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Mandy Bengts - Professional Editing and Proofreading

mandykatebengts@hotmail.com

PROFILE 

• Master of Arts in Scandinavian Studies

• Professional Writing Program, Grant MacEwan College

• English grammar, literature, and linguistic expertise

• 17 years of experience editing and proofreading English

• Translator

• Bachelor of Education, major English

• Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language

• Planning, organizing, presenting, interviewing, managing, and scheduling skills

• Published author

• Newspaper columnist

• Business English teacher

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Editing and Writing

  • Editing and reviewing translated documents, both web-based and for print, Dalarna University, Sweden; writing content for various university publications
  • Senior Editor, Department of Education, Government of Alberta, working with managerial staff on both confidential and public documents
  • Contractor, private/public sectors, responsible for editing and proofreading
  • Columnist for newspapers and published children’s book author

Linguistic Expertise

  • Translating Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian to English for use in scholarly books
  • Extensive knowledge of English: grammar, semantics, diction, mechanics, style

Administration and Supervision

Senior Editor, Department of Education, Government of Alberta

  • Scheduling assignments for the editorial unit
  • Ensuring productivity and attending to staff concerns
  • Managing workloads to meet deadlines
  • Interviewing candidates for editorial positions

Director of Commissioned Education Department, Sweden

  • Managing timelines
  • Producing advertising material
  • Meeting with potential clients at businesses and government organizations
  • Reviewing and updating web content

 Teaching and Planning

  • Teacher of Business English, Sweden: responsible for course planning
  • Second-language teacher at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels
  • ESL teacher of adult immigrants, Canada
  • Teacher’s assistant, University of Alberta
  • Creating/delivering presentations for classrooms and the Government of Alberta
  • Evaluating learning, identifying problems, and assisting those with learning challenges

CAREER HISTORY

 

2009 (ongoing) - Director of Commissioned Education Department, Dalarna University, Sweden

2007 (ongoing) - Teacher of Business English, various companies, Sweden

2007 –  2008 - Editor/Senior Editor, Department of Education, Government of Alberta      

2003 – 2006 - Teacher, Edmonton/Elk Island Public School Boards

2000 & 2001 - Research Assistant/Translator, University of Alberta

1993 – 2006 - Proofreader/Editor, self-employed, public and private sectors

1994 – 1996 - Legal Secretary, Keenan Bengts & Associates

1992 – 1996 - Newspaper Columnist, The Yellowknifer/News North

1992 – 1994 - Receptionist, News North

 

EDUCATION

 

2002 - 2006 - Professional Writing Program, Grant MacEwan College: various credit courses in English grammar, writing, and media (A standing)

2000 - Bachelor of Education, Major English, Minor German, University of Alberta (nominee for two writing awards)

1994 - Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, University of Saskatchewan

1992 - Master of Arts in Scandinavian Studies, Major Swedish, Minor German, Edinburgh University (exchange student, Sweden)

1992 - Present - Advanced French; German; Spanish; Russian; English Grammar and Writing; and Computer Courses (various colleges)