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I am Native English, recently returned to Poland to live in my Polish fiancée's birthplace. We are a family of five who enjoy the countryside and farming as well as the more professional careers we have - I am a very fit 47 year old who played rugby for 30 years, love to read (anything) and learn about anything new (currently how to drive a tractor !!). I am a teacher of English at a private school in Poland and, with twenty years of experience as a Company Secretary, I am highly skilled at checking and manipulating the English language. I have only basic Polish speaking ability – a work in progress ! I currently teach part time so I have plenty of free time for proof reading/editing, I am sure I can help you to say what you mean as clearly and concisely as you need to. I gain enormous satisfaction from working with all varieties of texts, to fine tune them up to a written work of art!
Qualified CELTA teacher of English as a foreign language and 20 years experience in corporate services - my role as a company secretary involved the constant drafting, reviewing and preparing for public consumption of all forms of statutory documents, financial statements, presentations and data management. My audience was professional investors, high net worth individuals, lawyers and accountants so my work always faced the closest scrutiny.
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I love to read; I am currently working through "the Classics" on my Kindle, but enjoy other types of fiction, as well as non-fiction. I enjoy sewing, most handicrafts, most aspects of homemaking and parenting, cooking, gardening; love to learn and wish I could have been a perpetual university student as there are so many things I began to study and others I yet want to study. I notice errors on signs, in magazines and newspapers, on food and beverage packages -- just about anywhere I can find words to look at. When I can, I mark it up and send it to the company who produced it. I'm one of those "spelling and grammar police" on blogs and in comments following online articles. And no offense, but I noticed a few typos on your home page. I thought maybe you put them there as a test for applicants.
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, 40 years in administrative positions of increasing responsibility; all involved proofreading my own and others' work on a daily basis. Proofread a 500- or 600-page book on history of Ukrainians in Baltimore, publ. by Ukrainian Education Foundation (approx. 1977). Proofread/edited my business professor's Doctoral dissertation. 3 years freelance proofreader/copywriter in Baltimore, MD. 3 years full-time proofreader, formally trained by a proofreader of 30 years' experience in Sacramento, CA.
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I am an avid reader, endlessly curious about the world around me. I belong to a French group and love to travel in Francophone regions.
I was an instructor in religious studies for eight years at a university. During this time, I was editor of a journal and a newsletter. I also worked as a freelance editor, helping students prepare their theses and dissertations for public defense and academics their papers for publication. I am currently under contract with a publisher of books in religion in Geneva.
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Hello. I'm 62 years old and in good health. My house is located in Georgia, USA. I am able to work here in a quiet environment with minimal distractions. I enjoy the process of proofreading and editing, as I find pleasure through enhancing the readability and overall quality of written material. On the personal side, I am a law-abiding citizen who is courteous, dedicated and reliable. I have two books (both in the comedy/drama fiction genre) that I'm on the verge of submitting to publishers.
Bachelor of Science degree in psychology (previously majored in journalism, which was not offered as a major at my second college, to which I transferred) ... Sports editor of high school newspaper; Sports editor of two college campus newspapers ... Staff writer for small Georgia newspaper in early 1990s ... Voice writer and scopist/editor for transcription company (2001 – 2004) that used speech recognition technology to transcribe corporate conference calls into text for Internet subscribers (business professionals in financial industry) ... Proofreader/Quality Assurance Specialist working in AT&T building in Atlanta (2010 – 2012) editing text, images, banners and SEO keywords on websites for small businesses whose owners advertised via their AT&T-sponsored sites ... Proofreader for two affiliated small Georgia newspapers (2013) ... Continuing education certificate for Proofreading and Copy Editing from Clayton State University (Atlanta) ... High scores on proofreading tests from Brainbench and Kenexa Prove It! ... Specialize in AP (Associated Press) style guidelines, and own multiple editions of AP Stylebook (The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law).