Barbara P
Editor #482
Toms River, NJ
Joined 4/5/2016
4 Star Rating
1,586 Projects
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, roboticmagazine.com, 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.
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Specialties

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.

Interests

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.

Finance

362 Projects Completed

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.

Bio/Pharm

202 Projects Completed

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.

Technology

92 Projects Completed

Barbara was a freelance proofreader for roboticmagazine.com. 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.

Education

38 Projects Completed

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

Publishing

20 Projects Completed

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.

Health

18 Projects Completed

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.

Marketing

17 Projects Completed

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.

Other

372 Projects Completed

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.

Blog Post

318 Projects Completed

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

Article

69 Projects Completed

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

Web Page

44 Projects Completed

Barbara P. has proofread web pages for small businesses.

Book

27 Projects Completed

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

Annual Report

7 Projects Completed

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

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