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Maria Gustafson - Freelance Translation & Language Translation
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Maria L. Gustafson Certified Translator, Professional Interpreter, Language Professor Phone: 779-423-9014 E-mail: Gustafson58@msn.com/ languagesol@yahoo.com (*) Website: http://languagesol.tripod.com/ STRENGTHS · Complete knowledge of Comparative Law (Roman Law– American Legislation/ Anglo-Saxon Law UK) · Expert Witness at the Courts and for plaintiffs. Medical environments. · Native Spanish speaker (Argentina) / Native English speaker · Outstanding command of Castilian Spanish & Latin American Spanish · Deep knowledge of Theology, Philosophy, Technical &, Education · Technical, Mechanical, Informatics, Hydraulics among others · Excellent knowledge of cardiovascular, renal, dermatological and neurological issues. · Botany, Zoology, Biology and Chemistry Training · Marketing Strategies Training in Madrid and Barcelona, Spain · Remarkable command of US & UK English structures · Natural high-skilled translator (six languages) · High computer-skilled/ Very fast typing/ 5,000 words/ day or more · TRADOS, Déjà vu, Wordfast and Quark Express management · Technical & Medical training seminars PHILOSOPHY Reading and education have provided me with knowledge related to several different cultures and civilizations. I think that investing in reading and education is the best investment you can make. I’ve learned about different countries, about several significant history facts, about how to do things and how to interpret other peoples’ habits and customs. I learned philosophy and theology. I’ve become a Language Professor PhD and I speak 6 languages. I’m also a Certified Translator and a simultaneous, consecutive, telephonic and sight interpreter. I always keep on learning with an open mind. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Preschool – Middle & Elementary – Georgetown, Washington D.C. International Baccalaureate – Lincoln High School, Buenos Aires, AR. American & British College – Buenos Aires, AR. Graduated in French - “Alliance Française” Certified Translator - Catholic University English Professor - University of Buenos Aires Simultaneous Interpreter Consecutive/ Telephonic/ Sight Interpreter French / English – Graduated from the “Alliance Franceaise”, Paris, France Government Interpretation Institute Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois Several courses and practice on American Legislation Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana Several courses and practice on American Legislation University of Berkey, Kent, United Kingdom The Anglo-Saxon Law & Common Law Rules & Regulations Universite de la Sorbonne, France – Courses on financial and legal terminology Bergen University, Germany (6-month scholarship) Rockford College - Paralegal (2000) q Seminar on Common Law and Equity Courts q Seminar on Technical terminology q Seminar on Accounting & Financial terminology q Seminar on petroleum wells & chemicals q Seminars on genetics, Fabry disease and Genzyme q Course on medical issues q Course on asbestos & lead poisoning q Course on Social Services & Consulting q Seminar on Accounting & Financial terminology q Seminar on Litigation and American Case Law q Course on Social Services & Consulting q 75 words/ minute q Short-hand ACHIEVEMENTS q Author of the course “Translators & Interpreters”, written in 2001 and currently being given at the Rock Valley College, Rockford, IL. q Author of the “Bilingual Legal Terminology Pocket Dictionary”, written in 2001 with more than 5,000 terms related with the different legal issues. q Author of the book “Bilingual Legal Terminology” addressed to attorneys, paralegals, translators and interpreters q Full translation of the book “Rediscovering the Kingdom” by Myles Munroe q Full translation of the book “The Profit Zone”, written by * Adrian Slywotzky and David Morrison, with Bob Alderman. * A.Slyworzky is also the author of the famous book “Value Migration”. q ESL Instruction Coordinator for The Adult Literacy Council q Children’s Books Translations & Power Point Presentations q Full translation of the Book “When Heaven Invades Earth” by Bill Johnson q Assistant for Marval & Farrel q Paralegal for McFarrel Law Firm q Full translation of the book “Be an Elephant” written by the famous economist Steve Kaplan TRANSLATOR’S LABOR BACKGROUND q Professional Translator and Interpreter for the Winnebago County Court Aurora Branch Court, Elgin Branch Court, Kane County Judicial Center, Boone County Court, Cook County (Chicago), Waukegan Court, and Woodstock Court, McHenry County among others. Rock Valley College TOEFL Instructor (Advanced ESL Course). Exclusive instructor at RVC for the Translators and Interpreters’ Course that I have written for training professionals in the field. q Certified Translations for the BCIS, and government institutions. q MEDICAL Interpretation at Rockford Memorial Hospital, Swedish American Hospital, Singer Hospital, Breast Cancer Center (SAH), Janet Wattles (Rockford & Belvidere), Northern