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Alan Lessik

Copyeditor and Writer in English

Works remotely from Berlin

  • 52.517
  • 13.3888
  • Suggested rate €500 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
  • Response rate 100%
  • Response time 1 hour
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Location and workplace preferences

Berlin, Germany
Remote only
Primarily works remotely


Project length
  • ≤ 1 month
  • Between 3-6 months
Business sector
  • Culture
  • Education & E-learning
  • Environmental
  • Public sector
  • Publishing
+4 autres
Company size
  • 1 person
  • 2-10 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people


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Verified email



  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • Spanish


  • German


  • French



Skills (7)

Alan in a few words

Heben Sie Ihre englischsprachigen Websites oder Dokumente auf ein professionelles Niveau. Ich habe mich auf das Lektorat und Schreiben in englischer Sprache spezialisiert. Ich kann Ihre englischen Entwürfe oder automatischen Übersetzungen verfeinern, damit Ihre Website, Ihr Dokument oder Ihre Korrespondenz so aussieht, als wäre sie von einem Muttersprachler geschrieben worden. Viele einfache Dokumente oder Webseiten können schnell in weniger als einer Stunde erstellt werden. Da ich in Berlin ansässig bin, kann unsere Zusammenarbeit nach Ihrem Zeitplan gestaltet werden.

Als ein Autor, Verfasser und Redner, habe ich auf der ganzen Welt gearbeitet und bin auf kulturelle Überlegungen sensibilisiert und sorge dafür, dass Ihr Schreiben Sie widerspiegelt. Ich werde mit Ihnen zusammenarbeiten, sodass der auf Ihr Projekt individualisierte Schreibstil professionell klingt und somit von anderen klar verstanden werden kann.

Bring your English-language website or documents up to professional standards. Based in Berlin, I specialize in English-language copy editing and writing. I can polish up your English language drafts or automatic translations, so your website, documents or correspondence looks they were written by a native speaker. Many simple documents or websites can be done quickly in less than one hour.

As a novelist, writer and speaker, I have worked around the world and am finely attuned to cultural considerations and making sure your writing reflects you. I will work with you to assure your English writing style is professional and clearly understood by others.


Freelance Writer and Copy Editor

Education & E-learning

Writer and Copy Editor  - As a freelancer

Berlin, Germany

November 2013 - Today (9 years and 2 months)

• Written two historical novels.
• Copy-edited and written successful grant proposals.
• Written published articles and commentaries on topics, including, Corona, trauma, Zen Buddhism and LGBTQ issues.
• Moderated panels at international writing conferences.

Alan Lessik, Freelancer


linkedin (.) com/in/alan-lessik-8687b321/  - As a freelancer

Berlin, Germany

March 2013 - March 2022 (9 years)

Samples of my writing and articles.

Non-Profits in the San Francisco, CA Bay Area

Education & E-learning

Senior Leadership

San Francisco, United States of America

February 1999 - July 2018 (19 years and 5 months)

• Wrote and edited grant successful proposals for foundations and government agencies for literacy, music and arts, eduation, peace and social justice and HIV/AIDS programs.
• Wrote and edited materials for public relations, donor request letters, and brochures.

Management Systems International

Public sector


Washington D.C., United States of America

July 1988 - January 1999 (10 years and 6 months)

• Wrote over twenty published research papers and reports on programs in twenty-two countries in Africa, Asia, South American and Europe.
• Clients included the World Bank, USAID, Inter-America Development Fund and multiple government entities.
Writer Research Copyediting

Brian Hickey - Civicorps


Alan led Civicorps for seven years and by every measure left us stronger than we were when he took the helm in 2011. Alan was the visionary of the creation of a partnership that has transformed our company. Civicorps was written into the garbage franchise agreement with the City of Oakland and Waste Management, inc. which involved the Teamster union. As a result of this partnership, we have increased our related service revenue from $500K to $2.4M. This has provided a large amount of unrestricted funds which we've reinvested in increased pay and services to our participants and used to increase our reserve. To date, 19 participants have been placed in internships at WM (which lead to union jobs),, eight of which have been hired full time. Alan also completely overhauled and restructured our development department. When Alan was hired we were averaging about $200K a year in grant and donation revenue. When he resigned in 2018, grant and donation revenue approximated $1.1M. Alan is a humble leader with many talents. I will always be thankful for his leadership and vision which provided countless benefits to Civicorps.