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About me

Qualifications and professional experience

  • I studied translation (German and English) at SAL (Höhere Fachschule für Sprachberufe) in Zurich and hold a Diploma in Translation. I have been working as a German > English translator since 2009 and translate in the following areas: humanities, special education, educational psychology, Swiss tenancy law, tourism, politics and economics. I also translate children’s books.

  • Besides English, German and Swiss German, I also speak some Chinese.

  • I am SVEB-qualified (Module 1) and have been teaching German and Swiss German (Zurich dialect) as a second language since 2009.

Background and life experience

I was born in Australia. My mother tongue is English. Thanks to my unique cultural background (half Asian and half European), I grew up with an intimate understanding and fascination for different cultures. The desire to experience other cultures first-hand was the reason I moved to Europe. Since my arrival in Switzerland, I have also learnt German and Swiss German. I am now proficient in German; Swiss German is my second mother tongue.

Why me as your translator, teacher and intercultural interpreter?

  • My professional and life experience with multiculturalism, multilingualism and intercultural communication enables me to translate texts with precision, enthusiasm, intuition and passion.

  • Thanks to these qualities and experience, I am perceptive and responsive to the needs of each of my course participants.

  • My sound knowledge of the Swiss school system and my language skills enable me, as an intercultural interpreter, to ensure and promote understanding between immigrants and professionals in the education sector.

 
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