• Bamboo keyboard
  • Monitor
  • URX2 UROG UCD ARCHEX CD-CCH Devlin, RN, CDX-C, AOE-L2, RL1X3, RL2X4, RL3X2, ITD, and 2011-12 UKC Rally All Star, L2 and L3. Rescued Rat Terrier

  • UCD CH URO3 Piccolo's Niall Delaney ("Neely"), CGC, RLP, RL3, AOE-L1, AOE-L2, RA, BN, CD, CD-CCH, CDX-C (also UKC Group 1; UKC Rally H.I.T. 9-13-14 and 5-31-15) Standard Poodle

Editing

Experienced in general copyediting and medical editing (AMA style). Worked on major pharma projects through intermediate agencies on PowerPoint summaries, convention coverage, and targeted journal articles.

Writing

Proficient in writing in a voice and style appropriate to both the material and the audience. Proven abilities in information gathering, research, interviews, presenting information in an interesting and informative way—and meeting deadlines.

Web Pages

Occasional Web page design for select clients and organizations. Moving them along slowly into highly customized WordPress templates as their budgets allow.

Page Layout

Adept in layout and design in Adobe InDesign for either print or ebooks. Includes interactive PDF files and forms.

Microsoft Word Wizardry

High-end formatting of Word documents that will mimic professional page layout. Forms, mail merge, and templates hold no mysteries for me. Writing VBA macros for large-task processing is fun.

Canine Activities

Active competitor with a standard poodle in obedience and rally, approved obedience judge in the Companion Dog Sports Program, and provisional Rally Obedience judge for the United Kennel Club (UKC).

About M·Plank

M·Plank—Marguerite—combines a love of writing and typography with technical skills to distill complex topics into interesting and easily grasped articles, and then present them in crisply formatted, printer-ready files or web pages. She has been fascinated by writing and typesetting since she began exploring the mechanics of printing at age 12 by learning the basics of hand-set type.

 

Successful as a freelance editor and layout artist since November 2006, she can help you figure out the best way to finish your current project.

Why Choose M·Plank

Scrupulous attention to detail and deadlines, Client-focused and definitely not a diva.

“Marguerite is one of the most competent, consistent, and intelligent editors I have worked with. She is responsible, gets her projects in under deadline, and brings up important points of question when appropriate. She is an ideal member of any team, and is a very motivated and responsible professional. She is a dream to work with!

“On a personal note, Marguerite is highly intelligent and always has something interesting to add to the conversation. She is also a very kind person who goes out of her way to help. I am fortunate to count her among my colleagues!”

Anne Stewart, Medical Editor(then at Tricore Inc.)

and ...

“Marguerite is the person I go to to get a job done, one time, done right, and done well. She has great suggestions when needed that are right on target with my concepts and her ideas have enhanced the final product. She is easy to work with and I would highly recommend her to all my business connections.”

Debby Kay, owner

Chilbrook Kennels LLC, K9 Scent Detection specialist

and ...

“Marguerite is more than a very good writer. She's an excellent instructional designer with strong knowledge and ability in layout. She has worked on a number of projects for us and we will continue to use her. Excellent client skills.”

Tom Held, President
MetaMedia Training International, Inc.

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

and ...

I have worked with Marguerite for some 15 years. As an editor, a quality assurance technician, a page layout master, and an MS Word black belt, Marguerite is by far one of the most reliable and quality-oriented people a project manager could ask for. Whenever I have work come in that requires a person in one her fields of expertise, I try my best to ensure that Marguerite is a resource on that project. I highly recommend Marguerite for a detail-oriented quality job, done fairly, and completed on schedule.

Matthew Grose

eLearning Project Manager and Developer

Portfolio

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Sweet Snoopers. Online medical alert dog training program. Member site developed in WordPress and OptimizePress. Development began in Fall 2014; first session launched late Spring 2015.
Anhydrous Ammonia Safety Program. Was writer / instructional designer on this free online safety course for farmers.
Blue Ridge K-9. Redesign in HTML5 and CSS3. Site has since been moved into WordPress with similar features as the previous version.
Roscoe Turner, Aviator's Guild Main Selection. Promotional copy for the McGraw-Hill Book Clubs.
St. Mary's Spiritual Center and Historic Site. Updates to WordPress are in the planning stages.
Tae Kwon Do Classic Forms: Written by my teacher, Grandmaster Ted Hillson; it’s a steady seller on Amazon.com.
Chronicle of the Horse. Coverage of the Middletown (Delaware) Pony Club Horse trials, with photos I took.
Fundamentals of Korean Karate. A new book by Ted Hillson, on the building blocks of martial art practice.
Structural Steel Design, Civil Engineering Update Main Selection. Promotional copy for the McGraw-Hill Book Clubs.
Harding's All-Round Collection of Jigs, Reels and Country Dances. Facsilmile reprint with a new Foreword by Rodney Miller.
Create Your Own Virtual Reality System. Electronics Book Club Main Selection. Promotional copy for the McGraw-Hill Book Clubs.
Diabetes Alert Dog Alliance. Content development and web design, including PHP database content and updates, and even the logo. Associated for two years, August 2013 to August 2015.

Clients

I have successfully completed projects for the companies below.

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These companies have used my services for clients that include BBraun, Genoptix, GlaxoSmithKline, Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association, the Johns Hopkins University, Marriott International, NCCCR, Novartis, NovoNordisk, OPCMIA,Teva Pharmaceuticals, and USIS.

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