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Nielsents@Comcast.Net - Freelance Editing & Proposal Writing
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GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS Technical Writer and Editor: Writer and editor of technical and non-technical materials: operations manuals, engineering and scientific papers and reports, proposals and statements of qualifications, corporate communications brochures, and newsletters. Marketing and Business Development: Help to determine and develop client sectors. Initiate client contact, then introduce appropriate technical person for follow-up with client. Periodically check on client satisfaction. Develop and maintain computerized client tracking system. Help to develop business plans. Marketing Coordinator. Provide input into Go-No Go decisions. Work with Project Managers and other team members to submittal strategy and schedule. Help team maintain schedule and submittal vision. Assemble, write, edit, produce and/or coordinate submittal production. Obtain client debriefs. Update project experience write-ups and resumes. Work with graphics, other editors and marketing coordinators, and technical staff to maintain schedule and completion. WORK EXPERIENCE Senior Technical and Marketing Writer, Ecology and Environment, Inc. 2006-2012. Wrote, edited, and produced proposals, statements of qualifications, brochures, and newsletters. Edited and produced numerous engineering and permitting documents and reports. Participated in submittal strategy meetings. Help Project Manager create schedule. Provided layout and coordinated or provided production services. Worked with graphics, other editors and marketing coordinators, and technical staff to maintain schedule and completion. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices. Maintained client contact database. Managed holiday card distribution. Maintained Editing and Production calendar. Technical Writer and Editor, Freelance. 1998 - 2006 Worked with several Portland and Seattle-area engineering clients providing technical writing, editing, and proposal coordinator assistance, as well as preparing documents for production and publication. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices. Relevant Portland- and Seattle-Area Projects Clackamas Diversion Pump Station and Pipeline Corridor Analysis Report, for Parametrix. Client: Clackamas County Sanitary District #1. Pre-Design Report Montana Pumping Station, for Parametrix. Client: City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services. Operation and Maintenance Manuals for Pumping Stations No’s. 2 & 3, for Parametrix. Client: Oak Lodge Sanitary District. Operations and Maintenance Manual, for Parametrix. Client: Pacific City Joint Water-Sanitary Authority. Technical Specifications, for Crane & Merseth. Client: City of Portland, Bureau of Environmental Services. Environmental Impact Statement, for Parametrix. Client: Confidential. RI/FS, multi-volume document, for Black & Veatch. Client: U.S. Department of the Navy. On-Line Help Program. Worked with an international firm editing an on-line systems control help program for property and building managers. Client: Confidential. Business Development Manager, Parametrix, Inc. 1997-1998. Worked with Division Managers to determine client base and strategies to successfully gain these clients. Assisted with prioritization of client targeting. Made initial client-contact calls to introduce firm and firm’s capabilities. Also prepared, edited, and coordinated production of marketing and business development materials, including proposals, statements of qualifications, and rosters. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices Performed client debriefs. Developed and maintained client prospect system and fee projection statistics. Managed operation of computerized marketing prospect tracking system. Analyzed data collected from prospect tracking system. Developed Division-specific business plans. Technical Writer and Editor, Freelance. 