CURRENT SITUATION (BUSINESS, FINANCIAL & TECHNICAL TRANSLATOR & LANGUAGE TRAINER IN STUTTGART, GERMANY)
I come from Edinburgh, Scotland and currently live in Stuttgart, Germany, where I work as a translator and Business English trainer. My training work takes place at a major German bank and insurance company, in the finance, accounting and IT departments. This perfectly complements my translation specialities, and helps me to keep up-to-date with the latest developments in these areas.
PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE (SALES & MARKETING IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOFTWARE COMPANY)
I previously worked in the sales and marketing department of a medium-sized software company in Stuttgart, which supplied OEMs worldwide with test equipment for telecommunications networks (fixed, mobile and IP). My responsibilities were mainly in:
- Sales & marketing
- Customer training
- Sales and reporting process optimisation
- Working on EU-funded research projects
I stayed at this company for eight years, and gained good insight into the business and technical side of highly-innovative engineering activities.
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS - BA, MA, DipFMBA (Hons) 2.1 in Modern Languages and International Studies
- Development Studies
MA in Development Economics
- Quantative Methods
- Markets & Development
- Project Appraisal
- Rural Development Planning
- Agricultural Policy & Planning
- Political Economy of Agrarian Change
ACCA Diploma in Financial Management (distance learning; completion due summer 2011)
- The Interpretation of Financial Statements
- Performance Management
- Financial Strategy
- Risk Management
INTERESTS OUTSIDE WORK
In my spare time (not much), I enjoy reading fiction, mountainbiking, snowboarding, travelling, cooking, playing flamenco guitar and enjoying an evening of general chit-chat over a glass of wine with friends.
Recently, I was also involved in three fundraising activities, where I cycled around 350 km each across India, Cambodia and Tanzania in support of vulnerable children.
WORK WITH ME
Thanks again for visiting my profile. It should be possible to conclude from it that I have proven competence and interest in the areas of IT, marketing and finance/economics - combined with fluency and experience in the German and Spanish languages. In addition, I am a naturally curious person, so also welcome translation assignments in other areas.
I look forward to working with you, and am open to answer any questions you may have.