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Sandy Walker | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Jul 4, 2015

Sandy Walker

Going places!
   Italy
  |  4:47 am Local Time

Overview

I am a Londoner now living in Italy, but thatís only the latest chapter of my story. I have lived all over the world, while working principally in the airline and travel industry.

My absolute love for all things travel has never left me and, now that I freelance, I am able to put my experience to good use by way of the written word.

I write descriptive and lively web content, articles and blogs and have the knack of being able to put myself in the potential vacationerís shoes. If you want to know that little bit more about the airline with...

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Jul 3, 2015|Editing & Proofreading|Private|Working
Jun 23, 2015|Web Content|Private|Completed
Jun 12, 2015|Web Content|Private|Completed
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Jun 10, 2015|Translation|Private|Completed

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Portfolio

Skills (13)

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Travel Writing
Web Content
Aviation industry
English Spelling
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Italian
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Service Description

When working as a travel agent I sold both ad hoc and tailored holidays. My experience in creating and writing promotions for the company sales teams incorporated researching various topics in great depth, including local events, hotels and restaurants.

I have worked throughout East and South Africa, and write all about safaris and wildlife with authority.

I am versed in all forms of English, having also had the pleasure of living and working in Californiaís Bay Area.

Now that I reside in Italy I have learned much about the countryís attractions, culture, and, of course mouth watering cuisine!

My articles and blogs appear on various sites, including www.travelstart.co.za, the largest South African internet travel company, French hotel directory www.slow-chic.com, British www.holidaymag.co.uk, U.S. based www.airwaysmagazine.com for whom I also proofread, plus many more.

I have also contributed to www.reducedmobility.eu, in which I advise and write about ways to travel for those who are not always able to help themselves.

I am a fluent Italian speaker, and can provide translations and proofreading, Italian to English and English to Italian, which are exact both in terms of grammar and semantics. You can see below what one of my satisfied clients had to say:

"Collaborating on this project with Sandy was great. She is very hard-working and her translation and proofreading skills exceed expectation. She is my first port of call for further work in Italian."

Let me know...

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Employment

Freelance Agent
Proofreader, Copy Editor, Translator, CSA
2006 - Present
Reed Employment
Transcriptionist, Proofreader, Customer Service
2001 - 2006
TWA/AA, United Airlines, Voyages Jules Verne
Customer Service Supervisor, Copy Editor
1983 - 2000

Education

Lancaster University
BA Hons English Literature
1977 - 1980
Davies Laing and Dick Private English College
O and A Levels
1967 - 1977

Keywords

Travel Writer
Copy Editor
Web Content
Blogger
Aviation
Content Writing
Proofreader
Italian Translator
Customer Service
Travel Agent
British
Jewish Culture
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Member Since
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