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Jason S. | Elance
 
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Jason S.

Teacher/Translator/Writer/Transcriptionist
   United States
  |   Corvallis, OR

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I have over 10 years of experience in the educational field. After earning my Master's in Spanish Applied Linguistics I began teaching English (as a second language), Spanish and Portuguese where, besides teaching and tutoring, I have developed course content and carried out linguistics-related research.

My writing interests include non-fiction, academic, and content writing. When I'm not writing or reading I enjoy learning new languages and taking on odd jobs as a freelance translator and interpreter (Spanish...

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Here is an example of a marriage license from a ceremony performed in Mexico and...
This is a research project that I carried out while taking courses in Hispanic...
This is a research project that I carried out on the study of the grammar of Ishan (a...
This is a curriculum project that I worked on with a colleague in which we were part of...
This workbook accompanies the video that is linked to my profile. I've used this...

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English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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Spanish Grammar Test
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Spanish Spelling Skills Test
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I hold a BA in Spanish, an MA in Applied Spanish Linguistics, and an MA in TESOL. I'm currently pursuing a PhD in Anthropology. I'm a sucker for a good book, a lover of a challenging sewing project, and a wanna-be polyglot. My goal is to be able to hold a conversation with people that speak the language(s) from the different countries that I've visited/lived in including, but not limited to, China and Japan.

I have extensive experience with teaching and translating. Having been exposed to a multitude of different dialects of both Spanish and Portuguese (and my native language, American English) allows me a linguistic versatility that is ideal for a buyer seeking a freelancer with a diverse knowledge of the target and source language(s).

While most of my experience has been in the foreign-language classroom, I also enjoy curriculum development and language-learning video production. In these more creative endeavors, I strive to find innovative ways for learners from different levels to achieve their language-learning goals; the developer/producer in me also guides the student through cultural exposure which requires an extensive knowledge of the target culture(s).

I also provide transcription, content-writing, and academic-writing services. With a background in linguistics (especially Hispanic and Lusophone linguistics) I have a keen ear for hearing the delicate idiosyncrasies of a speaker and a careful hand for putting oral recordings down on paper. Feel free to...

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Employment

Central Michigan University
Spanish Instructor
2010 - Present
LANG Education Center
English Language Teacher
2009 - 2010
University of Illinois at Chicago
Teaching Assistant
2007 - 2009
Michigan State University
Teaching Assistant
2005 - 2007

Education

Michigan State University
Master's degree
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
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transcriptionist
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language-learning video producer; voice over
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