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Cynthia N. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 5, 2013

Cynthia N.

English has been my profession for 30 years
   Mexico
  |  2:57 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $10

I worked for 14 years as a legal assistant, drafting, editing and proofreading legal documents. I've also freelanced for journalists doing tape transcriptions of interviews. In addition, I was a scopist for court reporters. As a scopist my job was to ensure a 100% accurate transcript of testimony. That included copy editing and proofreading word for word per a backup tape. Medical, legal, oil and scientific terms are all within my experience. I am now an English as a Second Language teacher.

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Portfolio

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Skills (4)

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English-Spanish Translation
English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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Spanish Grammar Test
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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English
U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (U.S. Version)
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Service Description

Spelling check

Grammar check

Punctuation check

Word usage

Tense agreement

Sentence structure

Paragraph structure

Logical sentence and paragraph flow

Layout for easy reading

Consistency of terminology and facts (This is optional. In this situation the author's feedback and input might be necessary. In addition, this service would probably require extra time and the client would need to advise me at the onset of the job.)

Organizational consistency and logic

Revision of errors in order to deliver a polished, ready to publish, professional document

There might be continuous communication, if you so desire, throughout the entire process between myself and the author to ensure there is no misunderstanding and no discrepancy between your intention and the meaning of my understanding of the document. Both clarity and accuracy are important. However, you're the author; you and only you can tell me your intention and meaning for what you've written. Please remember, if I'm confused about your meaning, then some of the readers might be confused as well.

I must be made aware of any conflicts with your original intent at all stages.

I'll send you the manuscript with my changes recorded through the "Track Changes" application of Microsoft Word. Throughout your document there will be numerous comments and even questions, along with proofreading marks.

Once the initial edit is complete, you will be able to check the entire document...

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Employment

Self-employed
Spanish tutor and translator (English/Spanish)
2008 - Present
Self-employed
TEFL Teacher (English as a Foreign Language)
2003 - Present
TEFL Certificate issued by Via Lingua (International Teacher Training) in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Various Court Reporters Throughout the US
scopist (copy editor) and proofreader
1998 - 2001
Journalist and Writer Kathryn Casey
transcriptionist/proofreader
1997 - 1999
Various Law Firms in the Houston Area
Legal Secretary/Legal Assistant
1983 - 1997

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proofreading
copy editing
transcription
translation English to Spanish or vice versa
SEO writing
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