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Alison Acton

Alison Acton - Editor

Northwich, Cheshire, UK

Freelance Proofreader and Copy-editor with over 10 years experience.

Overview

With over 10 years of experience I have developed my proofreading and copy-editing skills to a high standard, building up a successful freelance career. I am highly organised with exceptional proofreading and editing capabilities. Areas of experience include working with manuscripts, preparing for submission and working with style guides, where appropriate. I endeavour to be the best that I can be and am committed to providing quality work. I am technically proficient in many programs and always meet deadlines ahead of time.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Classics Crime & Mystery Cultural & Ethnic Themes Historical Fiction Holiday Humor & Comedy Inspirational Literature Plays & Screenplays Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Calendars Career Guides Computers & Internet Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits DIY & Crafts Economics Education & Reference Entertainment Health & wellbeing Home & Garden Medicine & Nursing & Dentistry Nature Parenting & Families Politics & Current Affairs Publishing Self-help & Self-improvement Social & Behavioral Sciences Travel

Work experience

Freelance Proofreader and Copy-editor

Alison Acton

October, 2007 – Present (over 9 years)

October 2007 - October 2009 and November 2013 - Present

• Proofreading and copy-editing manuscripts, from first draft up to preparation for submission and prior to final print.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of documents such as posters, PowerPoint presentation slides and product monographs.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of academic papers, some written by people for who English is their second language.
• Proofreading and updating client websites.
• Working with different editorial teams.
• Working to deadlines.

Editorial Assistant

Prime Medica

December, 2004 – September, 2007 (almost 3 years)

• Proofreading journal manuscripts, including styling, referencing, permission requests and manuscript submission.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of documents such as posters, PowerPoint presentation slides and product monographs.
• Proofreading and updating client websites.
• Working with the editorial team supporting the writers, editorial director, account assistants and account managers.
• Working with the design studio on all stages of production, working to deadlines.

Editorial Assistant

ACUMED

October, 2000 – November, 2004 (about 4 years)

• Proofreading journal manuscripts, including styling, referencing, permission requests and manuscript submission.
• Proofreading and copy-editing a variety of documents such as posters, PowerPoint presentation slides and product monographs.
• Proofreading and updating client websites.
• Working with the editorial team supporting the writers, editorial director, account assistants and account managers.
• Working with the design studio on all stages of production, working to deadlines.

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