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Melanie L. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 11, 2012

Melanie L.

Experienced text specialist
   Australia
  |   Balgownie, NSW

Overview

Solid qualifications and 15 years' experience as text expert in variety of fields and both public and private organisations, full-time and freelance. Specialise in readable and informative texts aimed at specific target audiences. Also proficient in working with non-native English speaking authors.

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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Editing
UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Technikon Southern Africa
Language Practitioner
1992 - 2002
Full-time and freelance contract. Academic training documents, tertiary education field, wide range of fields including legal, scientific, social sciences, marketing, accounting.
Momentum Life Assurers Limited
Translator
1991 - 1992
Wrote, edited and proofread for in-house newsletter; translated, edited and proofread training manuals, letters to shareholders, annual financial reports and press releases.
Automobile Association of South Africa
Correspondence clerk/translator
1990 - 1990
Correspondence in membership department on membership and technical issues, and some technical translation.
Council for Mineral Technology, South Africa
Editor
1989 - 1989
Editing research reports, technical field, consulted on translation of terminology and wrote for in-house newsletter.
State Language Services
Language Practitioner
1987 - 1989
Worked on minister's speeches, policy documents, radio talks, annual reports, legal documents, manuals and guides. High-level security classification.

Education

University of South Africa
Postgraduate Diploma in Translation
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Rhodes University South Africa
Bachelor of Arts (Translation)
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University of Technology Sydney
Postgrad Cert in Editing, Publishing and Writing
2012 - Present

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rewrite
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