Illinois Retina, Dialysis Center, and Valley Drive Co. among others. q Certified Translations for several law firms, including Reno, Zahn, Folgate, Lindberg & Powell and Mandel, Lipton & Stevenson (Attorney Richard Lifshitz), , among others. q RVC – TOEFL Instructor. Spanish for EMTs staff, paramedics and nurses. Translators & Interpreters Course, American Phonetics for foreign students. q Professional Translator and Interpreter at the Courts, Kane County Judicial Center, Juvenile Justice Center, Child Support Court, Aurora Branch Court, Elgin Branch Court, among others. q Referrals: Judge Allen Anderson, Judge Stephen Sullivan, Judge James Edwards, Judge Thomas Mueller, Judge Edmondson among others. q Elgin Mental Health Center, depositions in Geneva. Private trials. q Simultaneous Interpretation at Medical Centers, written Certified Translations for corporations and private clients. q SWITS (Southern Wisconsin Interpretation and Translation Services) – Simultaneous/ Consecutive/ Telephonic/ Sight interpreter q Early Intervention Program of the State of IL – Enrolled Interpreter q Language Resource Center, Fairfax VA – Senior Interpreter q JNJ Services Inc. – Senior Interpreter q Stops Inc. – Senior Interpreter q Cyracom Washington DC – Senior Interpreter TESTIMONIALS q International Translation, Division of Marton Enterprises, Inc. wrote: I just looked at your translation and there are a few things I would like to say about it. 1- it is very neat, 2- it looks excellent, 3-You are unbelievable. It is truly a fine job and I am a bit surprised that you could do it so quickly. Internationaltranslation.org q Christopher Baber wrote: I couldn’t be happier with the service I received from Mrs. Gustafson. The communication and professional manner in which Mrs. Gustafson worked with me to achieve my needs was way beyond what I expected. She was very professional, and completed my project much sooner that I had expected. I would have absolutely no problem in recommending her for any project you might have. Her price was very competitive, and the quality of her work was outstanding. I’m very happy to have done business with her, and will do so again should I ever need translation services in the future. Thank you very much, you made something which I was sort of dreading dealing with a real pleasure. I really do appreciate it! Dr. James Chiodo, from Orion Systems Inc, wrote: “Maria, You are my new hero in the business world.” TranslatorsBase.com ratings: Rating : She was extremely quick, and she made the process very simple. I look forward to referring her to other Argentina visa applicants. Good to work with. Payment on time. Will work with her again. Maria was efficient, fast and reliable. Her expertise in the legal area came in really handy since she was translating a Power of Attorney. Was very amenable to me calling and explained her choices. Wonderful to work with. Will do so again in the future. Thanks, was an excellent and fast work. MORE REFERENCES: Upon request of mutual interest Member of: The Huntley Chamber of Commerce, IL. ATA: American Translators Association American Translators' Bar Association Aurora Judicial Center, IL. Belvidere Courthouse, IL. Breast Cancer Center, Rockford, IL. Department of Foreign Affairs, USA DIOCESES OF ROCKFORD, IL Early Intervention State Program, IL Elgin Judicial Center, IL. Elgin Mental Health Center Interpreter Kane County Judicial Center, IL. Prince William’s Hospital, VA. Town Center Hospital, VA. Rockford Memorial Hospital Interpreter, IL Saint Charles’ Juvenile Justice Center, IL. Saint Anthony’s Medical Center, IL. Swedish American Hospital Interpreter, IL UN: United Nations Translators' Team Member, NY Waukegan Courthouse, IL. Winnebago County Courthouse, IL. More than 100 references at your disposal I would appreciate your feedback. Thank you very much. Maria Gustafson Certified Translator/ Simultaneous Interpreter/ PROZ Professional Legal Trainer 779-423-9014 http://languagesol.tripod.com/
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Heather Iggulden - Freelance Children's Book Illustration & Stationery Design
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I trained as a fine artist, with a flair for pattern, collage, colour and humour. I have been fortunate enough to extend my skill in a wide range of products. My work experience includes surface design for both local and international stationery companies, fabric design, tableware and ceramics design, as well as children's book illustrations which is a passion of mine. Together with years of experience in commercial art and in private commissions of charcoal portraiture and drawings and now having moved to computer design, I have found it so exciting with so many new possibilities to combine both worlds. I recently completed a number of book illustrations for Maskew Miller Longman as well as illustrations for the Hartland series . I have three children and love designing in a bright, fun, exciting way that they will relate to. and as long as I am surrounded by the people I love and have the ability to create - I am happy and life is good!
