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Cristal D. | Elance
 
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Cristal D.

Experienced Writer, Translator and Editor
   Colombia
  |   New York, NY
  |  1:49 am Local Time

Overview

I'm an Ivy League graduate committed to excellence and professionalism in writing and translation. I have a Master's in Political Science and another in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and am looking for part-time work in which I can apply my sophisticated writing and translation skills to produce work that exceeds client expectations. I have extensive experience in academic writing, proof-reading, and editing, as well as translating legal documents such as contracts and policy documents between Spanish and English. I have taught...

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Service Description

My writing skills are excellent, as is evidenced by my various publications (some of which are listed below) and the completion of my Political Science Master's with a GPA of 3.9/4 and my Latin American Studies Master's with a GPA of 3.96 / 4. I have received various awards for my writing, including travel grants to present my papers at conferences around the United States. I offer you top-notch writing services in which everything from research and writing to completing the assignment before the deadline will be addressed with an honest commitment to high quality results. Client satisfaction is my number one concern and I take pride in surpassing expectations in every way. My writing talents range from articles and web content to more dense academic writing on a range of topics, with a focus on Education and International Relations. I am always happy to discuss any aspect of a potential project with clients, and enjoy maintaining professional and communicative relationships with my employers, wherever in the world they might be. I have a strong work ethic and always comply with deadlines, frequently being complimented on the speed with which I am able to produce work of excellent caliber. I take my work seriously and realise that my services have a great impact on the welfare and operations of the companies for whom I work.

I also offer translation and editing services in English and Spanish. I have experience in these areas after having worked as a paralegal and legal...

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Employment

New York University
Curriculum Developer
2012 - Present
Developing curriculum for high school students on various topics related to Latin America. This includes writing reports, translating local documents from Spanish to English, and writing summaries...
Fundación ALMA
Founder / Director
2010 - Present
- Writing documents and web content in Spanish and English for programs in Colombia and operations in the United States - Translating content from English to Spanish for the website...
Avana Microinsurance
Research Associate
2010 - 2011
- Developed financial literacy education products in English, and translated them into Spanish - Wrote reports on current best practice in the international microfinance industry - Wrote reports on...
Staten Island Legal Services
Paralegal and Legal Translator
2009 - 2010
- Wrote legal reports on immigration and unemployment issues - Translated Spanish language birth and marriage certificates, contracts, and other documents into English - Provided translation...
Ayni Ruway
Sustainable Development Coordinator
2009 - 2009
- Translated NGO documents from Spanish to English - Wrote successful grant proposals and reports on project progress - Researched Bolivian non-profits and international development projects -...
Harry Fox Agency
Business Development Agent
2006 - 2009
- Wrote executive reports on the progress of a variety of business-related projects - Translated content from English to Spanish for the Harry Fox Agency website - Administrated and translated...
Fundaniños Hogar
Program Coordinator / English Teacher
2005 - 2008
Visited the home many times over a period of almost three years to teach English to children and coordinate health and educational programs for abused children and young adults.

Education

Universidad de los Andes
M.Sc Political Science
2013 - 2013
New York University
Master's in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
2010 - 2012
University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts
2002 - 2006

Keywords

Writing
translation
editing
education
academic
international
politics
curriculum
Spanish
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