"Bea works with immense care and diligence... Her work is of the very highest standard. She communicates regularly, and completes the work efficiently... If I could give her ten stars, I would." Fully bilingual (German/English), semi-retired university instructor with excellent written and verbal skills in both languages. 30+ years of experience. M.A. (English) / Diploma in Translation / TESL/TEFL Certification. Placed 1st (perfect score) of over 3500 qualified oDesk translators on ENGLISH TO GERMAN TRANSLATION SKILLS TEST and in top 1% on Freelancer GERMAN TO ENGLISH TRANSLATION SKILLS TEST. Multi-lingual (German, English, French, Spanish, Swiss German, with some Italian and Portuguese) Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and PDF. Language skills taught: Listening comprehension, speaking (including pronunciation), reading, writing (including grammar and spelling), and preparation for internationally recognized English Language Proficiency Tests (including TOEFL iBT, IELTS, MELAB; Goethe-Zertifkat A1–C2, Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf / Deutsch für Zuwanderer). Free needs assessment, supportive one-to-one assistance, individualized lessons (using digital technology, if desired). Hourly rates or single contract payment is negotiable. I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your goals.
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Capitalizing on 30+ years of teaching experience (regular and special education, ESL, gifted/talented) at all grade levels from elementary through adult learners and in various subjects with strong interest in reading, creative writing, and drama, I will help you with your individual or company needs. I have presented at numerous state and national conferences, secured dozens of grants, and written/produced over 50 plays for children. A published author of 450 children's books, I have also written adult books for clients on o-Desk. My background includes extensive work in curriculum and editing any type of text. Please read my profile to see more about my exemplary writing and editing abilities distinguishing me in the top 1% of o-Desk contractors. Creative and hard working, your goal is my goal.
My facility with words derives from a love of literature and a background in French, teaching English, and editing. Over the past 7 years, I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of texts, from academic papers to blogs to web content to novels, and various style guides, including AP, APA, MLA, and Chicago. Though my heart lies in fiction, I'm equally at home with non-fiction; my particular interest areas include sociology, anthropology, psychology, environmental issues, healthy living, nutrition, women's studies, feminist theory, queer theory, critical theory, and critical race theory. However, I welcome all types of texts. Let me help make your pen indeed mightier than the sword, whether it is simply proofreading for small errors or copy editing/line editing to improve structure, flow, word choice, clarity, coherence, and the like. With me, your texts and documents are in good hands.
My name is Daniel Smither and I was born in Virginia in the United States of America. I am 32 years old and have a passion for learning and teaching. I understand the problems students face when learning a new language as I've been teaching English online and at home via Skype for the last two years. I’ve taught students from Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, Spain, France, Germany and Saudi Arabia, primarily. I teach on www.talk915.com, www.lumienglish.com and www.eostudy.com where I give lessons in general conversation, TOEIC, IELTS, American Idioms, and business English. I have taught private as well as group lessons and children as well as adults. Additionally, I have been writing web content on various topics ranging from steel toe boots to SEO optimized copy for companies selling signs and printing services, and even informational articles about buying and selling gold.
I hold an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College, Dublin and am currently working as the Editorial Director for OmniChannel Health Media. I have also researched and edited cookbooks, travel guides, Young Adult books, art and culture magazines, and academic papers. I worked as Editor-in-Chief for my University's monthly magazine, and hold an MA in English Literature. As an American who has studied in the UK and Ireland for 5 years, I am well versed in the writing conventions and journalistic standards of both regions. I am also familiar with all major citation styles, including the most up-to-date versions of MLA, APA, Harvard, Chicago, and Turabian.
Perfectly fluent in English and French, I'm qualified to translate from one language to the other with equal ease and proficiency and with an in-depth grasp of both languages and cultures. For me, translating is like a game: juggling with words until they express the same meaning but also the same spirit and vitality in the target language as they did initially. Over the last 7 years, I have acquired significant experience translating and proofreading websites, press books, sustainable development reports, product catalogues and various marketing materials and business correspondence. I am seeking opportunities to apply my language skills on a larger scale starting, why not, with your business. I also have extensive experience as a VA and teaching English as a foreign language with tailor-made lessons for any level.
Please Read this entire post and see my Client Reviews to get an idea of my abilities before you contact me. +===================================================+ [ ABSOLUTELY NO FIXED RATE BIDS! ] [ You can set a weekly limit based to my current rate ] +===================================================+ I am currently interviewing Clients for hourly contracts on my schedule. To be considered for filling one of my Full-time Active Client spots, please contact me, and we will set up either a Skype or phone call. I absolutely guarantee project success and will only bill for time actually worked on the project (meaning that if I need to do some background research to investigate an issue, I won't charge a client for my education). I have been playing with web design since 2003 as a hobby and just became serious about doing it for a living, since 2010. And in that time I have become capable of working with: Web Development: WordPress* (Master) -----WP skills include high end Membership use and Forum integration. -----Includes transfers on same and to new servers HTML(5)* CSS3* PHP cPanel* MySql Domain & Hosting Panels* Membership Formats* Forum Formats API's Facebook App* Social Media Integration* SEO: Basic site configuration and optimization* Premium Services for SEO* are not provided on oDesk *indicates expert level or higher skill ability I use image software (i.e. Photoshop CS6, Snagit, PowerPoint, etc.) to edit images and create new ones, and have connections with Expert Graphic Artists for the creation of dynamic, high profile images. I'm interested in helping any business create a better online presence for itself, through my Web Marketing Consultancy. I have my own online business, that is starting to grow. But in the meantime, I decided to use my skills to develop for others, and build a reputation as a reliable online contact for YOU. ****************************************************************************************** If you contact me for an interview: I will assume that you have read my entire profile and are interested in hiring me. PLEASE NO LENGTHY APPLICATION PROCESSES. +===================================================+ [ ABSOLUTELY NO FIXED RATE BIDS! ] [ You can set a weekly limit based to my current rate ] +===================================================+
As accurate as possible, as fast as necessary. My specialties as a translator are the humanities, especially music. I have translated experimental literature, essays, presentations and prefaces to musical scores. While I generally work fast, I can be very dogged about researching problem cases. My knowledge of English is certified: I have studied English linguistics (M.A., University of Tübingen). Formal knowledge of German grammar was always on my radar as a translator, but was completed during my marriage with a non-German-speaker.. I have since taught German as a foreign language to Indians, Spaniards and Americans (with English and Spanish as preliminary teaching languages). Getting acquainted with new software doesn't scare me. I have worked with spreadsheets and word processors on Windows, Apple and Linux machines and with databases on Apple.
