I have an honours degree in theoretical physics from Trinity College Dublin, and am currently studying for a master's in experimental physics at Utrecht University in the Netherlands.
After physics, English would have been my second choice of subject to study, and I have had several part-time jobs (both paid and voluntary) which utilized my talent and for grammar and language in general.
My experience is as follows:
5 years as a part-time legal secretary for solicitor in Dublin. This job involved typing documents dictated by my employer, and so required excellent grammatical and spelling knowledge. Through this job I gained experience in transcription and proof-reading, and my employer would be happy to provide a reference to confirm this.
Interview transcription for a geography PhD student at Utrecht University. My employer for this job hired me because of my secretarial experience, for which I was required to transcribe and proof-read several interviews. I got great feedback from my employer, and depending on his availability I could possibly provide a reference from him also.
Other informal experience: copy editing for the journal of the International Association of Physics Students, secretarial work including taking and typing up minutes for the same organization.
As far as writing goes I have minimal experience - the occasional article for student newspapers, and reports for university courses - but am working on building my portfolio.
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