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Bethany M. - Freelance Creative Writing & Proofreading
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I am a recent college graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing. The job market is tough right now and I'm trying to find ways to make money any way I can. One of the skills that I really got a chance to hone over my college career was proofreading - both of my own work, and of my fellow student's work as well. If you need a proofreader for something you've written, I'm there! Here is my Resume: SUMMARY Creative and passionate, skilled in writing, active reading/listening, constructive critique, and grammar. Looking to enter a field of work that will involve working with writing in order to begin and further my career within the writing field. EDUCATION Southern Vermont College, Bennington, VT August 2007 – May 2011 Major: Creative Writing / Minor: Visual Art GPA: 3.51, Provosts List Fa07, Sp08, Sp09, Fa10 Degree: Bachelor of Arts Graduated with Magna *** Laude Skills &/or Relevant Courses • Advanced Writing Workshops (fiction and poetry) ; Performance and Publication; A Writer's View; Theories of Writing; Advanced Word Processing and Desktop Publishing; Topics in Non-Western Art; Visual Design Concepts; Basic Painting; Watercolor Painting EXPERIENCE SVC Library, Bennginton, VT Aug 2007 – May 2011 Work Study Librarian • Managed the front desk, answered calls, assisted students, re-shelved books • Utilized Dewey Decimal system. Lowes, Woonsocket, RI June 2009 – August 2009 Cashier • Worked front registers, kept front area tidy, rung out customers in an efficient and friendly manner. Blackstone Animal Shelter, Blackstone, MA July 2004 – Aug 2007 Volunteer • Cleaned cages and play-and-live room, fed and socialized animals • Interacted with patrons in a friendly and outgoing manner when they visited the shelter. ACTIVITIES Member, Alpha Chi Honor Society April 2011-Present Member, SVC Mad Hatters Drama Club Aug 2007- May 2011 • Production Technician: help other technicians with directing, handling cues and props Member, SVC Japanese Culture and Animation Club Aug 2007- May 2011 • Participate in club activities, assist in fund raising. Participant, SVC Humanities Festival 2007, ‘08, ‘09, ‘10 • Assist in set up, showcase work. Participant, SVC Advanced Writing Workshop Readings 2008, ’09, ‘10 • Present writing to a public audience. Participant, SVC Creative Writing Contest 2007, 09
Blackstone, Massachusetts, United States
Susan Pollack - Freelance Press Release Writing & Public Relations
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Areas Of Expertise Include, But Are Not Limited To… - PUBLIC RELATIONS - CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS - MEDIA RELATIONS & COORDINATION - - STRATEGIC MARKETING - EXPERIENTIAL MARKETING - PUBLIC AFFAIRS - COMMUNITY RELATIONS - SOCIAL MEDIA RELATIONS/MARKETING - EVENT PLANNING - CLIENT RELATIONS - - BUDGETING & COST CONTROL - WORK HISTORY: SJP Media Communications, Canton, Michigan. Marketing Communications Freelance Professional Owner, November 2011 – present Public relations manager for TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) team. Create all pre- and post-event materials including press releases, media advisories, announcements and newsletters. Direct all public relations activities for the team and six drivers at each event. Serve as primary media contact and liaison for the team. Manage all social media efforts. Motorsports public relations manager for Radar Tires. Create communications strategy, provide strategic counsel and all media materials for the company’s short- and long-course off-road racing efforts. Senior Account Manager for AutoCom Associates, a Bloomfield Hills public relations agency. Create public relations materials and communications support for automotive and high-tech clients. Public relations manager for Team Steam USA. Created press materials for public debut during 2012 Performance Racing International (PRI) Show in Orlando. Created and implemented social media efforts. Moroso Investment Partners, Jupiter, Florida. (Palm Beach International Raceway and Memphis International Raceway) Multi-purpose motorsports and entertainment venues Director of Communications, February 2011 – November 2011 Developed and executed all public relations, marketing, advertising, social media and promotional programs. Maximized ticket sales for all events through the development and execution of public, media and social relations plans. Wrote, edited and distributed news, feature stories and event calendars to local, regional and national media, consumers and members. Served as the primary media contact and spokesperson; monitored, wrote, edited and posted content to websites. Produced and executed monthly public, media and social relations plans. Maintained press kits and media lists. Organized all on-site track media-related events. Onsite media relations contact for all events. Developed and executed all advertising plans for major events. Developed collateral material (i.e., ticket booklets, fan guides, and direct mail programs). Supervised and evaluated departmental staff. Identified, developed and improved