Working languages:
Spanish to English

Helen Purnell

Madrid, Spain
Local time: 19:53 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: English Native in English
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Account type Translation student
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Specializes in:
Energy / Power GenerationEnvironment & Ecology
Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)Science (general)
Advertising / Public RelationsTourism & Travel
Government / PoliticsHistory
International Org/Dev/Coop
Experience Years of translation experience: 1. Registered at Feb 2020. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word
Professional objectives
  • Meet new translation company clients
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Work for non-profits or pro-bono clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Get help with terminology and resources
  • Other - Build professional translation portfolio
  • Learn more about translation / improve my skills
  • Get help on technical issues / improve my technical skills
  • Learn more about additional services I can provide my clients
  • Learn more about the business side of freelancing
  • Find a mentor
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry

As a
translator-in-training, I would welcome any opportunities (including on a
voluntary basis), to develop my translation, editing and proofreading experience
and portfolio.

I am a Spanish and
French language graduate with 10+ years’ professional experience working as a
project manager and policy adviser within Government and the public sector on
EU and international policy and diplomacy.

from unofficial, ad hoc translation throughout my career, I recently successfully
completed two preparatory courses for the CIOL Diploma in Spanish to English
translation, which included the translation of 40+ texts, and sat the exam in
January 2020. Other translation experience includes working for several years'
as a volunteer job adviser at a charity providing assistance to members of the
Latin American community in London, where I translated personal statements, job
applications and CVs from Spanish to English.

My specialist
professional knowledge and expertise includes: European and international
consumer rights law, EU and international ambient air quality and industrial
emissions legislation.

In regards to translation, I also have a particular
interest in a number of other subject areas such as: Art and Literature, Climate
Change, child safeguarding, the work of NGOs, social work and welfare, mental
health, immigration and women’s rights.

Profile last updated
Feb 9

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