports for business that works with deaf individuals
■ Elegant Memorials copywriter and social media (2011 to present) - Death and dying
■ Bright Hub copywriter (2011 - present) - Higher education and technology
■ Hub Pages copywriter (2011 - present) - Variety
■ Smart Business Magazine (2014) - Trending business topics for Los Angeles, Cleveland, Chicago and Northern California
■ IE Shine On Media Corp. copywriter and social media (2011 - 2014)
■ Paige’s Electrolysis copywriter and social media (2013)
■ Inland Empire Magazine copywriter (2011 - 2011)
■ We Know a Place (2011 - 2013)
■ Uneetee copywriter (2008 - 2010)
■ LoveToKnow copywriter / editor (2007 - 2011)
Group Editor, LoveToKnow.com 2007 - 2011
Duties include maintaining the overall presence and quality of 12 channels with special attention paid to:

Page 2
■ Accuracy of content
■ Visual excellence
■ Traffic and page views
■ Job performances of several writers and editors
■ Attending and participating in weekly editor meeting
■ Collaborating with colleagues on a variety of projects
■ Providing feedback on the site's functionality
■ Regularly contributing articles and expert interviews on a variety of sub-
jects
Recruiting Manager, LoveToKnow.com 2008 - 2011
Duties include selecting the best writing candidates to contract with for work at LoveToKnow. This is done through:
■ Reviewing all new applications on a regular basis
■ Performing initial screening interviews
■ Determining if applicant's experience and goals fit with the company's
mission
■ Arranging second interviews with appropriate Group Editors
■ Inviting approved applicants to trial period
■ Communicating with Managing Editor about hiring goals
■ Recruiting writers from necessary sources
Copy Editor / Page Designer / City Editor, The Los Angeles Times 1997 - 2001 Over a five-year period, duties included:
■ Editing copy for several community news sections
■ Managing teams of reporters and copy editors
■ Attending weekly planning meetings
■ Paginating various community news, sports and entertainment pages in-
cluding Page 1
■ Collaborating with colleagues on various short- and long-term projects
■ Writing editorials on issues pertaining to the community
■ Recruiting, interviewing and hiring columnists and writers
■ Maintaining a weekly column
■ Participating in local community and business leaders' meetings

Computer experience

I use Mac OS X with Safari; I use photoshop and text edit.




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