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Lara Willard

Freelance Editor & Writer

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Location:Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Website: http://about.me/larawillard/
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/larawillard
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OVERVIEW
Professional editor, writer, and graphic designer. Wordsmith. Visual communicator. Pixel worker.

My expertise in a combination of fields makes me uniquely suited for complex work such as:
—Coaching writers in story and craft
—Editing fiction, graphic novels, or children's literature
—Writing, editing, and designing resumes

EDITING / PROOFREADING
I work at the sentence level, polishing the syntax, encouraging style, checking consistency in content and layout, fixing grammar issues, and proofreading. I've been a grammar tutor since 2005, a copyeditor since 2009, and a writing coach and fiction editor since 2010. I’ve worked with graphic novelists, children’s authors, authors, pastors, and professionals.
I scored in the top 1% among other freelancing proofreaders in one third of the time on oDesk.com.

DESIGN / PHOTOGRAPHY
My lifelong passion for art has led to a career in graphic design and lifestyle photography. I've been designing professionally since 2008, providing individuals, non-profits, and small businesses with one-time or recurring designs. Past projects have included publicity, identity/branding, wedding stationery, infographics, silhouette portraits, and coding and web design.

SKILLS
—Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, MS-DOS and Mac OS X, Microsoft Office and iWork.
—Experienced in HTML, CSS, RoboHelp and even Quark XPress.
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