About

Do you need an extra set of eyes for your work just to make sure it’s got that touch of professional perfection? My passion is for language and my desire is to help you create the best piece of writing possible.

I am a freelance copyeditor and proofreader based out of Duluth, Minnesota (previously Minneapolis, Minnesota). I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Education with a minor in German from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Currently, I am enrolled in the UC-Berkeley Extension Program where I am working toward the Professional Sequence in Editing certification. In addition, I am a member of the Twin Cities Professional Editors Network (PEN).

I have a background in both education and journalism. My experience as an English/Language Arts teacher and ESL teacher allows me to approach your writing from the academic, prescriptivist perspective; yet, my experience also allows me to bring out your specific voice and style within your writing. As for my journalism experience, I have worked for The Concordian (the Concordia College Newspaper) as a managing editor, news editor, copyeditor, and writer. I have also interned at the Monticello Times and Shopper in Monticello, Minnesota. These experiences have allowed me to become adept and efficient at working within deadlines, so your project gets to you when you need it. Through these experiences, I have worked with people from numerous backgrounds on a variety of writing types in Minnesota, New Zealand, and Vietnam (see Resume for more details).

 

Key Strengths:

  • Sound knowledge of English grammar, mechanics, and punctuation
  • Detail-orientated, thorough, and creative problem solving personal characteristics
  • Completion of projects in an organized and efficient manner
  • Knowledge of and experience using CMS, AP, MLA, and APA styles
  • Familiar with various computer applications, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, InDesign, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, and the Internet

 

Areas with Some Knowledge or Experience:

  • Scholarly, language-related nonfiction
  • Education
  • Fiction
  • Children’s books
  • Young Adult books
  • Newspapers
  • Travel
  • Cultures
  • German
  • History
  • Art
  • Cooking and cookbooks
  • Crafts or sewing
  • Interior design
  • Photography
  • Gardening
  • Outdoors
  • Girl Scouts
  • Music
  • Entertainment
  • Religion
  • Pets or animals
  • Retail or clothing
  • Libraries
  • Swimming
  • Nordic skiing
  • Biking

 

If you would like to discuss a possible project with me or learn about my rates, please do not hesitate to contact me via the Contact page of this site. I am PayPal verified for your convenience.

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  • Contact:

    Elsbeth Krumholz-Stark

    Freelance Copyediting and Proofreading Services

    E-mail: elsbethkrumholz@icloud.com
    Phone: 1.612.581.0320