Jeffrey Paul Orrell
Translator and Proofreader
Founder and Director of Basileia Books in Andover, Massachusetts.
-membership in the Southern New England Antiquarian Booksellers
Established in 2004, Basileia Books offers rare and out-of-print books in Christian, Jewish, and interfaith studies. The inventory draws upon private collections, auctions, library sales, and used bookstores. The broad schema of the collection incorporates Foundations in Divinity, Faith & Practice, Arts & Letters, and Religion & Scientific Inquiry. Scholars, leaders in religious communities, and avid readers comprise the international clientele. The collection includes materials in numerous languages, including German, French, Italian, and Latin. Services are offered in language translation and collection development. For a detailed presentation on the company and its holdings, please access the following link: www.sneab.com/pages/basileia
¨Acquisitions: located and identified sources for significant and unusual materials; calculated and adjusted ratios of purchase costs and resale prices; correlated materials to academic disciplines, professional categories, and historical epochs.
¨Cataloguing: implemented protocols for transcribing and digitalizing bibliographic information; designed Microsoft Excel database and standardized formatting procedures; ensured compatibility of data for uploading on large web-based sales platforms.
¨Marketing: researched academic institutions and scholarly societies; produced and disseminated promotional brochures; customized templates, and created images and text for e-mail newsletters.
¨Sales: accessed and assessed venues for e-commerce and electronic banking; designed displays at academic conferences and book fairs; conducted transactions in person and at a distance, with multiple currencies and methods of payment; integrated records of customers and their purchases into the cataloguing database.
¨Development: interviewed customers, recommended relevant materials, and expanded the company’s holdings in the preferred areas of recurring audiences; compiled data on revenues and correlated sales patterns with priorities for new acquisitions; proposed target levels for increasing the scale and the scope of the collection.
¨Languages: translated, proofed, and revised legal, commercial, and scholarly materials into English, from Latin, French, Italian, Spanish, and German sources. [Recent assignments have been with Guillaume-Marie Joseph of Paris (France); UFR Lettres et Philosophie at the University of Bourgogne (France); NC Translate of Charlotte, North Carolina; InterVarsity Press of Champaign, Illinois; LinguaPros of Inverness, Illinois; Translation Services USA of New York City; John Kuenzig Books of Boxford, Massachusetts; Languages Pro of Seattle, Washington; Lexcode Languages and Communications of Makati City (Philippines); and Tradoweb of Verona ( Italy).]
Research interests focus on the interplay of religion and the arts, especially in the context of Jewish and Christian liturgical traditions. Texts in Latin, Greek, and Hebrew are central to these investigations.
Massachusetts Institute for New Teachers at the Graduate School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Lowell / 2001
o teaching internship in a Reading classroom at Bartlett Middle School in Lowell
o seminars for professional development; individual portfolio writing
§ Signing Bonus Award
Advanced Studies, Episcopal Divinity School (Cambridge, Massachusetts) / 1994
General Theological Seminary (New York City) / 1996-97
o research seminars in theology, missions, liturgy
Master of Divinity, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Hamilton, Massachusetts) / 1990
o integrated curriculum of theory and practice, including education and counseling
o scholarship in biblical, classical, patristic, and medieval primary sources
o related courses at member schools of the Boston Theological Institute
Bachelor of Arts, Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania) / 1985
o major in the history of art
o Italian language and literature studies at Bryn Mawr College and University of Pennsylvania
§ Peaslee Scholarship for study at the Barbieri Center of Trinity College in Rome, Italy
Diploma, Phillips Academy (Andover, Massachusetts) / 1981
o Urban Studies Institute in Caribbean-American culture: studies in history of cities, sociology, child development;
internship at the Leonard Middle School in Lawrence
§ Department Prizes in Music, Latin §National Merit Scholarship Commendation §Martin Luther King, Jr. Award
Art, Architecture, and Archeology (museums, travel, criticism)
Music, Dance and Theatre (performances, choral singing, community activities)
Fitness, Sports, and Recreation (swimming, biking, hiking, skiing)
Gastronomy, Gardening, and Good Food (cooking, hosting, cultural traditions)