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Al is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, and a full-time freelance editor, who has edited, proofread, and formatted written documents, such as books, e-books, journal articles, manuals, recommendation letters, web content, as well as master's and doctorate dissertations. She successfully earned her degree, Bachelor of Arts in Communication Arts, and is currently retraining and completing her last course unit in Copy-Editing by Distance Learning at The Publishing Training Centre. For every payment received, Al diligently issues an official receipt duly authorized by the Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue. Thank you for your interest in her editorial services. STYLE GUIDES USED American Anthropological Association (AAA) American Psychological Association (APA) Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) Harvard Referencing Modern Language Association (MLA) Turabian Others, depending on editorial requirement STANDARD REFERENCES Holy Bible, King James Version, red letter edition Leo Hamalian & Frederick R. Karl's "Everything You Need to Know About Grammar" New Oxford Dictionary for Writers and Editors (2005) Norman Lewis' "Better English" Rogets II The New Thesaurus The American Heritage Desk Dictionary The Elements of Style, 4th edition The Reader's Digest Great Encyclopedic Dictionary (1975) UP Diksyunaryong Filipino, binagong edisyon (2010) TOPICS EDITED agriculture, art, automotive, child abduction/rescue, Christianity, construction, corporate globalisation (in British English), dance, dentistry, discrimination, economics, education, engineering, environment, ergonomics, finance, food, the Great Depression, government, health/beauty (e.g., Asperger's syndrome, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS research, pregnancy, tuberculosis, nasolabial folds), information technology, law, marketing, medicine, migration, outsourcing, South African community, taxation, and others TOPICS AVOIDED adult content, astrology, contemplative, eastern mysticism, eroticism, evolution theory, fornication, gambling, legalized pot use, meditation (chakra, guided visualization, kundalini, transcendental, etc.), necromancy, New Age, paranormal, positive thinking, pro-homosexuality, witchcraft, yoga; plagiarized text; and the like MANUSCRIPTS EDITED academic paper, annual report, book, conference paper, corporate brochure, dissertation/thesis, e-book, journal article, magazine, manual, newsletter, script, other written documents (agreement or contract, application letter, article, business correspondence, catalogue, curriculum vitae, lyric sheet, personal statement, press release, recommendation letter, résumé, transcript, visual media text, web content) LANGUAGES English, a native speaker from the Philippines; Tagalog, Filipino WORK BACKGROUND Editorial experience since 1989 Full-time freelance editor since 2008 BIR-registered freelance business owner since 2009 INDUSTRY AFFILIATION Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung | Forum: Qualitative Social Research, editorial team member, 2010–present The Research Cooperative, 2010–present Book Publishing Professionals (LinkedIn group), 2010–2011 Council of Science Editors (LinkedIn group), 2010–2011 Copyediting-L, 2009–present Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), 2009–2011 Filipino Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (FILSCAP), 2002–present The Organization of Filipino Composers or KATHA (e-group), 2001–present WORK SCHEDULE As a full-time freelance editor, Al eagerly works between Mondays and Fridays. She makes sure to respond to emails on weekdays, as she frees up Saturdays and Sundays for family, worship, and rest. Thank you for considering her editorial services. FAITH Al is a non-denominational, Bible-believing Christian who has stayed away from the precepts of contemplative spirituality and other trends popularized by numerous churches of this day. Al believes that one's spiritual growth comes from no other but its very source, Jesus Christ. For Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life; no man comes to the Father except through Him--Jesus Christ (John 14:6).
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