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Flag of Philippines Marikina City, Philippines
Member since May, 2010
3 Recommendations

freelance editor 

Al is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, and a conscientious freelance editor, who has edited, proofread, or formatted written documents, such as books, e-books, journal articles, manuals, recommendation letters, web content, as well as master's and doctorate dissertations. 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).
$37 USD/hr
43 Reviews
5.7
  • 82%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 15%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews

  • image of tmbuilding Report proofreading $116.00 AUD

    “Al is fantastic. She is always very helpful and professional.”

    tmbuilding Flag of Australia 1 month ago.
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    • Editing
    • Transcription
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  • image of joshwkidd Proofread 200 words (academic recommendation letter). $25.00 USD

    “Well done! Excellent!”

    joshwkidd Flag of Taiwan 3 months ago.
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  • image of tmbuilding Project proofreading $85.00 AUD

    “Outstanding work. Will always use her services.”

    tmbuilding Flag of Australia 6 months ago.
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  • image of tmbuilding Proof reading - research project $229.00 AUD

    “Outstanding work. Will always use her services.”

    tmbuilding Flag of Australia 7 months ago.
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  • image of tmbuilding Proof reading interview and main report $470.00 AUD

    “Fantastic work”

    tmbuilding Flag of Australia 8 months ago.
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  • image of eron7 PhD Thesis requiring devoted proofing/editing over 3 months $2012.00 AUD

    “Al worked tirelessly on my thesis. She's incredibly thorough and detail. It's my blessing to have her proof my thesis. Be clear with what you want, and Al will deliver above your expectations.”

    eron7 Flag of Singapore 8 months ago.
    • Copywriting
    • Proofreading
    • Editing
    • Academic Writing

Experience

freelance editor

Jul 2008

BIR-registered freelance business owner

Education

Copy-Editing by Distance Learning at The Publishing Training Centre (retraining in progress)

2013 - 2015 (2 years)

A.B. Communication Arts

1989 - 1993 (4 years)

M.A. Media Studies major in Film (coursework and comp only)

2001 - 2008 (7 years)

Certifications

CSC Certificate of Eligibility, Career Service Professional (1998)

Philippine Civil Service Commission

BIR Certificate of Registration, Freelance Editor (2009)

Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue

Publications

The Filipino freelancers' guide to paying taxes and securing social benefits

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

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)

Badges

  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Millenium Proposal

    Bid on 1000 projects.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.
  • Millenium Proposal

    Bid on 1000 projects.
  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • Warren Buffet

    Complete a project worth over $1000 USD.
  • The Collector

    Reach a balance of 5,000 credits.
  • Simply the Best

    Complete 5 or more projects, with a 95% completion rate.
  • Smooth Operator

    Complete 10 projects on time.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • Perfectionist

    Receive 5-star ratings in 90% of your completed projects (minimum 10 projects).
  • The Spartan

    Bid on 300 projects.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • Fast Responder

    Bid within 2 minutes of a project being listed.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Feedback Guru

    Receive 10 reviews
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • UK English Qualified

    Pass the UK English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Biller

    Create an hourly invoice.
  • US English Qualified

    Pass the US English Exam (Level 1)
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Enforcer

    Reporting a project or contest that violates our terms of service.
  • The Verified

    Verify your payment method
  • The Seeker

    Bid on 20 projects.
  • The Perfectionist

    Edited a bid.

Exams

  • UK English 1
    90%
  • US English Level 1
    98%

My Top Skills

  • Editing 43
  • Proofreading 36
  • Format & Layout 14
  • Research 6
  • Copy Typing 2
  • Data Processing 1
  • Communications 1
  • Training 0
  • Customer Support 0
  • Publishing 0
  • PDF 0
  • Technical Support 0
  • Microsoft 0
  • Newsletters 0
  • Cooking & Recipes 0
  • Filipino 0
  • Creative Writing 0
  • Word Processing 0
  • English Spelling 0
  • English Grammar 0

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