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Jason Bechtel | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 20, 2015

Jason Bechtel

professional copy-editing and translation
   United States
  |   Newbury Park, CA
  |  12:39 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $20

I have always loved languages and teaching. I have finally reached a point in my life where I can pursue those passions full-time. I am currently learning languages, living abroad, teaching English (and sometimes German), and traveling.

I teach students from high school age to adults of all ages, and my forte is in teaching at the intermediate to advanced levels, including business and academic English.

Given my IT/corporate, academic, and science background, I can also be of assistance with academic writing (for English language...

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Skills (7)

Tested
Translation Mandarin English
Translation German English
Teaching English
ESL Teaching
Teaching German
Copy Editing
Editing/Copy Editing
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English
English for Business
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Service Description

I offer professional copy-editing/proofreading and translation/copy-writing services. I am also an ESL teacher and a language learning coach.

I have 12 years' experience in the IT industry, a bachelor's and a master's degree, and seven publications in peer-reviewed journals (four as first author). I am a Fulbright Scholar, tech geek, and a dabbler in travel writing.

With my IT/corporate, academic, and science background, I am especially qualified to assist with academic writing (for English language journals), business English, translation into native-sounding American English, and technical writing. I have helped German academics prepare their papers for (re)submission to journals. I have provided Mandarin to English translations for companies and city governments in mainland China. I have also provided professional reading, and dictation services when requested.

I received my TESOL certification in 2012. I have been teaching English (and sometimes German) as a second language in mainland China since 2013.

I teach students from high school age to adults of all ages, and my forte is in teaching at the intermediate to advanced levels, including business and academic English.

I am available for online one-on-one ESL lessons, and as a language learning coach.

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Employment

Web International English
ESL Teacher
2015 - Present
Greenhill International Education
English and German teacher
2014 - 2014
Taught all levels of English to individuals and small groups; Taught high-level Business English to 4 VIP students; Taught beginner-level German to children and adults; Developed a beginner-level...
Qingdao Ocean Shipping Mariners College (QMC)
English teacher
2013 - 2014
Taught practical oral English to ~700 college freshmen and sophomores in a resource-limited environment; Gave five 40-minute lectures on points of cultural interest; Helped the strongest students...
M5 Hosting, Inc.
Senior Systems Administrator
2008 - 2013
Provided systems administration and security for 20+ in-house servers, switches, KVMs, load balancers, etc.; Monitored and serviced 500+ client-administered servers in two data centers during three...
Alliance One, Incorporated
Systems Analyst
2002 - 2006
Left to attend graduate school full-time.
Unique Systems, Incorporated
Systems Administrator
2000 - 2001
Left in order to spend a year in Germany on a Fulbright Scholarship.

Education

Project Gutenberg – Distributed Proofreaders
qualified "P3-level proofer"
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University of California, San Diego
no degree
2008 - 2009
University of Toledo - Health Science Campus
Masters of Science in Biological Sciences - Bioinformatics
2006 - 2008
Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg
no degree
2001 - 2002
University of Toledo
Bachelors in Computer Science & Engineering
1996 - 2000

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copy-writing
copy-editing
proofreading
translation
ESL
teaching
German
Chinese
Mandarin
English
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