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Sophie G. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 25, 2013

Sophie G.

Copy editor, Proofreader, Translator (Eng/French)
   United States
  |   Corvallis, OR

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $16

I love languages / literature, and I have excellent writing / editing skills. I completed a first year master in clinical psychology before switching to the liberal arts.

I then completed a bachelor in English and American languages, literatures and civilizations, with concentrations on literature and translation.

Finally, I got a master of arts in interdisciplinary studies with concentrations on American literature, French literature and culture, and translation. I graduated with a 4.0 GPA. I obviously love books and great writing.

I...

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Skills (5)

Tested
Strong attention to detail
Great French/English translation skills
Knowledge of MLA and Chicago styles
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)
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U.S. English Proofreading Skills Test (Chicago)
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Service Description

I will copy edit and proofread your books, documents, papers... I can use both MLA and Chicago styles. I have experience in writing, copy editing and proofreading as I have worked with literary journals and books. In addition, my education in psychology and English has given me great analytical and organizational skills, which I can use to help you reorganize your texts. I also have a strong work ethic.

I can help you translate documents (I work with the French-English combination). I am open to working with both fiction and non-fiction. I am dedicated to finding the right word and I have excellent attention to detail.



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Employment

Bee Audio
Pronunciation Researcher/Proofer
2011 - Present
• Research pronunciations of foreign and uncommon words to prepare scripts for the narrators. • Proof the audio recordings to make sure they match the scripts and are free from misreads, noises,...
Multnomah County Library
Branch Assistant
2011 - 2012
• Checked-in and shelved books on hold.
The Portland Alliance
Associate Editor
2011 - 2012
• Edited/Copy edited articles. • Used InDesign to layout the newspaper (followed guidelines). • Created attractive headlines and pull quotes. • Communicated with reporters and columnists.
Calyx, Inc.
Manuscript First/Second Reader
2011 - 2012
• Read manuscripts and made first and second round decisions.
Alliance Francaise de Portland
French Conversation Group Host
2011 - 2011
• Maintained a casual and comfortable atmosphere for people to practice their French.
Hawthorne Books
Publicity?Marketing Intern
2011 - 2011
• Researched promotion techniques for the newest books (researched/contacted book clubs and a radio show, wrote a blog entry, mailed review copies…).
CALYX, Inc.
Editorial intern
2011 - 2011
• Read manuscript submissions and participated in the decision-making process. • Copy edited and proofread manuscripts for publication / Participated in copy edit meetings. • Organized journal...
Jennifer Margulis, travel and culture writer
Transcriber
2009 - 2009
Transcribed two interviews.

Education

Southern Oregon University
Master of arts in interdisciplinary studies
2009 - 2010
Universite de Poitiers (France)
Bachelor (Licence) in English
2006 - 2008
Universite de Poitiers (France)
Master in clinical psychology
2002 - 2006
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proofreader
translator
French
English
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