Claudia Dillaire

Claudia Dillaire – Editor

I live for a challenge and consume research for fun. Nonfiction has been my focus, though I now write fiction. Let me show you my talents.

Overview

I am not only a tested proofreader and copy editor, I am also a published author of both fiction and nonfiction. My favourite tools are the Chicago Manual of Style, the Oxford Unabridged Dictionary, and a red pencil. I also use the Flip Dictionary to add depth to any work.

My strengths include an obsessive attention to detail, the ability to ferret out facts and research, never missing a deadline, and rising to the challenge of rush jobs. I am comfortable with both American and British English spellings. I have assisted editing a work written by a foreign-language writer, for both syntax and grammar.

My passion is language, both the written and spoken word, and my avocation is to make every work to best it can be.
Services
Non-Fiction
Calendars Career Guides Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Historical Mysteries
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Individuals

Dec, 2011 — Jun, 2015 (over 3 years)

Proofed and edited two manuscripts for self-publication. Proofed and edited a short story for a non-native speaker, for grammar, syntax, and spelling. Short story was submitted for competition.

Adams Media

Feb, 2011 — Aug, 2012 (over 1 year)

Worked as a freelancer, primarily proofing and copy editing. I handled a number of rush projects, able to turn around a manuscript in less than one week.

Self-employed

Aug, 2002 — Present

I have written three nonfiction titles, dealing with ancient Egyptian religious practises.

I am currently at work on a twelve-book novel series set in ancient Egypt.

All of my books require a tremendous amount of research and attention to detail.

Various

Jul, 1983 — Feb, 2009 (over 25 years)

Created several training manuals, policy and procedure manuals, business correspondence templates, and job descriptions. Proofed and edited internal emails, memos, and correspondence.

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