Writer and Translator, providing both German to English and English to German translations that read like originals, English and German articles and proofreading. I am a native speaker of German with near-native English who has spent the last 18 years living in the UK and has only recently moved back to Germany. I have an M.A. in English from the University of Hamburg, Germany and a teaching qualification (PGCE) from Cambridge University. I have worked in Publishing, Teaching and Libraries and now work as a freelance translator and languages teacher.
Experience in small signal analog design, sensor interfacing, signal conditioning, sensor applications, data capture and analysis, digital design, microprocessors and small FPGA based systems. I have over 20 years experience developing ideas and bringing them through the design process to a finished product. I develop entire systems, including power, mechanical, optical, and software aspects. I excel in small, innovative designs using new technology. I design for durability and dependability coming from a background of experience in designing for harsh environments, high volume production lines, medical, and space applications. I have design experience in serial communications, optical systems, rf communications, programming, DSP hardware and software design, PC board design and technical writing. I offer my services to take your idea and bring it all the way to production, or to fill any need in the process. I am also available for consulting, helping you to refine your ideas into something that is both manufacturable and functional.
I am a degreed, experienced Technical Writer who understands that succinct, high-quality documentation is an essential business communication tool. I am driven, organized and detail orientated. I produce professional technical communications that are perfectly suited to the needs of the client. My core-competencies lie in creating and editing technical proposals and manuals and developing well-researched blog content. I also enjoy conducting research, article and academic writing/editing and business analysis. I am proficient in all Microsoft Office applications and in Adobe Acrobat and WordPress. I have experience working with software development firms, engineering firms, mobile application developers and marketing agencies. I am happy to interface with your team or your client to obtain the information needed to create your perfect documentation.
Main objective: Making YOUR life easier! Offering a supporting or consulting role for entrepreneurs and companies. I'm a persistent and always optimistic Can-Do person with 25 years of business experience gathered in many western countries. I look for a long-term commitment. What I bring to the table: 1. Fluent German, English, Spanish 2. Entrepreneurial spirit (being one myself for the bigger part of my life) 3. (Tele-) Marketing/Sales Specialist (Recruiting/Training/Operations). 4. Certified Master Trainer for the D.I.S.C. personality profile system. 5. 25 years of applied computer/internet related knowledge (website architecture, ad campaigns etc.) Please see my portfolio for details. 6. 8 years of SEO Consulting (onsite/offsite optimization, Social Media, Backlink Building)
I am an experienced and skilled writer, capable of communicating with a variety of audiences and in an array of voices, styles, and formats. Over the past six years, I have worked with executives, entrepreneurs, industry experts, and many other professionals in writing and publishing eBooks, print books, web content, blogs, newspaper articles, and more. My objective is to craft communicative written materials to the exact specifications, expectations, and deadlines of my clients.
Over the last 19 years, dedicated to developing a wide range of web and desktop applications using Java, Visual Basic, C# and PHP for medium bussines, banks and Paraguay goverment. Usually, I prefer to manage the full application life cycle. With strong knowlodge in Oracle, Postgresql and SQL Server procedural languages. Also done mission-critical telecomunication applications, such as billing systems mediation device and real time calls ticket audit. With strong C and database API management. I have implemented Business Intelligence with Pentaho in various government agencies. Interested in System Design and Development, Maintenance of Existing Web and Desktop Applications, Processing and Bulk data load, Database Administration and Software Testing.
I'm a front-end developer with a strong focus on large-scale CSS, responsive design and client-side performance. Instead of being a design slicing machine who spits out "pixel-perfect" HTML&CSS from your mockups in a timely manner I work with your core goals in mind and try to create great experience for users. I can both help you code front-end of your project from scratch with performance, usability and maintainability in mind, or jump into an existing one to provide consultancy on solving performance issues, making your website fast as heck, hence increasing your revenue and making you stand out among competitors. As for the responsive design, unlike many others in the industry, I don't target any specific devices (tablets, phones, etc.), but rather help you to create truly device-agnostic designs that are accessible from wide range of possible gadgets, whether it's a smartphone, fridge, TV, Car PC or any other device with a browser on it. :: I currently don't accept requests for urgent fixes on existing code or quick 1-2 day turnarounds. I prefer being involved in at least weekly engagements. This helps me to deliver more in-depth results. Thanks for your understanding :-) Skills: • HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, LESS/SASS, OOCSS, SMACSS, Advanced CSS3 techniques, animations and more. • Twitter Bootstrap | Pure | Foundation. • Ability to slice a large-scale project from scratch without involving any framework. Also: • Semantic, SEO friendly, well organized code and file structure • Advanced optimization techniques for high traffic websites • Fully equipped environment for cross-browser/cross-platform testing • Device-agnostic responsive design • Responsive and retina images solutions • Web Accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.0) compliance I'm interested in working with people who don't underestimate the importance of high quality markup and styling, organized, scalable and maintainable code.
My major career goals are Natural Language Processing(NLP) and Software Localization. I have been working in these fields since 2005. I have closely worked with and managed several Localization Projects including the NepaLinux Project (http://nepalinux.org), a sub-project of the bigger PAN Localization Project (http://panl10n.net), Nepal country component. Since then, I have been involved in a number of Software translation and localization Projects as a freelancer both in the capacity of a team lead as well as team member. I have also led and worked in several Natural Language Processing Projects as a Researcher, for instance, in Machine Translation, Text-to-Speech, Automatic Speech Recognition, with special focus on Nepali. You may find more details about my work and experience at the link http://ku.edu.np/cse/faculty/bal/
I create and edit technical documentation for highly technical audiences. It is my privilege to assist the Arrayent team (www.arrayent.com) by leading their efforts in technical documentation. I create and maintain all of the content of developer.arrayent.com. I also build and deploy the frontend / backend of the website itself. I am a native English speaker with a Bachelor's in History from a world-class university, UC Berkeley. I graduated with Honors and with High Distinction in General Scholarship in May 2011.