relationships between Moroso Investment Partners facilities and local media. Increased web and social media traffic by creating daily content. Improved social media interactions and web content by 90%. PCGCampbell, Dearborn, Michigan. Full-service integrated marketing and communications agency Senior Account Executive, 2006 – 2011 Worked with Ford Racing, NASCAR Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD). Facilitated the following for each account: Wrote and distributed a minimum of 48 news releases per season. Secured national media placement in Wall Street Journal and Fox Business News and hosted national teleconferences. Developed, edited and posted stories to various websites and newsletters. Implemented multi-level social media strategies. Managed the day-to-day activities, served as liaison and acted as on site single point of contact for 53 events, both national and international. Managed contractual assets. Facilitated meetings with regional offices and event promoters to leverage contractual assets and developed activation plan. Developed creative concepts, supervised television production and edited feature for final use in broadcasts. Developed and executed media relation plans for on- and off-site events. Developed story ideas for pitching. Invited and hosted national, regional and local media during event weekends. Developed relationships with media personnel to leverage client story placement, event coverage and event participation. Developed content for public address announcements and Jumbotron segments. Coordinated and executed various events. Identified local high schools to participate in season finale press conference; coordinated all details as single point of contact; pitched and secured media coverage that featured Q&A and autograph sessions with NASCAR drivers. Researched and hired podcast host/programmer. Facilitated budget development and management. • As senior member of team implementing Volvo grassroots program in southern California, supervised staff onsite during program launch and was product specialist for five Volvo products. Created driving waiver and advised California PCGCampbell staff on implementing ride and drive program. • Improved Motorcraft/Quick Lane’s public relations advertising value from $845,000 to $19,500,000 in one year. • When assigned to replace individuals’ specific roles, determined root causes of failure. Met the clients' expectations by avoiding the same mistakes of previous staff. • Managed Warriors in Pink, Women’s Day programs, ride and drives, driver appearances and fundraisers. • Managed pace car deliveries and schedules; also managed drivers’ schedules. Account Executive, 2002 – 2006 Effectively utilized ISO 9001 and 14001 training, budget management and development, project management and, crisis communications. Served as product specialist on vehicles, maintained client-focused goals, facilitated objective writing and conducted and participated in creative brainstorming sessions. Pitched concepts; wrote and presented proposals to clients. Developed and managed budget, goals and measurable objectives to determine and ensure success of the programs. Acted as liaison between clients and creative department. One of six Account Executives selected to participate in job rotation program. Served as project manager for Ford involvement in community outreach programs. Strategic counseling for public relations and events. Automotive Hall of Fame, Dearborn, Michigan. Non-profit, industry-supported museum that recognizes and celebrates the contributions to the automotive industry. Public Relations & Marketing Coordinator, 1999 – 2002. Successfully coordinated, executed and developed special events for clients including menu selection, entertainment, décor and audiovisual support. • Developed and wrote communications including news releases, event calendars, photo captions and other materials for media distribution. • Contacted print and electronic media to promote exhibits, special events and activities. • Facilitated general museum management and wrote content for museum displays. EDUCATION: University of Michigan, Dearborn, Michigan Bachelor of Arts Major: Public Relations, Corporate Communications & Speech Minor: Marketing
Canton, Michigan, United States
Alexander Corvinus - Freelance Comic Writing & Script Writing
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4.5
2 Skills
$100
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Alexander M. Corvinus, is the writer and creator of Excitus: The Awakening, as well as "Chosen", currently referred to as "The Chosen Saga". Alexander was born and raised in Detroit, MI and started writing at the young age of seven years old. He later developed a love for film, upon witnessing the work of Drew Casson- a young writer, director and producer from the United Kingdom. Alexander began working on the series, "The Chosen Saga" during his sophomore year of high school while attending Oak Park High. He later left Oak Park and attended Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies where he continued to work towards completing his project. At 20 years of age, he adapted the script for the movie, to a comic book and made it into a graphic novel.
