PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

WRITING

My experience as a writer has involved writing, editing, and proofreading my own books and screenplays, both fact and fiction, on a wide range of topics and subjects. I never get writer's block and always have a wealth of ideas that need to be materialized. My enthusiasm for working on these ideas is endless, and when I find the free time to write, I relish the craft and become ecstatic when I have completed a writing project. 

 

I have also written, edited, and proofread my own copy for the websites I have developed, as well as creating the domain names, the logos, and developing all the visual characteristics of the websites from scratch, without templates. This also includes choice of typeface, its size and color, and page placement. You can view my websites here:     WEBS   

PROOFREADING

In my opinion, proofreading and editing go hand in hand. Editing always involves proofreading, and proofreading helps catch errors that the editor may have missed.

In my training and experience as a proofreader, I have developed the fine art of detail reading. It is very different from reading for pleasure or knowledge, and differs from an editor's method of reading. The material is read letter by letter and mark by mark, for errors in the spelling of words, punctuation, typeface, and more. It is a slower read. As a proofreader, I am intensely focused on these details.

Proofreading can also involve: correction of colors, typeface sizes, and illustrations; the correct placement of type and pictures on a page or website; discovering a variety of things that may have been omitted in error; and much more.

EDITING

As an experienced and accomplished editor, it is imperative to understand the context of a piece in order to discern the most

important details and structure the narrative flow accordingly.

I polish and refine written content, to direct its flow, clarity, and focus along the most appropriate course. I delete content and words that don't coordinate with the rest of the manuscript, and are not essential to the purpose of the article. I enhance the focus and attention on the most important and major details of the writing. To put it simply, I refine the written word.

As an editor, it becomes necessary to rewrite sections of text in order to improve the standard of the writing and ensure that the objectives of the document are met. Also, I will check facts and raise any discrepancies or questions with the writer, as well as correcting any grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors.