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John H. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jan 14, 2010

John H.

English-Editing and Engineering Expert
   Sweden
Stockholm

Overview

My aim is to promote the use of correct English. Poor English bothers me. I want to put an end to it...

For the past 8 years I have worked for engineering companies, writing and editing data sheets, design documents, proposals and press releases. During this time I acquired a reputation for being picky, pedantic and anal. I don't like to think of myself as anal but, it's true, I have left my mark on many papers. These were suffering, in the most part, from poor spelling, poor grammar, poor diction, a lack of rhythm, absence of...

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English Speaking Test
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English Grammar
English Proofreading

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I was educated at the University of York in the United Kingdom in the engineering discipline of Avionics. My initial employment, following graduation, was as an Electronic Engineer in the Real-time Embedded Systems laboratories; a department of QinetiQ. A four year tenure was followed by 3 years working for Omnitek, experts in advanced measuring techniques in the video and broadcast industry. I now live in Sweden, working as a consultant in F.PG.A. and embedded systems development.
As any engineer will confirm, engineering is only 10% original thought and 10% implementation. The remaining 80% of an engineers' time is occupied by research, reading, disseminating, report-writing and proof-reading. Everything must be precise and concise whilst simultaneously inspiring interest and retaining attention. I have a stringent attention to detail where the correct use of English is concerned. I possess a keen eye for sentence structure, rhythm and grammar and a general love of language. I have found that by learning other languages, such as Swedish, Latin and French I have increased my understanding of the use and origin of English.

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