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Working languages:
Catalan to English
French to English
Spanish to English
German to English
English (monolingual)

Sheila Hardie
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Spain
Local time: 18:07 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: English Native in English
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Ornithology, Botany, Ecology, Natural History, IUCN, Endangered Species, Environmental Issues, Gardens, National Parks, Photography, Printing, Art, Wine, Cheese, Fruit, Vegetables, Travel, Tourism, Science, Geography, Agriculture, Oceanography, Zoology
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Originally from North East Scotland, I have lived in Spain since 1985 and in Barcelona (Catalunya) since 1990.

EDUCATION

1985: M.A. Honours in French and German, (2:1 – Upper Second), University of Edinburgh, Scotland. Spent third year of degree course studying at the University of Nice, France. Also studied Fine Art in first year.

1985: Preparatory Certificate in T.E.F.L. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).

1987: Postgraduate Certificate in Education – modern languages, Thames Polytechnic, London.

E.O.I. (Escola Oficial d’Idiomes de Barcelona) certificates in Spanish and Russian.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Freelance translator and editor with broad experience. Although I have worked with many different types of texts, I am particularly experienced in the fields of natural history (ornithology, botany, zoology), ecology, photography, geography, art and wine.

11 years experience in natural history and educational publishing. Worked on an ornithological encyclopaedia ("Handbook of the Birds of the World") for 9 years and the Catalan natural history encyclopaedia "La Biosfera". Familiar with most aspects of book publishing.

Experienced copy-editor and proofreader.



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BOOKS TRANSLATED
Handbook of the Birds of the World, Volume 1 (Lynx Edicions) - (with 1 other translator)
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Iguazú-Iguaçu - The Forest of Waterfalls (UNESCO) - (with 2 other translators)
UNESCO World Heritage Guide to the fauna, flora, history and culture of this beautiful area
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Moroccan Gardens (Feierabend Verlag)
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Salads (Feierabend Verlag)
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Endangered Species (Chambers Harrap) - (published Nov 2004)
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Seas and Oceans (Chambers Harrap) - (published Nov 2004)
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Chambers Reference Atlas (Chambers Harrap) - (published June 2005)
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Babel (Taschen) - (published Oct 2006)
On the set with Mexican film director, Alejandro González Iñárritu - the making of the final film in his acclaimed trilogy
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The Agile Rabbit Visual Dictionary of Fruit (Pepin Press) - (published Sept 2006)
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The Agile Rabbit Visual Dictionary of Vegetables (Pepin Press) - (published Aug 2006)
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Marbles and Stones of Hispania (ICAC) - (published 2009)
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Terminologia Forestal (Generalitat de Catalunya) - (published 2010)
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SOFTWARE

MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2004 and 2011 for Macintosh, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop 6.0, Nikon Coolscan 3.1

CAT TOOLS

Wordfast

HARDWARE

Macintosh MacBook Pro with OS X
HP DeskJet 815 C printer, Epson C44UX printer
Iomega Zip CD 650
LaCie 1T External hard disk


DAILY OUTPUT

2000-2500 words depending on the subject matter


If you would like a copy of my CV or to discuss any projects, please e-mail me at:
sheilahardie@yahoo.co.uk

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Sep 22, 2016