John Sigler | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: May 13, 2011

John Sigler

English teacher, language consultant, writer
   Ireland
  |   Tralee, Co. Kerry
  |  10:04 pm Local Time

Resume/C.V.

John Sigler is a certified English lecturer/instructor, language consultant and freelance writer originally based in Denver, Colorado. Since September 2008 he has been living, working, and traveling around Europe, particularly in Ireland, Romania and the United Kingdom. He specializes in writing original, high quality articles on a diverse range of topics, from short SEO content articles to lengthy academic works.
Service Description
Profile:

A self-motivated and hard working teacher of English as a foreign/second language and language consultant. Years of experience in the corporate world dealing with finance and legal analysis for a Fortune 500 company provides a solid basis for specializing in Business English, Financial English, and Legal English. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, coupled with the ability to put together improvised and/or professional presentations as needed. Extensive experience in other countries also provides considerable background for presenting material to global customers. Effective problem solving and analytical skills that can be employed to identify and correct problems in projects and presentations. Good interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a generally professional demeanor.

Profile:

A self-motivated and hard working teacher of English as a foreign/second language and language consultant. Years of experience in the corporate world dealing with finance and legal analysis for a Fortune 500 company provides a solid basis for specializing in Business English, Financial English, and Legal English. Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, coupled with the ability to put together improvised and/or professional presentations as needed. Extensive experience in other countries also provides considerable background for presenting material to global customers. Effective problem solving and analytical skills that can be employed to identify and correct problems in projects and presentations. Good interpersonal skills, a strong work ethic and a generally professional demeanor.

Specific Skills and Abilities:

TEFL/ESL: Qualified to teach English as a foreign language from absolute beginners to advanced levels. This includes, but is not limited to, grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as used in reading, writing, and speaking.

English For Specific Purposes (ESP): Taking advantage of previous experience as a Compliance Specialist focused on legal analysis, there is a focus on teaching English for Specific Purposes (ESP) to more advanced language learners, in particular Business English, Financial English and Legal English.

Editing: Substantive editing involves a comprehensive review of already composed material looking for internal consistency, information flow, legibility, terminology, content structure, appropriate formatting, as well as spelling and grammar issues. After the review, substantive changes are then made by adding, removing and/or changing the material as needed to ensure a professional presentation.

Proofreading & Simple Editing: Proofreading and/or simple copy editing involves reviewing already composed documents, webpages, brochures, or other written materials to correct spelling and grammar mistakes as well as ensuring that the material is presented in a standardized, and appropriate, format. This service is often used by organization or individuals that have already composed the material in question and want to make sure that it is ready for printing or to be placed online.

Writing: Is an established writer of non-fiction commentary, analysis, and essays; the most celebrated of which has dealt with the legal analysis of events within the framework of international humanitarian and human rights law. Is familiar with the methodology and formats required for professional writing in the fields of business, finance and law. John Sigler has experience writing for blogs, online magazines, newspapers, and journals.

Others skills and experience include website construction and maintenance, printing and press operation, legal analysis and research, travel and travel writing, and grant writing/editing.
Certifications
The Boland School, Suzhou, China
T.E.F.L. Language Awareness Certification
Awarded: 2009
The Boland School, Brno, Czech Rep.
International Teaching English as a Foreign Language Diploma
Awarded: 2009
Fiserv ISS Employee Development Group
Professional Business English Certification
Awarded: 2004
Payment Terms
Payment terms are flexible and vary depending on the size and scope of the project. However, I do prefer to use Elance escrow whenever possible.
References
Calin Boiangiu
Bun Gee International, Owner
proofreading, English editing, website development
Maureen Dehne
Fiserv Investment Support Services, Manager
Legal analysis (U.S. tax code, tax treaties), presentations, reviews, reports.
Mohammad Siyan
Akher Khaber, Owner
English language editor and contributing writer to this weekly bi-lingual newspaper (English/Arabic).
Khadija Qadri
Andalus Graphics, Managing Partner
Proofreading, editing, writing, typesetting, graphic design, online work.
John Sigler | Elance

John Sigler