CHARLOTTE A. STEPHENS
Freelance Writer, Translator, and Tutor (ESL)
Freelance writer with 5 years experience in editing, formatting, and writing essays, professional documents, and original works. Has also worked as a translator with 4 years experience, including translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish across such fields as law, medicine, and education and technology. As a writer and translator is noted for extensive vocabulary across aforementioned fields and topics, and proficiency with different dialects of Spanish. As a tutor, has over 8 years experience within the subjects of English Language Arts, English Literature and Composition, and English as a Second Language.
COMPANY ONE, East Lansing, MI
Student Receptionist/Data Entry, Voucher Processing, Michigan State University Sep 2006 to- March 2008
Worked as a receptionist when needed at the front desk in the Voucher Processing department at the Hannah Administration Building at MSU.
Processed travel and business vouchers for various clients, greeted clients, and recorded and filed vouchers.
Answered phones and took messages for representatives.
Field Placement at Mt. Hope Elementary, Michigan State University Sep 2008 - Dec 2008 Observed classroom management strategies for third grade multicultural classroom.
Practiced one-on-one tutoring with special education child with behavioral issues.
Kept reflective journal commenting on observations based on teacher, student, and myself.
Field Placement at Hill Career Academy, Michigan State University May 2009 - July 2009 Helped tutor ESL students in a general education math classroom
Participated in and helped with activities in an English literature classroom. COMPANY TWO, East Lansing, MI
Freelance English and Spanish Tutor Aug 2009 - May 2010
Worked on reading, writing, listening, and speaking English and Spanish one-on-one with foreign students at Michigan State University.
Full-time Bilingual Nanny May 2010 - Sep 2010
Cared full-time for 3 year old child while teaching him Spanish and helping him developmentally.
Planned many educational field trips and lessons, such as the nature center, the zoo, and giving him swimming and sports lessons.
COMPANY THREE, Albacete, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
English Language Assistant, I.E.S Leonardo Da Vinci Oct 2010- May 2011
Worked in a Secondary Public School in Albacete, Spain as a language assistant within the bilingual program.
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Worked in subjects such as Art, Technology, English Language Arts, History, and Physical Education.
English Language Tutor Oct 2010- May 2011
Worked privately as an English Tutor with children and adults ages 10-45.
Created original lesson plans associated with listening, speaking, writing, and reading.
COMPANY THREE, Lansing, MI Aug 2011 to Dec 2011
Bilingual Customer Service Representative, Celink Corporation
Performed various clerical duties, such as filing, copying, faxing, and emailing clients, and answered phones and assisted customers with mortgage related questions and concerns.
Accepted bilingual calls from Spanish-speaking customers.
Kept extensive notes in the system and generated reports when needed.
COMPANY FOUR, Lansing, MI
Freelance Translator, 7C-Lingo May 2010 - Present
Worked online at HYPERLINK "http://www.translatorsbase.com" www.translatorsbase.com as a freelance translator.
Gained experience translating and editing all types of documents from Spanish to English, including medical and legal documents, personal letters, narratives, and video game script.
COMPANY FIVE 2010 to Present
Freelance Writer and Editor
Worked on a contract basis where I recruited clients on the internet for various writing and editing projects, including technical papers, essays, personal documents, and website content.
COMPANY SIX, Austin, TX
Part-Time Substitute and Tutor, Austin Can! Academy January 2013 - Present
Currently work as a part time substitute and English tutor at a remedial charter school in Austin.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
2010 - Michigan State University, B.A.- English/ Spanish- Secondary Education, East Lansing, MI 2009 - Michigan State University overseas study: Valencia, Spain
2006 - Romeo High School, Romeo, MI