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  Lorna Simons
Professional/Personal Overview
  You want your written material to shine -- to catch the reader's eye, keep their attention, and get your message across. I can help make sure that nothing detracts from that process, whether it be awkward word usage, grammatical errors, or inconsistency in format.

A unique combination of experience in copy editing, proofreading, teaching English as a Second Language, Japanese-English translation, along with years spent as an administrative assistant, gives me stellar skills in both the nuts and bolts of language (grammar and spelling, vocabulary usage, and appearance) and larger issues of voice, overall flow, and nuance.

I've helped craft sales materials and museum exhibits, novels and books on Buddhism, academic articles and presentations. My clients are uniformly impressed by my thoroughness and speed, and tell me my services contribute greatly to the quality of the finished product.
Work Info
Copy Editor 6 Years
Japanese-English translation and translation checking 10 Years
Arts & Humanities 6 Years
Fiction 5 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
6 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Jason Brick (3-5), Daniel Clausen (3-5), Domy Sater Burk (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Legal Firm in Portland (11+)
Other Work History
13 years as an ESL teacher and translator in Japan
Extensive experience in office administration
Computer Skills
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher
Desktop PC, laptop
Foreign Language Skills
Japanese (advanced reading)
Graduated Phi Beta Kappa
B.A. in Japanese Language and Literature from the University of Oregon
Passed Level 2 of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test
Freelancer Availability
I occasionally freelance. I live near Portland, OR. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license.