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Carole K. | Elance
 
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Carole K.

Editor/Proofreader/Researcher
   United States
  |   Douglas, MA

Overview

My rich and varied work history includes more than 12 years in government service as an immigration officer and as a supervisory immigration officer, working as an administrative assistant preparing reports and Powerpoint presentations for a health care consulting firm, and employment as an English teacher in Tokyo. I have a B.A. in English (concentration in writing) and an M.A. in Intercultural Relations. I'm looking for freelance work as a proofreader/editor/researcher. In my position as a supervisor, much of my time was devoted to...

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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

B.A. in English with a concentration in writing. Typing speed is 60 wpm. More than 12 years of writing, editing, research, and proofreading experience, particularly in the area of immigration law. Responsible for drafting legal decisions and in editing decisions written by peers and subordinates. Thorough knowledge of immigration law. Experienced also in teaching English as a Second Language and correcting and critiquing written assignments of ESL students. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Prepared and provided training on a variety of legal issues to peers, subordinates and outside interest groups during my tenure with the government. Excellent communication skills. Served as a liaison with congressional offices, adoption agencies, attorneys and community based organizations while employed at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

While in college (Fairfield University), I had an article published in the Connecticut Opinion section of the New York Times. See http://www.nytimes.com/1988/12/25/nyregion/connecticut-opinion-whatever-became-of-cereal.html


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Employment

U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
Supervisory Immigration Services Officer
2006 - 2009
Responsibilities included: Assigning work to and supervising nine immigration officers, the Supervisory Immigration Information Officer, the Supervisory Immigration Services Assistant, and the...
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services
District Adjudications Officer
1996 - 2006
Determining applicants' eligibility for immigration benefits, including naturalization, temporary residence, adjustment of status, derivative citizenship, international adoption, and...
The Bristol Group
Administrative Assistant
1994 - 1996
Prepared Powerpoint presentations, word processing and spreadsheets for health care consulting firm. Conducted research on healthcare related trends as needed.
Interac Company, Ltd.
English Language Consultant
1992 - 1994
Served as an English instructor for various private companies and several private schools in the Tokyo area. Conducted English language testing and evaluated pre-recorded oral tests of the English...

Education

Lesley University
Master of Arts, Intercultural Relations
1994 - 1998
Fairfied University
Bachelor of Arts in English
1987 - 1990

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editing
proofreading
transcription
research
presentations
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