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Ellen Patterson

Freelance Editor & Ghostwriter

2006
Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ellenpatterson
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Ellen Patterson

OBJECTIVE
To assist a variety of writers in their publishing carrier.
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Editing Skills
-Educated in methodical proofreading.
-Able to edit for style and tone as well as grammatical errors.
-Knowledge of effective organization in written communication.
Research Experience
-Years of navigating the databases EBSCO, JSTOR, and MLA gave me a foundation of strategies that apply to all research databases.
-I use research databases in daily life to support original theses and fact check.
Work Ethics
-I meet deadlines.
-Every task deserves thoroughness and attention to detail.
-Openness to new ideas and criticism ensures continual improvement.
EDUCATION
Metropolitan State College of Denver
English Literature
Cumulative GPA: 3.02
Program GPA: 3.13
The discipline of literary studies trained me as an assiduous reader. Literary coursework gave me a strong foundation in formal communication and critical thinking. Some courses I've taken directly relate to editorial work:
Intro to Literary Studies- Learned valuable proofreading techniques
The Art and Craft of Writing- Gained experience in editing for style and tone
Analyzing English- Internalized the formulaic structure of English
Morphology and Syntax- Efficient in diagnosing poor syntax

RELEVANT WORK HISTORY
Para-Librarian
East Morgan County Library
Brush 80723
I meticulously examined cataloged work before admitting items into the circulation system. Proofreading library news articles and library news letters improved my ability to edit for tone and style. I co-organized and ran a children's and young adults' Summer Reading Program. I assisted children and college students in research projects. My library experience instilled me with
A passion for methods of organization
Close listening skills
The value of diplomacy in a collaborative working environment
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Directing with Altitude: A Night of One Acts
October- December of 2010
I directed the one act play Floored for a free night of community theater at Metropolitan State College of Denver. I played an integral part in the production of the entire evening. The experience gave me incite into:
Group management
Balancing raw creativity with clear objectives
Diplomatic communication in large creative groups
SOFTWARE/SYSTEM SKILLS
I often use Microsoft Word 2007 (and am acquainted with earlier versions). I have used Microsoft PowerPoint, and have some experience with Microsoft Excel. I efficiently use online research databases.
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Editing
Ghostwriting