Melinda Campbell

Melinda Campbell - Editor

Laurel, MD, United States

Editor with a Science and Education background | Inspiring others to improve and complete their work

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Overview

Are you worried about your spelling or grammar? Do you need someone to check for consistency throughout your project? Does your work need a little polish before being published? Or maybe you need to collaborate with someone to work out the kinks in your writing?

Look no further; I can help.

(I even know how to properly use a semi-colon and can easily explain it to you. Or I can fix it for you and you never have to worry about it!)

My varied background (high school science teacher, lab technician, zookeeper, cashier...), intense thirst for knowledge, and eagle eye make me the editor/proofreader you need. I have a wide range of information already in my head and the ability and desire to research anything else that I need to know for a project. On top of that, I am a voracious reader, which helps me stay on top of trends while exposing me to traditional grammar, too.

I have experience with different style guides, especially APA and MLA. I am willing to work with an in-house guide you may have developed, or even just be sure you are consistent within your own personal style.

Having lived abroad and travelled extensively, I can even be sure you are staying within a specific regional dialect in your writing.

I like working collaboratively with authors to perfect that originally awkward sentence or decide on a formal or informal tone, etc. However, I am just as willing to hand you a proofread document with proverbial red ink on it for you to decide what to change.

Top traits:
Flexible, fast learner, intense work ethic

Interested in:
Helping you to succeed
Improving your readers' enjoyment
Large or small projects (from short copy up to an entire manuscript)

Languages
English (AUS)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Education & Reference
Life Sciences
Nature
Travel
Fiction
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Paranormal Romance
Science Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
March, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

Edit curricula, blogs, manuscripts, websites, and college-level assignments (proofread, copyedit, stylistic/substantive). Provide layout advice. Experience with back end of WordPress and basic html coding. Some clients include BLPS, just B more, and J. L. Adams.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

Allure (The ABCs of BDSM)

J. L. Adams

Occasionally fate steps in and your life changes in an instant. You’re blindsided by events that you never saw coming. Sometimes, they’re unexpected delights. Often times, they’re heartbreaking moments which leave you scrambling to pick up the pieces. These are the moments when tragedy redefines who you are. For Dr. Ian McCullough, going to his best friend’s sex club that fateful night was don... read more

Occasionally fate steps in and your life changes in an instant. You’re blindsided by events that you never saw coming. Sometimes, they’re unexpected delights. Often times, they’re heartbreaking moments which leave you scrambling to pick up the pieces. These are the moments when tragedy redefines who you are. For Dr. Ian McCullough, going to his best friend’s sex club that fateful night was don... read more

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