Howdy! I am starting out in my career as a professional freelance translator, working from French and Spanish into English. I look forward to getting involved and volunteering in many projects and handling lots of interesting texts associated with the projects carried out by ICVolunteers. Hope everyone is doing well. Sam
— Sam, United Kingdom
Originally from Liberia, I have lived in Cameroon between 1991 and 2009. I have qualifications in International Relations and Diplomacy and have been a university lecturer until August 2009 when I relocated to Geneva, Switzerland. In terms of personality I am a confident-driven individual who reacts quickly to change; a self-starter with a strong sense of urgency who responds positively to challenge and pressure; a fast learner who is a practical and ingenuous problem solver; a fluent and articulate communicator, flexible and responsive and a self directed, goal oriented doer. In particular, experience has taught me how to build strong relationships with all departments at an organization. I have acquired the ability to work within a team and cross-team as well as the ability to work in line with given instructions with the inclination to build on my competencies through willingness to learn from others.
— Julius K., Switzerland
I am studying Translation and Interpreting French and Spanish at the University of East Anglia in the UK. Before, I have worked for several years as a bookseller in the German part of Switzerland, where I have been brought up. My favourite pastime is traveling. I love to immerse myself into foreign languages and cultures. I believe that my exchange year in America, travels to Australia as well as many places in Europe, have greatly shaped my interests and who I am now. I constantly try to improve my language skills and the opportunity to talk German, English, French, Spanish or British Sign Language to people always makes me happy. I also try to live an active and socially enriched life by meeting up with fellow salsa dancers, swimmers, rowers and people from around the world.
— Nadine, United Kingdom