Born in the Republic of Ireland (Eire).
Education and professional background:
Studied at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where multi-strand program included politics, history, sociology, statistics, law, research methods, and French language, with an eventual specialization in Social Research.
Post-graduate course in Computer-Based Training (1985), also at the University of Limerick, Ireland.
Many years in a variety of roles both with international companies, including Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and IT service providers in the UK and the US. Managed the information technology (IT) department staff, hardware, software, and communications infrastructure to ensure optimum operation and support of business objectives for many European locations such as UK, Italy, France, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Israel and the Russian Federation.
Also in charge of for disaster recovery procedures for these sites. Implementation and maintenance of the Global IT Disaster Recovery Plan which was subject to frequent audits from company clients.
Translated both in-house clinical and I.T. documentation throughout company employment.
Is expert in several scientific disciplines and has extensive knowledge of the IT and pharmaceutical environment, and has accumulated experience in the drug research field.
Currently working as a translator based in Italy for a variety of agencies/clients/companies worldwide. ProZ Certified PRO in Italian and French to English. Member of the MET organization - Mediterranean Editors and Translators. For client reviews on Laurence's translation projects click here :