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Doreen Zeitvogel | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 28, 2015

Doreen Zeitvogel

High-quality translation, writing, editing & more
   United States
  |   Seattle, WA
  |  10:07 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $33

Native US-English speaker with international background. Outstanding English-language skills. Near-fluent German from nine years total in Germany and Austria; half-German ancestry. Interested in all things sacred, the arts, poetry, language and culture, spiritual development and healing. Trained in classical music, with a focus on voice and singing. Intelligent, creative, elegant writer, editor, and translator with a drive for excellence. Empathetic and insightful - able to draw out the atmosphere and emotion of a piece, especially in...

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Mar 25, 2015|German <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Mar 13, 2015|German <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Feb 25, 2015|German <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Feb 21, 2015|Ghost Writing|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Hayley Weatherburn's lively and engaging examination of metaphysical events in the...
http://www.amazon.com/Is-Your-Fork-Tune-Resonance/dp/145255028X
German-English translation of short story from Anna Roth's Who's the Coach Here? (Wer...
Translation and collaborative edit of a German short story from Anna Roth's book Wer...
German-to-English translation of an excerpt from Franz Anton Staudenmeier's 19th-c....
German-English translation of an excerpt from Staudenmaier's "Johannes Scotus...
Translation into English of an excerpt from an Italian fairy tale
French-to-English of an excerpt from Douze ans dans la Haute-Ethiopie
Spanish-English translation of an excerpt from Ignacio Altamirano's La Navidad en las...
Online Press Release for Megan Chaskey's Sacred Music Album "Naam Radiance"
Amazon review of author and anthropologist Kim McCaul's book "Multidimensional...
Review of Anna Kupka's lovely book "Ticket to Earth and Back"
http://www.amazon.com/Ticket-Earth-Back-Anna-Kupka-ebook/dp/B00ILCXKKG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1393280970&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=anna+kupka

Skills (13)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Basic Skills Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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German-English Translation
German To English Translation Skills Test
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French-English Translation
French To English Translation Skills Test
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English-Spanish Translation
Spanish To English Translation Skills Test
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Italian
Italian To English Translation Skills Test
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English Proofreading
U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Music
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Voice Technique
Classical Singing

Service Description

SERVICES AND EXPERIENCE

TRANSLATION
Translation into English from the following languages:
German
French
Spanish
Italian

My goal as a translator is to provide natural, seamless, idiomatic translations that also transmit the feeling and atmosphere of the original. In some cases, where there are holes or inconsistencies in the original, I also consult with the author to fix those spots.

Subjects covered so far---Short story, literature, self-help, religious history/architecture/archaeology; web content, philosophy, 19th-century and earlier song and operatic literature, tourism, marketing


EDITING
Developmental editing
Substantive editing
Copy editing
Proofreading
Comprehensive editing (all of the above)
Manuscript evaluation
Streamlining to reduce word or character count

Subjects covered so far---spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, personal narrative, sound healing

Styles---Mostly familiar with Chicago but have also worked with others to some extent, e.g., AP, APA, Oxford


GHOSTWRITING
Mainly summaries; also blogs, articles, press release writing, back cover material, glossary writing
Subjects covered---Success, business, wealth-building/finance-related topics, classic literature, poetry, psychology, personal development


RESEARCH
Strong familiarity with the following subjects:
* Spirituality
* Classical music and voice (two degrees)
* Specialty coffee and tea (15 years in the business)
* Self-help (personal development)...

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Employment

Elance
Freelance editor, writer, and translator
2011 - Present
Starbucks Coffee Co.
Barista/Supervisor
1998 - 2002
The Coffee Connection
Asst Plant Mgr/Store Mgr/Barista
1980 - 1992

Education

Intensive private operatic study
Singing, mainly classical and operatic
1997 - 2003
Longy School of Music
Diploma in Voice
1992 - 1997
Longy School of Music
Master of Music in Opera Performance
1992 - 1997

Keywords

English
German-English Translation
Editing
French-English Translation
Proofreading
Spanish-English Translation
Writing
Italian-English Translation
Spirituality
Literary Translation
Classical Singing
Academic Translation
Arts
Bible
Voice
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Member Since
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