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Al is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, a trained student of The Publishing Training Centre, and a full-time freelance editor with over 25 years of editorial experience. Her background includes a bachelor’s in communication arts and a master’s coursework in media studies major in film. She helps clients edit, proofread, and format written documents, such as books, e-books, journal articles, manuals, web content, and doctoral dissertations while adhering to writing conventions and style guides (e.g., AAA, APA, CMOS, Harvard, MLA, etc.). She formats and converts MS Word to PDF file format compatible with Amazon’s self-publishing platforms, such as CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. Other times, she translates English text to standard, crisp Filipino. Al attends to editorial work and responds to e-mails between Mondays and Fridays, as she frees up Saturdays and Sundays for family, worship, and rest. Thank you for your interest in her editorial services.
$37 USD/hr
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freelance editor

Jul 2008

Specialist in 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, Filipino-English) 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 at The Publishing Training Centre

2013 - 2015 (2 years)

B.A. Communication Arts

1989 - 1993 (4 years)

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

2001 - 2008 (7 years)


CSC Certificate of Eligibility, Career Service Professional (1998)

Philippine Civil Service Commission

BIR Certificate of Registration, Freelance Editor (2009)

Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue


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

E-guide, published 2009, regularly updated Do Filipino freelancers pay income tax? Yes, they do. Check out the guide to know the basics of registering your freelance business and more.

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)

How a Filipino editor triumphed over unemployment

Freelancer blog, published 31 March 2016 Al has been freelancing for nearly eight years. Read more about her story published by Freelancer.

Bright Ideas | Episode 25 - Freelancer

TV interview, posted online 12 April 2016

What are the perks of freelancers?

TV interview, posted online 29 April 2016

The first question to ask when inviting a speaker and . . . turn down a speaking engagement

Online article, "The first question to ask when inviting a speaker and how to graciously turn down a speaking engagement," posted 23 September 2016



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