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Profile Summary
Rating Junior Editor
Completed Orders 230
Revisions/Order 0.11
Repeat Clients 29%
Last Login 10/24/2016
Location Toms River, NJ
Education Masters Degree
Status Available
Summary of Experience
Barbara P. is a successful freelance editor and proofreader with seven years of proven experience. She has an excellent command of American English and is a native U.S. English speaker. A sampling of her clients include Sobel & Co., Certified Public Accountants, BQB Publishing,, small businesses, local authors, graduate students, and doctoral candidates. Her experience consists of editing and proofreading marketing materials for small businesses, financial statements and related notes and letters, articles, blogs, novels, short stories, children’s books, poetry, theses, and dissertations. She is graduate level proofreading trained, has an editing certification, and is well versed in such computer programs as Microsoft Word and Excel. She has extensive knowledge of Track Changes on MS Word and has used and developed style guides. As a former writer, reviewer, and photographer for a travel guide for cruisers by Atlantic Cruising Club/Jerawyn Publishing, she combined both her passion for writing and her love of boating for the enjoyment of others.

Barbara holds an MBA and a B.S. in Business Administration with concentrations in Marketing and Accounting. She has spent many years working in the world of accounting and finance. Her financial career began on Wall Street working for a commodities trader, later working as a Staff Accountant for a data processing consulting firm, and then spending ten years in the pharmaceutical industry with her latest position as Manager of the Finance department. In this position, Barbara coordinated annual budgets, quarterly reviews, and the monthly close. In addition, she forecasted sales and estimated quarterly profit and loss while maintaining quality control by proofreading financial statements, budgets, annual reports, advertising and promotion reports, and research and development reports. Over the years, she has rounded out her corporate experience by working with small business clients in the capacity of bookkeeper using QuickBooks and Excel, preparing tax returns, and interfacing with suppliers and township officials.
Barbara P. specializes in all business-related editing with particular focus on finance, accounting, and marketing. She has copyedited and proofread a variety of theses and dissertations, many in the field of education. In addition, she finds enjoyment reading works of fiction, especially historical fiction, and is proficient in the use of the Chicago Manual of Style. She is knowledgeable in the area of food allergies having a son with multiple food-based allergies, which cultivated an acquisition of the culinary arts and diet-focused living. As a result of Barbara’s wide range of interests, she has obtained the versatility and knowledge required to edit and proofread on a variety of topics.
Barbara P. finds pleasure in many of the simple things in life. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, taking walks with her dog, snuggling up with a good book, drawing, and painting. She spends other leisure time sailing on the bay, baking and cooking, learning languages, working out, listening to music, and dancing. She loves to travel and has toured much of the United States and Europe.
Projects by Industry

Barbara P. has copyedited a book on teaching methodology. She has also edited many theses and dissertations in the field of education.


Barbara P. worked for a pharmaceutical company for ten years. In addition to her responsibilities as an accountant and manager of the finance department, she reviewed financial reports, annual reports, budgets, advertising and promotion reports, and research and development reports.


Barbara P. continues to provide confidential proofreading services for a medium-sized CPA firm. She reviews financial reports and their related notes and letters for businesses of various sizes.


Barbara P. has edited marketing materials for several small businesses both domestically and internationally. She proofread blogs and a website for an event planning company.


Barbara P. has edited advertisements, letters, and recruitment material for a wellness center. She has also proofread reports for persons with developmental disabilities. She has edited many dissertations including one on seniors with diabetes and another on children's mental health.


Barbara P. has proofread and copyedited works for an independent publisher and for authors. These works include novels, short stories, books of poetry, and children's books.


Barbara was a freelance proofreader for In this capacity, she proofread articles written by various authors. She has proofread training course material for the PE civil exam for engineers as well.

Projects by Category

Barbara P. has proofread and edited articles for an online magazine.

Blog Post

Barbara P. has proofread the contents of blogs for small businesses.


Barbara P. has proofread and copyedited both fiction and nonfiction books.

Web Page

Barbara P. has proofread web pages for small businesses.


Barbara P. has proofread financial reports and letters for businesses.
In addition, she has proofread and edited theses and dissertations for masters and doctoral candidates.

Annual Report

Barbara P. has proofread annual reports for a pharmaceutical company.

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