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Doreen Zeitvogel

Creative Translation, Editing, and Non-Fiction Writing

$65.00/hr

Seattle, United States


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"I am overwhelmed by the professional approach of this freelancer. ... moreShe was the best choice I could have made ..." "She is not only a translator, but also an artist of language [who] always has the big picture in mind." "Excellent editing skills. Deep understanding of the process. Very supportive. Highly recommended." "Fantastic writer!" Language is so much more than a means of communication. Our response to words is based not only on their meaning but on their sound, their rhythm, their flow from one to the next. Beyond the words themselves, there are also cultural, geographical, and historical connotations that run deep and have a profound emotional impact. And for those with a vivid imagination, one word can spawn an entire world. Embedded within a book or short story is the inner life of the author, his hopes and dreams, her target audience, sometimes even a life directive. This is where the translator, editor, or writer needs insight, intuition, and imagination as well as intellect, skill, knowledge, and the willingness to work hard to link one world to another and bring it to life. SERVICES TRANSLATION Specializing in translation into English. Language pairs: German to English French to English Spanish to English Italian to English Some of my qualifications: * Native US-English speaker with an international background, including about nine years in Germany and Austria * Ongoing exposure to multiple languages since childhood, including formal study and translation experience (both paid and unpaid) * Exceptional literary skills (musicality, drama, voicing, description, emotional evocativeness, intuition, insight, naturalness, flow, pacing) * Experience with older texts and fonts * 100% human translation All translation work includes research as needed, editing for flow and naturalness, and proofreading. Specialties * Art in its broader sense (performing and fine arts) * Literature: Short story, novella, children’s literature (fairy tale), memoir * Religion and spirituality * Self-help, personal development Working categories * Travel and tourism, including various sub-genres (sports, accommodations, culinary, sightseeing, wellness, etc.) * Business * Finance * Culinary * Sociology * Philosophy * Personal letters * Architecture and archaeology * Operatic and classical song lyrics (unpaid) Formats so far: E-books, articles, books, short stories, press releases Programs used: Word, Adobe, Excel, Powerpoint EDITING (English Only) My general approach to editing is comprehensive and flexible, since I find that many authors need more than one level of editing. What kinds of things do I examine? Step one is to determine the direction and quality of the text, to let it speak rather than imposing an "objective" external framework upon it. From there, I can hear, see, and bring out its potential in terms of message, audience, pacing, description, sound, rhythm, silence, impact, characterization, flow, and all the other factors that go into creating great writing. Subjects covered so far: Spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, business Method: Track Changes in Word. You will receive one copy showing the changes and comments as well as one clean copy. WRITING (English Only) I take on select writing projects based on interest and their value to the world. Areas of Interest and/or Expertise * Spirituality and world religions, especially the Bible (ongoing interest for decades; includes reading of multiple world scriptures, inner teachings, etc.) * Arts (performing and fine) * Personal development, self-help (dovetails with spirituality and includes a wide range of things, from strategies for living to metaphysics and multidimensional spiritual development) * Alternative healing methods * World cultures * Breakthrough thinking * Music (2 degrees in classical singing and opera; extensive additional training) Still have questions? Please feel free to contact me to discuss your project, especially if you're working to create a better, more beautiful world. I'd love to hear about it. Looking forward to meeting you! less

