Luke Manly

Freelance Editor & Proofreader

Location:Victoria, Australia
2 Skills
Luke Manly

To gain a position in the publishing industry, especially as an editor, where I will utilize and build on my Diploma-reinforced command of English, and draw on my editing skills, my communication skills, and my innovative mindset to contribute to complement authors.

Skills and Attributes
• Confident with several word processors, including but not limited to Word 2010, LibreOffice Writer, OpenOffice Writer and Google Docs
• Flexible and adaptable to changes
• Helpful without being asked
• Professional attitude
• Quick learner
• Strong communication skills
• Strong team player
• Strong technical (mostly computer-based) skills, and aptitude with advanced software

Work Experience
2012–2013 Chimaera Publications: Associate Editor
• Communicated successfully with managing editors, as well as with a variety of clients
• Edited, formatted, and applied the house style to components of documents using Microsoft Office
• Researched relevant information and pictures for reviews, articles, and news
• Typeset the final Aurealis document for conversion and publication
• Worked to deadlines and met them. Allocated emergency time toward a project when the material was sent later than the deadline and urgently needed to be compiled

• Promoted to Associate Editor role for diligent work

• 2013 AETS: Certificate I of Vocational Preparation – including:
- BSBIND201A – Work effectively in a business environment
- BSBCMM201A – Communicate in the workplace
- BSBCUS201A – Deliver a service to customers
• 2012 Box Hill Institute: Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing – received a distinction for every subject, including:
- PMG510A – Manage projects
- VBQU186 – Design and review a project
- COR13B – Research and critically analyse history and theory
• 2011 Box Hill Institute: Certificate IV in Professional Writing and Editing – received a distinction for every subject, including:
- PWECSW02 – Computer skills (received RPL for this after the first day)
- PWLTW094 – Collect and organise information
- PWRED423 – Participate in negotiations
• 2010 Year 12: English, History, Literature

• Writing, editing, and publishing a story in blog format (The Soulshard Chronicles)
• Typesetting/formatting text (eBooks and paperback)
• Language (such as the effects of words and the troubles related to translation)
• World building (i.e. what J. R. R. Tolkien did, and what I am in the process of doing)
• Working with my artist to come up with pieces related to my writing and my world
• Church (consistent attendance); drumming
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