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Pamela Balch

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Lynnwood, Washington, United States
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Hello, I'm Pamela Balch. I'm a careful and highly competent editor and writer with more than twenty-seven years of experience in research, technical, and academic publications. I've recently started writing resumes and love helping people get the jobs they desire. I give my best to help all my clients look great!


HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY, CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION, SAPPORO, JAPAN (2010). Editor (under contract to Best Edit LLC, Bothell, WA): Edited international symposium proceedings for correct English grammar and usage, and consistent style and format across papers and PowerPoint slides from multiple contributors. Analyzed for integrity and logic. Used MLA Style.

PENINSULA BIBLE CHURCH, DISCOVERY PUBLISHING MINISTRY, PALO ALTO, CA (1990-2009). Editor (telecommute, contract): Edited expository papers and a book-length biography. Completed papers on a weekly schedule, achieving smooth flow of ideas; graceful sentence and paragraph construction; clarity; consistent style and format; integrity; and correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Developed editing procedures including style guide. Used Chicago Manual of Style.

THE WOLLONGONG GROUP, PALO ALTO, CA (1989-1990). Manager, Technical Publications Department: Supervised writers, editors, and graphics specialist/ production coordinator. Established standards for user documentation of computer networking products. Scheduled work for department. Oversaw and reviewed documentation from concept through final printing. Used Chicago Manual of Style.

LINK FLIGHT SIMULATION CORP., SUNNYVALE, CA (1982-1988). Section Head (1984-1988): Supervised editors and writers. Defined and wrote policies and procedures for department in collaboration with other section heads and leads. Defined and maintained budgets and schedules in collaboration with program managers and other department managers. Interpreted government standards and defined content and format for software engineering design and product specifications, user guides, and reference documents. Technical Editor (1982-1984): Edited software and hardware engineering specifications, test procedures, and user documents. Edited for clarity, style, format, syntax, punctuation, spelling, integrity, and compliance with government standards. Coordinated production of final documents, working with program managers, engineers, fellow editors, word processors, illustrators, copyists, and archivists. Used Chicago Manual of Style.

LAWRENCE BERKELEY LABORATORY, ENERGY-EFFICIENT BUILDINGS PROGRAM, BERKELEY, CA (1980-1982). Publications Assistant: Copy-edited scientific research reports and other publications on architecture; human factors; lighting technology; and applied physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Coordinated production of technical reports.


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES. BA in philosophy. Graduated magna *** laude (top fifteen percent of class).
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