1991-1996. Edited and organized technical papers and manuals. Work included Master's dissertation, contract and subcontract documents, CERCLA work plans, remedial investigations/feasibility studies, and operating manuals for Black & Veatch; proposal for Oncology research project for Heery International. Coordinated the efforts of other editors, writers, and proofreaders on many of these projects. Marketing Coordinator, McNamee, Porter & Seeley, Inc. 1988-1990. Prepared, edited, and coordinated production of marketing and business development materials for engineering firm of 200 employees. Included proposals, statements of qualifications, brochures, newsletters, and direct-mail flyers. Developed and maintained client prospect system and fee projection statistics. Marketing Operations Manager, HDR Engineering, Inc. 1987-1988. Supervised staff of eight marketing support and production personnel for engineering firm of 2,000 employees. Managed technical support budget. Responsible for coordination of materials produced by marketing staff from 27 regional offices. Assigned workloads, maintained submission and production schedules, reviewed all marketing support generated documents. Provided input to presentation materials for interviews. Coached engineers during presentation practices Managed operation of computerized marketing prospect tracking system. Analyzed data collected from prospect tracking system. Organized and edited corporate operating and business plans. Proposal Manager, HDR Techserv, Inc. 1986-1987. Wrote, edited, and produced proposals, statements of qualifications, brochures, and newsletters. Provided layout and copy for advertisements. Promoted to Marketing Operations Manager when company reorganized. Writing Laboratory – Ferris State University. 1985-1986 Worked with college-aged students individually and in groups providing instruction on the basic essentials of writing reports, term papers, and thesis. Also instructed Saudi Arabian police officers in an English as a Second Language course. EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Technical Communication. 1986. Ferris State College, Big Rapids, Michigan. Bachelor of Science, Biology. 1984. Alma College, Alma, Michigan. Honors Research Thesis: The Effects of Induced Superovulation on Cleavage Normalities in Mus musculus. EXAMPLE DOCUMENTS Bid Documents and Contracts RI/FS Documents Biological Assessments Operation & Maintenance Manuals Ecological Risk Assessments Proposals Environmental Assessments Site Certification Applications Environmental Impact Statements Statement of Qualification Environmental Impact Reports Technical Specifications Experience Write-Ups Third-Party Environmental Impact Reports Resumes Wetland Mitigation Studies Resource Reports
West Linn, Oregon, United States
Pierce Hargan - Freelance Cartooning & Children's Book Illustration
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5.0
2 Skills
$14
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Pierce Hargan is a Los Angeles, CA born cartoonist currently living in Brooklyn, NY.He received a BFA at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2012 and is currently working on his first personal comic, Alexandria. In the past he has collaborated with other artists on films, children's books, and illustrations, and is interested in the potential of multi-media collaborations. His fascination with comics is it's incorporation and control of all forms of art; from typography and character design, to stories and architecture.
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Kara Walsh - Freelance Editing & Journalistic Writing
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3.5
2 Skills
$5
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I am a Communications major specializing in Public Administration at Colorado State University currently working as a freelance nonfiction writer. I am in my junior year and currently carry a 3.9 GPA on a 4.0 scale. My main interests lie in Journalism, but I am proficient at report writing and research.
Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, United States
Mircea Lacatus - Freelance Sculpting & Portrait Art
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5.0
2 Skills
$30
