ABOUT ME

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ANDREW TOBIA

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Andrew Edits is your one-stop shop for writing and editing services.

Website copy, business or corporate writing, novels or short stories, scripts of any kind, ghost writing; you name it. My goal is to provide you with the highest quality work possible without breaking the bank.

Andrew Tobia (that’s me!) graduated from Suffolk University in Boston with a BA in English. I’m often asked what it means to have an English degree; in short, I studied how to read, write, and understand the English language in all of its wonderful, varied forms.

Editing and writing aren’t hobbies for me; I chose to dedicate my life to them. I’ve written and edited in just about every genre and style, and am highly adaptable in terms of both form and function. I’ve served on the editorial staff of two literary magazines, Salamander and Venture. In my day job, I’m responsible for the copy editing and layout of nine—that’s right, nine—local weekly newspapers.

Process and Payment

I use Microsoft Word 2010, but I have access to earlier versions or Open Office, if you prefer me to work in one of those programs for any reason. I also have Adobe CS5, if you need me to work in an INDD file. In all of these programs, I do my edits and make comments using the Track Changes feature, allowing you to go through and accept or decline my changes as you see fit. If you’d like me to work on a hard copy, I will do so using standard editing marks (in red pen, of course) and/or listing recommended changes in a Word document.

Editorially, I offer proofreading, copy editing, and developmental editing (or anything in between, as your needs require), and academic editing. I also offer writing services. See “Services” for the differences between these types of editing to help you decide which would be best for you.

Before you contract my services, I will happily provide you with a sample of work amounting to roughly two percent of your total project. Then, when you are ready to proceed, I will provide you with a free quote. For large projects, one third of the total cost is due upfront; the remainder is payable upon completion. For smaller projects (determined case-by-case), the entirety of the cost is payable upon completion. For steady projects (a weekly newsletter, for example), you will be billed periodically.

Don’t hesitate to contact me at AndrewTobiaEdits@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

My Services

MY SKILLS

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Editorial

Knowledge of editorial standards and processes, and production workflow.

60

Workflow

Knowledge of editorial standards and processes, and production workflow.

75

MS Office

Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, various content and project management systems, basic HTML, both Windows and Macintosh platforms.

80

Leadership

Leadership and coordination of various assets.

65

CMS

Experience with AP and CMS styles, and building house style guides based on audience and business needs.

85

Eagle Scout

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  • Editorial Standards & Processes 80%
  • Production Workflow 70%
  • Microsoft Office Suite 90%
  • Leadership and Coordination 80%
  • AP and CMS Styles 99%
  • Eagle Scout 60%

I am available for Freelance work.

MY RESUME

  • PRESENT
  • Fusebox

    Freelance Contractor

    Project Management Coordinated effort to locate, organize, and update website content and product information documents for a financial products company’s rebranding initiative Assisted in all facets of project management, notably resource tracking, conference minutes, and…

    FEB 2013 to Present
  • Rising Media Group

    Copy Editor

    Edited copy for nine local weekly newspapers to precise style guidelines Managed assignments, deadlines, and compensation for growing roster of freelance writers, photographers, and news sources; assignments and deadlines for a staff photographer/contributor; and assignments…

    JUL 2010 to MAR 2013
  • Patch.com

    Copy Editor

    Conducted last check of business profiles written by Community Listings Collectors before publication Edited copy to precise style guidelines and evaluated photographs to precise quality standards Approved and published listings, or returned them to CLCs…

    Apr 2010 Sep 2010
  • Patch.com

    Community Listings Collector

    Interviewed owners/managers of local businesses Visited locations to photo-document the business space Wrote business profiles according to Patch style guidelines Posted written business profiles, photographs, and other pertinent information to the appropriate Patch portal

    Oct 2009 to Apr 2010
  • EDUCATION
  • Bachelor Degree of Arts, English

    Suffolk University

    Boston MA

    2007 - 2011

MY CLIENTS

What our clients saying

"Andrew is an accomplished editor and copyeditor with true dedication to quality. In his review of my manuscript draft, he caught both sentence-level and wide-scale problems and made excellent suggestions for revision. I would definitely work with him again, and I recommend him for any editing project."

Jess Huckins

Writer @Creative Agency

"Andrew Tobia dissected my business school application essays meticulously and pragmatically, forcing me first to identify a clear message for my audience, and then approaching the prose itself with a focus on understating that message throughout the entirety of each of my essays. Thank you for helping me to organize my thoughts into logical, conventional written English!"

Nick Miller

@Web Planet

"Andrew Tobia is everything a writer wants in an editor. He doesn’t just possess the requisite skills in terms of grammar, mechanics, content, and structure—his eye for detail is unparalleled. Of greatest importance, however, is his inherent ability to sense, and interpret, the writer’s intent."

Thomas Winship

Independent Author @Intel

MY PROCESS

  1. Discussion

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  2. Idea

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  3. Implementation

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  4. Review

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  5. Deliver

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GET IN TOUCH


Queens, New York, USA

+1 914-263-3561

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