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cat o.

Writer, editor, translator
   United States
  |   Milwaukee, WI

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I'm a skilled writer and editor with a lifelong passion for words. With a degree in creative writing and graduate-level education in both linguistics and French translation, as well as professional experience in editing, translation and transcription, I have the talent and training to find the right words and style for any situation.

Currently I'm a French-language quality-assurance tester, honing my eye for detail and nitpicking between two different language systems; I also have several years of professional experience as a...

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Skills (9)

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English
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)
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U.S. English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Translation French English
French To English Translation Skills Test
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English Grammar
U.S. English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)
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Computer Skills
English Punctuation
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test
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French
Editing
iPhone App Development

Service Description

I have impeccable spelling and grammar for proofreading work, as well as a strong sense of style for overall editing. As a graduate student, I was responsible for editing a book of Slavic-themed short stories, as well as the departmental newsletter.

I'm highly competent in French to English translation, having studied both French and translation theory extensively, and have produced many brief academic translation, with analysis and defense of my translation decisions.

As an experienced transcriptionist, I type approximately 95 WPM with an accuracy tested at 98%, and am comfortable with both verbatim transcription and notes-based summaries.

I also have extensive data entry experience, both in pure copy/paste situations and in more complex, interactive contexts.

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Employment

Johnson Controls
Quality Assurance tester, French consultant
2011 - Present
At Johnson Controls, I work as a quality-assurance tester, executing scripts to ensure functionality of English and French systems, and assisted in a team lead capacity in developing the...
City of Daytona Beach
Recording Secretary
2010 - 2011
As the Recording Secretary for the City, I attended all of the Redevelopment Area Board meetings, as well as occasional others, in order to provide a succinct but accurate report of the meeting...
Granite Telecommunications
Provisioning Representative
2009 - 2009
As a provisioning representative, I was responsible for quickly and accurately processing orders for corporate telephone service around the United States.
DME Automotive
Temporary Transcriptionist
2009 - 2009
As a transcriptionist, I was responsible for accurately transcribing customer service and quality control telephone calls made to Toyota customers, focused on the recalls of 2008-2009.
The Tape Transcription Center
Transcriptionist
2006 - 2009
I transcribed audio relating a great variety of subjects, often focused on difficult or heavily-accented audio, and was additionally responsible for editing and formatting transcripts to client...

Education

Boston College
Master's coursework in Linguistics
2004 - Present
The George Washington University
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Creative Writing
1999 - 2002

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editing
transcription
translation
data entry
writing
typing
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