Date of birth 23/05/77 10c Montagu Row London W1U 6ED
Mobile 07801 491 965
Enthusiastic professional with strong international background, also possessing excellent
verbal and written communication, organisation, language and IT skills seeks translation
and interpreting work.
I have always enjoyed translating current affairs articles and at Business school I translated many
2011 Transcribing 2 Colombian cultural videos and translating
2011 Financial translation
2006-2007 Translations for Greenpeace
2006 Translated 5 pieces for BBC World Service Trust including 30 000 word report
(Reference also attached)
2005 Translated ancient French opera for Australian opera singer
2004 Translated 2x French Curriculum Vitae
2003 Translated a French book comparing birdsong to music for postgraduate student
2003 Translated French patent into English for Fashion company in USA
2001 Went to Madrid business convention as interpreter
Oct 2011 – Feb 2012 Temp Administrator International Grains Council London
Edited daily, weekly and monthly Market reports on International Grain Production
Managed translation of these reports
Assisted with event organisation e.g. Food Aid Council meeting including liaising with
international government representatives
Sold subscriptions and increased renewal rate
Provided telephone and online support to subscribers: government members and
Aug – October 2011 Tenancy Progressor (Temp) Knight Frank London
Created tenancy, compiling and sending out all relevant paperwork
Ensured that all ID, signed documents and funds in place prior to start of Tenancy
Organised pre-tenancy work with service providers
Liaised with Property Management
Ensured that files, databases and spread-sheets are up to date.
May – Jun 2011 I went to the Arctic with Greenpeace as a volunteer.
Oct 2010 – Feb 2011 I went to Colombia to improve my Spanish, I volunteered for a
school foundation and Red Cross. This is a link to some of my activities out there.
Jan 2007 – Sep 2010 Property Management Goldschmidt & Howland London
Goldschmidt & Howland are High End estate agents, Knight Frank competitor
Coordinated start and end of tenancy, liaising with contractors for pre tenancy works
Managed deposit releases (5 offices) including advising landlord and tenant so that they
complied with legislation requirements and timescales; processing those that had to be
referred for arbitration
Rent collection – liaising with tenants and landlords for rapid resolution
Previously House Sales Secretary, Team Secretary and PA to New Homes Director
Managed Director’s diary, submitting expenses, minute taking
Project managing new homes activity including dealing with developers and investors
Managed marketing activity and processing for payment
Valuable contributions made at strategy meetings for new development on the Bishop’s
Nov - Dec 2006 Accounts Temp Rendall and Rittner London
Oct – Dec 2006 Temp Office assistant Focus Information Services London
(Focus assists foreigners to settle in the UK)
Nov 2004 – Sep 2006 Course Coordinator Alliance Française London
Running private/corporate department:
Promoted, consulted and sold individual French tuition to corporate and private clients inc.
Calyon, Bank of England, Deutsche Bank, BNP Paribas, Total, Time Warner, Save the Children.
Revenue £400, 000+
Developed client database and interrogated to produce analytical reports
Calculated and processed individual tutor wages using database (150 clients)
Attended French Chamber of Commerce networking events
Jun – Nov 2004 Lettings Coordinator LC Property Services London
Managed the lettings application process for independent lettings agency that specialises in French
corporate relocation including lease negotiation and rewriting.
Clients included Calyon, Christian Dior, Bouygues
Jan – Apr 2004 Interpreter and Assistant Project Manager Raleigh International CHILE
Voluntary position for youth development charity.
Facilitated and encouraged participants’ integration into Chilean society
Jul 2002 – Dec 2003 Personal assistant R.N. Enterprises Atlanta, USA
Assisted entrepreneur in his small businesses and at home.
Home Equity Funding - Preparation of lease agreements and contracts, property research,
client evaluation, Service staff liaison (multi-million dollar properties), advertising planning,
reception and PA duties.
Led market trial for property services amongst French and Hispanic communities.
Established basic office filing systems and wirelessly networked the office for hi-speed
internet connection and file sharing.
Household – Homeschooling, assisting with their charitable foundation, staff supervision,
overseeing renovation work, housesitting.
Feb – Jun 2002 Project Manager Somersault Marketing Theale, Berkshire
Implemented international telemarketing and direct marketing strategy at Manager and
Director level, to communicate technological, new developments and product and service
1996-2000 BA (Hon) 2:1 International Business Studies with French and Spanish.
University of Hertfordshire
Placements: - One semester study at the Jean Moulin Lyon III University, France
- 6 month work placement at Infocom System, Barcelona Spain. Gathered
financial information from a variety of sources. Compiled and translated reports to
aid clients in investment decisions.
1995 A Levels Spanish (B) French (C) English Literature (E)
Fluent French and Spanish, basic Italian.
I have taught Spanish and French to young people and organised French speaking dinners for young
Set up my own business organising French and Spanish classes for Save the Children employees.
Advanced Word and Excel, Outlook, Internet, intermediate Access and Powerpoint, Photoshop, quick
to familiarise myself with in-house systems and processes.
Member of Royal Institute of International Affairs, United Nations Association
Volunteering, pilates, swimming, rollerblading, horse riding and sailing (inc transatlantic voyage).