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"I am overwhelmed by the professional approach of this freelancer. She was the best choice I could have made ..." "She is not only a translator, but also an artist of language [who] always has the big picture in mind." "Excellent editing skills. Deep understanding of the process. Very supportive. Highly recommended." "Fantastic writer!" Language is so much more than a means of communication. Our response to words is based not only on their meaning but on their sound, their rhythm, their flow from one to the next. Beyond the words themselves, there are also cultural, geographical, and historical connotations that run deep and ... morehave a profound emotional impact. And for those with a vivid imagination, one word can spawn an entire world. Embedded within a book or short story is the inner life of the author, his hopes and dreams, her target audience, sometimes even a life directive. This is where the translator, editor, or writer needs insight, intuition, and imagination as well as intellect, skill, knowledge, and the willingness to work hard to link one world to another and bring it to life. SERVICES TRANSLATION Specializing in translation into English. Language pairs: German to English French to English Spanish to English Italian to English Some of my qualifications: * Native US-English speaker with an international background, including about nine years in Germany and Austria * Ongoing exposure to multiple languages since childhood, including formal study and translation experience (both paid and unpaid) * Exceptional literary skills (musicality, drama, voicing, description, emotional evocativeness, intuition, insight, naturalness, flow, pacing) * Experience with older texts and fonts * 100% human translation All translation work includes research as needed, editing for flow and naturalness, and proofreading. Specialties * Art in its broader sense (performing and fine arts) * Literature: Short story, novella, children’s literature (fairy tale), memoir * Religion and spirituality * Self-help, personal development Working categories * Travel and tourism, including various sub-genres (sports, accommodations, culinary, sightseeing, wellness, etc.) * Business * Finance * Culinary * Sociology * Philosophy * Personal letters * Architecture and archaeology * Operatic and classical song lyrics (unpaid) Formats so far: E-books, articles, books, short stories, press releases Programs used: Word, Adobe, Excel, Powerpoint EDITING (English Only) My general approach to editing is comprehensive and flexible, since I find that many authors need more than one level of editing. What kinds of things do I examine? Step one is to determine the direction and quality of the text, to let it speak rather than imposing an "objective" external framework upon it. From there, I can hear, see, and bring out its potential in terms of message, audience, pacing, description, sound, rhythm, silence, impact, characterization, flow, and all the other factors that go into creating great writing. Subjects covered so far: Spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, business Method: Track Changes in Word. You will receive one copy showing the changes and comments as well as one clean copy. WRITING (English Only) I take on select writing projects based on interest and their value to the world. Areas of Interest and/or Expertise * Spirituality and world religions, especially the Bible (ongoing interest for decades; includes reading of multiple world scriptures, inner teachings, etc.) * Arts (performing and fine) * Personal development, self-help (dovetails with spirituality and includes a wide range of things, from strategies for living to metaphysics and multidimensional spiritual development) * Alternative healing methods * World cultures * Breakthrough thinking * Music (2 degrees in classical singing and opera; extensive additional training) Still have questions? Please feel free to contact me to discuss your project, especially if you're working to create a better, more beautiful world. I'd love to hear about it. Looking forward to meeting you! less

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Doreen Zeitvogel

$65.00 /hr

Creative Translation, Editing, and Non-Fiction Writing

Seattle, United States

Overview

"I am overwhelmed by the professional approach of this freelancer. She was the best choice I could have made ..." "She is not only a translator, but also an artist of language [who] always has the big picture in mind." "Excellent editing skills. Deep understanding of the process. Very supportive. Highly recommended." "Fantastic writer!" Language is so much more than a means of communication. Our response to words is based not only on their meaning but on their sound, their rhythm, their flow from ... moreone to the next. Beyond the words themselves, there are also cultural, geographical, and historical connotations that run deep and have a profound emotional impact. And for those with a vivid imagination, one word can spawn an entire world. Embedded within a book or short story is the inner life of the author, his hopes and dreams, her target audience, sometimes even a life directive. This is where the translator, editor, or writer needs insight, intuition, and imagination as well as intellect, skill, knowledge, and the willingness to work hard to link one world to another and bring it to life. SERVICES TRANSLATION Specializing in translation into English. Language pairs: German to English French to English Spanish to English Italian to English Some of my qualifications: * Native US-English speaker with an international background, including about nine years in Germany and Austria * Ongoing exposure to multiple languages since childhood, including formal study and translation experience (both paid and unpaid) * Exceptional literary skills (musicality, drama, voicing, description, emotional evocativeness, intuition, insight, naturalness, flow, pacing) * Experience with older texts and fonts * 100% human translation All translation work includes research as needed, editing for flow and naturalness, and proofreading. Specialties * Art in its broader sense (performing and fine arts) * Literature: Short story, novella, children’s literature (fairy tale), memoir * Religion and spirituality * Self-help, personal development Working categories * Travel and tourism, including various sub-genres (sports, accommodations, culinary, sightseeing, wellness, etc.) * Business * Finance * Culinary * Sociology * Philosophy * Personal letters * Architecture and archaeology * Operatic and classical song lyrics (unpaid) Formats so far: E-books, articles, books, short stories, press releases Programs used: Word, Adobe, Excel, Powerpoint EDITING (English Only) My general approach to editing is comprehensive and flexible, since I find that many authors need more than one level of editing. What kinds of things do I examine? Step one is to determine the direction and quality of the text, to let it speak rather than imposing an "objective" external framework upon it. From there, I can hear, see, and bring out its potential in terms of message, audience, pacing, description, sound, rhythm, silence, impact, characterization, flow, and all the other factors that go into creating great writing. Subjects covered so far: Spirituality, metaphysics, self-help, healing, memoir, poetry, business Method: Track Changes in Word. You will receive one copy showing the changes and comments as well as one clean copy. WRITING (English Only) I take on select writing projects based on interest and their value to the world. Areas of Interest and/or Expertise * Spirituality and world religions, especially the Bible (ongoing interest for decades; includes reading of multiple world scriptures, inner teachings, etc.) * Arts (performing and fine) * Personal development, self-help (dovetails with spirituality and includes a wide range of things, from strategies for living to metaphysics and multidimensional spiritual development) * Alternative healing methods * World cultures * Breakthrough thinking * Music (2 degrees in classical singing and opera; extensive additional training) Still have questions? Please feel free to contact me to discuss your project, especially if you're working to create a better, more beautiful world. I'd love to hear about it. Looking forward to meeting you! less

