Melinda C.

  • Joined January 2017

Editor, Writer, Educator | Inspiring others to improve and complete their written work

  • Laurel, MD, United States
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Melinda C.
Laurel, MD, United States

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Summary

While exiting the world of teaching, I took a position where I edited a lot of material. It turns out I loved it and have been freelancing ever since. I edit fiction and non-fiction, including websites and curricula.

Work history

Allure
J.L. Adams asked me to start editing her first book before it was finished. Within a week, she was over her writer's block and completing the first draft. Within six months of our collaboration, she was a published author.
JustBmore
My first freelance editing gig is still underway. I look out for my clients, which can be seen in the post from 1/1/17; the author was injured and unable to get the necessary photos, so I obliged her.
Website Edit
Edited beta website and on retainer to edit full site once it has been fully developed.
Editor and Curriculum Writer
Edited current and created new educational content, including lesson plans, interactives, and assessments. Rewrote scientific content for the general public. Managed and posted in WordPress. Regularly used Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite.

Reviews and references

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B. Schap

She is a competent and talented editor who listens to her clients and helps them polish their projects. She has a proven record of meeting deadlines and offering suggestions for both grammar and content. She is also flexible and will go above and beyond when needed. I have been working with her since 2015 and she has been consistent in her quality of work and offered more services as time has passed. She has a variety of experience in editing and education, allowing her to meet anyone's needs.

E. Gonzalez

I've had the great opportunity to work with her several times over the last few weeks on extremely time-sensitive content. She was always quick to offer a realistic timeline that allowed me to meet my deadline and ensure accuracy and clarity in my content. I'm a start up that plans to grow my online content and am happy to have found an editor that is interested in helping me maintain high standards of online content quality control. Her recommendations are precise and consistent.

J.L. Adams

Not only is her knowledge of grammar top notch, but she's not an intrusive editor. She caught inconsistencies in the timeline of my novel, and with details throughout the work, without trying to change the characters or story at all. Her suggestions were always spot-on, and her turn around time with the novel was very speedy - without her missing details, which is also quite critical in an editor. And she was always quick to respond when I had questions on her edits.

Portfolio

Editing Samples

This file contains links to my editing samples.

Writing Samples

This link will take you to a folder with samples of blogs that I have written.

Curriculum Samples

This file contains links to educational works that I have written.

Education

Accreditations

BS Biology, MA Teaching
Masters of Marine Studies

Skills

Languages

English

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Skills

editing proofreading HTML public speaking transcription sub-editing copyediting substantive editing research

Tools

Facebook InDesign LinkedIn Photoshop Powerpoint Wordpress Adobe Style guides Microsoft Office

Availability

Not seeking work

Available

  • Available during business hours, evenings, and weekends

Commitment

  • Can work 15hrs per week
  • Can commit to 3-6 months

Interests

Industries I love

Animals & Pets Education Entertainment Food Science Travel

What I read

Almost anything I can get my hands on