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Peter Hawkins | Elance
 
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Peter Hawkins

Reporter, writer, editor and translator
   United Kingdom
  |  5:16 pm Local Time

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Overview

"It is always a great pleasure to work with Peter: he responds quickly, is very efficient and provides high quality, turn-key texts that need no further modifications. Peter is on the top of my list of editors whenever I need an English text proofread or edited by a true professional."

NiceTranslation - Arina Callens-Evtikhova

A news reporter with seven year's experience published at local, national and international levels.

A sub-editor with a good knowledge of Quark and general layout skills.

Three year's experience editing...

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Portfolio

During Myanmar's first proper elections (albeit byelections) I secured an interview...
http://www.france24.com/en/20120402-burmese-nld-candidate-optimistic-despite-voting-irregularities-aung-san-suu-kyi
Researched, written and subbed by myself for The Connexion newspaper - an English...
http://www.connexionfrance.com/profile-bernard-kouchner-foreign-secretary-11172-news-article.html
An example of a monthly newspaper I helped produce as assistant editor.
http://www.connexionfrance.com

Skills (10)

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French To English Translation Skills Test
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UK English Sentence Structure Test (For Writing Professionals)
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UK English Proofreading Skills Test (Oxford Guide to Style)
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UK English Grammar Test (For Writing Professionals)
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Creative Writing Test - Non-fiction (UK Version)
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Service Description

*Proof-reading, sub-editing and editing*
For five years I worked on a national newspaper carrying out all these tasks as part of my job as assistant editor. I am quick to catch inconsistencies and to make sure an article is as concise and clear as possible. (If not, who will read it?)

*French to English translation*
Unless legal or scientific accuracy is needed, my focus when translating is always on the reader, not the original material. Some translations from French can sound like poetic robots, I prefer that they flow as if written directly in English.

*News reporting and research*
At heart I'm a reporter. I enjoy being in on the action, asking the questions and explaining to people what is going on. Most recently I had an exclusive interview with a Burmese election candidate discussing voting fraud, intimidation and the hopes for democracy in the country. You can see it in my portfolio.

As well as hard news and politics I have experience writing travel and other features and keep a travel blog as a hobby. (If only someone would pay me to do that...)

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Employment

English Language Media
Assistant Editor
2009 - 2011
As assistant editor on The Connexion (a monthly 76-page newspaper for expatriates in France) my job was to overcome all practical hurdles in the way of publication. My tasks ranged from planning...
The Connexion
Sub-editor
2006 - 2009
I began work as a sub-editor on the monthly Connexion and the weekly Let's Go Riviera newspapers. During this period of rapid immersion, I taught myself Quark and set about learning French. The...
The Dorset Echo
Junior Reporter - Senior Reporter
2004 - 2006
I cut my teeth on the daily Dorset Echo, experiencing the mixture of the bizarre, sad, shocking and mundane stories that make up local life and news. After 18 months on the paper, under a demanding...

Education

University of Durham
BA (hons) Philosophy and Politics
2000 - 2003
Adams' Grammar School
GCSE and A-Level
1992 - 1999
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