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My name is Mircea Lacatus, I am a Romanian sculptor with university degrees and a large experiance in clay modeling, molding(plaster, rubber, polyester, artificial stones, bronze). I studied in Bucharest and Vienna and i'm a great portretist. I would love to make portrets for musicians or different personalities of culture. Our day many artists make portrets but very seldom make sculpures out of them. MIRCEA LACATUS – Sculptor Born in 1962 1977-1981 – High school of Arts in Arad, Romania 1985-1989 – The National University of Arts in Bucharest, Romania, the master class of professor Vladimir Predescu 1990 settled in Vienna 1993 – Magister in Art – University of Vienna starting from 1985 participation in numerous sculpture and painting symposiums, personal as well as group exhibitions Sculpture and graphics works in private collections from Romania, Hungary, Croatia, Austria, Germany, France, U.S.A. Monumental works in Romania: 1980 Minis - painting 1986 Simeria - stone 1986 Tusnad - wood 1987 Simeria - stone 1987 Slanic-Moldova - wood 1988 Soveja - wood 1988 Pîrîul rece - wood 2008 Bran- stone 2009 Bran- wood 2011 Bran- wood In "Exile": 1992 Neusiedl/See – Personal Exhibition: painting-sculpture-graphics 1993 "Simodart" –International Sculpture Symposium in Neusiedl/See , Austria - stone 1993 "God and Man" – Personal Exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna – graphics and sculpture 1993 Personal Exhibition - "Kulturschmiede" - Vienna – graphics and painting 1994 "Simodart – International Sculpture Symposium - Neusiedl/See, Austria – second edition - metal and wood 1994 "Die Brücke von Andau" – International Sculpture Symposium - Andau, Austria – third edition – stone and wood 1996 " Die Brücke von Andau" – International Sculpture Symposium - Andau, Austria – fifth edition – stone 1996 Group Exhibition - Pigmalion Theater - Vienna 1996 Group Exhibition - Palais Harrach - Vienna 1996 Biennial Exhibition of Small Plastic Art - Arad 1997 Group Exhibition - Pigmalion Theater - Vienna 1998 Group Exhibition - "Alte Schieberkammer " - Vienna 1998 "The Bridge" Group – exhibition on the theme of "Europe" – Romanian Cultural Institute in Vienna 1999 Personal Exhibtion in "Alte Schieberkammer " - Vienna - sculpture - wood 2000 Group Exhibition - Kandinsky Gallery - Vienna - sculpture – wood and plaster 2000 " Kuglica" International Painting Symposium - Croatia 2001 The second winter salon of the Romanian artists in Vienna - Aula Romaniae 2002 "Grakac" International sculpture symposium - Croatia - stone 2002 The third winter salon of the Romanian artists in Vienna - Aula Romaniae 2003 Personal Exhibition - "Ebenfurth" Casttle - Ebenfurth, Austria - sculpture - metal 2003 Personal Exhibition (two artists) - "Simeza" Gallery - Bucharest, Romania - sculpture - metal 2003 Personal Exhibition at “Curtea Veche” Gallery – Bucharest, Romania 2003 Preko – Croatia International Sculpture Symposium(award winning sculpture) 2004 Ice World Competition – Asahikawa – Japan 2004 Murighiol “Reed”, Romania, the Danube Delta - World Premiere of Reed Sculpture Symposium 2004 Eggenburg, Austria, Group Exhibition 2004 Time Gallery Vienna, Group Exhibition 2004 “Berg im Drautal” – Austria, International Sculpture Symposium – wood 2005 Kali, Croatia, International Sculpture Symposium (award winning sculpture) – stone 2006 Krastal, Austria, International Sculpture Symposium – marble 2009 Eggenburg, Austria, Personal Exhibition 2009 Eggenburg, Austria, “The Bridge” Group Exhibition 2010 Brun am Walde – Austria, International Sculpture Symposium - stone 2010 “La Petite Gallerie” Vienna, Personal Exhibition 2011 Partapur, India – International Sculpture Residence – wood (bamboo) 2012 Breitenbrunn- Austria, International Sculpture Symposium- stone 2013 “The Columns”, Decatur, AL, U.S.A.- personal exhibition (sculpture, painting, drawing) 2013- Sylacauga International Symposium, AL, U.S.A.- marble 2013- Lowe Mill, Huntsville, AL, U.S.A.- personal exhibition (sculpture, painting, drawings) 2013- Tennessee Valley Art Museum annual exhibition 2013- Guest Professor at University of Alabama in Huntsville SCENOGRAPHY “Amerlinghaus” Vienna 2005 “Theater Brett” Vienna 2006 “Theater Pigmalion” Vienna 2007 Author of the poetry book “I Was Building a Fortress Around My Parents” published in 2009 in Vienna, “Exil” Publishing House, bilingual edition (German title “Rund um meine Eltern eine burg”), won the “Exil” Publishing House Award and the Austrian Ministry of Education.
