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Carolyn W. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Aug 4, 2015

Carolyn W.

UK translator with excellent mother-tongue English
   United Kingdom
  |   Leicester, England

Overview

I am a freelance translator and copy-editor, with outstanding English language skills. I am particularly good at producing clear and concise summaries of long, complicated documents.

I have a degree in French and Italian with Spanish. Specialist areas include classical music, education, culture and theology.

I worked for over twenty years for a charity which published works on education. I did a lot of abstracting, copy-editing and proofreading, mainly in English. My translation skills were sometimes used for European research and...

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Mar 5, 2015|Academic Writing|$400|Completed
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Feb 6, 2015|Translation|$96|Completed
Nov 13, 2014|Translation|$225|Completed
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Sep 23, 2014|Translation|$20|Completed

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Portfolio

Short excerpt from a conference invitation, showing tourism vocabulary.
English transcription of an Italian antimafia activist talking about a murdered...
Part of a review of a book on Hinduism, from a French academic journal.
Exerpt from the writings of Saint Ambrose

Skills (10)

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Translation French English
French To English Translation Skills Test
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Italian
Italian To English Translation Skills Test
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English
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)
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Understanding differences in British and American English Test
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Editing
UK English Oxford Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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English Spelling
English Spelling Test (UK Version)
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English Proofreading
UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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Translation English Italian
English To Italian Translation Skills Test
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Translation English Spanish
Spanish To English Translation Skills Test
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English Grammar
UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing
Creative Writing Test - Fiction (UK Version)
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Service Description

Translations from French, Spanish and Italian into excellent British English.

Copy editing of English texts.

Checking English texts translated by a non-native speaker.

'Blind' proofreading, i.e. checking texts for spelling and grammar etc. without having an original to check against.

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Education

University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Bachelor of Arts Romance Languages
1980 - 1984

Keywords

Translation
French
Italian
Spanish
copy-editing
My Snapshot
Writing & Translation
5
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