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French to English (Dublin City University) Spanish to English (University of Dublin, Trinity College) English to French (Dublin City University) English (University of Dublin, Trinity College) French (University College Dublin, verified)
BA (4 years) Trinity College Dublin (TCD): English, Spanish, Geography and History of Art BA (3 years, 1 subject) University College Dublin (UCD): French,
MA in Translation Studies, Dublin City University (DCU) (French/Spanish/English +Translation Theory, History, Terminology, Audiovisual, MT, Technology, Writing),
Cambridge Diploma in TEFL,
Ceard Teastais (Irish language teaching qualification)
Work experience: A variety of work experience as a student and when travelling that included grape-picking, bar, hotel & restaurant work,
>Cook in the Canadian Merchant Marine for 7 years.
>Girl Friday in an art gallery (5 years).
>Retail, Sales & Marketing.
>Banking (part/time in credit cards and collections) for 6 years.
> Teaching, EFL/ESOL to all levels up to Cambridge Proficiency over 30 years. > Teaching (15 years) French, English and Spanish (with some History and Geography) to second-level (High school) students.
> part-time translation for more than 30 years and full time since 2009.
Travel After graduation I emigrated to Canada and was based in Montreal for 10 years with frequent long trips south to the US and Mexico, Central America, north to the Arctic and several trips around Europe. I then lived in Thailand as an EFL teacher for 5 years.
I now live in rural Ireland, surrounded by farms, and devote myself mostly to translating, proofreading and editing.
I continue my interest in Art by painting/drawing/exhibiting. I also keep a link with education by working as a French Examiner for the State Exams (Oral, Aural, Written) and do some private tuition in languages.
Translation Specialisms: I love Art and Literature but also like working in the fields of Academia, Business, Education, Finance, Law, Travel/Tourism
Because of my educational background, varied work experience, extensive travel and a variety of interests I also cover a range of other areas in translation and also a range of styles from academic and literary to journalistic and technical. Thus, I have also completed work in many other fields, such as the following:
Advertising/Marketing: branding, human & public relations (HR & PR), marketing & research, management, reports and so on. Motorsport and Meetings.
Cosmetics Food and Beverage: cuisine, food reviews, gastronomy, menus, recipes, oenology, viticulture, wine reviews and so on.
History & Geography.
Insurance Medical:general medical.
Media and Communications: TV/film, television, film, audiovisual, radio, theatre. Motorbike Racing and Meetings. Pharmaceuticals
Real Estate .
Religion & Philosophy.
Waste management and recycling, and so on
I have excellent research skills but only accept work that I feel confident about completing to high standards achieving both accuracy and fluency.
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