Native Swede living in California, proficient English-Swedish translator and educated Speech-Language Therapist and Linguist. I have extensive experience of working as a radio journalist, I am a proficient self-starter and a creative problem solver, and I have a proven ability to lead and manage projects with success. Have several years of experience of running websites, including blog writing and administration. I can help you with any needs in translation, web content management, localization, and video voice over production.
I have a MS from Lund University in Speech Pathology with a foundation in linguistics. I am thoroughly educated in both functional and dysfunctional human communication, meaning I can identify and separate the two, and I am always looking to expand all of my knowledge earned from university, into settings less conventionally intended.
I'm handy with a wide array of software, instruments and tools, both digital and analog.
Hourly Rate: N/A
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool, honest-to-goodness copy editor. I don't use copy editing software; I use spell check as a backup only, and I don't use grammar check because it's wrong so often. Real copy editors deliver meticulous, knowledgeable line and substantive editing; know grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax; and have broad general knowledge. As a lifelong copy editor I can line edit, substantively edit (up to and including rewriting) and critique all kinds of writing from advertising to novels. I'm doggedly thorough; some would say persnickety. That's because I care.
One of my clients said, "Linnea is a fabulous editor. She is by far one the best I have worked with. She surpassed all my expectations in editing my articles and delivered more than I asked for."
I can do the same for you. So why not use the copy editor writers turn to?
Hourly Rate: $22/hr
Location: Pasadena, CA
Professional translator since 2005. I have worked with all major film studios, most major TV networks, and lots of very well known websites for Swedish-English, or English-Swedish translation and proof reading.
Before my translation/freelance writing career, I worked as a network engineer (MCSE Certified), a background that is great for IT-related translations.
Hourly Rate: $25/hr
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Over 4 years experience working as a freelance journalist for BBC, France 24, Dagens Nyheter, Sayidati English, The Epoch Times, Al Akhbar, Radio P1(Sweden) and The Daily Nation. I have most recently returned from Afghanistan after embedding with the US Army's 101st Airborne Division. I have covered conflict in Sudan and Pan-Arab issues while living in Lebanon. I can bring an international perspective to whatever project I am working on.
As a freelance journalist I am used working on self-imposed deadlines on fast-moving stories in an ambiguous environment. I promise to never use an exclamation mark unless its absolutely necessary or the word irregardless.
Hourly Rate: $22/hr
Location: San Diego, CA
My name is Emelie Meyer Bergstrom I am 26 years old and a native swede. I moved to the United States in 2010 and now live here with my husband and 16 month old son. I have time and discipline to do good translation jobs.
I have been taking English courses in Sweden since I was 9 years old and my first year at Santa Barbara City College I took only English and math courses that I got very good grades in so I have a high level of English and Swedish fluency in both speech and writing. I also have a lot of computer and typing skills that makes it easy for me to finish jobs fast and efficiently.
My goal is to major in business and ideally one day have a career in a Swedish/American company. I work best when I get a challenge and under time pressure, I work hard and thrive to always do my very best.
Thank you for your consideration,
Emelie Meyer Bergstrom
Hourly Rate: $18/hr
Location: Santa Barbara, CA