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Lisa Witmer | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jun 28, 2015

Lisa Witmer

12 years of English & French translation & writing
   United States
  |   RESTON, VA
  |  11:04 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $25

* English and French linguist with 12 years professional experience in translation, editing, test development, quality assurance, project management, and teaching
* A strong team player with excellent leadership, cross-cultural communication, and problem-solving abilities
* Highly detail-oriented and analytical with strong writing, editing, and computer skills

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Service Description

* Translate a wide variety of documents from French into English
* Review translations from French into English and vice versa
* Edit written material in English or French
* Write reports (English only), correspondence, blogs, etc.
* Maintain social media websites (e.g., blogs, Twitter, Facebook, etc.)
* Streamline and implement invoicing procedures
* Create, review, and edit test passages and items
* Develop and deliver training webinars and in-person training
* Organize and analyze data (numeric or otherwise)
* Create Powerpoint presentations of any complexity
* Type documents in English, French, or any other Latin-based script (50+ wpm)
* Provide any kind of administrative assistance required in French or English (phone or written)
* Recruit and vet target language experts from a vast network
* Provide individualized tutoring to learners of English and French
* Plan parties for small or large groups

PREVIOUS CLIENTS INCLUDE:
* US Government
* Berlitz Language Serivces
* The Ottawa Hospitals (Canada)
* Oxford English Centre (UK)
* Université de Nice (France)
* University of Maryland
* Center for Applied Linguistics
* Indiana University

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Employment

US Government
Contractor
2013 - Present
* Developed, reviewed, and edited test passages and multiple choice test items * Collaborated on a software network designed to automate the rating of translation tests * Provided extensive text...
Second Language Testing, Incorporated
Project Manager & Senior Test Developer
2010 - 2013
* Developed, reviewed, and finalized numerous passages and test items in French and English * Created and implemented a quality assurance review and item tracking process * Translated test...
Passion 4 Community
Volunteer ESOL Program Director
2009 - 2010
* Designed, organized, and implemented a community-based language training program for 20 adult English language learners * Recruited, trained, monitored, evaluated and mentored 10 volunteers and...
New Life Christian Church
Office Manager
2009 - 2010
* Introduced and implemented administrative, technological, and organizational changes to increase staff members' productivity during a fundraiser and the acquisition of a building * Launched a...
Oxford English Centre
English Language Teacher
2007 - 2008
* Planned, designed, developed, and evaluated English language courses to approximately 1000 adult immersion students ranging from beginning to proficient * Conducted professional development...
Universite de Nice
Lecturer of English as a Foreign Language
2005 - 2006
* Taught multiple sections of undergraduate and graduate English Language fluency and comprehension courses * Designed, developed, and supervised the Oral English curriculum and tests for 2nd year...
International Bible Church
Volunteer translator and interpretor
2005 - 2006
* Provided simultaneous and consecutive interpretations for sermons, wedding ceremonies, and special events from English into French * Translated a 250-page book from French into English
University of Maryland
French Teaching Assistant
2003 - 2005
* Planned, designed, developed, and evaluated language courses and training materials for multiple sections of undergraduate elementary French * Introduced instructional technology into the...

Education

City University
Diploma of Translation
2007 - 2008
University of Maryland
PhD
2003 - 2007
University of Maryland
MA
2001 - 2003
Whitworth University
BA
1997 - 2001
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translation
French
English
language
editing
reports
writing
administration
test development
data analysis
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