Huntsville, Alabama, United States
Lydiabruneo - Freelance Proofreading & Writing
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4.0
2 Skills
$20
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Lydia E. Bruneo 406 East Walnut Street Nazareth, PA 18064 Home: 610-746-2850 Cell: 610-703-9147 bruneo1776@aol.com Objective: A position in the field of publishing that utilizes my skills in a team environment to increase growth in all aspects of the company and that provides a rewarding experience. Skills: Management, training, planning, budgeting, writing, editing, copywriting, public relations, marketing, distribution, research, ad design, advertising sales, customer service. Experience with both Mac and PC platforms in Microsoft Office, Abobe Photoshop, and Quickbooks. Experience: 2008 – present Owner, Bruneo Publishing LLC Publisher/Editor of the Easton Irregular, a local, monthly publication focusing on local news, the arts and history 2000 – 2008 the Easton Irregular Assisted in various capacities of publishing a local, monthly newspaper 1999 – 2000 Lou Reda Productions, Inc. Executive assistant to senior producer 1996 – 1999 Pearly Baker’s Ale House Restaurant Manger/Events Coordinator Organizations: American Association of University Women, Easton Business Association, Easton Haunted Tour Committee, Easton Holiday Committee, Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Education: Bachelor of Arts from DeSales University - May 1995 Double Major: Politics and Liberal Studies with an emphasis on Social Studies Activities: Ethical Leadership Series, Model UN Representative, Student Government, Residence Hall Representative, Commuter Representative, Cultural Affairs Committee, Student Ambassador, Constitutional Committee References: Available upon request
Center Valley, Pennsylvania, United States
Elena Mariakhina - Freelance Russian Translation & Article Writing
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Elena Mariakhina 1012 Hill Street, Belmont, CA 94002 • (650) 430-6681 • emariakhina@gmail.com » Profile Hardworking, creative, attentive to details, able to multitask, well-organized. » Education College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA Coursework in English Literature and Critical Thinking, 2011-Present GPA: 4.3 Volga State Academy of Water Transport, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia M.A. in Law, 2004-2005 • Concentration in Transport Law and International Cargo Law • Certification in Russian-English/English-Russian Translation of Legal/Technical/Transport Documentation • Completed with Honors; GPA: 4.0 equivalent • Presidential Scholarship Recipient B.A. in Jurisprudence, 2000 – 2004 • Completed with Honors; GPA: 4.0 equivalent • Presidential Scholarship Recipient » Skills Software Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop Languages Russian (Fluent) English » Work Experience Self-Employed, Belmont, CA Freelance Translator/Representative, 2010-Present • Translator for “Children’s Garden of Yoga” by Baba Hari Dass (English to Russian Translation) • Representative of Publishing House “Miraya” in America Yoga Instructor, 2012 • Lead weekly classes for children 3-5 years of age according to YogaKids methods • Developed own curriculum, • Managed business affairs, e.g., finances, marketing efforts, lease of facilities at Belmont Recreation Center, etc. Publishing House “Miraya”, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Editor, 2009-2010 • Assisted editor-in-chief with all stages of publishing, including review of proposals and submissions from writers, copy editing, and artwork design • Lead sales and marketing efforts, including communication with vendors, drafting of contracts, negotiations of contract terms with writers and vendors, and placing advertising in local media and updating company web content. • Editor of “Textbook on Classical Hatha-Yoga” by A. Lobanov (2010), “Unnamed guests” by Minna Yampolskaya (2010), “Science of Yoga” by I.K.Taimni (Russian Translation, 2010) Publishing House “Decom”, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Editor, 2008-2009 • Assisted editor-in-chief with all stages of publishing, including review of proposals and submissions from writers, copy editing, and artwork design • Lead sales and marketing efforts, including communication with vendors, drafting of contracts, negotiations of contract terms with writers and vendors, and placing advertising in local media and updating company web content. • Editor of ‘Frunzik Mkrtchian. Ia tak dumaiu”, by Kora Tsereteli (2009) Logoprom Market, Ltd., Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Assistant to Legal Counsel, 2007-2008 • Maintained a legal document archive and database • Responded to internal and external document requests by running queries and preparing outgoing document packets Self-Employed, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Freelance Writer, 2007 • Writer for newspapers “Nizhegorodskaya Pravda” and “Nizhegorodsky Diocesan News,” magazine “Nizhegorodsky Attorney.” Legal Information Center, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Senior Legal Consultant, 2005-2007 • Provided free research services in any area of law through this government-funded regional organization • Managed large volume of inquiries (10-20 per day) • Performed queries in national, regional and local legal databases • Synthesized large amounts of technical information into accessible formats • Issued pamphlets on various relevant legal issues, e.g., family law, housing law • Maintained and supplied content for the Center’s bulletin board, including announcements of recent changes in regulation and Center-specific updates » Hobbies Yoga • Certified YogaKids instructor (YogaKids Methods by Marsha Wenig) • Five years of experience in adult and children yoga, including yoga for special needs children Theater • Five years of a volunteer experience in the theater “Vera,” Nizhny Novgorod, Russia • Five years of a manager and a participant experience in a folk theatre group in the theater “Vera”
Foster City, California, United States
Gale Isaacs - Freelance Book Design & Graphic Design
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I am a Graphic Designer/Visual Artist/Free-hand Illustrator. I've been doing murals, logos, design layouts, painting, photography, set design and interior design for over 30 years now. I am currently looking into illustrating Children's Books and would be interested in background and set designs as well. I have a background in mechanising design/display, event coordinating etc. Artist resume available upon request.
