Born in London, UK to a British father and Turkish mother.
Worked as a translator/interpreter in Istanbul during college summer holidays and lived in Turkey between 1994 - 2014.
I have been working in translation and simultaneous interpretation for 28 years and have a well established reputation in Turkey.
I translated the Kocaeli City Guide tourist book into English in 1999.
I have translated three books: 1. The Alchemy of Thought by Ozer Ucuran Ciller from Turkish into English, published by Nettleberry Publishing House 2. Where's Mom and Dad? a children's book for charity by Mine Cimen from Turkish into English. 3. Passions Reborn by Cengizhan Erturk, a private publication.
I have written my own book in English: Needle Lace Flowers, published in full colour paperback by Search Press worldwide.
I am also a certified ESL teacher with TEFL certificates and have taught in language schools.