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Katharine O. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 23, 2014

Katharine O.

Writing Professional
   United States
  |   Hanover, NH
  |  9:58 pm Local Time

Overview

Writing professional with experience translating from German for cultural-studies publications and Web portals, the horticultural industry, and a technical ebook. I also specialize in proofreading and line-editing English texts by non-native speakers.

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Portfolio

Translated from German and maintained formatting of a 25,000-word ebook on digital...
I regularly translate and/or proofread book review abstracts for publication in a...
Occasionally I am asked to translate and/or proofread longer departmental documents,...
This brief article distills recent research for a general audience.
A more extensive exploration of a topic, meant to grab (and keep) the attention of...
This brief article highlights certain aspects of the Obamas' kitchen garden plan.
An example of a conversational style for blogging.

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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German-English Translation
German To English Translation Skills Test
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UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Adobe Photoshop

Service Description

I regularly work for a cultural studies journal, translating from German into English and proofreading book reviews and conference reports, and for a graduate research center, assisting non-native speakers with grammar, usage, and the logical flow of argument in their contributions to cultural studies research. Being personally drawn to environmental issues and research, I'm currently building my German vocabulary in the areas of building design, materials science, and renewable energy. In the future I'd like to bring these skills to bear on the research and localization of green industry innovations. I’m also eager to try my hand at literary translation.

Since becoming interested in graphic and Web design, I have learned to use PhotoShop for basic image manipulation and HTML and CSS to redesign WordPress templates.

My Elance portfolio currently consists of proofreading and translation work samples, altered where necessary to maintain author privacy, and my own writing from www.smallgreengarden.com, my blog on sustainable, organic vegetable gardening. All the written content there is my own. The blog is the result of customizing a WordPress template with a new color scheme, graphic logo, and social networking functionality.

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Employment

Freelance Translation & Editing
Self-employed
2008 - Present
Since 2008 I have provided German-English translation and proofreading services as needed for a graduate research center. Most of my work has been for a quarterly Cultural Studies journal, and more...

Education

Justus Liebig University (Giessen, Germany)
Classes in MA program for Comparitive Literature
2005 - 2006
University of Chicago
BA in Psychology
1998 - 2002

Keywords

writing
editing
German
translation
literature
graphic design
WordPress
photography
research
green industry
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