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Jon Rauch 

I offer professional editorial and ghostwriting services at competitive rates. I have over 15 years’ experience editing, proofreading, and writing for law firms, financial houses, advertising departments, screenwriters, nonfiction writers, and novelists. In addition, for three years I worked as an ESL instructor. The latter experience I put to excellent use while providing editorial and writing assistance to foreign-born professionals at a top-tier international law firm in New York City. NB: WHILE I AM WILLING TO NEGOTIATE A LOWER HOURLY RATE FOR LARGE OR ONGOING PROJECTS, I AM NOT INTERESTED IN LOW-PAYING WORK. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT ME IF YOU CANNOT PAY FOR MY SERVICES.
$50 USD/hr
3 Reviews
  • 75%Jobs Completed
  • 100%On Budget
  • 100%On Time
  • 33%Repeat Hire Rate

Recent Reviews


Legal & Patent Proofreader

Jun 2004 - Oct 2012 (8 years)

• Proofread and edited articles for intellectual property law journals, briefs, letters, offering memoranda, patent applications, personnel biographies, presentations, prospectuses • Offered specialized proofreading, editing, and writing assistance to foreign-born patent attorneys, many of whom had weak written English skills • Patent proofreading – compared published patents against sundry documentation in respective patent folders to confirm accuracy of claims, specifications, abstracts, figures and/or

Advertising Proofreader

Sep 2001 - Jun 2004 (2 years)

• At various Long Island firms’ advertising departments, proofread text, numerical data, images, and related content for accuracy, grammatical correctness, and consistency of style • At one of the nation’s largest producers of corporate annual reports, proofread layout, text, numerical data, images, and related content for accuracy, grammatical correctness, consistency of style, and design requirements of firm clients

Editor, Ghostwriter, Proofreader

Jul 2000

• Screenwriting and prose –  edit short and feature-length screenplays, novels, short stories, and essays to improve narrative flow, tighten scenes, decrease bloat  ghostwrite scenes, dialogue, and nonfiction prose per screenwriters’ and fiction authors’ instructions • Legal, business, advertising, and technical documents –  Book reads: grammar and usage, formatting inconsistencies and errors, accuracy of cites and cross-references, narrative flow  Word-for-word reads: ens

Legal & Financial Proofreader

Jul 1998 - Jul 2000 (2 years)

• Proofread for numerous law firms and financial institutions in New York City, doing blacklines, book reads, revisions, team reads, word-for-words • Assisted visually-impaired attorney with document production, including proofreading, editing, research, word processing • Representative clients included, but were not limited to:  Brown & Wood  Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft  Deutsche Bank  Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher  Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy  Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe  Shearman

ESL Instructor

Sep 1997 - Nov 1998 (1 year)

• Taught English as a second language to students of all ages and proficiency levels, including vocabulary, grammar, writing, idioms, pronunciation, listening and reading comprehension



1996 - 1998 (2 years)


  • UK English 1
  • US English Level 2

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