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Tek Ryder | Elance
 
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Tek Ryder

Polyglot Word Herder | Content Wrangler.
   United States
  |   Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
  |  12:57 pm Local Time

Overview

I delight in translating French, German and Spanish with fidelity into nuanced, polished, living English and vice versa. My inspiration comes from Mark Twain, for whom the difference between the right word and the almost right word was "the difference between lightning and lightning bug."


When it comes to writing, amigo, to me it is like a Great Plains cattle drive. To succeed, carefully select your stock, get a clear idea of your destination, then scout the best way to get there. On the trail, keep the critters healthy and all headed in...

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Translated from the German; author's rating: 4.9
Translated and formatted German > English. Client rating: 5.0
Prize-winning entry in Ernst J┐nger Translation Competition (Bristol University, UK)
French > English. Client rating 4.7
http://www.amazon.com/Pocket-Industrial-Projects-Daring-Responsibility/dp/9810721714/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401207191&sr=1-2&keywords=project+management+capron
German to English translation - Client rating 5.0
Translated & formatted German > English. Client rating 3.3 (?)
German > English Client rating 5.0
German > English Client rating 5.0
German > English Client rating 5.0
German > English
http://www.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/ki_chir/index.php?id=565&L=1
German > English
German > English
German > English (English content not published yet. )
http://www.medizin.uni-greifswald.de/ki_chir/index.php?id=581&L=1
German > English (986 products, 4,000 lines, with HTML tags)
http://shop.doccheck.com/eu/
(French > English)
http://www.suzanneandjonathan.ch/?lang=en
Kiel University lecture ( transcription in German)
German/French > English
German > English
German > English

Skills (11)

Tested
Technical Writing
Technical Writing Skills Certification
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Business Writing
Creative Writing
Online Writing
German-English Translation
German To English Translation Skills Test
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French-English Translation
French To English Translation Skills Test
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Academic translation
English-Spanish Translation
English To Spanish Translation Skills Test
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Passed
Spanish To English Translation Skills Test
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Adobe Photoshop
Microsoft PowerPoint
Adobe InDesign

Service Description

Versatile writer/editor/proofreader/rewrite man. I'm mentally and emotionally ready to tame any creative non-fiction or technical writing project -- business literature, documentation, manuals -- for print or web, regardless of subject, form, audience, or degree of difficulty. I'll doggedly research most any topic.

Translate to English from German, Spanish and French. Faithfully transcribe in these four languages. I have done both for book-length histories, medical case reports, technical business reports, university lectures and works of fiction. I thrive on difficult material and deadlines. You will receive a custom, hand-crafted translation -- no farmed-out, machine, rote or translation-by-committee here -- in a format that works best for you.

Professional, reliable and responsive -- my clients' requirements always come first. Delivering top quality work on time or sooner became second nature to me during a full corporate career and carries over into this, the brave new flat-earth freelanced world.

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Employment

Elance
Technical writer/tanslator
2010 - Present
Demand Studios
Web content writer
2009 - 2010
Researched and wrote 70+ articles to date on varied topics. Rated "4 - proficient" in both Writing and Research. 15% rewrite rate.
Indymac Bank
Mgr. - Corporate Communication
1997 - 2007
Writer/manager/producer for internal Web - Print - Video content.
Security Pacific Bank
VP International Banking
1977 - 1990

Education

Georgetown University
MS - Foreign Service
1970 - 1973

Keywords

French to English translation
German to English translation
transcription services. SEO article writer
business writer
finance writer
technical writer
copy writer
online content writing
ghost writing
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