London, Ontario, Canada
Emily Finnegan - Freelance Word Processing & Transcription
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STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS Legal Secretary with 18 years of diverse legal experience. Team player; highly organized; practices efficient time management and prioritization of assignments; strict attention to urgency and detail; excellent writing, proofreading, word processing and interpersonal communication skills; proficient with legal industry software. EXPERIENCE August 16, 2010 ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP – Clayton, Missouri Present Legal Secretary – provide support to partners in our Financial Services Department: John (“Jack”) J. Inkley, Jr., Robert C. Graham, III, David L. Going and Susan K. Ehlers Prepare and edit documents (agreements, correspondence, minutes, etc.) using Microsoft Word’s Legal Style Numbering and Compare features (also IRedline) Assist in preparing and compiling Closing Transaction Binders Transcription of correspondence and voicemail Draft and prepare correspondence to clients, counsel and vendors Time entry; review and revise billing; prepare expense reports; submit to Accounting vendor invoices for payment Receive electronic notices of filing, print and save court pleadings to computer system for convenient location and access Develop and maintain productive and cooperative rapport with attorneys, paralegals, administration and staff in firm Communicate promptly, responsively and effectively with clients and co-counsel and opposing counsel Scan documents into PDF format and from hard copy into OCR for editing/formatting discovery responses Maintain files (closing/transaction and bankruptcy files) Maintain and update Outlook Calendars and Contacts Coordinate and schedule conferences and meetings Travel arrangements Mail merge/mass mailing projects Software: See below * May 5, 2010 - GREENSFELDER, HEMKER & GALE, P.C. – St. Louis, Missouri August 14, 2010 Floater Legal Secretary Format discovery responses for attorneys immediate drafting File pleadings with ECF, city and county courts Transcription of correspondence, pleadings and voicemail Scan documents into PDF format and from hard copy into OCR for editing/formatting discovery responses Correspondence to clients, counsel and courts Communicate promptly, responsively and effectively with clients and co-counsel and opposing counsel Time entry; prepare expense reports; submit to Accounting vendor invoices for payment Maintain and update GroupWise contacts Software: • GroupWise • Microsoft Word (advanced level) • Microsoft Excel • Hummingbird and basic drive electronic file document management • ProLaw (Time Entry) • Microsoft Excel (basic functions) • Adobe Acrobat Standard & Reader (various versions) • Delta View (Compare Software) • FTP Exchange Website June 17, 2002 - ARMSTRONG TEASDALE LLP – St. Louis, Missouri May 4, 2010 Legal Secretary - provided support for 7 years to Senior IP Litigation Partner, John (“Jack”) H. Quinn III as well as many other partners and associates Lead Staff Member on Scanning/Electronic File Storage Project: Organization of project (establish processes to gather, track files and productivity); supervision of 4 people in gathering and assembling 13,000+ inactive files; preparation of said files to send to scanning service (this entailed removing all staples, clips and bindings; determining if there are original documents in the file to save according firm document retention policy; shipping mass numbers of boxes to scanning service) Prepare and edit documents (i.e., agreements, etc.) using Table of Contents, Cross Referencing, Legal Style Numbering and Compare Prepare, draft, format, edit and file pleadings electronically, traditional paper filing and under seal filing with district, city and county courts Communicate with court clerks and ECF Help Desks to ensure properly filed pleadings Receive electronic notices of filing, print and save court pleadings to computer system for convenient location and access Maintain up-to-date, organized pleadings indices and files Work closely with and assist attorneys with all facets of discovery and trial/arbitration preparation Develop and maintain excellent rapport with attorneys, paralegals, administration and staff in firm Transcription of correspondence, pleadings and voicemail Draft and prepare correspondence to clients, counsel and courts Load transcripts onto Summation Coordinate and schedule conferences, meetings and depositions (book court reporters and videographers) Scan documents into PDF format and from hard copy into OCR for editing/formatting discovery responses Communicate promptly, responsively and effectively with clients and co-counsel and opposing counsel Time entry; review and revise billing; prepare expense reports; submit to Accounting vendor invoices for payment Travel arrangements Maintain calendars Mail merge/mass mailing projects Maintain and