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Ben M. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 23, 2010

Ben M.

Technical Editing, French/English Translation
   France
  |   Ann Arbor, MI

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

I offer copy editing, style editing, and substantive revision services for all manner of publications, with a focus on academic and technical writing. With over ten years of experience in editing, writing, research, and teaching you can be confident that your publication will hold up to the highest standards of grammar and style. My personal guarantee is that your finished text will be clear and pleasurable to read, while preserving your personal voice.

I am also fluent in French, and can translate documents between French and English.

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Jun 20, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$3,186|Working
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5.0
Jan 22, 2010|Editing & Proofreading|$351|Working
Feb 10, 2009|Translation|$159|Working
Jan 2, 2009|Editing & Proofreading|$60|Completed

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Portfolio

This is an extract from a book I edited on laboratory animal research and husbandry...
This is an extract from an astronomy journal article that I edited, with tracked changes.
I wrote this essay for my students in 1996, and posted it on the web site that I...
Another essay I wrote for my students, on the importance of critical thinking in...
An extract from a technical user manual for network management software, with tracked...
A piece of science journalism that I wrote for the website PhysOrg.com, on a new...

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Technical Writing

Service Description

Ben Mathiesen is a native English speaker, and holds a Ph. D. in physics. He has ten years' experience as an academic researcher, freelance editor, science writer, and educator. He has edited several books, including textbooks, popular science treatments, and technical manuals. He has also worked on dozens of journal articles written by researchers for whom English is a second language. His company, Physical Science Editing, is based in the USA.

Sandrine Olivencia is a native French speaker, and gained her master's degree in computer science and information systems from Eastern Michigan University. She holds additional master's degrees in international business and foreign languages. After moving to the US, she worked for 5 years in product and service marketing and then 12 years in software development and management. She is highly experienced in the creation of technical documentation and training materials in both English and French.

We pair up to provide our clients with turnkey solutions in technical writing, editing, and translation. Since Ben is an experienced editor, you can be sure that our products will always meet the highest standards of style and grammar. Sandrine's extensive language skills guarantee perfect translations, and her wide range of technical knowledge is invaluable to our clients in the computer industry.

I offer copy editing, style editing, and substantive revision services for all manner of publications, with a focus on academic and...

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Education

Eastern Michigan University
Master's in Computer Information Systems
1998 - 2002
University of Michigan
Physics Ph. D.
1994 - 1999
Univeristé de Aix-en-Provence
Master's in Foreign Languages and International Business
1990 - 1993
Brown University
Bachelor of Science (Physics)
1989 - 1993

Keywords

physics
mathematics
economics
statistics
science
french
translation
scientific
editing
academic
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