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The Freelance Editor

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$37 USD / hour
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marikina city,
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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.
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Translation (English to Filipino)
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Book title: "Discovering the Person You Were Meant to Be: A Guide to Self-Realization and Life Transformation Based on Self-Identity"
Author: Dr. Christian A. Wetie
United States
Copyright 2018 
200 pages
Book formatting, editing, and indexing
Reformatting of a company annual financial report
Work completed in 5 weekdays, 13-19 April 2017
60+ pages, $750 AUD
Project ID: 13701099
Desktop publishing
Reformatting of a company annual financial report
Work completed in 5 weekdays, 13-19 April 2017
60+ pages, $750 AUD
Project ID: 13701099
Desktop publishing
Reformatting of a company annual financial report
Work completed in 5 weekdays, 13-19 April 2017
60+ pages, $750 AUD
Project ID: 13701099
Desktop publishing
Editing Biblical content is a highly delicate editorial task. More often than not, substantive editing is required to ensure that Bible verses are quoted exactly as they appear in the Holy Bible and that literary translation is in line with sound Biblical theology or is parallel with God's Word. For example, when an author states that as man we're god, we go back to God's Word that says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3, KJV). Quoting verses as comments to author is a way to establish the truth that, for instance, as man, we're not--and we can't be--gods. 

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Project title: "Editor for manuscript, grammar, etc; would like local editor; LA area, zip, 91364"
Project ID: 10475104
Book manuscript editing with formatting and layout
Editing Biblical content is a highly delicate editorial task. More often than not, substantive editing is required to ensure that Bible verses are quoted exactly as they appear in the Holy Bible and that literary translation is in line with sound Biblical theology or is parallel with God's Word. For example, when an author states that as man we're god, we go back to God's Word that says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3, KJV). Quoting verses as comments to author is a way to establish the truth that, for instance, as man, we're not--and we can't be--gods. 

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Project title: "Editor for manuscript, grammar, etc; would like local editor; LA area, zip, 91364"
Project ID: 10475104
Book manuscript editing with formatting and layout
Editing Biblical content is a highly delicate editorial task. More often than not, substantive editing is required to ensure that Bible verses are quoted exactly as they appear in the Holy Bible and that literary translation is in line with sound Biblical theology or is parallel with God's Word. For example, when an author states that as man we're god, we go back to God's Word that says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3, KJV). Quoting verses as comments to author is a way to establish the truth that, for instance, as man, we're not--and we can't be--gods. 

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Project title: "Editor for manuscript, grammar, etc; would like local editor; LA area, zip, 91364"
Project ID: 10475104
Book manuscript editing with formatting and layout
Editing Biblical content is a highly delicate editorial task. More often than not, substantive editing is required to ensure that Bible verses are quoted exactly as they appear in the Holy Bible and that literary translation is in line with sound Biblical theology or is parallel with God's Word. For example, when an author states that as man we're god, we go back to God's Word that says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3, KJV). Quoting verses as comments to author is a way to establish the truth that, for instance, as man, we're not--and we can't be--gods. 

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Project title: "Editor for manuscript, grammar, etc; would like local editor; LA area, zip, 91364"
Project ID: 10475104
Book manuscript editing with formatting and layout
Editing Biblical content is a highly delicate editorial task. More often than not, substantive editing is required to ensure that Bible verses are quoted exactly as they appear in the Holy Bible and that literary translation is in line with sound Biblical theology or is parallel with God's Word. For example, when an author states that as man we're god, we go back to God's Word that says, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" (Exodus 20:3, KJV). Quoting verses as comments to author is a way to establish the truth that, for instance, as man, we're not--and we can't be--gods. 

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Project title: "Editor for manuscript, grammar, etc; would like local editor; LA area, zip, 91364"
Project ID: 10475104
Book manuscript editing with formatting and layout
The editorial task involved recreating and formatting PDF content and layout in MS Word format using MS Word functions. The result is a 120-page trade paperback ready for print and electronic publishing.

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Project title: "Layout for my book"
Project ID: 10661563
Book formatting and layout
The editorial task involved recreating and formatting PDF content and layout in MS Word format using MS Word functions. The result is a 120-page trade paperback ready for print and electronic publishing.

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Project title: "Layout for my book"
Project ID: 10661563
Book formatting and layout

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4.8
$750.00 AUD
Was very happy with the work done; it was delivered on time and on budget.
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Flag of AU Michael F. @MichaelFry1968
4 years ago
5.0
$45.00 USD
very professional and delivered before than expected.
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Flag of IN Vamsi K. @f2012042
4 years ago
5.0
$60.00 AUD
Excellent work received form this Freelancer, very easy to communicate with, very pleasant to deal with, would thoroughly recommend this person for your next job.
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Flag of AU Stanley H. @stanham556
4 years ago
5.0
$1,100.00 USD
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.
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Flag of NG Samuel T. @hagof
5 years ago
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5 years ago

Experience

freelance editor

www.alsabado.com editorial services
Jul 2008 - Present
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)

Education

copy-editing by distance learning from The Publishing Training Centre

United Kingdom 2013 - 2015
(2 years)

some master's in media studies major in film (coursework, comp)

University of the Philippines, Philippines 2001 - 2008
(7 years)

bachelor's in communication arts

Miriam College, Philippines 1989 - 1993
(4 years)

Qualifications

registered income taxpayer

Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue
2009
BIR Certificate of Registration for providing editorial services as a freelance editor

certified professional

Philippine Civil Service Commission
1998
CSC Certificate of Eligibility as a career service professional

Publications

Among the emergent churches in the Philippines and the reasons I left them

Al Sabado
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

Al Sabado
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.

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