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HARIKLEIA Sirmans

HARIKLEIA Sirmans - Editor

Valdosta, GA, United States

I am a Technical Services Librarian, a writer, and a seamstress with a passion for written words and fabrics.

Overview

I am a licensed freelance writer and seamstress who loves to work on non-fiction books, particularly on subjects which promote and inspire creativity. I am particularly interested in the following genres/subjects: fashion, sewing, textiles, crochet, crafts, biographies, memoirs, English grammar, writing, Greek language, publishing. I like to write articles, essays, or do research on these subjects.

My experience includes indexing three film books, translating a Greek novel into English, proofreading reports for CS Revenue Consulting, proofreading manuscripts for Dr. Constantine Santas and Snake Nation Press, writing book reviews, typing manuscripts, researching subjects for customers, and grading Greek language tests.

I am currently writing the biography of a Greek-American professor of Forestry. The information of this book is based on diaries and interviews.

I would love to collaborate with you on your next project whether it is a personal story or just typing a manuscript.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs DIY & Crafts Fashion & Textiles Publishing

Certifications

  • MA in Library and Information Science
  • BA in English Language and Writing

Awards

  • MLIS scholarship 2013
  • Friends of the Library scholarship 2006
  • Georgia Library Association Paraprofessional Grant 2012
  • George Gaummond Award 2013
  • 2015 Valdosta’s Best Dressmaker

Work experience

Greek Language Profiency Evaluator

Liberty Language Interpreter Professional Development
September, 2017 – Present (4 months)

Grade and evaluate tests for students of Greek language medical interpreting.

Freelance Proofreader, Indexer, Writer

Self-employed
May, 2011 – Present (over 6 years)

Translate, index, edit/proofread, research, and write non-fiction books and articles.

Technical Services Librarian

SGRL
June, 2003 – Present (over 14 years)

Perform original and copy cataloging for my local public library. Maintain the library’s catalog database.

Professional Seamstress

Self-employed
August, 1987 – Present (over 30 years)

Design and sew custom made clothes, home accessories, draperies, clothing alterations, and simple quilting items. Sew clothes alterations including bridal and formal wear.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Essential Humphrey Bogart

Constantine Santas

Many film fans consider Humphrey Bogart the ultimate star of Hollywood’s golden era. He rose from supporting roles in the early 1930s to become a superstar by the end of the decade. Bogart appeared in more classic films than just about any other actor in American cinema. In addition to The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The Big Sleep, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and The African Queen, Bogart st... read more

Many film fans consider Humphrey Bogart the ultimate star of Hollywood’s golden era. He rose from supporting roles in the early 1930s to become a superstar by the end of the decade. Bogart appeared in more classic films than just about any other actor in American cinema. In addition to The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, The Big Sleep, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and The African Queen, Bogart st... read more

The Agony of Survival

Dr. Spyros Vrettos

A prophetic novel that anticipates exactly and foresees, in general, the evolving and threatening reality of our world as well as the necessity to seek intelligent solutions of escape.

A prophetic novel that anticipates exactly and foresees, in general, the evolving and threatening reality of our world as well as the necessity to seek intelligent solutions of escape.

The Epic Films of David Lean

Constantine Santas

Widely regarded as one of cinema's most accomplished directors, David Lean helmed such classics as Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist. He twice received the Academy Award for best director, and two of his films, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia won the Oscar for best picture. Both are featured on the American Film Institute's Top 100, with Lawrence of Arab... read more

Widely regarded as one of cinema's most accomplished directors, David Lean helmed such classics as Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, and Oliver Twist. He twice received the Academy Award for best director, and two of his films, The Bridge on the River Kwai and Lawrence of Arabia won the Oscar for best picture. Both are featured on the American Film Institute's Top 100, with Lawrence of Arab... read more

The Encyclopedia of Epic Films

Constantine Santas, James M. Wilson, Maria Colavito, Djoymi Baker

Soon after film came into existence, the term epic was used to describe productions that were lengthy, spectacular, live with action, and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets. The effort and extravagance needed to mount an epic film paid off handsomely at the box office, for the genre became an immediate favorite with audiences. Epic films survived the tribula... read more

Soon after film came into existence, the term epic was used to describe productions that were lengthy, spectacular, live with action, and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets. The effort and extravagance needed to mount an epic film paid off handsomely at the box office, for the genre became an immediate favorite with audiences. Epic films survived the tribula... read more

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