Al Sabado is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, and a full-time freelance editor with decades of editorial experience. Her background includes a bachelor’s in communication arts and some master’s in media studies major in film. She helps clients edit, proofread, format, and index books. She has worked on annual reports, journal articles, manuals, web content, and doctoral dissertations while adhering to writing conventions and style guides (e.g., AAA, APA, CMOS, Harvard, MLA). According to specifications, she applies appropriate functions to format documents compatible with Amazon’s self-publishing platforms, such as CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. Other times, she translates English text to standard, crisp Filipino and provides voice-over.
Al attends to editorial work and responds to e-mails on weekdays and holidays, as she frees up weekends (Sat-Sun) for family, worship, and rest. Thank you for your interest in her editorial services.
There is a difference between working to earn a living and living to add value by offering what is much more than money....this is Al for you!
She always goes the extra mile to do a great work with her heart of gold. She is just outstanding!
She is highly recommended as a world class professional editor.
Specialist in general manuscript editing (copyediting, substantive editing, technical editing); proofreading; style reading; book formatting and layout (MS Word, ready for print and electronic publishing); and translating text (English-Filipino, vv)
Editor of university-approved doctoral dissertations adherent to style guides such as AAA, APA, CMOS, Harvard, Turabian, etc.
Full time since 2008 | professionally trained | bilingual (English, Filipino)
copy-editing by distance learning from The Publishing Training Centre
United Kingdom 2013 - 2015
some master's in media studies major in film (coursework, comp)
University of the Philippines, Philippines 2001 - 2008
bachelor's in communication arts
Miriam College, Philippines 1989 - 1993
registered income taxpayer
Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue
BIR Certificate of Registration for providing editorial services as a freelance editor
Philippine Civil Service Commission
CSC Certificate of Eligibility as a career service professional
Among the emergent churches in the Philippines and the reasons I left them
E-book, published 2012
Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude, verse 3)
The Filipino freelancers' guide to paying taxes and securing social benefits
E-guide, published 2009
Do Filipino freelancers pay income tax? Yes, they do. Check out the guide to know the basics of registering your freelance business and more.