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Zachary Blalock | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Sep 6, 2012

Zachary Blalock

Expert English/German Writing Consultant
   Germany
  |   Berlin, BERLIN

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $22

Language and its various forms of expression are my biggest passions- I am often seen reading books on historical linguistics, teaching English to non-native speakers, or debating grammatical points over a beer.

Originally from the US and a native English speaker, I currently reside in Berlin, Germany where I teach English full time. I'm interested in applying my skills to provide novel solutions, whether offering editing, proofreading, writing, translation or career coaching as a service.

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Portfolio

A university paper that analytically contrasts two characters in Tolstoy's childhood
A research report conducted on the American market for small ignition systems
A research report on testing equipment for the German company MIT
A research report concerning bluetooth software applications in the US market

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German To English Translation Skills Test
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Service Description

I specialize in English and German language skills that include translation, proofreading, and editing in addition to excellent writing skills. I hold a B.A. in German from the University of Georgia (2008) where I received the Cecil Wilcox most outstanding German major award.

Work I currently do for Sprachstudio in Berlin includes:

• Preparing outlines for teaching students in English, with a focus on speaking and writing
• Incorporating additional material to supplement learning and create a dynamic learning environment (Youtube, independent articles, language learning games, etc)
• Proofreading numerous letters of intent, resumes and work documents
• Coaching students on proper interview etiquette with prospective US/English employers


Work I performed for the German American Chamber of Commerce (Atlanta) included:

• Proofreading articles before press release in the German American Trade Magazine & contributing to the Chamber’s blog.
• Translating numerous technical documents from English to German and vice versa. Proofreading marketing materials for clients.
• Organizing a complete business trip for a German client and accompanying them as translator/negotiator to D.C. & Chicago.
• Preparing numerous project outlines, agendas, and protocols for use in teleconferences and projects.

Work I performed for Berlitz as a language instructor and service representative included:

• Preparing outlines for teaching students in the target languages of both English...

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Employment

Sprachstudio
English Teacher
2011 - Present
Berlitz
Service Representative
2010 - 2011
German American Chamber of Commerce
Consulting Intern
2008 - 2010

Education

University of Georgia
German
2004 - 2008
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German
English
Translation
Research
Academic
Writing
Creative
Business
Proofread
Editing
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