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I had my first taste of the translation industry in 2001 when I spent a total of 6 months working as an intern at two European translation departments. I went on to complete my MA in Translation at the University of Surrey in 2004 and was awarded both a Distinction and a prize for outstanding performance. I then worked variously using my language skills, including as a project manager at two UK translation companies, before becoming a freelance translator in 2007.
• User manuals
• Test reports
• EC Declarations of Conformity
• CD sleeves
• Concert programmes
• Teaching material
• Business correspondence
• Marketing material and brochures
• Press releases
Example Translation Projects
Brochures and datasheets for motion detectors, presence detectors, smoke detectors, lighting, twilight switches, KNX; user guide for car phone
Instruction manuals: customised milling machine (with Siemens CNC software); customised machining centre
Programme notes for numerous classical music CDs
2007- Freelance translator and owner of PointOne Language Services.
Quantum Research Group, Southampton, UK
2006-2007 Executive assistant to the CEO of an international electronics company. Translation of commercial and technical correspondence into English.
Sandberg Translation Partners, Southampton, UK
2005-2006 Project manager responsible for international portfolio of clients. Also translated technical and commercial documentation from German and French into English using Trados.
Wordbank Limited, London, UK
2004-2005 Project manager working on digital camera localisation projects for Hewlett-Packard - into as many as 24 languages.
Eurologos, Brussels, Belgium
2001-2002 3-month internship. Translated business correspondence, websites and advertising material. Proofread marketing communications.
Docuserve, Hamburg, Germany
2001 3-month internship. Translated and proofread business correspondence and technical texts. Created and managed terminology databases using MultiTerm.
Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists and Associate of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
MA in Translation – Distinction
2004 University of Surrey, UK
2003/2004 Translation Prize for outstanding performance
BA (Hons) Modern Language Studies
(French, German, Russian) 2.1
2003 University of Nottingham, UK
• Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• SDL Trados 2007 Suite Freelance,
SDL MultiTerm 2007
• Adobe Acrobat 8
• PC with Windows XP, regular backups
• Broadband internet connection, firewall & professional antivirus checking
Music Amateur French horn player. Plays in various orchestras in the Bristol area.
German conversation group Founder and organiser of group for German speakers in Bristol.
I have worked successfully with translation agencies, direct clients and private individuals. But don’t just take my word for it – have a look at what my clients say:
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