Danielle Bergey

Danielle Bergey - Editor

Kansas City, MO

I am a published author of 3 books and several articles, am currently a teacher, have worked on over 30 long-term freelance projects.

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Overview

I scored 1st place on the Upwork Demo Editing Skills Certification test and have over 7 years of editorial experience with a high rating from all clients on Upwork. I am a published author of 3 books and several articles, am currently a teacher, have worked on over 30 long-term freelance projects, and scored in the top 1% on the Upwork U.S. English Basic Skills Test. I have a Bachelor's degree in English and have an advanced knowledge of Spanish.

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's Picture Books
Christian
Fantasy
Science Fiction
Short Story
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Education & Reference
History

Certifications

  • Upwork Demo Editing Skills Certification test (1st place)
  • Upwork U.S. English Basic Skills Test (top 1%)

Awards

  • 2010 Penmarks Best Essay - "Of Love and Obsession: An Analysis of Heroes"
  • Student Employee of the Year Nomination
  • National Honor Society Community Service Award
  • Award of Merit

Work experience

Teacher

Canterbury Prep School
August, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

Deliver creative and interactive activities to an average of 18 students between 2-9 years of age; Establish literacy and arithmetic competence to students, providing additional support when needed; Communicate consistently with parents to report on student behavior, social, and developmental progress; Spearhead school tutoring program for supplemental instruction in reading, writing, math, science, and history.

Freelance Proofreader

Driscoll's
June, 2012 – Present (about 6 years)

Proofread articles for internal, quarterly newsletter; met strict deadlines and offered varied comments for design quality and article verbiage.

Freelancer

Self-employed
June, 2011 – Present (about 7 years)

Successfully launched freelancing career in book publishing, marketing, and design; Exceptional at multi-tasking; Clients include a Hollywood co-producer, world-renowned musician, well-known success coach, best-selling author, and international companies.

Editor

Heartland International Ministries
December, 2010 – February, 2016 (about 5 years)

Gathered articles for, edited, and designed quarterly newsletter and website; doubled social media subscriptions; provided administrative support to all levels of management.

Print Marketing Coordinator

Nazarene Publishing House
September, 2010 – June, 2011 (9 months)

Foster author and company relationships; Write copy for book covers, catalogs, brochures, and other marketing pieces; Edit marketing copy; Liaison between Marketing, Art, and Editorial departments; Perform quality customer service.

Editorial Intern

WordAction Publishing Company
June, 2010 – August, 2010 (2 months)

Write articles for published curriculum; Edit manuscripts; collaborated with coworkers for projects; Professional demeanor on telephone; Enact quality customer service; Demonstrate high level of organization.

Editor of Penmarks

MVNU
September, 2009 – May, 2010 (8 months)

Successfully manage and organize a completely new format and design for journal; Accept and edit submissions; Contact applicants and winners; Design layout of journal; Advertise by way of e-mails, posters, and events; Membership in the MVNU chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, an English society.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Yours, Truly

Crystal White

With a mother constantly holding her at a distance, a sister who treats her more as a nuisance than a sibling, and a father who may be the only link to true familial emotion, Truly is stuck in a family she doesn t belong in, a rut of dance-less days, and a barista job she cannot escape. Truly must navigate her way through daily life and find a way to become bigger than she seems, knowing there... read more

With a mother constantly holding her at a distance, a sister who treats her more as a nuisance than a sibling, and a father who may be the only link to true familial emotion, Truly is stuck in a family she doesn t belong in, a rut of dance-less days, and a barista job she cannot escape. Truly must navigate her way through daily life and find a way to become bigger than she seems, knowing there... read more

My Letters to God

S. Corrine Davis

Mrs. Wesley used to throw a dish towel over her head to inform her many children that she was praying and was not to be disturbed. Some mothers lock themselves in the bathroom for some peace. In Corrine's case, she knew that if she didn't find a way to pray constantly, she would quickly be overwhelmed and stressed. But, with all her kids running around, needing their mother for various reasons... read more

Mrs. Wesley used to throw a dish towel over her head to inform her many children that she was praying and was not to be disturbed. Some mothers lock themselves in the bathroom for some peace. In Corrine's case, she knew that if she didn't find a way to pray constantly, she would quickly be overwhelmed and stressed. But, with all her kids running around, needing their mother for various reasons... read more

The Hey Paula Story: The Amazing story behind the no. 1 smash hit of 1963

Ray Hildebrand

On October 6, 1962, two college students from an obscure college in West Texas, drove to Ft. Worth and dropped in, unannounced, at a small recording studio. When the scheduled artist failed to appear, the two students were given the opportunity to record their song. A few months later "Hey, Paul" was at the top of the charts in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and anywhere in the world there were radi... read more

On October 6, 1962, two college students from an obscure college in West Texas, drove to Ft. Worth and dropped in, unannounced, at a small recording studio. When the scheduled artist failed to appear, the two students were given the opportunity to record their song. A few months later "Hey, Paul" was at the top of the charts in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and anywhere in the world there were radi... read more

Think & Win Big: 75 Quick & Powerful Secrets For Personal Success

Skip J. Williams

WINNERS THINK BIG! • You want innovative results? It’s inside this book. • You want to elevate your life? It’s a page away. • You want to become a winner? Here is the way. “THINK & WIN BIG IS A VICTORY CLASSIC.” Skip J. Williams, the creative author of Think Progress has done it again! Think & Win Big is the world’s most amazing and recommended book for personal success. Within Think & Win Big... read more

WINNERS THINK BIG! • You want innovative results? It’s inside this book. • You want to elevate your life? It’s a page away. • You want to become a winner? Here is the way. “THINK & WIN BIG IS A VICTORY CLASSIC.” Skip J. Williams, the creative author of Think Progress has done it again! Think & Win Big is the world’s most amazing and recommended book for personal success. Within Think & Win Big... read more

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