I am a journalist (a travel and features writer as well as an editor) with 18 years' experience.
I also copy edit, sub-edit, proofread and fact-check articles, documentsmore...I am a journalist (a travel and features writer as well as an editor) with 18 years' experience.
I also copy edit, sub-edit, proofread and fact-check articles, documents & guidebooks.
I am the sole author of four guidebooks (Bratislava 1 & 2, Slovakia, Transylvania) as well as contributor to 20+ guidebooks on European countries from Estonia to Portugal via Iceland.
I have written for all the leading guidebook publishers, national daily newspapers and quality magazines.
I speak Hungarian, Russian, Slovak, Czech, French and Spanish and I am an expert in Central Europe, having lived and worked in Hungary for 12 years.
I translate (legal documents, political commentaries, official documents, fiction, news articles) from Hungarian, Spanish, French & Russian to English (mother tongue). I have 15 years' experience in translation.
Area Covered: Greater London, Western Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe
Work Experience Summary: I worked as a staff writer, editor and professional translator (Hungarian to English) in Budapest from 1993 to 2005.
Education Summary: Leeds University, Leeds, UK - BA Hons in Russian Studies (with Czech, Spanish, English literature)
University J.E.Purkyne, Brno, Czech Republic - Diploma in Czech language and literature
Kossuth Lajos University, Debrecen, Hungary - Two diplomas in advanced Hungarian
Marble Arch Teacher Training College, London - TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) diploma.