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Deborah K.

@greatwords4you

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5.0 (86 reviews)
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$30 USD / hour
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Native English-speaking editor and proofreader

My expertise as an English editor & proofreader for fiction and non-fiction books has grown over 28 years while freelancing and previously teaching & marking pre-tertiary English. I’ve been immersed in the correct use of grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure & paragraphing over decades. Double majors in English plus a lifetime of reading enhanced my natural skill in word choices. Sensitivity to English nuance, your intended audience and your desired tone are central. For readability, I like to chat about issues revealed in the edit. My professional organizational skills and work ethic will support our work together. And I like returning a text that delights on time. A recent review by a 6-time novelist client says: “She is an excellent person and highly skilled in her field. I have recommended her to my author friends as well and will continue to hire her for my future books. Thanks a lot Deborah for all the help.” Look in my Portfolio Items for samples of how I use MO’s Track Changes to identify suggested changes & corrections. Look at my excellent Reviews below that. And, look in the Publications section at the very bottom of the page for some of the books I have edited. I look forward to working with you!
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Portfolio Items

Sample 7 - website post written
Sample 7 - website post written
Sample 6 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 6 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 5 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 5 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 3 - edit with Track changes
Sample 3 - edit with Track changes
Sample 2 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 2 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 4 - edit with Track Changes
Sample 4 - edit with Track Changes

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5.0
₹25,500.00 INR
She is an excellent person and highly skilled in her field. I have recommended her to my author friends as well and will continue to hire her for my future books. Thanks a lot Deborah for all the help.
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Flag of IN Karan Singh Y. @karansinghyadav3
2 months ago
5.0
£400.00 GBP
This will be the 4th book I have worked with Deborah on as an editor and proofreader. If I write, a 5th. I'll be back.
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Flag of GB Damien T. @damientillerqa3
5 months ago
5.0
$35.00 USD
If you need really great words, award Deborah your jobs, thanks Deborah
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Flag of SA Yaser S. @Greattop
5 months ago
5.0
$800.00 USD
Deborah was fantastic. We had a 700 page manuscript which she did three run-throughs with. The end product is far better than we could have done ourselves. I unreservedly recommend her.
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Flag of US Alexis L. @alexislebedew
7 months ago
5.0
$450.00 CAD
Deborah does excellent work and manages her time well. She brings great value for every dollar spent.
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Flag of CA Aisha H. @AHWTL1
9 months ago

Experience

Co-ordinator

Open Learning Institute, then Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, then Open Learning Institute of TAFE
Apr 2004 - Feb 2015 (10 years, 10 months)
In this role, I was the Coordinator for the Adult Tertiary Preparation Team for Distance Education in TAFE Queensland. The programme was designed to prepare mature-aged students for university entrance in the state of Queensland.

Tutor

Open Learning Institute, then Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, then Open Learning Institute of TAFE
Apr 1993 - Feb 2015 (21 years, 10 months)
In this role, I tutored mature-aged students in the Language and Learning Skills (English) course for TAFE Queensland's Adult Tertiary Preparation program.

Writer, Editor, Proofreader

Open Learning Institute, then Brisbane North Institute of TAFE, then Open Learning Institute of TAFE
Apr 1993 - Feb 2015 (21 years, 10 months)
In these roles, I wrote books of English learning materials designed for study by distance education by adult learners wanting mature-aged entry into any Queensland University. "ATP200B Language and Learning Skills" was the last one I wrote. Over the years I edited, proofread, and had a hand in writing the sister materials in Literature, Modern World History, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry and Physics. Every time the curriculum changed the materials had to be re-done.

Education

B. A. (majoring in Communications and English Literature)

The University of Queensland, Australia 1967 - 1973
(6 years)

Qualifications

Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

TAFE Queensland Brisbane
2012
This certificate covered the elements of training and assessment required in TAFE: planning, assessing & validating assessment; planning, organizing & facilitating learning; designing & developing learning programs.

Publications

Lucien’s Voyage – An Oakenfall Chronicle

A Black Flag Publication – Amazon Kindle
In the fourth and final Oakenfall Chronicle, Damien Tiller tells the story of the Mage Hunter, Lucien, whose routine investigation leads to a perilous voyage. At its end, he confronts the darkness that has been menacing not only Oakenfall for generations - as related in all the Oakenfall Chronicles - but the whole world.

A Winter’s Child – An Oakenfall Chronicle

A Black Flag Publication – Amazon Kindle
In the third Oakenfall Chronicle, Damien Tiller tells the story of the orphaned elf, Diadan Silverleaf. His story takes place hundreds of years before the time of Darcy Dean when the Poles are moving south from the frozen wastes of Northern Neeska looking for a better life. The elven people in the Whispering Woods and later in the Calm Lands stand in their way …

The Mindfulness Experience: 8 Strategies to Live Life Now

Amazon Paperback & Kindle
NON-FICTION This book is born of Keith Fiveson’s 30-year long journey of self-discovery to learn how to live best. That spilt over into his passion for helping others and organisations to discover that too. The book is aimed at those who want to learn how to thrive not just survive. It draws on his experiences in life-coaching, meditation, yoga, Price Waterhouse Coopers, and IT Enabled Services Alliance Inc.

