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A partner of Global Village Language Services: Editing, Translation, Writing, Publishing. All your document publishing needs in one spot!

ROBERT MURRAY KIDD
2-291 Main St.

Suite 405
Wasaga Beach Ont.
L9Z 0E8
Canada

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OBJECTIVES

  • To provide the highest quality copy editing and proofreading services to companies and individuals via telecommute for business and financial reports, scientific journal articles, technical manuals, pharmaceutical catalogs, medical reports, documents in translation, brochures, manuscripts, Web sites, novels, textbooks, sales letters, and much more.
  • To utilize the vast resources I have gathered together as the Owner and Executive Director of EditFast.com and TranslationHelp.com.

ACADEMIC EDUCATION

  • MA studies in English at the University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
  • Honors BA in English from the University Of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Numerous technical, trades, and computer certificates and diplomas

ATTRIBUTES AND QUALITIES

* Skilled copy editor/proofreader/writer * Self-motivated
* Highly conscientious * Communication skills
* Organizational skills * Far-reaching experience

EXPERIENCE

Robert has been editing for 15 years and a wide variety of documents in all fields have received his professional touch during that time. The following is a short list of companies, governments, and organizations that continue to rely on the expertise of Robert and his company of editors, proofreaders, and translators.

The Canadian government
Parliamentary readings
Government geological reports and habitat studies

JFE Steel
Manager speeches
Engineering journal articles
Company newsletters

The United States government
Statistical reports
The city of San Francisco
Detailed study of employee working conditions
IBM
Company newsletters
Departmental financial reports
Technical manuals
Lotus
Company newsletters
Departmental financial reports
Technical manuals
Kodak
Technical manuals
Spencer Stuart
Monthly financial reports
Nokia
Technical specifications for mobile phones
Fisher Investments
Quarterly financial and stock market reports
Web sites for a variety of companies in a wide range of professions and various formats

Cartier Diamonds
Historical text
Diamond cutting specifications and techniques
The government of the People’s Republic of China
Specifications for the Three Gorges Dam
Government guidelines for foreign companies
Translation companies in Japan, China, USA, Canada, and England
Proofreading of translated articles, reports, specifications, manuals, and more
Off Road Magazine
Various articles on trucks, trucking, and off-road travel
Journal of American Psychology
Articles on innovative approaches to psychological testing
Harcourt Publishing
Language testing and learning modules in Web site and CD format
Prentice Hall Publishing
Development of editing tests for on-line and in-house use

WORK HISTORY

Employer: EditFast.com
Date: 1998–Present
Job Title: Owner/Executive Director
Duties: EditFast is an on-line editing service owned and operated by Robert with the help and support of over 1200 professional freelance editors. Robert and EditFast are well recognized in the industry for professional editing on a wide variety of English language documents. Robert’s duties include editing and rewriting of corporate and personal documents, manuscripts, manuals, business and financial reports, and letters. Robert has organized EditFast to be self-operational with a minimum of management duties necessary for the smooth operation of the business.

Employer: TranslationHelp.com
Date: 1998–Present
Job Title: Owner/Executive Director
Duties:
TranslationHelp is an on-line translation service owned and operated by Robert with the support of over 500 translators. Robert’s duties include, editing, proofreading, and rewriting of a wide variety of corporate, professional, and personal documents that have been translated into English. Robert has organized TranslationHelp to be self-operational with a minimum of management duties necessary for the smooth operation of the business.

Employer: IBM/Lotus Japan Inc.
Date: 1999–2002
Job Title: Director of Language Consulting
Duties:
Director of the Language Consulting Department. Editing numerous IT and technical documents on a daily basis as well as the monthly newsletter for all IBM Japan and Lotus Japan employees. Robert was also in charge of organizing the course materials and the teachers for the IBM in-house language-training program.

Employer: 99 Red Balloons Japan Inc.
Date: 1997–2000
Job Title: Owner/Executive Director
Duties:
Robert was the owner and the Executive Director for 99 Red Balloons Japan Inc., an entertainment and event company that provided entertainers and decorations for special events, promotions, advertising, and for English language instruction at primary schools. Robert’s duties included all facets of the business: preparation of English teaching materials, procurement, personnel management, event organization, accounting, Web site development and promotion, as well as advertising copy and design of company brochures.

Employer: NKK (now JFE Steel)
Date: 1992–1997
Job Title: English Language Consultant
Duties: Robert was an English consultant for NKK R&D. His duties included rewriting and editing manager’s speeches as well as proofreading and rewriting of technical, mechanical, and scientific documents for presentation at international conferences and submission to scientific journals. Robert was also in charge of the English language instruction for the employees of NKK.

Employer: Self-funded Student.
Date: 1991–1992
Job Title: Student
Duties:
MA in English Canadian fiction. Study of various English Canadian authors. Thesis: Individual Creation of Canadian Mythology through Fiction.

Employer: Self-funded Student.
Date: 1989–1991
Job Title: Student
Duties: Robert completed his BA in Honors English with high marks. Emphasis on Canadian fiction. Other courses included Linguistics, Milton, Shakespeare, American and British novels, and Critical Theory.

Employer: Household Trust Co. Ltd.
Date:
1986–1990
Job Title: Branch Manager
Duties:
Robert was a branch manager whose duties included financial record keeping, supervision of loan officers, assessment of loan applications and property values as well as the general duties associated with branch office management.

Employer: Self-funded Student.
Date: 1983–1985
Job Title: Student
Duties:
Completed two diploma apprenticeship courses in "Basic Electricity" and "Advanced Electricity and Industrial Electronics"

Employer: Government of Canada, PWD.
Date: 1982–1983
Job Title: Surveyor
Duties:
Robert was a surveyor on the Dempster highway, an arctic Highway project using dog sleds, snowmobiles, 4 wheel drives, snowshoes, and Twin Otter airplanes. The job required a high degree of physical fitness, self-sufficiency, and stamina.

Employer: Caribou Action Training Society.
Date: 1978–1980
Job Title: Shift Supervisor
Duties: Robert was a Shift Supervisor in charge of a wilderness camp for young offenders. He was responsible for the daily program of activities as well as the training of new staff in canoeing, hiking, and cross-country skiing techniques.

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