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Gustavo V. | Elance
 
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Gustavo V.

Freelance writer
   Mexico
  |   Aguascalientes, AGS
  |  4:32 am Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $15

I am a published author in Mexico currently working (and doing great!) as a freelance writer, proofreader and translator; I am a native Spanish speaker who feels very comfortable with the English language.
Contributor to both Spanish and English magazines.
I am a certified translator with 22 years of experience. I have made book translations for big names in the literary world, but I do great also with business, technical translations and copywriting.

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Jun 12, 2015|Creative Writing|$38|Completed
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5.0
Jan 18, 2015|Creative Writing|$22|Completed
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Dec 29, 2014|E-books and Blogs|$35|Completed
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5.0
Oct 23, 2014|Editing & Proofreading|$630|Completed
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5.0

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Portfolio

Biography book. Coauthored and edited by me.
Authored by me. English language
Translated by me
Translated by me
Lyrics translation. A book full of Beatles lyrics, translated to Spanish. Also funny...
Story and plot. Graphic novel about the Mexican Revolution (1914)
Translation from English to Spanish. This is book for children with beautiful poetry....
Author. Proceso magazine, special issue.

Skills (4)

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Translation English Spanish
English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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Spanish Proofreading Skills Test
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Spanish To English Translation Skills Test
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Creative Writing
Spanish Proofreading
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Spanish - English Translation
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Service Description

Tight deadlines are my speciality. Full satisfaction. I like the Seven principles of Clarence Barron, the great manager of The Wall Street Journal:

Be intrepid. You re part of the best newspaper in the world.
No ego. When you write, think that you are not Henry James.
Be simple. No adjectives, no adverbs. Leave that to the New York Herald.
Be lucid. Sacrifice a good metaphor for clarity.
Do it right. Everything must be in the first three paragraphs.
Tell a story. Quotes are of invaluable help.
Work each paragraph 30 times. The 31st will be perfect.


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Employment

Libros de Mexico
Senior executive editor
2010 - 2011
Ministry of Culture of Aguascalientes
Piublisher and editor-in-chief
2004 - 2010

Education

Georgetown University
Strategic Communications
2010 - 2010
State University of New York
Liberal Studies MA
2000 - 2002
University of Aguascalientes
Economics
1987 - 1992
Morelos Languages Social Center
English
1981 - 1985

Keywords

translations writing ghostwriting writer speechwriter
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