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Donna Goodreid | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 29, 2011

Donna Goodreid

Proofreading and copy editing, specializing in ESL and technical documentation
   United States
  |   Littleton, CO

Overview

Skilled professional offering proofreading and copy editing services, specializing in ESL text, technical manuals, websites, and software interfaces. Experience includes working in a daily production environment and in the software development industry.

Types of material accepted include newsletters, articles, emails, websites, software interfaces, brochures, database entries, and business and

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Example of software installtion instructions that were proofed and copy edited.

Service Description

I have over 12 years of experience in the Quality Assurance and proofreading/copy editing fields. My areas of expertise are ESL text (original languages include Romance languages, Slavic languages, and Chinese), business requirements documents, technical manuals and specifications, process documents, and economic, cultural, and political topics.

As a Quality Assurance Senior Team Lead in a software development company I am skilled at reviewing business requirements, technical specifications, process documents, and user manuals for grammar, clarity, formatting, and content accuracy. I am able to quickly and accurately detect typographical and grammatical errors on websites and in Windows applications.

My prior experience includes working as an editor for the Central Intelligence Agency where I edited up to 200 news media reports daily that had been translated by ESL translators. I prioritized and prepared the reports for publication in a daily media production environment. In addition, I provided English grammar instruction to ESL personnel.

I have a B.S. in Political Science and a double minor in Russian and Spanish from Oklahoma State University. I also earned a Certificate of Advanced Study from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). In addition, I have formally studied Portuguese, German, and Chinese. My study and understanding of foreign languages makes me uniquely qualified to work with ESL text.


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Education

Oklahoma State University
Bachelor of Science Political Science
1985 - 1989

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