- Hedge End, GB
- £15 /hr
- Available now
I am an undergraduate University student reading Modern Languages at the University of Durham. I have completed my first year of study at the University, specialising in Germanmore...I am an undergraduate University student reading Modern Languages at the University of Durham. I have completed my first year of study at the University, specialising in German and Spanish. I will be adding Italian to my portfolio of language skills in the coming academic year.
I have gained professional experience of translation through a 2-week work placement at Panasonic Electronic Devices GmbH, Lüneburg, Germany, where I worked specifically on translation of product descriptions for the Panasonic website. I have also worked extensively with Semos Language Services as a freelance translator, proofreader and terminology consultant (German->English) for approximately 4 months at the time of writing (August 2010).
I am also available for tasks which do not require translation, such as editing/proofreading of English-language documents or more general administrative tasks such as data entry or typing tasks.
Area Covered: Southampton/Durham
Work Experience Summary: Work Experience:
IBM Hursley, June 2005 - General Admin Assistant (2 week placement) - work based around data input, use of Excel etc.
Panasonic Lüneburg, February 2008 - Translation/Admin Assistant (2 week placement) - work based around translation of product descriptions for Panasonic website, product flyer design etc.
Oxfam Eastleigh, April 2008-April 2009 - Online Shop Volunteer - work based around creation of product listings, including detailed product descriptions, product photography, use of Internet for research and experience of creating appropriate product descriptions
Semos Language Services, April 2010-Present - Freelance Translator - work based around technical translation from German into English, as well as proofreading tasks and terminology consultancy
Education Summary: International Baccalaureate Diploma - Score 43/45 points including:
Higher Level subjects: English - 7/7, German 6/7, Geography 7/7
Standard Level subjects: Maths Studies 7/7, Biology 6/7, Spanish Ab Initio 7/7
3/3 Theory of Knowledge (ToK) and Extended Essay (EE) points
A* grades in: English Language, English Literature, Science (Double Award), Geography, Media Studies, Religious Studies (Short Course)
A grade in: German and Maths
GNVQ Merit in: Information and Communication Technology
AS Level Grade A in: OCR Science