My CV

EDUCATION

University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (2009 – 2012)
MA in Translation Studies with Merit, member of European Masters in Translation

Special Achievements and Honours: Distinction in dissertation: A Corpus-Based Analysis and Comparison of Selected Mandarin Tourism Brochures and Their English Counterparts

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa (2000 – 2003)
Bachelor of Arts in Applied English & Linguistics

Special Achievements and Honours: Distinction in French I and Linguistics II; Certificate of First Class in Spanish I, French I, Linguistics I & II and Applied English III

Greenside High School, Johannesburg, South Africa (1995 – 1999)

 

EMPLOYMENT

Freelance Chinese-English Translator & Interpreter (May 2008 – Present)

  • Designated Translator for the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid Committee
  • Interpreting: business meetings and events, trade fairs and factory visits
  • Translating general and business documents between English and Chinese
  • Proofreading and editing translated English texts
  • Business liaison

2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing 2014) (August 2013 – September 2014)
Designated Translator & Proofreader

  • Translating games-related texts from Chinese to English
  • Proofreading and editing translated English texts

2nd Asian Youth Games, Nanjing 2013 (November 2012 – August 2013)
Designated Translator & Proofreader

  • Translating games-related texts from Chinese to English
  • Proofreading and editing translated English texts

Overseas Chinese Gazette, South Africa (March 2003 – February 2004)
Freelance Translator, Part-Time

  • Researching appropriate news articles to be used as headliners in the newspaper
  • Translating news articles from English to Chinese

School of Literature and Language Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
(July 2003 – October 2003)
Linguistics Tutor

  • Tutoring first-year students in Linguistics and providing academic supports
  • Preparing tutorial discussion materials
  • Testing students and marking assignments and tests

 

SKILLS

  • Native Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese and English speaker
  • German (advanced), French (intermediate), Spanish (beginner), Russian (beginner), South African Sign Language (beginner)
  • Translating & Interpreting, Proofreading, Text Editing, Localisation, Marketing Communications, Business Liaison
  • macOS, Windows, MS Office

 

INTERESTS

Flamenco (attained diplomas for Grades One to Four), Jogging, Tennis and European cinema.