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When I was a child, I remember my friends asking for dolls, dresses, and jewelry for birthdays and holidays. I, however, asked for books. Books, books, books, all shapes and sizes! With their beautifully colored covers and titles on numerous topics, I piled my books lovingly around my room to keep them all at arm’s length.

Even at a young age, I found myself eagerly escaping into fantasy worlds and mysterious tales through book pages by using a flashlight under the covers at two o’clock in the morning to read each printed word, turning each well-worn page with care...

I have been known to stress over misused punctuation in publications and am admittedly obsessive about grammar. I have a “love-hate” relationship with commas. Typos in restaurant menus have kept me up at night, and friends regularly laugh at me when I point out incorrectly used apostrophes in road signs.

In a nutshell, I am a bookworm, word nerd, and bibliophile--an editor, through and through!

Profile Summary:
Editor Grantham, PA
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Work Experience:
Freelance Copy Editor / Proofreader
June 2009 – Present
Grantham, PA
Freelance proofreading, standard copy editing, and extensive copy editing of various genres/topics.

Editor
May 2007 – June 2009
Cambria Press
Amherst, NY

Assistant Managing Editor
August 2005 – May 2007
IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.)
Hershey, PA

Assistant Editor
September 2004 – May 2005
The Capital Times Student Newspaper
Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

Lead Sales and Provisioning Agent
January 2002 – September 2004
Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Mechanicsburg, PA

AWARDS
- Dean’s List, five semesters
- National Honor Society of Secondary Schools, member, 2001
- Who’s Who in America, 2000
- Silver Key, Scholastic Writing, 1999–2000

Full resume and references furnished upon request.
Education:
The Pennsylvania State University
January 2004 – August 2005
Bachelor of Humanities in Communications
Grade Point Average: 3.71

Harrisburg Area Community College
August 2001 – December 2003
Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts – Communications and the Arts
Organizations / Affilations:
Editorial Freelancers Association, Member
Sharon Berger is located in Grantham, PA and has the following skills: Editor
Writing / Journalism
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Editor

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
With more than five years of experience as an editor and a bachelor's degree in communications from The Pennsylvania State University, I am a professional and experienced copy editor specializing in academic writing.

I have direct experience with two established academic presses and am familiar with the entire production process. I have edited books on numerous topics and am comfortable working with subject matter from various genres, including nonfiction works, academic reference materials, and information technology / technical materials.

I can edit your manuscript, short story, research paper, graphic novel, newsletter, template e-mail, presentation, marketing proposal...any written material that needs a second look, thorough edit, or extensive rewrite.

Please see my Web site for rates and additional information: http://editsbyberger.com

Resume furnished upon request.
Relevant Education / Credentials
The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Humanities in Communications; Harrisburg Area Community College, Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts – Communications and the Arts
Years Experience: 5