Claire Loveridge (BA Hons)


8 Mallow Gardens
Telephone: +44 (0)16 35 86 18 39
Thatcham Mobile: +44 (0) 78 79 47 29 29
Berkshire RG18 4ES E-mail: claire@evidentia.co.uk
United Kingdom    

High quality, customer focused freelance translator with many years business experience and a degree in French and Russian, with excellent language skills and English mother tongue. Specialist areas - internet, websites, technology and business.


TRANSLATING EXPERIENCE

FREELANCE TRANSLATOR (part-time)

Projects include:

OTHER EXPERIENCE

QUALIFICATIONS

BA (Hons) degree in French and Russian with Business Studies from Swansea University, Swansea, UK
Part of the degree was spent studying at the Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, Russia. I also took a sabbatical from my studies to spend time studying with the Alliance Française in Paris.


IT EQUIPMENT

• Desktop PC & Laptop
• Off site daily backup
• 2 Mb ADSL Internet connection
• Printer, scanner and photocopier


• MS Windows XP
• MS Office 2003
• Anti virus software
• Wordfast
• Adobe reader


CAREER SUMMARY

2005-date Established practice as a part-time translator
   
2004-date Web on High Limited, Business Manager
  All aspects of business management for a web design company, including:
• Personnel management (payroll, PAYE, stakeholder pensions, contracts etc.)
• Facilities management (Health & Safety, risk assessments, office insurance etc.)
• Financial management (budgets, profit & loss, credit control and contracts etc)
• Project management of new websites to be developed (copy writing, editing, proofreading of text, developing terms and conditions)
   
2003-2004 ARC Training, Business Manager
  Security management training company, primarily dealing with Russian delegates from a large oil company in Moscow,
• First point of contact with the company using Russian skills as required
• Ensuring all documentation such as welcome letters, hotel information and announcements available to delegates in Russian.
• Developed and maintained relationships with other international and UK clients, often relying on my language skills.
   
2000-2002 IBS (Public Services) Ltd, Marketing Assistant
  Software development company.
• Assist in all aspects of the marketing mix including design and development of brochures, publicity material, and advertising material,
• Copy write direct mail pieces and internal marketing communications
• Provide a logistics and administration service for all marketing events
   
1997-1998 Experian Limited, Customer Service Officer
  Credit reference agency, dealing with financial records and reports.
• deal with enquiries from consumers relating to the Data Protection Act 1998
• liaise with credit providers to ensure correct credit information
   
1996-1997 United Parcel Services, Customer Service Agent
  Call centre.
• take bookings, track and trace parcels,
• investigate customer complaints and liaise with depots
• deal with French and Russian customers
• deal with customs in Russia and France
   
1999-1999 Career Break
  Traveled through Australia and South Pacific, undertaking several temporary positions in Australia to fund further travels.

I have also spent time over a number of years living and working in France and living in Russia.


 

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