Melvindale, Michigan, United States
Diego Tantardini - Freelance Business Writing & Telephone Systems
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4.5
2 Skills
$30
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i'm a native Italian, professional in negotiation and to review contract and frame agreement. I used to work with lawyer to write draft of contract with word, i use it in advanced way I have 23 years experience in negotiation, very precise and i worked for 11 y in project mangement , i know very well excel. I live in Redding California. Diego Maurizio Tantardini Address Telephone E-mail Nazionality 1977 Catherine way - 96002 Redding CA 530-645 8958 Dondiego33@live.com Italiana Date of birth Gender 02/08/1969 Male Work Experience • Date (from – to) 01/2008 – 01/2012 • Employer VALTELLINA S.p.A. - Via Buonarroti, 34 24020 - Gorle (BG) • Function Head of procurements , logistic and general services • Main duties and responsibilities - Ensuring correct issuing of purchase orders and processing of requests for supply. - Constantly analyzing the target market in order to seek new products and / or new suppliers and assess their quality, standards-compliance, delivery time and costs. - Ensure the insurance of regularity, quality and timing of actions needed for the storage and delivery of goods and services; - Supervision of the registration of loads of stock and of products coming from the other branches and by subcontractors including - Acquisition of materials and the management of the stocks, the management of relationships with suppliers, the costs and the quality; - Acquisition of services provided by subcontractors, third parties, and professional services: - Monitoring the price of contracts / tenders / marketing research and database of rates for the first time, calculation and assessment procedures; - Drawing up contracts and negotiation agreements for the installation ,network construction and maintenance , for equipment , cabling and delivery services for Telecom Contracts - Drawing up contracts for all activity of general procurement.. - Collaboration in the strategic planning process, and in setting goals - Manage the fleet of vehicles and equipment company, providing with the formalities required and their maintenance ( more than 600 veichles) - Direct Management of 6 buyer and other 11 warehouse manager - Delegation for Legislative Decree 81/2008 for the headquarters of Gorle ,the offices and warehouse. - Functional responsibility for branch in Guatemala City - Last Major projects / assignments (december to april 2011) - In the name of and on behalf of the RTI -VALTELLINA/ALCATEL LUCENT/ICOT issuance of RFP and subsequent tender , evaluation, negotiation and award for INFRATEL Contract. • Date (from – to) 01/2002 - 01/2008 • Employer WIND • Function Head of procurements for "fixed lines department" • Main duties and responsibilities - Ensuring correct issuing of purchase orders and processing of requests for supply. - Responsibility throughout the procurement process as regards the implementation of the Network, the construction and maintenance of telephone exchanges ( Transmission sites ,Switch and both the Central and POP) and the construction and maintenance of commercial establishments and facilities in general (for example Call Centers, Data Centers , palaces offices, etc. ), throughout the national territory, also regarding the implementation and maintenance of Access Network an Backbone network - Responsibility for the purchase of professional services and advice as, Work Supervision, Construction Management, Safety Coordination, planning and testing inherent in the construction / maintenance / implementation of network-station Wind Telecommunications, MAN, Maintenance of cable networks in which the telecommunications station throughout the national territory - Managing agreement for OLO in collaboration with FASTWEB/TELECOM ITALIA - Purchasing Manager for energy and the Energy Saving - With regard at Energy , is also responsible for the purchase of power systems and generator sets for the implementation and for the maintenance. - Major projects / assignments - Purchase of electricity on MKT Free , as a result of liberalization on the part of the Authority for Electricity and Gas (AEEG) ,start of the project "ECM" Energy Cost Management , in preparatory phase definition and implementation of a DB for the creation of the database of the Sites (contracts for Electricity) ,the tracking of consumption ,electronic invoicing by WEB EDI and then gradually release a part of the Sites on MKT Free. - Participation in the committee of the project "GECO" Managing costs to reduce OPEX costs, the committee allowed substantial saving in OPEX - Purchases on behalf of Enel-Net (Asset of Enel sold to Wind)- - Contract management with Enel Terna • Date (from – to) 05/2000 - 12/2001 • Employer INFOSTRADA • Function Senior Buyer -Civil Infrastructures • Main duties and responsibilities - In accordance and collaboration with Legal Department drafting and creation of "Standard Contracts" - Ensure the proper management of purchases by dealing with domestic and foreign vendors, purchase prices, discounts, delivery times, defining, in accordance with the commercial and technical management, framework agreements, annual, dealing with the drafting and negotiation of agreements and proper execution of the same - Identification, qualification and selection of suppliers, the drafting of specifications and contracts, the contractual liability and commercial management of the contracts in particular: Responsible for the drafting of requests for supply (RFQ) and analyzes of the same Responsible for the preparation and negotiation of contracts - Coordination with different departments for the smooth functioning of the department activities, necessary for the phase of "start up" of the INFOSTRADA - Rationalization of Framework and Agreement after merge with BLU (Telephone company) - Managing swap INFOSTRADA/BLU - Responsibility for the purchase of professional services and advice as, Work Supervision, Construction Management, Safety Coordination, planning and testing • Date (from – to) 11/1989 - 05/2000 • Employer