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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)
I was born and educated in Dublin, the UNESCO City of Literature (Joyce, Beckett, Wilde, Yeats, Shaw, Swift, Stoker, and many more).
School subjects to Leaving Cert./Bac level: English, Irish (Gaelic), French, History, Geography, Religious Studies, Maths, Biology, Physiology
BA Trinity College Dublin (TCD): English, Spanish, (with Geography and History of Art)
BA University College Dublin (UCD): French,
MA in Translation Studies, Dublin City University (DCU) (French/Spanish/English),
Cambridge Diploma in TEFL,
Ceard Teastais (Irish language teaching qualification)
Work experience (student days): grape-picking, bar, hotel & restaurant work, retail, sales, etc.
>a variety of jobs: in the retail, hotel, and bar industry.
>Cook in the Canadian Merchant Marine for 7 years.
>Girl Friday in an art gallery (5 years), as a tour guide and in Sales.
>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 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.
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.
Car, Cycle and Motorbike Racing 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.
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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