update Outlook contacts Member of the Staff Advisory Committee * Software: • Microsoft Outlook • Microsoft Word (advanced level) • Microsoft Excel • Interwoven/FileSite & Worldox (document management) • CMS (Time Entry) • Olympus Digital Dictation • ICreate • IScrub • IRedline • Pacer/ECF • AccuRoute (Scanning Software) • Smeadlink • Adobe Acrobat Standard & Reader (various versions) • Delta View (Compare Software) • UPS Campus Ship • PaperPort • RealLegal • Summation (basic functions) • PowerPoint (basic functions) April, 2001 EMRICH & DITHMAR - Chicago, Illinois June, 2002 Legal Secretary – provided support to Intellectual Property Senior Partner, James J. Hill Prepare and file Patent and Trademark (P&T) applications Follow-up on P&T applications, Office Actions, Notices of Allowance & Acceptance Draft correspondence to clients and forward all P&T applications and residual Office Communications, Actions, Notices, etc., to clients, as well as requesting signature on declarations and assignments (Word Perfect) Prepare assignments, declarations, §§ 8 & 15 Declarations, §§ 8 & 9 Renewals, etc. for filing in P&T Office Transcription of correspondence, patent applications, oppositions and related litigation Maintenance of litigation books (pleadings indices) Prepare monthly billing * Software: Word Perfect May, 1995 - ASKOUNIS & BORST, P.C. - Chicago, Illinois April, 2001 Legal Assistant – provided support to Senior Partner, Vincent T. Borst, and Associates, Alex Darcy and David Wargula Prepare summonses, complaints in replevin, citations to discover assets, notices, garnishments and appearances, as well as other standard court forms for local and outlying counties Prepare motions for default judgment Maintain case status in Case Master Consistent and thorough creation and maintenance of pleadings indices Upon receipt from opposing counsel, format responses to written discovery Document production (copying, indexing, labeling, etc.) Compose correspondence to clients, court clerks, sheriffs, special process servers, etc. Transcription of correspondence and pleadings (exposure to multi-district and complex litigation cases) Follow-up with sheriff's department and process servers regarding status of service Assist co-workers with computer and software related problems and questions Train new legal assistants Maintain up-to-date computer inventory of ever-changing local and outlying counties’ court procedures, proper forms to use, fees, regulations, phone numbers, network of judges’ chambers and contacts at such clerical offices Maintenance, placement and retrieval of off site storage of closed files Mail merge/mass mailing projects * Software: Word Perfect Case Notes To condense my resume, further relevant work experience, information and references dating back to 1985 have been omitted but are available upon request. Part Time Positions Held I have held two part-time jobs while working full time. I performed medical transcription for a service no longer in business, but was run by the owner of Jensen Reporting Service in Chicago. I also was a Scopist for Schelli Reporting Service in Chicago. A Scopist uses her knowledge of machine shorthand language to produce clean transcripts for court reporters (i.e., proofing, editing, cleaning up conflicts, maintain reporter's computer dictionary by making "global" entries). Outstanding references available upon request. Personal: My hobbies/interests are reading, designing and creating hand crafted jewelry, glass fusing, recreational cooking, Shelties, traveling and computer software.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
Walaa Ali - Freelance Arabic Translation & Project Management
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WALAA ALI Cell: 703-989-3044 E-mail: walaa_fakhri@yahoo.com SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS Six years of experience working in international development in Iraq and U.S. with teams on multi- million dollar contracts, grants and cooperative agreements. Excellent skills in support of project coordination, finance/budgeting and tracking costs, reporting and M&E systems, data management and analysis, knowledge management, organization, administration, training, conference planning. Fluent in Arabic and English. Expertise working with Microsoft suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Photoshop, PowerPoint and SharePoint applications) as well as various databases. Iraq citizen, US Permanent Resident. EDUCATION • 2004 B.Sc in Computer Science, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq. PROFESSIONAL TRAINING/CERTIFICATIONS • 2012 Project Design & Management - USAID/Washington, DC. • 2011 Building Effective Inter-functional Relationships - USAID/Iraq. • 2011 Evaluation for Program Managers - USAID/Iraq. • 2011 Programming Foreign Assistance (PFA) - USAID/Washington, DC. • 2011 International Human Rights Program “equitas” – Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)/ Canada. • 