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Audra M. Gorgiev

Professional Freelance Editor/Proofreader

138 Crystal Green Drive
Okotoks, AB T1S 0C8
Canada

Profile

I am a full-time professional freelance editor (copy, line, and technical editing) and proofreader since 2000, editing a wide variety of material (including technical documents; scientific/medical research journal articles; academic documents; K-12 STEM and postsecondary textbook and e-learning materials; manuscripts; pharmaceutical marketing material/monographs; corporate communications, white papers, regulatory reports, and marketing material; finance/investment reports, funds/markets briefs, and investor literature; bio/autobiographies; and ESL documents). My references will attest to my determination to accept nothing short of perfection, as I am dedicated to offering the highest degree of professionalism in the work I complete. 

A self-starter with initiative, my editing and proofreading skills extend across many subjects and business needs—you could say that I am an “editing savant.” I am a passionate perfectionist when it comes to a succinct, well-written, and mistake-free document—that oh-so-important first impression. I also possess a proven ability to make sound decisions to achieve creative and innovative solutions for my clients. In short, I am the hidden accomplice behind a successful document.

My knowledge of Chicago (16; 17), APA, AMA, AP, and Canadian Press style guides is extensive, as well as following or creating client style guides if required. I edit using MS Word/PowerPoint/Excel and Adobe Acrobat (in addition to various proprietary software), and have experience working within structured authoring tools and template-based content management systems (such as ScholarOne, GatherContent, Delta, and Slack). Other skill sets I offer to my clients include strong research and organizational expertise, fact-checking and tagging documents, and HTML knowledge.

Accountability for my performance and results is very important to me, whatever the document may be, and I strive to provide constructive feedback and meet client deadlines, My time is very flexible and I am on call six days a week for long- or short-term projects; my computer is fired up at 9 a.m. and is on until 9 p.m. MST.

My rates vary on the level of editing and turnaround time; the billing method and rate structure can be tailored to the project. Please note that I do strive to work within my clients’ budgets.

Editorial Skills

  • Canadianization
  • Copy editing
  • Editing translations
  • On-screen editing
  • Online editing
  • Plain language
  • Proofreading
  • Research and fact-checking
  • Rewriting

Media/Genres

  • Abstracts
  • Academic books and monographs
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Briefs, précis, and executive summaries
  • Business materials, general
  • Catalogues
  • Conference materials
  • Educational materials, general
  • In-house publications
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • Periodicals, general
  • Policies and procedures
  • Public relations materials
  • Reference materials, general
  • Reports, annual
  • Reports, other
  • Study guides
  • Style guides
  • Tests and assessment materials
  • Textbooks, college and university
  • Textbooks, elementary and high school
  • Theses and dissertations
  • Trade non-fiction

Subjects

  • Business
  • Canada
  • Communications
  • Culture
  • Earth sciences
  • Ecology and environment
  • Economics
  • Economy, politics, and law, general
  • Energy, mines and natural resources
  • Engineering
  • Government, federal
  • Handicrafts
  • Health
  • Health and medicine, general
  • Health care
  • Humanities, general
  • Industry and manufacturing
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • International relations
  • Leisure, general
  • Life sciences
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Medicine
  • Medicine, alternative
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Physical and chemical sciences
  • Psychology and mental health
  • Religion and spirituality
  • Sciences, general
  • Social sciences
  • Technology