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Thomas Carty | Elance
 
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Thomas Carty

Writing, editing, translation
   United Kingdom
  |   Newcastle, Staffordshire
  |  10:48 am Local Time

Overview

I am a highly experienced writer with an academic background, including the management of academic programs, and in publishing as an author and series editor coordinating the work of multilingual writing and copy-editing teams.
I have written three books and produce web content (specializing in religious and spiritual themes) and write a blog. I have also written material as varied as press releases, the text for electoral flyers, author's and publisher's blurbs, and book proposals.
My doctorate is in German history, and my principal...

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Portfolio

As Series Editor wrote generic guidance for all seven language coursebooks in Palgrave...
Wrote book on Jesus Christ, which aims to let his contemporaries and...
An example of my writing: The Introduction to 'The Jesus Reader', published by Columba...

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Service Description

In the light of my qualifications, experience and interests, I offer the following:

1. Translation from German of academic texts (humanities, and social sciences, especially theology, history and politics), and of official documents from universities, churches, political parties, trade unions, national and local government and similar.

2. Writing summaries in English of texts from the above fields and the German-language press, including synthesizing and evaluating information and opinion.

3.Helping German and French-speakers maximize the effectiveness of their written English in connection with specific projects (advanced competence only).
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4. Translation from French of academic texts (humanities and social sciences, especially political and social history and contemporary society and politics).

5. Summarizing and synthesizing French texts on the above subjects, including articles from the French press.

5. Writing copy (including ghost-writing) in areas in which I have expertise.

6. Drafting non-fiction book proposals, especially in the fields of theology, church history, liturgy, European history, politics, German studies, Irish diaspora studies etc

7. Evaluating/writing foreign language textbooks and textbook proposals in German, French, Latin..

8. Any writing which requires or presupposes a thorough knowledge of the traditional Latin mass of the Catholic Church and of the Latin language.



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Employment

PALGRAVE MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS UK
Freelance Series Editor
1998 - Present
STAFFORDSHIRE UNIVERSITY UK
Principal Lecturer in German, Head of Languages
1993 - 1999
Devised, introduced and managed .a university-wide Languages Program. Advised other institutions on setting up similar programs.
UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON UK
Senior/Principal Lecturer in Modern Languages
1981 - 1992
From 1990 ran the pioneering Wolverhampton Languages Program, offering language modules across the university as options or electives.
CLAYTON HIGH SCHOOL, STAFFORDSHIRE
Head of Modern Languages
1976 - 1980
GYMNASIUM HORN, BREMEN, GERAMNY
Teacher of English
1974 - 1976
Worked on my thesis at University of Bremen
OXFORD UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Tutor in Modern Languages (part-time)
1972 - 1974
Tutor on Postgraduate Certificate in Education course while a doctoral student.
PRESCOT GRAMMAR SCHOOL, LANCASHIRE
Teacher of German and French
1969 - 1972

Education

OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Doctor of Philosophy
1972 - 1979
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
Postgraduate Certificate in Education
1968 - 1969
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
BA Honours in Modern Languages (French and German\
1964 - 1968
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Summarising
Translating
(German
Fench)
Catholicism
Theology
Liturgy
History
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