ETS - Electric and Telephone Systems • Function Plant Manager - Project Manager TLC • Main duties and responsibilities - Verification and control of technical documentation and opening / closing of the yard; - Coordination of work in respect of planning; - Identification and management of materials necessary for the activities of the yard; - Supervision of verification of test equipment and testing; - Supervision for the type and number of teams to use; - Managing subcontractors teams; - Verification of the progress of the work, the correct disposal of waste and compliance with the safety standard; - Supervision in the management of complaints from customer; - Insurance of removal from the yard of any anomalies. - Major projects / assignments - From January 1998: Responsible For technical-commercial installations for the realization of committed Telecom for the realization of the lighting for public account on behalf A. E. M (now is A2A) ,as a result of these activities we have been commissioned in addition construction of medium voltage substations. - May 1997 to January 1998: Project Manager for the development of the Mobile Network of WIND on behalf of ITALTEL SISTEMI on direct borrowing by the developer - Coordinating the activities from the committed acquisition to testing for the BTS installation. The activities including, control of the whole process in particular manging contracts with a subcontractors ,computing,and buying materials. Education and training • Date (from – to) 2009 • Qualification awarded "In Regola" , legality and safety at work - (c/o Ministry of Labour) • Date (from – to) 2008 • Qualification awarded "The reserves in public procurement” D’Aleffi Lawer Associates • Date (from – to)) 2005 • Qualification awarded Advanced negotiation - (c/o Adaci Formazione) Date (from – to) 2004 • Qualification awarded Balance sheet analysis - (c/o Enel Sfera) • Date (from – to) 2003 • Qualification awarded Project Management - (c/o società Watson Wyatt) • Date (from – to) 2001 - 2002 • Qualification awarded English course - (c/o English Opening School) • Date (from – to) 2000 • Qualification awarded Purchasing strategies and techniques of supply - (C/o School of Management Bocconi ) • Date (from – to) 1999 • Qualification awarded Safety coordinator ( new legislate) • Date (from – to) 1999 • Qualification awarded Safety coordinator for law 494/96-528/99 • Date (from – to) 1989 • Qualification awarded Perito Elettronico Madrelingua Italiana Other languages Inglese • Reading skills Good • Writing skills Fair • Speaking Fair Spagnolo • Capacità di lettura Good • Capacità di scrittura Good • Capacità di espressione orale Capacità e competenze Informatiche Patente o patenti Excellent : In 2006 I was involved in a special project, so I lived in Spain and worked with a Spanish team for four months. Thorough knowledge of Oracle and SAP R3 applications for managing the flow of supplies. Thorough knowledge of MS-Word, Lotus 123, MS-Excel e MS-Project (daily use) B Autorizzo il trattamento dei miei dati personali ai sensi del Decreto Legislativo 30 giugno 2003, n. 196 "Codice in materia di protezione dei dati personali "
Redding, California, United States
Katy Anderson - Freelance Song Writing & Script Writing
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British singer/songwriter with a huge passion for rock and alternative music. I have an exceptional skill in writing song lyrics, finalist in an original song contest 2011. Home recording facilities with own album in production. Strong interest in rock theatre, rock opera, musicals and all stage performance. Samples of work available on request.
Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
Melanie Zimmerman - Freelance Editing & Proofreading
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5.0
2 Skills
$18
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MELANIE J. ZIMMERMAN -------------------------PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY------------------------- Professional with more than 25 years of editorial expertise in freelance proofreading and copyediting. Experienced in e-book, book, and magazine publishing, advertising, marketing, and corporate communications. Diverse background includes editing, proofreading, writing, research, and fact checking, as well as the development and implementation of brand voice and style. Excel in the ability to multitask while maintaining overall superiority of product, an organized individual who is deadline-driven, flexible, and results-oriented. -------------------------EXPERIENCE------------------------- Freelance Copyeditor/Proofreader 5/01 – present WINDY CITY PUBLISHERS • Proofread/copyedit books ADAMS MEDIA • Proofread/copyedit books ASPATORE BOOKS • Proofread/edit business/financial/legal books written by C-level executives and top attorneys THE CADENCE GROUP • Proofread/copyedit books, promotional materials, and website copy CRIMSON ROMANCE • Proofread/copyedit romance e-books INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS • Copyedit/proofread manuscripts, galleys, and finals for self-publishing authors, both print and e-book format AMACOM • Copyedited business manuscript M.E. SHARPE • Copyedit/proofread educational books for middle school through college level QUESTCORP PUBLISHING • Copyedit articles for magazines and newsletters covering topics such as health care, transportation, construction, and pop culture ART SQUAD • Copyedit/proofread brochures, posters, signage, direct mail and various other advertising pieces for a number of industries including wireless, chemical, and food services WILLMAN-BELL PUBLISHING, INC. • Proofread manuscripts and materials for publisher of astronomy books ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- CIRCUIT CITY STORES, INC., Richmond, VA 5/99 – 12/03 Promotions Copy Manager—Marketing Services: Managed the day-to-day creation of weekly advertising circular, in-store signage, newspaper/magazine ads and all promotional copy from concept to print while maintaining consistency in brand voice and style. • Managed staff of 4 to 6 copywriters • Edited copy for all vehicles to maintain consistency and ensure the presence