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Gerry Wolfson-Grande | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 19, 2014

Gerry Wolfson-Grande

Writing-editing-translation-paralegal services
   United States
  |   Apopka, FL
  |  6:22 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

“One of the best on Elance! 'Nuff Said." - Prof. Sean Wise, BA MBA LLB

Let us put our expertise with words to work for you. Writing, editing, translation, legal - we give your project the professional quality it deserves. I have been an Elance contractor since 2008 and recently expanded my business to add my son. I have a BA in history and political science, and pending Masters in Liberal Studies, and Christopher has a BA in economics and an MBA from the highly-rated Crummer Graduate School of Business. Whether you simply need a second...

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Apr 10, 2013|Editing & Proofreading|$236|Completed
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Dec 31, 2012|Academic Writing|$45|Completed
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4.7
Dec 24, 2012|Editing & Proofreading|$495|Working
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Dec 16, 2012|Other - Writing Services|$571|Working

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Portfolio

Academic paper analyzing the component parts of the study of history
The Celts left arrangements of standing stones all over northeast Europe. This is a...
This song was inspired by the mysterious prehistoric standing stones that can be found...
In 2000, my father wrote a beautiful poem about memory and memories. I wrote music for...
Summary and analysis of cases on a specific issue.

Skills (15)

Tested
English Editing (Chicago Style)
Academic Writing (U.S.)
German-English Translation
Legal Research and Document Drafting
Creative Writing
Business Writing
English Punctuation
English Editing Skills (APA)
English Editing Skills (MLA)
English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Basic Skills Test
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Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Computer Skills
Windows XP
Windows 98

Service Description

Superior analytical, writing and editing skills. Experienced published writer and editor. 25+ years' experience as a legal professional, primarily in litigation, including records review, discovery preparation and analysis, deposition indexes and summaries. I have been writing short stories, novellas, poetry and songs for many years, and have edited and proofread for members of writing groups in addition to paid freelance editing and writing assignments. I have a BA in history/political science from a respected liberal arts college and am engaged in pursuing a Master's degree. I am a member of Mystery Writers of America, the Florida Writers Association, the Editorial Freelancers Association, and the American Association of Electronic Reporters and Transcriptionists.

I am meticulous in my work, and I refuse to allow anything that looks less than totally professional to leave my desk. I will be happy to work with you on your project to give it the professional quality it deserves.

Writing:
Academic writing
Business writing
Blogging
Creative fiction and non-fiction, memoir, poetry, songs

Editing: from straight line proofreading for typos and grammatical errors all the way to style recommendations and improvement of pace and flow, vocabulary, word choice, writer's voice
Academic (Chicago, MLA, APA, AP, Harvard), including citation and references checking
Business writing
Blogs, websites, articles
Creative writing (books, novellas, short stories)
Creative non-fiction...

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Employment

Rollins College
Writing consultant
2010 - Present
Working with students in all stages of academic writing process, including initial brainstorming, determination of thesis statement, paper organization, grammar and mechanics, voice, effective word...
Secure Link Services, Ltd.
Translator/editor
2009 - Present
Provide translation of German to English, writing, editing, and proofreading services as needed for a variety of business and educational documents, as well as website text; provide one-on-one...
Fears Nachawati Law Firm
Contract paralegal
2009 - Present
Preparation of demands, petitions/complaints, initital discovery initiatives, discovery responses
American Dyslexia Association
Translator and proofreader/editor
2009 - Present
Translation of training materials and other publications from German to English; proofreading and editing flash cards for use in training program.
Lafazi, Inc.
Proofreader and editor
2008 - Present
Proofreading and editing of word descriptions, synonyms, and antonyms in connection with www.VocabAhead.com, which provides vocabulary usage and information for students.
Unger, Stokes, Acree, Giilbert, Tressler & Tacktil
Paralegal
2005 - 2008
Specialized in medical malpractice litigation as well as premises liability and general insurance litigation. Prepared correspondence and pleadings; prepared written discovery; reviewed responses...
Cooney, Mattson et al
Paralegal
2004 - 2005
Specialized in insurance defense, primarily automobile, premises liability and product liability. Prepared correspondence and pleadings; prepared written discovery; reviewed and summarized...
Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan
Paralegal
2003 - 2004
Specialized in medical malpractice litigation. Prepared correspondence and pleadings; prepared written discovery; reviewed responses for further discovery, including subpoenae to non-parties;...
Rissman, Weisberg, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue & McLain
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
1996 - 2002
Specialized in insurance defense litigation, specifically medical malpractice, nursing home, premises and product liability. Propounded written discovery, reviewed and summarized responses;...
DeWolf, Ward, O'Donnell & Hoofman, P.A.
Legal secretary/assistant network coordinator
1989 - 1993
Secretary to partner, John O'Donnell, specializing in civil insurance and insurance defense litigation. Duties as assistant network coordinator included maintaining Novell network and various...

Education

Rollins College
Master of Liberal Studies
2009 - Present
Rollins College
Bachelor of Arts in History/Political Science
1972 - 1976

Keywords

Legal
writing
editing
proofreading
transcription
creative writing
translation
music
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