How does a young person diagnosed with Autism relate to the world

Amazon Kindle
FICTION – PICTURE BOOK In this handy children’s book, Bozena Zawisz shows children and their parents how a child diagnosed with Autism relates to the world surrounding them.

Insights into Effective Coaching

Amazon Kindle
NON-FICTION This book was written by Julian Brunt, Miroslav Reljic, and Karen Root - all coaches. It describes educational, professional, and life coaching and is designed to help anyone considering being coached. With this book's help, they will know what sort of coach will best suit them and how to find that person. It is also aimed at students, teachers, employers, managers as well as potential coaches.

Dragons’ Blight – An Oakenfall Chronicle

A Black Flag Publication – Amazon Kindle
FICTION In the first Oakenfall Chronicle, Damien Tiller tells the story of Darcy Dean. Though from a privileged family and though his father was a distinguished war hero who spent his life holding the Poles at bay, Darcy is an unlikely hero. He somehow manages to find the courage and stamina to find help and save Oakenfall following the fall of the Hanson Kingdom from the Dragons’ Blight.

A Tailor’s Son – An Oakenfall Chronicle

A Black Flag Publication – Amazon Kindle
FICTION In the second Oakenfall Chronicle, Damien Tiller tells the story of another unlikely hero, Harold Spinks, a tailor's son. More than 100 years after the time of Darcy Dean, Harold is blamed for a series of grisly murders in Oakenfall. To clear his name, he must deal with underworld criminals, corrupt officials, deranged clergy, and at the heart of it - the Rakta Ishvara, the Blood God.

The Well-Power Diet: Hack your mind in 21 days for lifelong weight management, wellness and wisdom

Amazon Paperback and Kindle
NON-FICTION This book by Anne Holleley is a welcome addition to the literature about weight loss, as it starts with the premise that weight loss is a function of our attitude to food and ourselves. Anne outlines 21 steps for creating a healthy relationship with food and eating, effective self-nourishment, and a personally satisfying active life. With these in place, weight loss (or gain) happens naturally.

Slamming It Out! How I got shit done in 5* kitchens

Amazon Paperback and Kindle
NON-FICTION After leading the life of a successful international chef for 25 years across multiple countries and continents, Marcel Riemer shows aspiring chefs what being in a professional hotel kitchen is really like – as opposed to what it appears to be from glamorous TV shows about celebrity chefs.

Love, Death & Tango: A Memoir

Amazon Kindle and Paperback
MEMOIR After reaching a low point in her life and egged on by hormonal changes, Maraya Loza Koxahn flees to Buenos Aires to dance tango and reinvent herself. It is not as simple as Maraya imagines. Complications in her relationship with her dance partner launch her into a soul-searching exploration of her sense of self, her core beliefs, and how, existentially, she can go about living.

Foundation (The Epic of Eden Book 1)

Amazon Paperback and Kindle
FICTION Christopher Abernathy tells the story of Du Enkai, a boy from a village on the plains in the Maro Province. Enkai wants to be able to cultivate the divine arts and be a great warrior like his father. When it is discovered that he has a corrupted soul, he leaves with his father to have it healed - but nothing turns out as he expects.

Dream Beyond Shadows: No Ordinary Tourist

White Falcon Publishing - Paperback and Amazon Kindle
NON-FICTION Kartikeya Ladha’s book is about the amazing and life-altering journey he went on, after reaching a crossroads in his life - when he felt stuck and overwhelmed by society’s pressures. In what followed, as he traveled in South America, he learned to dream beyond the shadows.

Oranges and Lemons...And Other Citrus Fruits

Amazon Kindle and Paperback
NON-FICTION This book provides fascinating information about the origins, history, and horticultural background of members of the citrus family. With much affection, Liza Jones discusses their history, uses, and impact on human health and culture.

Country Awakening

Paperback and Amazon Kindle
FICTION In this contemporary Christian country romance, Bozena Zawisz’s love story centers on Annie, who wants a happy marriage. She wants to escape from her traumatized home. She has conflicting feelings about her new home in Australia and her old home in Poland. First, she has to re-discover her sense of self-worth.

Learn to Share Toys

Amazon Kindle
FICTION – PICTURE BOOK In this picture book guide, Bozena Zawisz outlines strategies to help young children and their parents to navigate toy and space sharing. With his mother’s help, little Bobby learns how to share with his younger brother.

The Legendary Tamer: Vol 1

Amazon Kindle
FICTION In this xianxia genre story by KSY, a Grimoire named Devourer forms a contract with an orphaned teenage boy who had been thought to be talentless and therefore destined to be a nobody in society. Simon is then so exceptionally talented that he can become not only a Mage or an Aura Master but also a Tamer!

God Slayer: Vol 1-4

Amazon Kindle
FICTION In KSY’s series of xianxia genre stories, teenaged Ryan discovers his family is not the ordinary family he thought it was - he has some extraordinary ancestors. As a Spirit Humanoid Martial Artist, he can cultivate the Elemental Laws extraordinarily quickly. With his growing band of Martial Spirits, he has action-packed adventures while developing his attributes, which he uses to keep his family, mentors, Martial Spirits, and Contracted creatures & plants safe.

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