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FREELANCE WRITING

Do you need website copy, descriptions, bios, articles or chapters written from scratch? Send Jen an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your ideas, goals and specifications and she will reply with a project outline, timeline and price quote. Rate: $50/hour

I enlisted Jen's services in writing a speech, a business course and a book to accompany it. Jen collaborates well and she always kept me informed of her progress via phone, email, and face-to-face meetings. She was an excellent sounding board for my ideas, and knew how to take them, research them and execute them in vibrant and articulate ways. After this first project experience with Jen, I am happy to say I would hire her again for my next business projects.

—Mary Pat Blake, MBA, Founder and Chief Consultant, Blake Strategic Consulting

Jen has been a travel writer for EuropeUpClose.com for the past year and is considered to be one of our most effective, professional contributors. Jen's strong academic background in European history, art and culture, combined with her extensive European travel, provides her with insights and information that are enthusiastically conveyed to the reader. Her excellent writing skills and well-developed writing style leaves readers informed, inspired and satisfied.

—Terri Fogarty, Publisher, EuropeUpClose.com

Jen is sincere, prompt with responses to requests and assignments, and always produces excellent editorials for the magazine. I would hire Jen as a full-time staff writer if I could. I highly recommend her services to any organization. I am proud to have her as part of the Global Woman team.

—Angela Peabody, Publisher, Global Woman Magazine

Jen Bouchard both edited and generated fantastic copy for my website. I couldn’t believe how efficient she was. I would recommend her services to anyone.

—Robert S. Giuliani, Private Chef and Founder of A Cook 4 U

PROOFREADING

Are you about to submit an article or manuscript to your publisher and need it to be free of errors? Do you want to make sure your essay/thesis/dissertation is grammatically perfect before handing it in to your professor or committee? Send Jen an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your project specifications and she will reply with a project outline, timeline and price quote. This service includes: In-text grammar and spelling corrections. Specific comments on how to improve your writing. Rate: $50/hour

Jen is superstar—that is literally what we called her in our department, practically the same day she arrived to help us with a monumental guidebooks project. In our time-pressed environment, as she took on editorial tasks for a guidebook to Paris, Jen quickly proved to be a truly bright, conscientious and creative professional, and she turned her assignments around with lightning speed. I would recommend Jen for any editorial assignment or position without hesitation.

—Susan Derby, Director of Public Relations and Communications, Managing Editor of Publications, VirtualTourist.com

DELUXE EDITING

Do you wish you could organize your ideas better? Are you looking to submit an article or essay to a journal or magazine and need it edited and formatted to the publication's specifications? Are you submitting a book manuscript to a potential publisher and need a comprehensive edit and feedback? Send Jen an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your ideas, goals and specifications and she will reply with a project outline, timeline and price quote. This service includes: A full grammar and spelling edit. Structural edits and minor re-writes; suggestions on how to improve these sections. Formatting based on your specifications. Rate: $50/hour

Jen did a great job of editing my book, The History of Greed. Her work was praised by both my agent and my publisher (Wiley). She was a pleasure to work with and I hope to use her services again soon.

—David E.Y. Sarna, Author and Managing Director, Hendon, Stamford, Hill and Co., Inc.

Jen is very professional. She edited my research proposal and I was very satisfied with her work. She was quick and careful about details. Looking for editors for academic papers is challenging, which is why I am happy I found Jen.

—Satomi Shinde, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Education, University of Wisconsin- River Falls

FRENCH TRANSLATION & TRANSCRIPTION

Do you need a document or manuscript translated into or out of French? Are you a filmmaker looking for quality subtitles? Send Jen an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with the document to be translated attached and she will reply with a timeline and price quote. Documents must be typed (preferably in a Word doc or PDF) or written legibly and scanned into a JPEG or PDF format. Jen is also available to proofread or edit previously translated documents or transcribe French audio.

Rates: 10 cents/word for translations, 4 cents/word for editing and proofreading, $60 per audio hour for transcriptions. Per project rates also available, please contact Jen for more details.

Minimum project fee is $30.00. There is a $10 administrative fee for all notarized or certified translations.

Jen Bouchard is a phenomenally efficient and patient translator and writer who works very well with those around her. I strongly encourage anyone who needs translation or writing help/advice/work to work with her.

—Magee McIlvaine, Filmmaker and Producer, Nomadic Wax/Sol Productions

Jen Bouchard provided me with excellent translations. She always met deadlines, and her dedication to the project was a constant reassurance. I would enjoy working with her again and would encourage others to do so as well.

—John Menick, Artist, Filmmaker and Writer

Jen translated and recorded a voice-over track for an instructional video we created. The project was under a time constraint and Jen was able and willing to help us out in a hurry. Thanks to her hard work, our project was completed in high quality and on time. I would recommend her services to anyone.

—Dr. Andy Wicks, Physical Therapist

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

Do you need a curriculum written from scratch or an existing curriculum enhanced? Jen has experience writing curricula in world languages, culture, the arts, literature, philosophy and business. Send her an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with your project specifications and she will reply with a project outline, timeline and price quote.
Rates: $50 per hour. Project rates also available, please contact Jen for more information.

Jen has quickly become a “go-to writer” for A Pass Educational Group. She has worked on several business education projects for us, and it is always a joy to work with her. Jen’s writing is high-quality and her communication and timeliness are superb.

—Andrea Schoenherr, Editorial Director, A Pass Educational Group

FRENCH LESSONS & TUTORING

An experienced educator, Jen enjoys teaching French to students of all ages and levels. If you live in Minneapolis or the western suburbs and are interested in private or small group tutoring, she would be happy to work with you. Jen tailors each session to the specific needs and interests of the student. She will meet you in a convenient coffee shop, library, or at your place of business.

Rates: One person $50/hour and $60/1.5 hours; Two or more people (rate per person) $30/hour and $35/1.5 hours.

Working with Jen to learn French has been a delightful experience for me. Her masterful comprehension of the French language, combined with her practical experience living in several French-speaking cultures, enables her to deliver engaging lessons from a variety of angles.

—Pete Baker, Vice President of Sales, Remote Technologies, Inc.

From basic French grammar to the political and social nuances- and etymology!- of a single word, Jen provides instruction of extraordinary breadth and depth. She is unflaggingly enthusiastic and profoundly patient, and she adjusts her teaching style to suit each student's optimal learning style. By playing to a student's strengths, she can give a shy, tentative student of language, like me, great confidence in only a few lessons. It's rare to find in such a serious and well-regarded scholar such warmth, humor and excitement about teaching. I look forward to our every lesson.

—Ashley Shelby Benites, MFA, Writer, Editor, Teacher and Founder of Mill City Writers' Workshop and Book of Moons Literary Services

Jen Westmoreland Bouchard has provided me with French tutoring and business document translation assistance. She prices her services fairly, produces excellent results, is expeditious, is personable, and creative. I have found working with her very easy and strongly recommend her services.

—Michael Donahue, Independent Information Technology and Services Professional

WRITING LESSONS & CONSULTATIONS

Whether you are a high school student preparing to be a stellar writer in college, a graduate student publishing your first article, or an amateur author looking to break into the field, every writer can benefit from some one-on-one or small group instruction and feedback. If you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, bring your ideas to a convenient coffee shop and Jen will help you refine, refresh and reveal your unique authorial voice. Jen is also available for consultations via phone or email.

Rates: One person $50/hour and $60/1.5 hours; Two or more people (rate per person) $30/hour and $35/1.5 hours.

Jen is an excellent instructor. She helped me identify my voice as a travel writer and provided me with brainstorming techniques to generate ideas for future writing projects.

—Travel Writing Seminar Participant