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I have been a freelance translator/interpreter since September 1998.

EXPERIENCE
Interpreting
Employed on a sessional basis by:

  • Access to Communication
  • Southampton Translation & Interpreting Service (for public services), and Portsmouth Interpreting & Translation Service: regularly interpreting for asylum seekers, health professionals, Social Services, benefits, etc.
  • Police interpreting: Hampshire Constabulary and other forces
  • Court interpreting: Southampton and other Magistrates and Crown Courts.
  • National Crime Squad interpreting for investigation in Paris
  • Interpreting for solicitors 
  • immigration and prison visits.

 
Translation

  • Placement and 3 short-term contracts as translator in English translation Section at World Health Organization, Geneva.
  • Freelance translator and interpreter since September 1998.
  • Specialist areas: European Union work  translator for European Parliament and European Commission contracts held by agencies including Bowne Global Solutions and Wessex Translations.
  • Legal: court judgements, contracts, legal documents for police and National Crime Squad.
  • Property: Documents relating to property purchased by private individuals in France/Spain.
  • Advertising/tourism: cosmetics, fashion, tourist brochures, texts requiring creative flair

Teaching

  • 2 years' Spanish translation teaching to final year students at University of Southampton
  • French Club at Highfield Primary School

 
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