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Experience in English comes from schooling and experience. I have both, which include an English Degree from University of California Berkeley and several years of writing technical and marketing material for corporations and nonprofits.
I also understand that there are different words for the same meaning in the English language, depending on the country and even the state in which you live.
My skills in English are both written and oral and include excellent organization and grammar.
I would say everyone has a different definition of general computer knowledge. My knowledge is based on several years as a technical writer of applications, networks and the UNIX operating system. My current knowledge is based on my everyday usage of Word, Gmail, Access and other applications. I am great at helping the beginner because I can relate to that level from being a writing for end users.
I work on an HP PC and an HP netbook, not out of any bias, but to keep my work parallel. I have the very basic understanding of hardware and software; for example, RAM means Random Access Memory, the memory within a computer and booting up the system basically means starting the computer.
I have several years of writing correctly and proofreading for grammatical errors as a technical writer and a marketing writer.
Also, I have a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley, where I learned correct grammar for essays and work based on The Associated Press Stylebook. I also learned the importance of following the instructors' assignment requirements and completing several proofing passes.
I worked with the basics of Microsoft Access as a volunteer for Audubon Society where I needed to use Access to process membership letters. I can teach a student the basics of using Access.
As a technical writer, I used Microsoft Word to create documentation. Currently, I use Word to create letters, marketing material with simple graphics and tables for every day uses.
This software is also useful for creating temporary files to then cut-and-paste into other programs, such as Publisher or Office PowerPoint.
My proofreading experience includes editing papers for high school and college students, and editing papers as a technical writer and a marketing writer.
I have a degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley where I learned excellent skills for proof reading papers.
I can assist with public speaking tools. I have experience as a Toastmasters member and a natural love and talent for speaking in front of groups.
I have spoken at many nonprofit events for audiences of 50-300, and had a year of standup training for computer classes.
Reading is a wide topic, spreading from books, magazines, online data and many sources. It also means comprehension. You can read information and not understand it. I have read English novels, computer manuals, school texts and even comic books. They each need to be approached differently, depending on the purpose for reading each one. And, each one can add to our growth as a person.
As an English major, I learned excellent spelling skills and I believe I have a talent for spelling words correctly. However, even more important is my skill in knowing the correct resource to use, such as online spell checkers and old-fashioned paper dictionaries.
My vocabulary skills are excellent as I have an English Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and have written technical documentation for over 15 years and marketing material for nonprofits for several years. I enjoy improving my knowledge through online learning tools and extra activities, such as crossword puzzles and word games.
I have written all my life, starting in school as an English major. I graduated with an English degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Using my degree, I wrote marketing and technical material for corporations and for nonprofits. I now help with nonprofits, some online blogs and descriptions, and of course tutoring WyzAnt students in English. I have helped with writing assignments, assisting from the beginning with formulating a thesis to simple grammar correction. I have also helped write a speach. I have excellent grammar, organization and spelling skills. And, if there is something I do not know, I am glad to help find the correct answer.