Erica Simmons

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

1986
Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/ericasimmons
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EMPLOYMENT OBJECTIVE
In the workforce since 1981 and freelance since 1998, I am now seeking contract/telecommuting work that combines and utilizes my proofreading/copyediting/writing, computer and organizational skills.

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
• Thirty years of proofreading experience with a variety of material.
• Excellent writer.
• Strong organizational skills. Highly detail-oriented, focused and thorough. Outstanding memory.
• Accurate, reliable, analytical and possess good “following” skills: follow instructions, follow through on assignments and projects. Learn clients’ individual preferences and styles quickly.
• Have worked with many styles, including AP, AMA and APA, and have good working knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style.

FREELANCE CLIENTS (1998–PRESENT)
Pyrczak Publishing, Glendale, CA Health Net, Woodland Hills, CA
Thinkwell Design, Burbank, CA Healthways Corporation, Franklin, TN
Cygnus Business Media, Van Nuys, CA Dr. Bruce Humphries, Mentone, CA
Kensington Publishers, New York, NY Dan Hale Advertising, Canoga Park, CA
Training Systems Design, Camarillo, CA William Goldsmith, MD, Los Angeles, CA
Alliance Publishing, Haverhill, MA

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS
“As a project manager, I have hired Erica many times to copyedit or proofread long, complex multimedia e-learning scripts. She is very thorough and always gets the job done on time. Erica is also a pleasure to communicate with and inspires trust by asking intelligent questions up-front to make sure her understanding of the job is complete before she begins. I am happy to recommend Erica.” —Amy Atlas, Training Systems Design

“Erica has edited over a dozen manuscripts and various advertising materials for us. She is thorough, reliable, and has an eye for details. We are very thankful to her and very highly recommend her services.” —Monica Lopez, Managing Editor, Pyrczak Publishing

“Erica’s amazing eye for detail has stopped many mistakes from getting into print. She is a true professional who always does her best to meet your deadlines (however unreasonable they may be). I would highly recommend her for any project.” —Nancy Perry, Associate Publisher/Editor, Cygnus Media

EDUCATION
California State University, Northridge, CA Glendale Career College, Glendale, CA
BA in Graphic Arts Computerized Office Assistant Diploma

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
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Proofreading
Editing