After almost ten years in exporting, I began my present career as a freelance translator in 1988.
Place and date of birth
Edinburgh, 20th March 1950
Summary of qualifications
BA Degree in German (incl. French), awarded 1974, University of Stirling, Scotland; Postgraduate Diploma in European Marketing and Languages, awarded 1975 by Napier College (now University), Edinburgh; Diploma in Translation (DipTrans), (Italian-English), awarded 1991, Institute of Linguists, London; ITI membership examination (Dutch-English), passed 1994, Institute of Translation and Interpreting, London
Freelance translator since 1988 Export Sales Coordinator, 1986-1988, BP Detergents Ltd (Detergent manufacturers), Pumpherston, Scotland; Export Sales Executive, 1977-1986, J & G Stewart Ltd (Scotch Whisky), Edinburgh, Scotland; Sales Correspondent, 1975-1977, Nuclear Enterprises Ltd (Medical diagnostic equipment manufacturers), Edinburgh, Scotland; Apprentice compositor (typesetter), 1966-1971, various printing firms, Edinburgh, Scotland
Member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (MITI), Member of the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Scottish Council, Development and Industry (SCDI)