Mary Ruth Yao

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
2 Skills
I have 25 years' experience writing, copy-editing, and proofreading a variety of projects including business letters, brochures, websites, and journal articles for several trade associations and professional societies. Specify proofreading, light or substantive editing, or rewriting. I can usually return jobs up to 10 pages double-spaced within 48 hours, often within 24 hours if proofreading only is required. My flexible schedule allows me to check e-mail several times per day, and I can usually commit to jobs within 2 hours if received between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. I have successfully completed graduate certificate copy-editing and proofreading courses at an accredited university.

Most of my experience is in the health-care field. I also have donated my skills to church and community organizations. I've reviewed non-fiction books about family public policy as well. Interviewing subjects for professional profiles is one of my favorite types of writing.

I am proficient in several versions of Word and familiar with Open Office Writer. I am willing to learn other programs as needs arise. Note that while I suggest a fee of $25/hour ($6 per page), my rate is negotiable.

In a world increasingly reliant on sound bytes, clear communication is a vital art. Your message matters, and I want to help you deliver it clearly to your audience. Thank you for your consideration.
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