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Michael Mehen

Journalist, Copyeditor
 
Center for Investigative Reporting

United States

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A freelance translator and copy editor since 2005, Michael Mehen is currently a graduate student at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. He expects to receive a Master of Public Policy in May 2013. Michael Mehen also holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. 

Until recently, Michael Mehen served as a Foreign Lecturer in English at the University of Sarajevo. In this role, he was responsible for creating lesson plans and designing a curriculum that would both engage and challenge students. In his courses at this school, Michael Mehen focused on the development of English prose, as well as essay composition, style, and structure. He also assisted in editing his colleagues’ translations of academic texts into English. In his freelance career, he has edited and revised translations of Bosnian literature, scripts, and reports into English, collaborating with organizations like the South East European Journal of Economics and Business and the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Bosnia and Herzegovina. During his time in Sarajevo, Michael Mehen also functioned as a Journalist and Copy Editor for the Center for Investigative Reporting. He contributed to monthly news briefs for the Center’s Organized Crime and Reporting Project website.

Before relocating to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Michael Mehen acted as a Housing Advocate at Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. In his work for the nonprofit organization, he attended weekly meetings with the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to discuss low-income housing and evictions. He also consulted with homeless families at the Crittenton Shelter in Brighton, Massachusetts, and provided interpretation services for Spanish-speaking constituents.

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