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Language Editor and Proofreader (Remote, Contract)

Location:
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Posted:
September 21, 2019

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KERRI COBHAM-JACKSON, PhD

Courtice, Ontario

adaeu3@r.postjobfree.com

905-***-****

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

Certified editor, proofreader, and writing consultant with 15+ years of experience

Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Extensive qualitative research experience

Experienced teacher of Spanish and English as a foreign language

Proficient in Microsoft Office

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Editor/Proofreader – Scribendi Inc. September 2007–present

Conduct documentation checks and improve overall quality of primarily academic manuscripts through corrections to spelling, grammar, punctuation, structure, and formatting; provide comments and suggestions regarding content and writing-style strategies

Average feedback: 4.92 out of 5 stars (from 900+ client ratings)

Average quality assessment score: 95%

Module Tutor (Politics) – University of Warwick September 2005–April 2006

Prepared and delivered subject material to a wide variety of local and international students

Conducted assessments to ensure that students received proper guidance and feedback on subject matter

Participated in tutor training and development sessions

Subwarden: Jack Martin Hall of Residence – University of Warwick January 2004–April 2006

Monitored the welfare needs of approximately 200 students resident in university accommodation

Supervised and evaluated the work of the resident tutor

Planned and supervised social events for students in residence

Executed disciplinary and administrative duties

Resident Tutor: Jack Martin Hall of Residence – University of Warwick March 2002–January 2004

Assisted subwarden in welfare, disciplinary, and administrative matters

Supported students with educational difficulties and helped resolve issues arising as a result of being away from home

Spanish Teacher – Quality Academics Ltd. September 1999–June 2001

Designed and implemented lesson plans to meet curriculum goals of students at the upper high school and lower community college levels

Delivered written and conversational instruction to students in preparation for internal and external examinations

Conducted student evaluations and provided feedback on their educational performance

Provided written communication and other student evaluation material to the school principal and parents

Executed pastoral and disciplinary duties

Freelance Translator (Spanish to English) January 1997–2002

Translated a variety of documents (including technical, literary, business, economic, and personal communications)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING, & AWARDS

Professional Certification in Proofreading/Editing 2011

PhD. Politics and International Studies – University of Warwick 2007

Thesis: The MNC, The State, and Local Communities: An Assessment of the Socioeconomic

Impact of the Bauxite/Alumina Industry on Rural Jamaica and the Mediating Role of the State

Recipient of departmental bursary

M.A. International Relations – University of Warwick 2002

Recipient, Warwick Caribbean Scholarship

M.A. Spanish Translation (Distinction) – University of the West Indies 2000

Diploma in Spanish Education – Mico University College 2000

B.A. Spanish (First Class Honors) – University of the West Indies 1997

Recipient, Calderón de la Barca prize for outstanding work



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