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Chelsea Gillenwater

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Hello! My name is Chelsea, and I'm an aspiring fiction writer with a love for editing and proofreading. I love working with people to bring their best writing to the page, and I have extensive experience at all stages of the writing process--collaborative brainstorming, beta reading and feedback, style and line editing, and final proofing. Editing projects I have worked on include short stories, novels, essays, academic articles, scripts, grants, book reviews, and online copy. My first priority is to maintain the integrity of a writer's vision, whether that's a novel-in-progress or a cover letter. Whatever your project, I would love to work with you to help make your writing clear, concise, and compelling! I have five years of experience as a copyeditor and writing consultant. I received my MFA in fiction writing from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in English and communication from Virginia Tech. Send me a sample page of your work, and let's get started.
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Recent Reviews

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    “Outstanding work and under adverse conditions, mind you! Lots of cross talk...she did a really great job. In the event I have more of this kind of work, I won't look elsewhere...its all her!”

Experience

Content Writer

Sep 2016

Write copy for lifestyle website, matching client voice and tone

Book Review Editor

Jan 2016

Solicit and contribute professional book reviews for journal publication

Lead Associate Editor

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015 (1 year)

Managed all journal communication between staff, volunteers, and contributors and oversaw workflow for journal publication

Writing Consultant

Aug 2013 - May 2014 (9 months)

Worked with students to brainstorm, plan, and proof various writing projects (especially essays and articles)

Lead Copyeditor / Copyeditor

Aug 2013

Copyedited and fact-checked all manuscripts (fiction, nonfiction, poetry), wrote journal metatext, reconciled changes and communicated directly with authors

Education

MFA in Fiction

2013 - 2016 (3 years)

BA in English and Communication

2009 - 2013 (4 years)

Certifications

Certified Microsoft Office Specialist (2009)

Microsoft

High proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

Publications

Review: A Replacement Life, by Boris Fishman

Book review (literary fiction)

Review: Big Cactus, by Sylvia Wilkinson

Book review (literary fiction)

Review: Sister Golden Hair, by Darcey Steinke

Book review (literary/historical fiction)

Review: The Golem and the Jinni, by Helene Wecker

Book review (literary fiction/fantasy)

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