Leticia Melo's Profile

Freelance writer, revisor and translator

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

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  • Summary
    Summary

    Leticia Melo currently works at Writing and Editing; myself only Leticia studied at Goldsmiths College, U. of London and Leticia is located at Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

    Work

    Freelance at Writing and Editing; myself only

    Past Companies

    FACIPE, FACIPE

    Education

    Master’s Degree, Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies@Goldsmiths College, U. of London

  • Industry Overview
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    Writing and Editing

    Summary

    Editing is the process of selecting and preparing written, visual, audible, and film media used to convey information. The editing process can involve correction, condensation, organization, and many other modifications performed with an intention of producing a correct, consistent, accurate and complete work. The editing process often begins with the author's idea for the work itself, continuing as a collaboration between the author and the editor as the work is created. As such, editing can involve creative skills, human relations and a precise set of methods. Mid-level newspaper editors often manage or help to manage sections, such as business, sports and features. In the book publishing industry, editors may organize anthologies and other compilations, produce definitive editions of a classic author's works (scholarly editor), and organize and manage contributions to a multi-author book (symposium editor or volume editor). Obtaining manuscripts or recruiting authors is the role of an acquisitions editor or a commissioning editor in a publishing house. Finding marketable ideas and presenting them to appropriate authors are the responsibilities of a sponsoring editor. Copy editors correct spelling, grammar and align writings to house style. Changes to the publishing industry since the 1980s have resulted in nearly all copy editing of book manuscripts being outsourced to freelance copy editors. At newspapers and wire services, copy editors write headlines and work on more substantive issues, such as ensuring accuracy, fairness, and taste. In some positions, they design pages and select news stories for inclusion.

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  • Location Overview
    State of Pernambuco, Brazil

    Pernambuco is a state of Brazil, located in the Northeast region of the country. The state of Pernambuco also includes the archipelago Fernando de Noronha. With an estimated population of 9.2 million people in 2013, it is the seventh most populous state of Brazil, and is the sixth most densely populated and the 19th most extensive among the states and territories of the country. Its capital and largest city, Recife, is one of the most important economic and urban hubs in the country. According to the IBGE of 2009, there were 8,745,000 people residing in the state. The population density was 89.6 inhabitants per square kilometre. The economy is based on agriculture, livestock farming and creations, as well as industry. There are about 187 kilometersof beaches, including some of the most beautiful in the region, such as Porto de Galinhas, Carneiros and Calhetas. Other major tourist attractions are Fernando de Noronha, Porto de Galinhas, Boa Viagem, Itamaracá island, Maracaípe, Tamandaré, Calhetas and Coroa do Avião. Major airports are Recife International Airport, Guararapes, Petrolina International Airport, Fernando de Noronha Airport and Caruaru airport.

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