Journalism, creative writing, corporate content, copy editing, translation – whenever I work with words, the job is done only when it communicates well. No matter how weighty the subject, I believe you can always keep it simple and concise. If a reader doesn't scroll down or turn the page, an opportunity has been lost.
I've written anything from scripts for corporate information videos to web posts on topics such as business, health, lifestyle, entertainment and sports. At Huisgenoot and YOU magazine I learnt how to tell a story and translating NG KiDS every month taught me how to write for children. My most recent publications are two books of original jokes for young kids. Most recent translation were two TV advertisements for beauty brand Lamelle (done in rhyme form!)
In writing, translation and copy editing, in English or Afrikaans, my ultimate goal is to make content easy to understand and a pleasure to read.
I hold a B.A. (Languages) degree, two Project Management diplomas and a certificate in html/css and web design, as well as a TEFL diploma, amongst others. I have excellent time management skills, outstanding attention to detail and a highly professional work ethic.
I have been editing and proofreading university theses, novel and literature manuscripts, newsletter and other publications on a freelance basis since 2002. Fluent in English, Afrikaans and German, with a strong proficiency in Dutch, I offer multiple professional linguistic services.
I was employed as a Marketing and Communications Specialist in South Africa for Investec Bank, Commercial Union and Mutual & Federal. After moving to New Zealand, I became the online marketing and communications manager for Spicers Wealth Management in Auckland, followed by senior online communications manager for Tower Financial Advisory Services.
I relocated permanently to Ireland in 2012, and am based in Dublin city.
I have worked as a freelance university educational interpreter and English teacher for the last decade. I also translated 1st year - 4th-year lecturers' PowerPoint documents for their semester's classes (Psychology, Engineering subjects, Education and classroom management.
I am a fast learner and regard myself as a reliable person. I have basic web design and programming skills. I also have Microsoft Suite knowledge. I promise to fulfill every task with everything I have.
I am an experienced, educated (MA Translation) translator, with experience in translation, post-editing, proof-reading and editing. I work with SDL Trados and ATMS but am always open to learning more tools.
My work as a marketing manager for Eden Equip, a small local company, entails proofreading and translating content for the websites I design and manage, as well as customer relations in both languages. I am an avid reader in both English and Afrikaans.
I am a multilingual translator and interpreter who is fluent is French, Wolof and Fulani. I also provide african languages translation services with my team of translators. We handle all african languages. I also handle many african languages with my team : Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Kinyarwanda, Igbo, Yoruba, Afar, Afrikaans, Bambara, Fula, Pulaar, Mnadinka, Hausa, Kirundi,Lingala, Sango, Shona, Somali, Swahili.
I started my career as a linguist for an automatic translation programme using AI, called Lexica. I was responsible for managing the dictionaries for several language pairs, conjugation for IT purposes, sentence parsing for creating grammar rules, etc. Since then I have worked in the fields of aviation, tourism, logistics, import/export and wine. I have worked in PR, sales and admin positions in these industries, in various countries including Luxembourg, Spain, UAE, Italy and France. Most jobs required writing in English, French and sometimes Spanish or German. I speak English, French, Afrikaans, German, Spanish, Italian and Dutch. I have worked as a freelancer since 2005. Most of my translation work up to now has been for a French agency from French to English, often in the fields of telecommunications, IT, Oil and Gas, etc.
Being given the opportunity to become a freelance writer is a great honor. I am still in the beginning stages of translation, but I am willing to give my best and work hard on any challenges given.
I am used to high-pressure environments where deadlines are crutial.
I can translate 2000-4000 words per day.
I am skilled in using all programs needed to complete my tasks.
I would really appreciate the opportunity to be able to broaden my horizons and learn more about what the world can offer.
I’m a results-oriented freelance translator/language practitioner with 16 years’ hands-on experience in commercial translation (B2C/B2B) and an extensive background in book publishing. Two years travelling through Europe and speaking English as a home language honed my bilingual skills.