Brinan S. Patak
Looking for a challenging position of the Proofreader Resume the reputed University with a view to use my wide experience for the benefit of the organization.
1973-1980 Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Elstree, Herts.
I was at the University of Glasgow from 1980-1982, but was unable to continue studying for an MA because of serious illness.
â€˜O' levels - English Language, English Literature, French, German, Latin, Russian, History, Mathematics, Art
â€˜A' levels - French, German, Art
TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) qualified
BPIF General Technical Knowledge
BPIF/NGA Joint Training Scheme in typesetting
City & Guilds Carpentry and Joinery
EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (LAST 10 YEARS)
Preparing books and general artwork for printing. Setting up automatic pagination for looseleaf manuals and bound books to include insertion of illustrations, footnotes, side notes, running headings, foot lines and captions. Proofreading.
Reason for leaving: Decided to go into secretarial work.
1994-1996 Various temporary jobs
Audio typing for legal, construction and filmscript companies.
Reason for leaving: Went to work for the Evening Standard.
1996-2000 Associated Newspapers
Typing news stories and articles for journalists as they dictated on the telephone. Scanning and copy editing articles for ES magazine and the newspaper.
Reason for leaving: Journalists were using laptops to submit their news stories and there was not enough work. The copytaking department was eventually closed.
2000- Carer and Housewife
Was a carer/companion for my elderly guardian until he died in 2009. Up till now I have been working for my fiancÃ© as a home maker and personal assistant. I write letters and help fill in forms for anyone who needs help. I also edit books and articles for WorldShift Organisation on a voluntary basis.
Reliable, punctual, hard-working, conscientious. Fast, accurate typist (80 wpm). I have a very keen eye for detail, excellent written and spoken English. Neat and legible handwriting. Clear speaking voice. Organised and methodical worker, able to prioritise and work on own initiative. I particularly enjoy a supporting role as an assistant.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
I write poetry and edit books and articles for friends. I take a keen interest in current affairs, politics and like to listen to Radio 4. I paint, draw and make greeting cards. I also enjoy all types of music and play the piano accordion.
Brinan S. Patak