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  Julie Winn
 
Professional/Personal Overview
  American/Irish writer, longterm expat in Paris, excellent French & German, perfectly at home in French language, literature, history, politics, French popular culture, familiar with all of western Europe.

Write on travel, social, political and literary life, with a human interest perspective. Popular blog (1 million + pageviews) since 2004.

Translator for a news website, translating articles from major foreign newspapers: Le Monde, Les Echos, La Stampa, Die Zeit, etc. Interested in politics, science, literature, history, travel.

Yale BA Chinese Studies, Sorbonne translation (French & German to English) MA in 2013.

Have lived in London, Munich, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Ireland. Good Italian and Spanish. Will travel.

Wrote chapters in various books: on education in France; French names; Paris travel; global population from a political perspective, etc.
Work Info
 
Expertise
Copy Editor 2 Years
Researcher 2 Years
Writer 20 Years
Specialty
Books & Literature Entry Level
International Entry Level
Family, Children & Teenagers 24 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Other Work History
Newsletter editor, Paris, 5 years; Saturday Review magazine, copy editor; Cousteau Society, wrote 25% of 800-p "Environmental Almanac"; freelance copy editor for major NYC publishers, inc. Knopf, Macmillan and McGraw-Hill; Foreign Policy Association, asst. editor and writer for "Great Decisions"; translator, blogger, editor, copy editor.
Computer Skills
Up to date: Photoshop, Word, XML, Mac and PC, etc. Blogs since 2004. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc.
Technical Skills
Photo editing, basic website building, site design, analytics, SEO
Equipment
digital cameras, audio recorder
Foreign Language Skills
French, German, Italian, Spanish. Also mid-level Chinese
Work Permits & Visas
Legal resident, can work legally in USA, European Union, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Commonwealth
Unions
Former member of Newspaper Guild.
References
Available on request.
Awards
All four of my kids are friends with me on Facebook.

Blogs: more than 1 million pageviews.
Associations
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
Other
Web marketing certificate, American U of Paris
Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom, Goethe Institut (university-level German)
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
 
(5/14/2006)
Explanation of the Clearstream Affair which has roiled French political waters
Translations  
(12/11/2006)
Translation from Histoire secrète de la Ve République (November 2006)
(11/24/2006)
Translation from the Histoire secrète de la Ve République (pub. Nov 2006)
(9/25/2006)
The Munich Abendzeitung's A to Z guide to the Oktoberfest
(unpublished, 3/16/2006)
TRANSLATION from German, article on declining German birthrate
(12/17/2005)
Translation of article in the Parisien on the man claiming to be the real Papillon

[as in the Steve McQueen movie].
(unpublished--copyright, 4/29/2005)
TRANSLATION from German, poem by Heinrich Heine
(unpublished-- copyright, 1/20/2005)
TRANSLATION from French, excerpt, from poem "At Villequier," by Victor Hugo, lament for his beloved daughter, drowned at 19.
Articles  
This is part of a chapter for a proposed Young Adult book on World War II.
sample page 3e (Large)
(Cousteau Almanac)
(Cousteau Almanac)
Photos  
(2/1/2006)
Lumilinna, in Kemi near the Arctic Circle, has the largest ice building in the world. It takes three months to build.
(7/1/2004)
The walled town of Dinan, one of the best-preserved in France, has a "Ramparts Fair" in July of even-numbered years, when the entire town dresses in medieval clothes for three days.
(6/6/2004)
Rocks near Acoma Pueblo, New Mexico