Address: 10 Hillary Drive, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 6QE, UK
Business line: +44 (0) 560 1735043 Mobile: +44 (0) 7784 511495
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Skype: georgetrail
This is to advertise my services as a professional translator (English, French, German). I understand that, in translating, merely replacing words with words is never a sensible idea – and that producing professional quality translations goes far beyond just being able to re-phrase things in individual instances. I am highly literate, flexible, and resourceful; and I believe that initiative is important in translation.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
I have gained a record of in-depth translation study and experience from a postgraduate degree course in translation studies at the University of Portsmouth.
BA French and German, University of Kent at Canterbury, Class 2.2
Included Year Abroad at the University of Poitiers, France. Graduated June 2005.
A-levels, Bearwood College, Wokingham / Winnersh, Berkshire
German – B French – C English literature – D
GCSEs, Bearwood College
9 at C or above; A*s in French and German; Bs in English and maths
Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of Powerpoint and Outlook; typing speed is circa 50wpm and climbing; basic HTML
WORK EXPERIENCE AND CAREER ASPIRATIONS
I am a freelance translator – I do most of my work from home. I offer competitive rates (0.05 Euros / word standard rate). I have proven myself for versatility – my business history includes translation projects for: an ongoing series of textbook articles, business correspondence involving authorities and international legislation, a patent and technical drawings, terms and conditions articles and leases and medical reports for the Ministry of Defence, to name a few. I have a very solid sense of style.
Bilingual Freelance Software Functionality Tester
6.50 GBP p/h
I tested foreign language versions of new release computer games, checking for text errors including mistranslations, and providing correction suggestions on a LAN using special software. The position required above all a commitment to quality and an eye for detail. I worked to deadlines – we kept in touch by email on Microsoft Outlook.
Other prior experience
When I first finished my studies I just focussed on accumulating a record of general vocational experience in a number of varied temp roles that includes what is to follow (but I always wanted to use my languages in my career). Here are my comments on some of my past jobs from mid-2006 to mid-2009:
5.57 GBP p/h
Faxing and assuming responsibility for paperwork pertaining to clients’ deliveries. I was effectively one of many responsible for the handling of a large data load. I was faced with a great deal of routine work every day, which I undertook quite happily (and patiently).
Waiting work (via agencies)
Varied pay rates
Communication skills were expected for the purpose dealing with customers (including complaint cases of course) – mostly as one of a team.
7:20 GBP p/h
In a nutshell, I was responsible for data management and updating as I spent the day updating information with business clients by phone.
Also during study leave I did some night-shifts work at Woking Post Office; indicative of flexibility and diligence.
Full driving licence since 25th June 2001, in addition to Pass Plus which I achieved a month later. And I do have my own car, an R-reg Ford Fiesta.
I love the local ju-jitsu class which I attend every Wednesday. When I joined I was very pleased at how quickly I could make friends with other students and even the instructors. I also like reading and discuss things like my tastes in music with the utmost sincerity yet the utmost passion