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Professional editor and published author with multiple years experience editing and proofreading these, resumes, fiction, and more.

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Editing & Proofreading Austin, TX
Ghostwriter Austin, TX
More About Me
Writing, Editing, Copy Writing, Podcasting, Collecting Stories, Illustrating Cartoons & Logos.
Work Experience:
Matthew Laufe Scheer
2511 East Sixth St. ?Austin, TX 78702?Cell: (713) 962-8181 ?

EDUCATION The University of Texas at Austin May 2006
B.A. in History and English GPA 3.8


Sept. 2008–Present Cuentame Magazine Writing Intership
• Launch Date May, 2009
• Write features, service pieces, and profiles in AP style
• Generate and pitch story ideas

2008 Guest Columnist for the New York Herald (
Personal Blog at (
Edited grants pro bono for non-profit
Edited client’s book proposal

2006–2007 Associate Copy Editor, Pearson Education Measurement
• Proofed Testnav, a computer-based proprietary test-delivery system • Proofed online release tests in html to paper copies
• Proofed grade 3 through exit level math exams, such as TAAS and TEKS

2006–2007 Personal Assistant to Paul Riffe, lawyer
• Domestic care and secretarial duties
• Edited and transcribed briefs and essays

2006 Daily Texan Staff Writer
• Features writer for the Life and Arts Department
• Interview article sources
• 500–3000 word articles

2005–2006 Creative Writing Workshop, President
• Mediated workshop discussions; organized and scheduled meetings
• Proofread and edited members’ prose and poetry
• Semimonthly meetings of 10–20 participants


2005–2006 Inter-Cooperative Council, Board of Representatives
• Provided overall direction for a non-profit organization housing 200 students
• Served as primary legal body for ICC and ensured sound management of its multimillion-dollar annual budget

2003–2006 University English Association Leadership

2003–2006 Phi Alpha Theta, History Honor Society
• Wrote promotional material

HONORS Dean’s List for 5 Semesters

RELEVANT SKILLS Proficient with Drupal (a Content Management System), GIMP (freeware version of Adobe Photoshop, Po
History B.A.; English B.A.
Organizations / Affilations:
Cuentame, a bilingual newspaper
Whalefall, an artist co-op (
Three Key Words, my website (
Matt Scheer is located in Austin, TX and has the following skills: Editing & Proofreading, Ghostwriter
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Editing & Proofreading

Category: Writing / Journalism
Everyone knows how god-awful student essays are and that publishers trash the majority of submitted work. Yet what publishers and professors ask for is simple: work which needs the fewest changes. But why is there so little of this? The reason is that most don’t have time, or don’t know how, to edit. As a trained editor I will polish your first-draft work into professional form through:

MACRO EDITING. This step involves commenting on your work’s larger picture, such as its structure, tone, and the persuasiveness of the arguments themselves. Is your narrative voice authoritative? Where does the flow of your story become bumpy? Can moving a paragraph improve your arguments? How can you communicate your meaning better? I’ll tell you.

MICRO EDITING. I’ll examine each sentence for ways to cut superfluous words, brighten your imagery, conform to idiom and editorial standards, and keep your arguments in the reader’s mind longer than the competition’s.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Copy Editor for Pearson, the largest publisher in the world; innumerable clients for theses, memos, cover letters, resumes, fiction, and more; studied under John Trimble, author of Writing with Style
Years Experience: 4


Category: Writing / Journalism
Memoirs get published because readers are already familiar with the people they are about. But everyone’s life has a story. Memoirs, if unpublished, do not have to be the exclusive genre of the rich and famous.
The service I offer is to ghostwrite your memoir for you to have and give to whomever you would like. The work will be a testament to who you are, what you stand for, and what lessons you want your readers to know and remember you by.
As a professional freelance writer and editor, I will use the details of your life to tell your story with honesty, vividness, and maturity. Please ask if you want to see a resume and writing sample.
Relevant Education / Credentials
Guest columnist for The New York Herald; writing internship with Cuentame magazine; Reporter for The Daily Texan.
Years Experience: 4