of Circuit City equities, brand voice and style • Worked closely with Creative Director to create themes for Back-to-School and Holiday buying guides Copy Supervisor—Creative Advertising: Supervised the day-to-day creation of weekly advertising circular from concept to print while maintaining consistency in brand voice and style. • Supervised staff of 3 copywriters • Actively participated in developing a style guide and “voice” for all Circuit City advertising • Edited copy to maintain Circuit City equities, brand voice and style • Wrote copy for brochures, magazine ads, in-store signage and internal communications Copywriter—Creative Advertising: Responsible for writing compelling copy for the Video and Digital Imaging categories. • Proofread ads for consistency across versions, as well as typographical content • Edited product-copy database on a daily basis for content, style and consistency • Wrote/edited informational brochures, flyers for consumer use OPTIKINETICS, LTD., Ashland, VA 4/98 - 5/99 Marketing Coordinator: Responsible for all advertising and marketing for the U.S office of a manufacturer of effects lighting and aluminum structural systems. • Wrote, edited, and designed variety of marketing materials including catalogs, brochures, magazine ads, press releases, newsletters, and corporate website VIRGINIA BUSINESS MAGAZINE, Richmond, VA 1/97 - 4/98 Freelance Contributing Editor COWLES BUSINESS MEDIA, Stamford, CT 2/90 - 12/96 Copy/Production Editor: Edited/proofread copy for two business magazines. MACLEAN HUNTER MEDIA, Stamford, CT 6/89 - 2/90 Editorial Assistant: Provided proofreading and writing assistance to staff of eight editors. -------------------------EDUCATION------------------------- BA in Communications, Bowling Green State University Leadership Lab, Circuit City Management Class
Cary, Illinois, United States
Robert Specht - Freelance UX Design & Marketing
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Robert A. Specht, User Interface manager 17 17 Coolidge Drive ·(978) 376-8994 - spechtrr@gmail.com Overview Creative Director with 19 years experience in applying a human-centered design methodology to all phases of the mobile and web application design and development processes. Highly motivated conceptual thinker with strong interaction design skills with a proven track record of innovative solutions for business, marketing, and technology situations. Skilled manager of multi-disciplined team of user experience architects, interaction and visual designers responsible for the design of elegant, usable and highly engaging mobile user experiences. In everything I do, there is a always a plurality of dimensions in the focus on creating and providing the proper context for innovative ideas, a new online presence or an improved message to a client’s customer. Skills Summary In addition to being an exceptional manager and people person I am adept at conducting user research, capturing audience needs and business goals, developing UX strategies, information architecture, interaction design, and usability testing; mentoring and overseeing design projects with user experience architects, interaction and visual designers; collaborating with project managers, technical architects, business analysts and application developers and have experience leading and managing engagements, estimating, solutioning, collaborating on proposals and assisting in the generation of new business opportunities. I also have exceptional knowledge in designing for a wide range of mobile platforms including iOS, Android, BlackBerry, WebOS, and Windows Phone etc. Work Experience Mobiquity Inc. August 2011 to present Creative Director Managed a team of 15 talented user experience professionals. Ultimately responsible for the quality, efficiency and timeliness of the creative work emanating from the team of creative resources under my management. • Responsible for the quality, efficiency and timeliness of services delivered by the creative team. • Responsible for resource scheduling, demand prediction and capacity planning. • Mentored UX strategy and design engagements, working closely with project managers and lead UX architects to ensure the smooth and exceptional delivery of strategy and design services. • Collaborated with solution architects, sales and client partners to develop innovative, cost effective and value enhancing solutions for our clients. • Supported the sales process by attending to sales calls, identifying opportunities, making presentations and assisting the sales and solutioning team to sell proposals. • Facilitate brainstorming sessions and conduct stakeholder interviews to elicit business requirements from our clients, addressing product, brand, marketing, content and overall user experience. • Synthesized qualitative, quantitative and customer data to guide client business decisions and drive change by translating research insights into actionable recommendations. • Contributed to the internal development of UX processes, deliverables and standards. • Developed new types of deliverables, workshops, or presentations as necessary. • Contributed to our culture and atmosphere, quality of work and growth into the next generation of user experience design. Swap.com April 2010 to August 20122 Creative Director Built and manage user experience design team. As UX manager I played a part of the core product team helping translate broad concepts and requirements into detailed user design, information architecture and design principles that would define the flow of how users engage with swap products both web, mobile, and iPhone. • Scoping and defining product strategy, feature road map planning, overall user experience strategy for next generation swap experience. • Collaborate with executive management on the long-term user experience strategic vision • Address complex design challenges including navigation interaction models, data visualization, and adherence to established mobile interface guidelines • Identified and analyzed business requirements through interviews, workshops, remote testing and focus groups. • Defined the creative brief, provide design direction of the rebrand of swap.com and managed