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JANINE GASTINEAU, AKA THE GRAMMAR MAVEN

 

FREELANCE EDITOR, PROOFREADER

2017 - present

  • Copyedited, line edited, and/or proofread numerous doctoral dissertations as an independent contractor 

  • Copyedited original nonfiction book on health and fitness

  • Formatted dissertations to ProQuest standards for online publication (including creation of Tables of Contents, Lists of Figures/Tables, and Reference sections)

WRITING TUTOR, UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

2017 - 2018

  • Guided undergraduate and graduate writers in comprehensive writing fundamentals: grammar, style, tone, and message

  • Specialized in assisting ESL writers in crafting strong arguments and clarity of research for theses and dissertations on myriad subjects, including mechanical engineering, entomology, secondary and higher education, and wind-farm design

  • Problem-solved with student writers on writing projects from academic research papers to literature reviews, freshman essays, personal statements and cover letters, stories, poems, and more

  • Clarified and focused arguments, co-led brainstorm sessions and group writing workshops

SCRIPT READER, EDITOR, STORY DIAGNOSTICIAN

2017 - 2018

  • Proofread, line edited and copyedited draft for multi-episode script for television pilot; also submitted additional notes on narrative, character relationships and backstories, and action sequencing

  • Diagnosed draft of feature-length film script for narrative cohesion, action sequencing, character consistency, and narrative clarity

  • Gave feedback on multi-webisode commercial during final edit process, addressing overall continuity, clarity of storytelling, and relationship of music edits and musical score to story development

NATIONALLY PUBLISHED DANCE AND ARTS JOURNALIST

1995 - 2008

  • Wrote advance stories, features, critical performance reviews on dance, music, theatre, and lifestyles

  • Published in the New York Times: Sunday Arts & Leisure section (cover story); Stagebill; DANCE magazine (cover and news stories, features, critical reviews); Boulder Daily Camera; Boulder Weekly; The Arts Paper; and the Boulder Planet (weekly columnist, “Vintage View”)

COPYWRITER, EDITOR, PROOFREADER

1994 - 1996

  • Wrote, edited, and proofread real estate office newsletters, residential sales listings for online database, advertising copy (print and online), broker-agency sales contracts, and realtor agency employee manuals