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Benjamin Johns

Freelance Article Writer & Proofreader

Location:Somerset, Massachusetts, United States
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My promise to you:

There is more that goes into becoming an effective editor than an ability to write and a technical proficiency with the written word. As your editor, I will ensure that:

• every sentence in your manuscript is structurally and syntactically correct
• all matters of grammar (including spelling, punctuation, subject-verb agreement,
capitalization, use of italics, coordination of tenses, and usage of parallel elements,
such names of people and places) are professional and correct
• all reference materials are stylistically correct, compliant with current academic
standards, are placed appropriately, and contain all required pieces of
• all changes, edits, and recommendations will be passed through the author
before being officially entered into the manuscript
• all typographical elements are correct and conform to current standards
• success of your manuscript is my top priority
• above all, I will ensure that your voice as a writer is never silenced

…and now, a little about me…

Name: Benjamin Johns
Age: 30
Location: Somerset, MA

Norwich University, Deerfield, VT
Master of Arts in Military History (online program, beginning September 2011)

Ashford University, Clinton, IA
Bachelor of Arts in History
Cumulative GPA: 4.00

Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Associate of Arts in Art History
Cumulative GPA: 3.5

Academic Awards and Honors:
Academy of Art University Dean’s List (summer 2005 - fall 2006)
Ashford University Dean’s List (summer 2009 – spring 2011)
International Scholar Laureate Delegation on Diplomacy and International Relations to China (Spring 2011)
Golden Key International Honor Society (inducted October 2010)
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society (inducted March 2011)

Internships and work history:
Intern, Production Design
Boston, MA
05/2007 – 09/2007

Battleship Cove Naval Museum
Research Intern
Fall River, MA
05/2011 – current

Wolf Tribe Miniatures
Somerset, MA
Historical Accuracy Consultant
01/2005 – Present

Relevant course work:
Twentieth-Century Europe
Asia in the Age of Globalization and Decolonization
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
The Middle East
American History to 1865
The Atlantic World
American History since 1865
Historiography and Historical Methods
American Women’s History
World War II
Recent American History
History of Western Science
History of Medieval Europe
Art History Through the 15th Century
Art History Through the 19th Century
Middle Eastern and Asian Art
Analysis of Form
Eastern Religion and Philosophy
Literary Styles: The Poem
Literary Styles: The Short Story

American Historical Association (AHA)
Rhode Island Historical Society (RIHS)
Fall River Historical Society
Massachusetts Historical Society
Smithsonian Institute, National Associate Membership
Golden Key International Honor Society
Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society
International Scholar Laureate Program

A personal message:

Nearly everyone is aware how difficult it can be to break into a new field, especially after a graduation. Apart from being a recent college graduate and upcoming grad student, I am looking to break into the world of writing, editing, and proofreading. Accordingly, I am looking for partnerships. As your editor, it is my promise that I will work diligently to ensure the successful execution of your manuscript. As a client, you will be providing me with valuable field experience, while helping me to build my editing portfolio.

Not only do I look forward to working for you, but I look forward to working with you.
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