vendor relations Sapient Corporation June 2008 to March 2010 User Interface Manager Manager of user experience team, ranging from 3 to 14 persons, including interaction designers, graphic designers, front-end developers and user experience researchers. Produced and managed a wide range of deliverables including kiosk, websites, surfaces, and mobile applications. Target • Managed interaction design teams through the redesign of large e-commerce website using agile methodology • Drove product strategy; defined user experience goals and user experience strategy • Responsible for managing the design team's time, workload, resource allocation and job prioritization Talbots • Managed interaction design team including interaction design, visual design, user researchers and front-end development • Scoping, forecasting and tracking of multiple programs • Illustrator and author of creative brief, information architecture, wireframes, interaction diagrams, design pattern specifications & Interaction design specifications TJX • Redefined behavioral page logic, information architecture, interface design and site organization of tjmaxx.com and marshals.com • Balance business requirements and customer needs while ensuring the design team's work aligns to overall requirements • Illustrator of Design pattern specifications & Interaction design specifications, wire frames and iPhone application specifications. CSC Cloud Computing • Illustrated the overall user experience, interaction model, interface, usability research, workflow, and information architecture • Created site architecture, interaction specifications, wireframes and correlate business goals with customer experience design • Served as liaison between cross-functional teams of graphic designers, copywriters and front end developers Monster.com, May 2007 to May 2008 Manager Interaction Designer – E-commerce Manager and mentor cross-disciplinary creative teams in user experience projects. Conducted conceptual design experience and strong project management skills to approach projects with a solid working knowledge of user centric design principles, human factors, and user centered design processes, interaction design guidelines, usability methodology, and industry standards and trends. • Managed a small team in creating conceptual design and project direction based on primary/ secondary research and business opportunities working with cross functional teams • Brought strong creative, conceptual and problem-solving skills to translate conceptual ideas into interaction and design solutions. • Incorporated blog features, community aspects, and social media platforms to maximize customer relations • Developed guidelines and patterns for consistent and scalable web application development. User Interface Contractor, June 2006 to April 2007 User Interface Manager Worked closely with clients to translate business rules and practices into functional requirements for large, media-rich, web-based projects. Developed user interface design standards and patterns; created and directed production of interaction design and information architecture deliverables including wireframes, site maps and page flow documentation. Modernista • Responsible for interaction design, information architecture, overall site navigation, and the content schematics for Cadillac, Hummer and micro-site for TIAA-CREF. • Documented design using site maps, wire frames, and interaction flow diagrams, with functional and behavioral specifications. • Developed and documenting use cases, task flows, and detailed interaction designs. Arnold Worldwide • Designed the user experience elements for globally recognized sites such as, ESPN, Royal Caribbean, Cruising Power, Foot Joy & Titlist • UX Lead for developed guidelines and standards for consistent and scalable web applications development while balancing the needs of users, sponsors and designers. • Defined and designed the user experience, interaction model, interface, usability research, workflow, and information architecture E-travel April 2001 to May 2006 Senior Information Architect – B2B, E-commerce, Hospitality Worked cross-functionally with business development, customer service and engineering teams to produce competitive analyses, risk analyses, user experience, business rules and product specifications. • Led cross-functional team of GUI designers, developers, and database specialists. • Interpreted user needs into requirements specifications and User Interface Principles guidelines. • Iterative UI design development utilizing, story boards, wire frames, and flow charts. • Provided needs analysis for administrative website to develop travel sites using BEA Portal technologies. • Played integral role in feature teams including the re-branding of e-Travel, Inc. Starwood Hotels & Resorts December 1996 to March 2001 Product Manager, Interactive Creative Services Responsible for Web Based Marketing and Loyalty marketing for major hotels and resorts chain. Directed marketing activities and communications for the web, as well as business-to-business relations. • Formulated needs assessment and testing programs and user-centered design methodologies • Produced site architecture (user experience) for Westin.com. • Developed specifications, user guides, and user interface guidelines for internal and external content partner use. • Conceptualized and designed visual and verbal communication for the westin.com web site and print collateral. • Defined Logo specifications, site architecture, and promotional guidelines for Westin hotel collateral. Education Boston University, Boston, MA - Marketing Communications 2001 Continuing education: University of Massachusetts; User centric design principles 2003, Oracle; Human Computer Interaction (HCI) 2003
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I graduated with distinction with a BA Major in Liberal Arts and Psychology. Presently I am self-employed as a writer and artist. I do acrylic paintings, linocut prints and illustrative line drawings. I have a great design eye and look forward to working with others to create appealing and inspiring creative projects.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada