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Doreen Zeitvogel | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 2, 2015

Doreen Zeitvogel

Literary translation, editing: DE/FR/IT/ES to EN
   United States
  |   Seattle, WA
  |  11:57 pm Local Time

Overview

Welcome! I am a native US-English speaker with an international background and near-native fluency in German from nine years total in Germany and Austria, half-German ancestry, and advanced formal study. I also have outstanding English-language skills, which I constantly hone as a freelance writer, editor, and translator. In general, my work reflects intelligence, creativity, and seamless elegance. At the same time, I use both empathy and insight to draw out the atmosphere and emotion of a piece, especially in relation to its broader and...

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Aug 17, 2015|German <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Aug 12, 2015|German <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
Aug 10, 2015|German <-> English Translation|Private|Completed
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Jul 29, 2015|Children's Writing|Private|Working

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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-English translation of the article by Fr. Mauritius Gisler titled “Sancta Sion...
German-to-English translation of Chapter V from Dr. Franz Anton Staudenmaier's book...
French-to-English translation of an excerpt from Douze ans dans la Haute-Ethiopie, by...
Spanish-English translation of an excerpt from Ignacio Altamirano's La Navidad en las...
Translation into English of an excerpt from an Italian fairy tale
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 Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Editing
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Translation German English
German To English Translation Skills Test
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Translation French English
French To English Translation Skills Test
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Translation English Spanish
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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Music
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Voice Technique
Classical Singing

Service Description

Translation, and especially literary translation, is about much more than just plugging in the first word or even the best word that shows up in a list of definitions. At its best, it's about creating a world, or rather, matching the world of the original. That means transmitting not only the content of the story but also its atmosphere, pace, drama, and characters in all their vivid color. It means painting scenes, evoking emotion, and drawing out the musicality of the words.

All my translation work includes editing on whatever level is needed as well as proofreading and formatting, unless otherwise specified by the client. As an experienced ghostwriter, translator, and editor, I'm also happy to help authors with the back matter for their book as well as their website, query letters, and other book-related content.

Although my main focus these days is German-to-English literary translation, I also take on other select translation, writing, and editing projects, preferably with a universal healing or spiritual orientation.

SERVICE AND EXPERIENCE
*Translation into English from French, Spanish, and Italian
*All levels of editing and proofreading
*Writing and ghostwriting

TRANSLATION
German, French, Spanish, and Italian into English

Subjects covered so far - Short story, novella, children's literature, self-help, religious history/architecture/archaeology; web content, philosophy, classical song and operatic lyrics, tourism, marketing, business newsletters and press...

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