My work history to date has been very varied. After finishing my secondary education, I worked within finance for the NHS, customer services and planning for a large mobile phone company, and handling complaints within the tourist industry. After the birth of my son, I decided to change direction, and began studying for a degree part time in Modern Languages. Languages have always been my first love, and I feel working within this area is what I am meant for.
I am immensely proud of that fact that I have managed to complete my degree in a relatively short period of time, whilst also looking after my son. I feel this is a massive achievement, and relish the opportunities that this will bring. I am a very fast learner, and take pride in completing any task promptly and accurately.
Fluent in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
Translation – French/German/Italian/Spanish > English = 0.05GBP/0.06EUR/0.07USD minimum per word
Proofreading - 0.03GBP/0.03EUR/0.04USD minimum per word
Freelance Translator 2013 – Present
VisitScotland - Customer Liaison Advisor from March 2004 - January 2007
O2 Online - Operations Analyst & Customer Service Advisor from September 2002 – March 2004
NHS Highland - Finance Officer from December 1999 - September 2002
EDUCATION & TRAINING
BA Modern Languages – Open University 2013
Currently studying for a BA in Politics and International Relations
Learning Dutch and Russian
Excellent IT Skills in Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Explorer
Use CAT Tools Virtaal, OmegaT and MemoQ
Travel, reading, music, playing the violin, photography, wildlife, walking, and yoga