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Betty Jean Petropoulos | Elance
 
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Betty Jean Petropoulos

Reliability, Accuracy, Quality Work
   Greece
  |  3:42 am Local Time

Overview

I am a native English speaker living in Greece with more than10 years of experience translating from Greek to English in various fields, including legal, medicine, business and the humanities. Having worked as Administrative Assistant in the banking, medical and public relations sectors in the U.S. and in Greece, I am also adept at carrying out web research, creating travel itineraries, conducting correspondence both verbal and written, and maintaining agendas. Editing projects have included presentations for medical conferences, as...

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Mar 13, 2012|Telemarketing|Private|Completed
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Skills (5)

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Business Writing
Business Writing Skills Test (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English AP Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Translation

Service Description

I was born and raised in California, educated at U.S. universities and have worked as secretary and administrative assistant in the sectors of education, banking and medicine in the U.S. and in Greece, where I now reside. I take the utmost care to communicate harmoniously with clients and co-workers.

General: reliable, accurate work and rich vocabulary with pristine grammar for general business, translation and creative writing needs. Attention to detail.

Virtual assistant skills: organization, maintaining calendars and making travel arrangements, good communication skills, conducting web research, compiling reports and record-keeping.

Writing: business correspondence, company profiles, fiction, non-fiction, children's story writing, resumes, summation, editing, proofreading.

Translation: native English speaker. Translation from Greek to English in fields of legal, medical, business, energy, tourism, maritime, art, prose and poetry.

Skills and equipment: Microsoft Word 2007, Windows XP, Outlook Express, Adobe Reader 5.0, ABBYY Fine Reader 9.0, Paint, Excel. Internet connection of 400 MBPS, IBM ThinkPad, printer, scanner, fax and unlimited telephone calls to 46 countries, including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Alaska and Australia.

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Employment

Self-employed
Writer, proofreader, translator: Greek to English
2002 - Present
During this period of time I have worked as a freelance writer, editor, and translator, created company profiles,composed business correspondence and conducted web research. I have recently edited...
UCSF Mt. Zion Medical Center
Administrative/Research Assistant
1996 - 1998
I was secretary/research assistant to two oncologists. I assisted them in conducting research, compiled reports and presentations, and scheduled meetings and conferences. In addition, I made...
UCSF Medical Center
Administrative Assistant, Float Pool
1996 - 1997
Acted as Administrative Assistant in various clinics of the medical center as needed. Had to learn policies and procedures for each clinic. Checked patients in, scheduled appointments and...
UCSF Medical Center
Scheduler/Interpreter
1995 - 1996
Handled desk with constant incoming calls scheduling interpreters' assignments for hospital and clinics. Interacted with hospital and clinic staff identifying and setting priorities. Acted as...
Publicom, Hill & Knowlton
Translator, writer
1994 - 1995
Here I summarized and translated large quantities of articles on a daily basis under strict deadlines. This often entailed putting scientific terminology into laymen's terms as the articles...
Self-Employed
English tutor
1988 - 1995
I prepared students of English as a foreign language for certification at all levels. Also taught conversational and business English to adults. I had a high rate of success in the certification...
Wells Fargo Bank
Marketing Research Assistant
1975 - 1986
Conducted marketing telephone surveys, compiled reports, organized computer print-out library, established and maintained filing system.
Wells Fargo Bank
Secretary
1974 - 1986
As secretary to two administrators I carried out general secretarial duties as well as compiling statistical reports.

Education

San Francisco State University
No degree, English major
1963 - Present
College of Marin
Honors student, art major
1999 - 2001
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Editing
Translation: Greek to English.
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