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Phaedra S. Corrente

Toronto, ON
Canada

Profile

Who Am I?

A passionate editor, writer, and foreign language enthusiast based in Toronto, Ontario.

I've been offering my editing services for over four years, and I have an immutable affinity to language—particularly of the carefully-worded variety. With a background in copywriting, media arts, English, and foreign language studies, communicating is what I do best. As an editor, my goal is not only to provide you with cohesive, error-free text that will engage your audience, but to make your experience with an editor as pleasant as possible.

Experience

In my independent freelance career, I have worked on a vast array of dissertations, journal articles, marketing materials, short stories, reports, blog posts, and more. My clients include university professors, PhD candidates, and budding authors from around the globe.

I worked as a full-time communications specialist for Student Life Network (SLN), a forward-thinking marketing company dedicated to enriching Canadian students' lives. There I wrote ad copy, site copy, blog posts, and other marketing materials, all the while managing the company blog. I also recruited and coached several promising young writers, honing their skills to make them into the best storytellers they could be.

Skills and Fun Facts

I have full command of the English language and possess advanced fluency in French. I am currently studying Japanese and Mandarin, but my interests also lie in Korean, Russian, Spanish, and Italian (can you tell that I'm an aspiring polyglot?).

In 2014 I was sent to E3, a world-famous gaming conference in Los Angeles, after winning a writing contest run by Student Life Network.

I am proficient in Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, and Adobe Photoshop. I am also well-versed in Adobe AfterEffects and ProTools.

Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to working with you!

Best,

Phaedra

Editorial Skills

  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Referencing
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting
  • Structural and substantive editing
  • Stylistic editing
  • Translation, French to English
  • Web adaptation
  • Writing

Media/Genres

  • Abstracts
  • Academic materials, general
  • Academic papers and essays
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Anthologies
  • Blogs
  • Books, art and photography
  • Books, children's and young adult
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-help
  • Books, self-published
  • Catalogues
  • E-books
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia
  • Newspapers
  • Plays and screenplays
  • Poetry
  • Résumés and CVs
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction
  • Websites

Subjects

  • Arts
  • Asia
  • Communications
  • Entertainment
  • Food and drink
  • Grammar and linguistics
  • History
  • Humanities, general
  • Leisure, general
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Social sciences