Working languages:
French to English
Spanish to English
Catalan to English

Becky Schofield

London, N10 1LX, United Kingdom
Local time: 07:52 BST (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
  • PayPal accepted
  • Send message through ProZ.com
Feedback from
clients and colleagues

on Willingness to Work Again info
No feedback collected
Account type Freelancer
Data security Created by Evelio Clavel-Rosales This person has a SecurePRO™ card. Because this person is not a ProZ.com Plus subscriber, to view his or her SecurePRO™ card you must be a ProZ.com Business member or Plus subscriber.
Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Software localization
Expertise
Specializes in:
International Org/Dev/Coop

Payment methods accepted Visa, PayPal, Wire transfer
Translation education Bachelor's degree - University of Cambridge
Experience Years of translation experience: 2. Registered at ProZ.com: Feb 2018.
ProZ.com Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Adobe InCopy
Bio

EDUCATION 

·         University of Cambridge, UK. BA Hons. in Modern & Medieval
Languages, II.I
 

·        
University Cheerleading
Captain/President 2015/16; Cheerleading Sponsorship & Funding Secretary
2012-14
 

 

·        
A Levels: French (A*);
English Literature (A*); History (A)
 

·        
GCSEs: 5 A*s; 5 As; 1 B

·        
Cheerleading captain
2010/11

 

 

EMPLOYMENT 

 

Self-employed
– freelancer: Jan. 2018 - present

·        
Provision of project
management and language services

 

United
Nations – Verbatim Reporter: Sept. – Dec. 2017
 

·        
Short-term contract at
the New York Headquarters in the English section of the Verbatim Reporting Service
during its busiest period
.

·        
Worked on high-level, high-profile regular and
emergency meetings on topics such as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the
situation in Syria, the North Korea nuclear threat and the migrant crisis in
the Mediterranean.

·        
Translated and edited
the speeches delivered by delegates, using the written statements and audio
recordings (of the original in the case of French, Spanish or English or of the
interpretation in the case of Arabic, Chinese or Russian) for reference. 
 

·        
Combined the skills of
transcription, translation, editing and fact-checking to ensure the substantive
accuracy of all statements, while maintaining a uniformly high standard of
style under tight deadlines.
 

·        
Mastered a wide range
of skills not normally associated with linguistics, including a thorough
knowledge and understanding of international affairs, highly developed research
skills, an in-depth mastery of parliamentary procedure, and the ability to work
creatively under pressure.

 

WorldAccent – Project
Manager: Mar. – Aug. 2017
 

·        
Project management role
in a small and close-knit London-based agency handling the translation needs of
a wide range of global clients, including Deloitte, IPPF, GSMA and the ETI.
 

·        
Main duties
included client liaison to understand project detail, manage expectations
and develop ongoing
 relationships; reparation
of cost estimates for new projects; source text analysis, word counts, CAT
import and initial processing; selecting and briefing freelance translators;
creating, applying and maintaining translation memories; handling terminology
queries; monitoring project schedules and timely delivery of translations and
other project deliverables and general translation QA and occasional
language-specific proofreading. I also liaised with the in-house studio on
the typesetting aspects of project delivery and was involved in
project wrap-up, including translator performance evaluation/recording and
identifying opportunities for future improvements, as well as developing
the client relationship.

 

London
School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine – Centres Administrator: Jan. – Mar.
2017
 

·        
Working directly with
the Centres Manager as well as with relevant Centre Directors to
provide high-level administrative and communications support and
assistance to the 14 Centres at the School.
 

·        
Updating and
maintaining mailing lists and websites; producing and editing promotional
material such as brochures and newsletters; coordinating and attending
Management and Steering Committee meetings as well as other internal and
external events and seminars; working closely in particular with the Malaria
Centre to help coordinate its events, administrative and communications
activities.

 

United
Nations – Trainee Verbatim Reporter: Sept. – Dec. 2016
 

·        
Internship (role as
above)

 

Speechmatics – Commercial
Intern: July – Sept. 2016
 

·        
Summer internship at a
Cambridge-based tech start-up specializing in automatic speech recognition, as
assistant to the Sales Director.
 

·        
Focusing mainly on
French- and Spanish-speaking markets, conducting market research and generating
leads through LinkedIn etc.; initiating contact with potential
clients and partners and organising Skype conference calls.
 

·        
Set up various meetings
with potential clients and partners at the International Broadcasting Convention
in Amsterdam; created databases, market reports and a starter pack for future
interns; helped to train a new intern; began addressing the improvement of the
company’s social media and online presence; enjoyed working as part of a small
close-knit team in a start-up environment for the first time.

 

Lupicinio International
Law Firm – Marketing & Business Development Intern: Sept. 2014 – Sept.
2015
 

·        
Internship at
a global law firm at their headquarters in Madrid, Spain as assistant
to Head of Marketing and Business Development.
 

·        
Worked with various
departments within the firm, particularly International Operations but also
Employment, Banking and Real Estate
 

·        
Market and client
research and creating and maintaining databases; initiating contact and maintaining
relations with potential clients and partners.
 

Interpreting meetings; translating contracts and
other legal documents, letters to important clients, book chapters,
newsletters and newspaper articles written by partners of the firm.


Profile last updated
Feb 13






Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search