• Hi, I'm

    Malgorzata Pachol

  • Who I AM

    UC Berkeley Extension

    graduate

    April 2016

    (Professional Editing Sequence)

    Having completed the copyediting sections of the Professional Editing Sequence program, I’m ready to take a step further and explore professional opportunities

    as a copyeditor, using my editorial judgment while fine-tuning the written word both on hard copy and online. 

     

    The fields I'm interested in include linguistics, psychology, social studies, and lifestyle.

    University of Silesia 

    graduate

    2010 MA in English

    (Translation & Interpreting)

    In the course of my five-year MA studies, I acquired the techniques employed by both translators and conference interpreters.

     

    My empirical study gave rise to a thesis devoted to distortion of grammatical and lexical cohesion in consecutive interpreting.

    Translation Studies Center

    graduate

    2010 Certificate of Completion of Intensive 

    Translation Training Course

    During this course, I took every opportunity to practice translation along with simultaneous and consecutive interpreting between Polish and English.

  • What I Do

    15 Writers

    Freelance Nonfiction Proofreader, May 2019-present

    At 15 Writers, I proofread academic texts, from essays to reports to assignments.

    Science Connected Magazine

    Freelance Nonfiction Copyeditor, October 2018-present

    At Science Connected Magazine, I draw on my editing skills to support scientists in their efforts to shed light on such disciplines as astronomy, biology, botany, genetics, meteorology, mineralogy, and photography.

    femLENS

    Freelance Nonfiction Proofreader, March 2018-present

    By proofreading femLENS’s We See magazine, which discusses topics like photography, feminism, human trafficking, and migration, I make certain that each issue is free of grammatical, typographical, and punctuation errors.

    Thomson Reuters Global Pictures Desk

    Picture Editor at Global Pictures Desk, April 2016-April 2018

    At Thomson Reuters Global Pictures Desk, I edited images sent in by photographers from the world over. That entailed, among other things, ensuring quality, accuracy, and style compliance of the captions that accompanied the pictures.

    Embark Editorial Agency

    Freelance Nonfiction Copyeditor, March-August 2016

    As a copyeditor, I edited various works in English on a freelance basis, including a travel blog and a travelogue.

    University of California, Berkeley

    Professional Editing Sequence, May 2015-April 2016

    Online

    Enrolling in this course enabled me to strengthen my copyediting skills and therefore obtain qualifications needed to work with experienced professionals in publishing.

     

    Having revised grammar and usage of English, I got an overview of the editorial process and familiarized myself with the three levels of editing—light, medium, and heavy—for a number of audiences. Following a broad curriculum, I became adept at using style manuals and reference materials, composing style sheets, and querying authors.

    FactCheckEU

    Freelance English-Polish Translator, March 2014-May 2015

    I supported FactCheckEU, Europe’s first crowd-checking platform, in the capacity of a translator. I was responsible for converting the message of articles written in English into Polish.

     

    Collaboration with this platform helped me increase my knowledge of EU-related issues and strengthen my intercultural communication skills.

    Culture.pl

    Freelance Polish-English Translator, Fall 2013

    At Culture.pl, a comprehensive source of knowledge about Polish culture under the patronage of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute in Warsaw, Poland, I worked on Polish-to-English translations of articles devoted to music, literature, and art.

     

    Tackling linguistic difficulties posed by the texts on which I worked greatly improved my analytical skills.

     

    Samples of my translations can be found here, here, and here.

    CDLS Xerox

    Localization Project Coordinator, May 2012-July 2013

    Welwyn Garden City, UK

    As a localization project coordinator, I allocated work to internal and external translators and provided them with project-specific guidelines and reference materials.

     

    Slipping into the role of a project coordinator entailed conducting a range of tasks virtually simultaneously, which improved my ability to multitask and prioritize my responsibilities effectively.

    Model European Union 2013

    Interpreters Coordinator, May 2012-April 2013

    International / Strasbourg, France

    As an interpreters coordinator, I gained invaluable experience in team management, which necessitated recognizing, scheduling, and distributing tasks among team members. Another responsibility of mine was to give clear instructions and provide support to interpreters prior to and during the MEU conference.

    Model European Union 2012

    PR Officer, Interpreters Team, May 2011-April 2012

    International / Strasbourg, France

    In this role, I was in charge of establishing cooperation with interpreting schools and universities and providing contact persons with necessary information about the MEU project. To this end, I researched the institutions in question and liaised with academics in a professional manner.

     

    As a result, my team and I managed to persuade the authorities of several universities to grant their students financial support and enable them to put their interpreting skills into practice in the European Parliament.

    Model European Union 2011

    Conference Interpreter, March 2011

    Strasbourg, France

    BETA e.V.'s Model European Union (MEU) is a unique simulation of EU decision-making and politics that takes place annually in Strasbourg, France.

     

    My three-year adventure with MEU began in 2011, when I had the privilege of experiencing the EU’s legislative procedure firsthand while providing simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of parliamentary and council sessions and press conferences.

    Transpiral eTeams Ltd.

    Freelance Proofreader, December 2010-April 2012

    As a freelance proofreader, I reviewed and emended Polish translations of English texts.

  • MY woRK

    Below you will find samples of my copyediting work.

  • Papers

    Publication in Constructions+

    (2015) (With Konrad Szcześniak) "What? Me, lie? The Form and Reading of the Incredulity Response Construction"

    You can read the paper here.

  • CoNTACT ME

    Skype

    pachol.malgorzata