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MY SKILL SET

Agile Solutions

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WEB COPY
WRITING AND EDITING

What is your story?

web writing: technical writing, mission statements, cultural management

copy editing for native and non-native speakers in global settings

TRANSLATION SERVICES

What you meant to say.

translation from

German

Italian

Dutch

to English

WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT

The right thing.
The right place.
The right time.

web content management: keep all your content up to date and significantly engaging

INTEGRATION IRL

An ideal framework.

meaning

purpose

engagement

impact

change

from the web to the wide world...

 

CONTENT CREATION

In the beginning was the word...

I love trying new things and exploring the real-world applications of new technological tools. Some programs and apps I have enjoyed becoming familiar with are Gimp image editor, WordArt, Audacity audio editor, MuseScore music composition editor, Cleartune, Wix, Weebly, WordPress, Yoast SEO, Wix Wiz, Trello, Slack, Teamup, Hangouts, Wunderlist, Twitch, Discord, Steam, WhatsApp, Instagram.

 

CLIENTS INCLUDE

Tasks for client include inspirational writing, research and educational texts, translation from German, finding compelling media and being responsible for resulting layout and compatibility with site html.

Creation of the website for an international a cappella choir, integrating texts, images, design and creating youtube videos.

DORFKIRCHE RIEHEN

Translation of the text for a computer game and eBook designed to educate children on the history and meaning of the church and its architecture, music, community life and rituals dating from its origins in the twelfth century.

PAST EXPERIENCE

Freelance lexicographer, translator, editor writer (technical/patent, scientific, humanities, music): Klettverlag (PONS), World Bank, National Geographic, Berliner Morgenpost, patent lawyers in Washington D.C.: Evenson, McKeown, Edwards and Lenahan; Greenblum and Bernstein

 

BACKGROUND

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WAVES CAN CHANGE STONE

The world is full of messages. Make sure yours means something to the people you are trying to reach. Strike a chord which resonates with your intended listener.

I am Catherine Spivey Nisato, the founder of Resonant Frequency. I have always enjoyed experiencing other cultures through their people, different generations, languages, music, film, art, modes of transportation, exploration of natural surroundings and local dishes. I have lived in the US, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Mexico, England, Spain and Switzerland and traveled extensively. I have experience with many educational systems and hold a bachelor’s degree in German from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree with honors in Film Studies from the University of Amsterdam, focus on immersion factors in virtual reality. I have experience translating both technical and cultural texts from German, Italian and Dutch into English and also editing and polishing a variety of both highly technical and general texts.

I am passionate about projects that connect different people and encourage them to identify their individual strengths and grow and learn by undertaking something together.

WHAT I'M ABOUT

  • finding ways to express, explain and translate concepts in order to motivate people to achieve new objectives. I enjoy finding clear ways to explain how things work or what something means. I refined this skill while working on definitions for PONS dictionaries and translating patents.

  • organizing and performing in cultural events in which music brings diverse people together. For example, I coordinate music for a palliative care organization and an outreach group by creating awareness, by finding events, performers and repertoire and by playing.

  • helping people who don’t fit prevalent educational patterns to learn and to accomplish their goals and thereby improve the robustness of the cultural landscape. I tutor a variety of ages and levels across a range of topics. It’s a fun way to keep learning myself and gain new perspectives.

  • combating social alienation. Many people experience unwanted isolation as a result of a variety of circumstances. I believe in fostering a sense of connection on each individual’s own terms without resorting to extroversion. This is not altruism. Sincere connection can stimulate growth and development and benefit everyone. I help organize outreach across generations and with individuals with non-standard social preferences.

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LET’S CHAT

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