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Ben Gillespie

Freelance Proofreader & Editor

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Location:Denver, Colorado, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/bengillespie
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BEN GILLESPIE
bdgillespie@uchicago.edu

EDUCATION
University of Chicago, Master of Arts, Humanities Sept. 2010 to June 2011
Areas of focus: Poetry and Poetics, Art History; GPA 3.9/4

University of Denver, Graduate Publishing Certificate July 2010 to Aug. 2010
Denver Publishing Institute

University of Georgia, Bachelor of Arts, English Aug. 2006 to Dec. 2009
Honors Program; Charter and Diversity Scholarships

EXPERIENCE
Research Assistant to Professor Lisa Ruddick Sept. 2010 to present
University of Chicago English Department
– Survey contemporary academic discourse for Prof. Ruddick’s book project (under contract with Cornell University Press).
– Identify pertinent work and highlight relevant content.
– Provide support and recommend approaches for web-based discussion (blog, Twitter, etc).
– Prepare course material for graduate and undergraduate classes.

Event Coordinator Jan. 2010 to June 2010
Community Treks, Denver, CO
– Planned all aspects of the nonprofit group’s annual banquet for hundreds of
guests, including venue, catering, invitations, and entertainment.
– Served as liaison between event support and Community Treks.
– Reorganized and updated database of donors and donations.

Tutor Jan. 2010 to June 2010
Club Z Tutoring, Arvada, CO
– Tutored high school students in Mathematics, Physics, and Language Arts.
– Assisted in standardized test preparation.

Quality Assurance Executive June 2008 to Jan. 2009
Wordbank LLC, Denver, CO
– Ensured the uniformity and accuracy of translation across multiple languages and media for clients including Disney and Hewlett Packard.
– Corresponded with translators across the world to achieve precise translations while maintaining cultural awareness.

SKILLS
Computer: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); Front Page; HTML; MacOS; Adobe (Photoshop and Acrobat)
Languages: Advanced French
Music: Performed as Assistant Principal Viola in the University of Georgia Symphony and ARCO Chamber Orchestra. Selected to perform as Principal with Dave Brubeck.
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