I am a native British citizen currently living in Mexico where I have been working as a freelance translator (Spanish to English) and copywriter (English). Spanish has been my second language for over 10 years and I graduated from the University of London with a degree in English in 1998 and obtained a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education, specializing in English, from the University of Cambridge in 2004.
As a highly skilled writer and translator with excellent working knowledge of grammar and punctuation I offer quality, creativity and professionalism, besides a natural commitment to uphold strict deadlines. I am also able to adopt both British and American spelling and can adapt easily to a range of style guides.
In terms of translation, copy-writing and web content topics, my fields of expertise lie in the following areas:
I am also very familiar with the journalese style of writing, having written various articles and press releases for a local English newspaper in Puerto Vallarta.
Area Covered: International - via the Internet
Work Experience Summary: - Translation of numerous articles for Colombian author Fernando Malkun.
- Various articles for Mexican based English newspaper, Puerto Vallarta Tribune.
- Correction of style and translation of \'Vulnerability, Household Dynamics and Social Policy\' in Mexico, an anthropological book by Mercedes Gonzalez de la Rocha et al (yet to be published in English).
- Correction of style and translation of technical working documents on health and the medium-term impact of the Mexican social programme, Oportunidades, SEDESOL.
- Web content and press releases for Garza Blanca Preserve Resort & Spa: www.garzablancaresort.com
- Artist reviews, copy and biographies for gallery exhibitions.
- Various book reviews for a children\'s literature website WriteAway (www.writeaway.org.uk)
- Eight years as an English language and literature teacher, and EFL experience (11-18 and adults)
Education Summary: June 2008
A level Spanish - A
Sept 04 - Jun 05
Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) English and Drama - Homerton College, University of Cambridge, Cambs, UK.
Sep 95 - Jun 98
BA Honours English and Drama 2:1 - Queen Mary College, University of London, UK
Sep 93 - Jun 95
A level English - A
A level Geography - A
A level Theatre Studies - A
A level General Studies - A