My objective is to fulfill my duties as needed and directed, to provide the best service I am capable of and to always convey a positive attitude. I am a recent graduate at the University of York where I studied Bioarchaeology. I have completed a dissertation on Tuberculosis in Roman Leicester and received a merit score. Previously I graduated from Arizona State University where I double majored in Anthropology and Psychology. I completed an Honors Thesis which consisted of writing a novel about the Roman invasion of Britain and Boudicca's Rebellion. In the summer of 2012 I took a TEFL certification course where I received my certificate to teach English as a foreign language. Following my certification I taught English for a year in Granada, Spain. Within this past year I have published a novel in the science fiction genre, the young adult market and the magazine field. I enjoy reading, writing and learning. My passions are archaeology, history, photography, and English.
Many people now hire resume writers, so even a professionally written resume often looks average. I'm uniquely qualified to make your resume stand out in today's market: 1. I have worked on resumes in many disciplines and helped people from C-level executives to new graduates. As a seasoned resume writer and member of the National Resume Writers’ Association, I'm an expert in this field’s current practices. 2. I have also been a recruiter, so I know how hiring managers select a resume from hundreds of others, and I understand the full hiring process. 3. I’m up to date with applicant-tracking software (ATS) systems. More than 70% of the resumes sent for a typical opening won’t be seen by human eyes because ATS systems first screen them. They require effective use of keywords and certain types of formatting. There are more than 140 ATS systems and they change quickly. 4. I have been a voracious reader for 30 years (with an 8,000-volume home library). Reading intensively on a daily basis has made me a more astute critic than writers who read less are--I can notice more of a resume's shortcomings. I can also see more nuances in a resume's language and understand how they will affect the hiring manager's impressions. 5. I’m an unusually versatile and creative writer. I have written resumes, web pages, a book about creativity (it will be published in January), and articles about art, travel, world cultures, creativity, business, and religious studies. I’ve traveled extensively in 34 countries. Extra creativity and the ability to look at people and their resumes in novel ways, with a larger range of ideas, make a big difference now that resume writing has become more competitive. I will be able to see all of your strengths in more ways than other resume writers will, and my versatility as a writer will allow me to give them more impact. I'll be happy to give your resume a free critique and tell you what I can do to improve it. This is the best way to test a resume writer because it allows you to see his ability to evaluate a resume and think of ways to distinguish you. It also enables you to see his knowledge of the job market, which has recently undergone several profound changes--many resume writing techniques that worked in the past often fail now. I have also learned how to craft resumes in ways that can influence the interview in your favor, and I can provide interview coaching. I also write cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, webpages, personal bios, and articles. TESTIMONIALS I'm new to oDesk, but I've had many happy clients in the past: 1. “I heard more innovative ideas from Brian about how to craft an effective resume than I have from anyone else. He understands how the rules for finding a job in this market have changed more than anyone else that I have worked with. I would emphatically recommend him to any professional who is looking for a job.” Dan M. 2. “I got much more intelligent advice from Brian about my resume than I did from anybody else. I got a job within one month of his consultation, and his work had a lot to do with it.” Prasad S. 3. “I had been working on my resume for two years and after numerous revisions and feedback from people, I had a resume that I thought was as good as I could get, but that was still not working for me in this market. I am impressed and relieved that in working with you, it took less than one hour to significantly improve my resume in ways I never imagined possible.” Anna S. 4. “I previously worked with two consultants about resumes, and Brian was more helpful than both put together. He sat down with me, analyzed my experience, and discovered several ways in which I stand out from my competition that I wasn’t aware of. As a recruiter, he has worked with many hiring managers, and he knows what they are looking for in candidates, and on their resumes. I would recommend him to anybody who wants to greatly increase his or her chances of getting interviews and jobs” Leonard S. 5. “Brian offered some ideas that added interest and clarity to my resume. With Brian’s help, my revised resume helped me stand out among the competition to get me my current job.” Brad B. 6. “ATC’s Brian Holihan really knows what he’s doing. He gave me lots of insights into the job market in Silicon Valley that I haven’t heard before. He also teaches some great interviewing techniques I haven’t heard anywhere else.” Harlo L. As a resume writer and an explorer of world cultures, I focus on discovering the richness in people, and I've found that each person is unique and infinitely deep. I love to find more wonders in people and societies and write about them. I look forward to giving you a great new resume and many ideas about taking the next step in your career.