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Freelance Science and Technical Editor

Experienced Science and Technical Editor seeking new challenges at a science and technology-oriented firm in the greater Washington DC area.

Skills

Core Editorial/Writing Skills
  • Edit, proofread, and format technical, scientific, academic, and legal documents ranging in size from 5 to over 10,000 pages
  • 10+ years experience as editor of scientific, technical, and business documents
  • Work with writers to improve writing quality and meet client expectations
  • Familiar with a variety of standard style guides, including Chicago, AP, and GPO style guidelines
  • Develop and implement company style guidelines
  • Create and edit marketing materials and internal communications
Project Management
  • Able to manage fast-paced work and overlapping deadlines
  • Capable of managing all aspects of a project from proposal preparation through to final production and delivery
  • Complete projects on time and under budget
  • Develop, implement, and manage document flow and from templates to production
  • Expert in intercultural communication and working with writers of English as a Second/Foreign Language
Flexibility and Competence
  • Expert in MS Office, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Proficient in Acrobat and FrameMaker
  • Confident and capable in researching technologies; learn new vocabulary quickly

Work experience

Sep 2011Sep 2015

Senior Editor

SRK Consulting China
Senior Editor, Edited, proofread, and formatted technical, due diligence, geological, metallurgical, and engineering reports on mineral resource properties; wrote/edited marketing materials, speeches, and presentations; provided English training for native Chinese colleagues.
Apr 2010Jun 2010

Editor

Frog Environmental
Editor, Contract Edited, proofread, and ensured completeness of year-end site environmental quality monitoring reports for industrial sites.
Oct 2009May 2010

Associate Editor

WatchingAmerica.com (Volunteer)
Associate Editor, Edited translations of news articles from around the world, translated from dozens of foreign languages by native speakers.
Feb 2009Sep 2009

Publications Specialist

Publications Specialist, PCR Services
Nov 2006Jan 2009

Publications Manager

Christopher A. Joseph & Associates

Edited, proofread, and formatted environmental impact assessments and due diligence reports for developers, legal counsel, the City of Los Angeles, and concerned citizens.

May 2002Aug 2005

Laboratory Manager, Speech and Hearing

Speech and Hearing Research at E. B.I
Laboratory Manager,. R. E. Edited, proofread, and formatted journal articles, grant reports, grant proposals, and presentations; edited, formatted, and managed permissions for a graduate-level textbook.

Education

Sep 2010Jul 2011

1-Year Chinese Intensive

Beijing Language and Culture University
2005

Professional Sequence in Editing

U.C. Berkeley Extension
19982002

B.A. Cognitive Science 

University of California at Berkeley

Languages

  • English (Native)
  • Mandarin Chinese (Working Proficiency)