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Wide range of written outputs from manuals to feature stories to editing same.

Editing Rates

Rate Per PageUS $16.67
Rate Per WordUS $0.04
Rate Per HourUS $83.33
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 93% 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 nameDonald
Country United States
City Lake Worth
Profile
Education degree BA
Major specialization Philosophy
Second specialization Other, Classic Literature
First language English
Areas of specialization Not selected

Work experience

I have over 30 years of experience writing and editing a variety of for-profit and non-profit internal and external materials including newsletters, hard copy and online product literature, customer notifications, product descriptions, fundraising campaigns and more.

I have edited policy and procedures manuals for a major financial services firm to insure compliance with government regulation and self-regulatory agencies in the industry. I edited all correspondence for senior executives in the operations division of that firm.

I have written and edited a variety of sales proposals including “boiler plate” and original composition to insure consistent messaging and a single voice. I can edit with the author’s original voice or craft a neutral tone. I have also edited materials written by non-native English speakers including Spanish and Mandarin.

For two years I edited strategic planning documents for a national telecommunications company and insured coherence between strategic documents and marketing communications output and public relations/advertising. I hired and trained writers and proofreaders to translate technical jargon into clear, consistent marketing materials. I have written and edited technical specifications and documentation for hardware, software and communications companies.

For the past 15 years I have been a freelance journalist specializing in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) news, commentary, reviews, and opinion. I have also had fiction and non-fiction short stories published in this arena.

As a consultant on LGBT issues, I have edited organizations’ bylaws, human resources documents (applications, benefits, etc.) and customer-facing documents (marketing, intake, applications, etc.) to make them sensitive to these population groups. I have also edited marketing brochures and literature to make them more appealing to potential LGBT customers.

I am sensitive to other social issues such as feminism, racism, xenophobia, etc., and can help make an organization’s communications neutral to positive depending on the audience and the goals.







Computer experience

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Nitro Reader




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