2010 Foreign Assistance Performance Monitoring & Evaluation - USAID/Iraq. • 2010 Global Acquisition & Assistance System (GLAAS) - USAID/Iraq. • 2010 Monitoring & Evaluation Fundamental, Global Health - USAID/Iraq. • 2010 Fostering Change in Health Services, Global Health - USAID/Iraq. • 2010 Human Resource for Health (HRH) Basics, Global Health - USAID/Iraq. • 2010 Commercial Private Health Sector Basics, Global Health - USAID/Iraq. • 2010 Human Rights Towards Equality Gender - Project Management – Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)/Sweden. • 2009 Strengthening Human Rights and Media Activist – Human Rights Information & Training Center (HRITC)/Lebanon. • 2009 Iraqi Civil Society Organization, Capacity Building – Development for People and Nature Associate (DPNA)/Lebanon. • 2008 Basic Training in Human Rights - Arab Institute for Human Rights/Tunisia. • 2008 Communication Skill and Conflict Management – Safe Horizon Organization/Iraq. • 2008 Project Coordination - Relief International (RI) & Columbia University's Center for International Conflict Resolution (CICR)/Iraq. • 2008 Peace Builders/Advance Conflict Assessment Facilitator - RI & CICR/Iraq. • 2008 Advance Skills and Concepts for Community Conflict Assessment - RI & CICR/Iraq. • 2008 Basic Skills in Conflict Assessment - RI & CICR/Iraq. • 2007 Training of Trainers Workshop (TOT) – International Finance and Corporation (IFC)/Business Edge (PEP)/Middle East North Africa and World Bank Group (WBG)/Jordan. • 2007 Training of Assessors Workshop (TOA) – IFC/PEP/WBG/Jordan. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE • Cardno Emerging Markets U.S.A, www.cardno.com/emergingmarkets 09/2013 – Present (Short Term) Washington,DC Database Management Consultant Cardno is an ASX-200 professional infrastructure and environmental services company, with expertise in the development and improvement of physical and social infrastructure for communities around the world. Responsibilities & Accomplishments • Conducted extensive quality assurance data auditing to ensure data integrity within database systems (SharePoint). • Organized project data from various global offices into a single comprehensive repository for ease of tracking, storing and reporting. • Conducted review of contractor performance assessment reports to extract feedback into a matrix for future proposal development support. • Completed over 2,000 records in Cardno Project Quals Database, included project data sheets, Spun qualifications, brief project descriptions and USAID Proposal Past Performance Report (PPRs). • Recommended solutions to improve database management and optimize database systems for performance and operational efficiency. • Reviewed and corrected existing project data and proposal documents within the last five years period to extract partners, small business and local organizations contact information for Contact Management Database (CRM) data importing. • Created streamline contact information from various sources to one central location to organize contact relationships, track changes and manage future business development. • United States Agency for International Development (USAID), www.usaid.gov 08/2009 – 06/2013 Baghdad, Iraq Performance Management Specialist (Foreign Services National Employee) USAID is the United States federal government agency primarily responsible for administering the U.S. government’s civilian foreign aid. The 629.9 billion USAID programs (2003-2013) are focused on assisting Iraq in building and sustaining a healthy economy, providing essential human services for Iraqis and achieving full use of its natural resources. Responsibilities & Accomplishments • Reviewed financial and statistical data for 16 projects which reported by USAID partners to ensure compliance with established Performance Management Plans (PMPs) and mandatory data quality assessments to support indicators reporting systems. • Advised program staff on specific strategic initiatives in health sector i.e. establishes primary health clinics and health training programs for medical staff of Ministry of Health and communities throughout Iraq which assisted in improve the strategic goals and created healthy and educated individuals in challenge environment. • Provided training to approximately 25 Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) to develop project management and M&E skills based on thoroughness and the ability to communicate efficiently with diverse individuals and groups. • Developed in collaboration with program team a database system which facilitated manage, monitor and report technical offices portfolio of assistance projects and activities. • Designed, developed and implemented database systems; • Managed monthly financial statements of USAID contractors. • Ensured gender mainstreaming in project planning, implementation and reporting; • Received two awards from USAID for outstanding performance and excellent management. • Maintained