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Brandon B. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Apr 2, 2015

Brandon B.

Experienced Lanuage Service Provider
   United States
  |   Kansas City, MO
  |  12:37 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I have been fluent in German for over 15 yrs, and have completed the highest certification possible in language proficiency in Germany, the DSH exam, which allowed me to study at German universities. I lived in Germany for over 6 years, and it was during this period that I gained a great deal of my translating skills. When working alone, I only translate from German to English, and have several years of experience translating technical and scientific documents (mainly patent applications, as well as more recent experience translating various...

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Skills (10)

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Translation German English
German To English Translation Skills Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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English Grammar
Technical Writing
Academic Writing
German
Content Writing
Editing
English Proofreading
English Punctuation

Service Description

I provide German-to-English translations services. I'll take about any assignment other than fiction. I prefer to charge by the word, if Elance will allow this. I find that estimates are more accurate if I can charge by the word. Either way, in order to receive a quote, I need to see the entire text, in order to provide the most accurate quote, and to ensure that I do not sell myself short. You will receive my expected turn-around time with the quote

In the case of bids, I will bid according to what information I have, and will also quote my turn-around time based upon the same info. If your description of the project, as well as your deadline, differs greatly from the project I receive, I will drop your project immediately. As long as your descriptions are fairly accurate, and your deadlines are reasonable, I am more than happy to take on your project. I will offer you the same honesty and transparency in return.

If you would like translated portions of your document sent to you each time I file a progress report, that is not a problem. If the project is not setup that way in Elance, I will work with you to either amend your job request, or will devise another method to get completed sections to you that doesn't go against Elance guidelines.

I also offer proofreading and editing services in English in just about every area. I prefer academic and scientific texts, though. I'll take texts that are under 50 pages.

If you live in the same area, and are interested in...

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Employment

Self-Employed
Freelance German and ESL Instructor; Translator
2011 - Present
I primarily work with students who are struggling to maintain or raise their GPA, as well as with adult students interested in regaining skills they have lost through the years. To-date, all of my...
University of Missouri, Kansas City
Undergraduate Student Assistant
2009 - 2010
Assisting with day-to-day operations within the Women’s Center, including receptionist and clerical duties. Wrote weekly blog about women's issues to be published on the Center's website. Worked...
St. Joseph School District, St. Joseph, MO
Substitute Teacher
2005 - 2006
Completion of daily lesson plan, assisting student's learning needs, supervision of students in and out of classroom.
Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe, GmbH
Technical Manual Proofreader & Editor
2004 - 2004
Edited high-priority technical manuals and performed minor translation work when needed. Worked along staff technicians and engineers when document drafting was needed. Minor clerical duties.
Sprachenzentrum der Universität Marburg, Germany
Foreign Language Instructor
2003 - 2004
Foreign language instruction at a university affiliated foreign language institution. Taught basic academic composition to upper-intermediate and advanced level students, and taught a conversation...
Language Service Centre, Giessen, Germany
Translator/Project Assistant/English Instructor
2002 - 2004
Translation of patents, technical documents, and related marketing materials. Edited technical documents. Researched and initiated contact with foreign firms and research institutions for cold-call...

Education

University of Missouri, Kansas City
Bachelor of Arts - German
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Keywords

German-to-English Translation; Proofreading
Editing
ESL
German tutoring
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