Sonja van As

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

Location:Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
2 Skills
Sonja's Proofreading Services
Professional Experience:
• First person in Australia to complete all the workshops with the Plain English Foundation
• Handled extensive work requiring proofreading, editing, copy editing and content writing for numerous websites using SEO
• Help non-English speaking people word websites, assignments and brochures
• Edited and proofread teachers’ manuals by Jen McVeity
• Proofread, translated and edited ‘Family’ by Marian Walker
• Assignments
• Proofread and edited other novels (Petie vs the World, Under 16 and Under Our Control, etc.)
• Powerpoint presentations
• In the process of illustrating a childrens’ book for a client
Write articles for Vanilla magazine about fashion, health, social events, etc.
Educational Qualifications:
• Completed Diploma of Fine Arts 1996
• Degree in Proofreading and Editing 2006
• IPED Certificates of Accreditation 2009 & 2011
Certificate of completion from the Plain English Foundation 2011
Skills and Qualities:
• Excellent research, writing and editing skills
• Able to work effectively despite time constraints and pressure
• Very keen eye for details
• An excellent team player
• Professional and objective
• Fluent in English and Dutch
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