comprehensive office calendar/meetings filing system accordance with the established USAID Records Management System Guidance. • Relief International (RI)/Columbia University, Baghdad, Iraq www.ri.org 04/2008-04/2009 Baghdad, Iraq Project Manager The $24 million USAID-funded program; Iraq Community – Based Conflict Mitigation Project ICCM will draw on traditional Iraqi methods of conflict mitigation as well as established western peace building practices to encourage dialogue between identity groups that have become divided during the current war and create new spaces for Iraqis to work together in the pursuit of peace in Iraq. Responsibilities & Accomplishments • Supervised 65 Conflict Assessment Facilitators (CAFs) located throughout Iraq, and prepared analytical summaries of primary conflict factors then highlights the conflict triggers, actors and identified potential projects to mediate them. • Implemented 60 quick impact projects for 29 communities addressing major conflict factors based on the conflict assessment findings. • Developed strong relationships with local Iraqi civil society, tribal leadership, and local government to support and facilitate implementing the impact projects which assisted effectively to mitigate the violence in targeted areas. • Designed and developed all project materials including (proposal template, monitoring and evaluation template, assessment and questionnaire template, database systems, advertising and promotional materials) where ICCM staff used them to put the ideas of impact projects, actual values of beneficiaries and to conduct surveys for future projects. • Organized and developed extensive workshops to approximately 500 local NGOs which included sessions in (proposal writing, budgeting, scope of work and performance planning, monitoring and evaluating the project). • Conducted conflict mitigation training for 12 District Advisory Councils in Baghdad. • Wrote comprehensive reports and recommendations for director’s review to ensure that ICCM is targeting beneficiaries correctly by give a community conflict analysis and quick impact projects to sustaining a healthy environment through increase CSO and community activities. • International Relief and Development (IRD), Baghdad, Iraq www.ird.org 06/2006 – 03/2008 Baghdad, Iraq Grant Manager The $644 million USAID-funded program; Community Stabilization Program CSP aimed to mitigate conflict and boost employment through vocational training, job placement, business development, community infrastructure rehabilitation, and youth engagement in 15 beneficiary cities throughout the nation. Responsibilities & Accomplishments • Supervised and supported the local communities to develop new local businesses through Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises grant program (grants ranged from $500 to $100,000 to encourage existing business owners to expand their businesses and potential entrepreneurs to start new businesses (created or restored more than 36,500 long-term jobs and started or expanded over 10,000 businesses). • Devised the grantees business management training to more than 10,000 entrepreneurs to better prepare them to successfully start or maintain their business. • Performed training to approximately 200 local staff to develop the business skills in SME grant program. • Conducted extensive conferences with governmental councils and stakeholders to support a community-focused plan that encouraged community involvement and self-assessment of needs helped to build acceptance of the programs. • Designed and developed Master Database System to support the mission reports, data backup and program records. • Korea Food for Hungry International (KFHI), www.kfhi.or.kr 06/2003-12/2003 Baghdad, Iraq Health Analyst (Volunteer) HFHI is an NGO established to raise awareness of poverty and hunger around the world. Public Health/Medical program goal is to establish hospitals in areas where the medial equipments and technologies lag behind. Responsibilities & Accomplishments • Conducted social campaigns and coordination between KHFI and government health centers to teach advance medical technologies and give basic public health sanitary education and clinical treatments.
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
Rashmi - Freelance Poem Writing & Blog Writing
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Kudos
4.0
2 Skills
$15
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Hello Hello, Professionaly I am a software engineer. But writing has been my passion. Currently I write poems and blogs. Heres link to my blog post. I moved to US last month so wanted to divert my career to writing. Planning for a course in Creative Writing soon. For now my blog is my resume as my resume consists of me being a Project Coordinator which will not fit in here right ;)... http://myworld-rashmi.blogspot.com/2013/02/he-wept.html Let me know your thoughts Cheers, Rashmi
Middletown, New Jersey, United States