- Staffordshire, GB
- £7 /hr
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I have recently been awarded the MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath and I am a currently a freelance translator working from French and Spanish intomore...I have recently been awarded the MA in Interpreting and Translating from the University of Bath and I am a currently a freelance translator working from French and Spanish into English.
Whilst studying for the MA, I gained professional experience in two United Nations agencies and I was also selected to write an article for the ITI bulletin, which was published in March 2009 under their heading Professionals of the Future’. I have also spent periods working and studying abroad in France, Mexico, Spain and Switzerland. Immediately following completion of my MA, I secured an internship with one of the top three translation agencies in the UK. I am a volunteer translator with Translators Without Borders and currently have an application pending for associate membership with the Institute of Linguists.
Area Covered: All
Work Experience Summary: Translation sector experience includes the following:
Manuals for a leading manufacturer of scooters/motorcycles and related business correspondence
Hydrogen fuel cell technology in commercial fleet vehicles, climate change, sustainable development, the World Water Forum
Contract law correspondence
Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs), VDU text for machine operating instructions, physical signage for equipment and containers
Press releases, news items, website updates, advertising copy in English
Customer services related translation for a multinational company; clinical trials transcription (10,000 words) for global pharmaceutical company (English to English)
Philatelic issues and postal initiatives, the impact of commodity prices on the recycling industry, forestry management and international project groups
UPU Postage stamp bulletin • listings of new stamps from all member states with additional information pertaining to each entry; postage stamp formats such as Braille, se-tenant and special editions
Humanitarian, social exclusion, EU mobility
Freelance translator and blog writer for translation company.
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE (MOST RECENT):
UNIVERSAL POSTAL UNION, (United Nations Agency) Switzerland
Staff Translator • English Language Services
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE IN VIENNA (UNOV) Austria
Simultaneous Interpreter (dummy booth) at the international conference for the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space; March 2009
- Simultaneous interpreting • over four hours per day
- Research and glossary compilation relating to United Nations Resolutions and Treaties, conference vocabulary, subject-specific terminology relating to international cooperation and law, the legal principles governing states’ activities in the exploration and use of outer space, geostationary orbits, remote sensing, space debris
Translator/Bilingual administrator January•May 2007
- Translation (Spanish into English) entitled Social Exclusion
in Andalusia, Seville and Spain’.
- Updates and releases for the company website
- Tender submissions for EU programmes
- Business correspondence from Spanish and French into
Education Summary: MA Interpreting and Translating (University of Bath)
BA French and Spanish (University of Wales, Swansea)
Freelance translator (French and Spanish into English)