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Andrea Petitte - Freelance Children's Book Writing & Copywriting
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I am a highly well trained Paralegal with exemplary editing and proofreading skills. My lack of experience should not dissuade you from using my services. No job is too big or too small. I am also the writer of children's articles and am very well adept in proofreading, editing and critiquing children's literature.
Greenwich, Connecticut, United States

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