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

Professional experience

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

Memberships

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)