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Al Sabado is a native English-Filipino speaker, a certified professional, and a full-time freelance editor with decades of editorial experience. Her background includes a bachelor’s in communication arts and some master’s in media studies major in film. She helps clients edit, proofread, format, and index books. She has worked on annual reports, journal articles, manuals, web content, and doctoral dissertations while adhering to writing conventions and style guides (e.g., AAA, APA, CMOS, Harvard, MLA). According to specifications, she applies appropriate functions to format documents compatible with Amazon’s self-publishing platforms, such as CreateSpace and Kindle Direct Publishing. Other times, she translates English text to standard, crisp Filipino and provides voice-over. Al attends to editorial work and responds to e-mails on weekdays and holidays, as she frees up weekends (Sat-Sun) for family, worship, and rest. Thank you for your interest in her editorial services.
$37 USD/hr
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freelance editor

Jul 2008

Specialist in general manuscript editing (copyediting, substantive editing, technical editing); proofreading; style reading; book formatting and layout (MS Word, ready for print and electronic publishing); and translating text (English-Filipino, vv) Editor of university-approved doctoral dissertations adherent to style guides such as AAA, APA, CMOS, Harvard, Turabian, etc. Full time since 2008 | professionally trained | bilingual (English, Filipino)


copy-editing by distance learning from The Publishing Training Centre

2013 - 2015 (2 years)

bachelor's in communication arts

1989 - 1993 (4 years)

some master's in media studies major in film (coursework, comp)

2001 - 2008 (7 years)


certified professional (1998)

Philippine Civil Service Commission

CSC Certificate of Eligibility as a career service professional

registered income taxpayer (2009)

Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue

BIR Certificate of Registration for providing editorial services as a freelance editor


The Filipino freelancers' guide to paying taxes and securing social benefits

E-guide, published 2009 Do Filipino freelancers pay income tax? Yes, they do. Check out the guide to know the basics of registering your freelance business and more.

Among the emergent churches in the Philippines and the reasons I left them

E-book, published 2012 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. (Jude, verse 3)


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