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Work History and Feedback

  • Translation of a French short-story

    Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
    5.00
    Doreen is an exceptional French to English translator. She will master your text and transform it as you would have written it if you were born an anglophone. Working with her was an enjoyable and gratifying experience! Du français vers l'anglais, Doreen est une traductrice exceptionnelle. Elle assimile votre texte et le transforme en sa version anglaise comme si vous l'auriez écrit en étant anglophone. Travailler avec elle a été un réel plaisir!
    $450.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Ebook writer- Looking for ebook writer

    Apr 2016
    5.00
    my first experience with freelancer, very happy and satisfied about work. Looking forwards to work again. Thanks
    $85.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Summary of 75 writing tools

    Apr 2016
    5.00
    Great work. Great writer. Highly recommend.
    $250.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Buchversendung

    Mar 2016
    No feedback given
    $15.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Translation Children's Fantasy books into English

    Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
    5.00
    I am overwhelmed by the professional approach of this freelancer. She was the best choice I could have made, sincerely: Thank you, Anja Lehmann
    $658.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Translation german-US english

    Jan 2015 - Sep 2015
    5.00
    I normally do not tend to exaggerate. But Doreen Zeitvogel is the best that could meet me as a translator. She is not only a translator, but also an artist of language, which always has the big picture in mind. I can recommend her to 100% and would not hesitate to book again. Thank you Doreen for everything.
    $1,205.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Translation German into English

    Apr 2015 - May 2015
    5.00
    Great work, very professional!
    Freelancer's Response
    Thank you!
    $330.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • Edit transcription of course presentation into good prose

    Feb 2015
    5.00
    High quality editing with fast turn-around.
    Freelancer's Response
    Thanks!
    $55.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • German to English translation; academic; approx. 9 1/2 pgs. text

    Apr 2014 - Dec 2014
    5.00
    dzeitvogel is an extremely competent and conscientious translator who pays great attention to detail. She not only provides excellent translations (I required German-to-English) but also an apparatus that offers alternative translations where the original text is vague. I have been very satisfied with the translation I received and will be hiring her again. I cannot recommend her more highly.
    Freelancer's Response
    Thanks so much! Looking forward to working with you again!
    $220.00 earned
    Fixed Price

  • german-english translation /editing book with dog stories

    Mar 2014 - Dec 2014
    5.00
    With Doreen Zeitvogel as a translator and an editor of my book I was highly satisfied and would recommend her at every time.
    Freelancer's Response
    Thanks so much, Anna! "Who's the Coach Here" was the most fun I've ever had working on a project. If I wasn't laughing, I was very moved, even crying sometimes. I hope your book touches as many hearts as it can! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity!

    96 hours

    $12.00 / hr
    $1,149.60 earned

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Tests

NameScore (out of 5)Time to Complete
English Vocabulary Test (U.S. Version)5.001st Place!12 mins
English Spelling Test (U.S. Version)5.001st Place!7 mins
U.S. English Punctuation and Mechanics Test4.75Top 10%19 mins
German To English Translation Skills Test4.75Top 10%20 mins
U.S. English Chicago Style Editing Skills Test (For Writing Professionals)4.40Top 10%33 mins
U.S. Word Usage Test4.60Top 10%15 mins
UK English Basic Skills Test4.75Top 10%18 mins
English Vocabulary Test (UK Version)4.75Top 20%10 mins
U.S. English Basic Skills Test4.90Top 10%18 mins
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