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English > Afrikaans
  - Translating
  - Interpreting (cons.)
  - Interpreting (simult.)
  - Proofreading
  - Copywriting

Professional Career Experience

During the past five years I handled the editing and translations of different kind of texts. Translations were done from English to Afrikaans but also many translations done from Afrikaans to English. I translated and proof read Psychology question papers on university-level for North West University, South Africa.
I taught Science and English at Sahmyook Primary School, South-Korea, from August 2009 to March 2010.
I translated Social Science curriculum documents and question papers for secondary school senior phase, for the Gauteng Education Department. I edited the health section in a monthly, local Afrikaans magazine, Finesse. I wrote, edit and translated for a few magazines like Finesse, DEKAT and Taalgenoot. I did translations for the travel webpage Travelground/Lekkeslaap and also edited a book. During this time I have had the privilege of working with many other experienced, committed and well trained professional language partisans.

I traveled a few countries and taught English and Natural Science in South Korea.

I edited and formatted curriculum based teaching material for teachers in rural Free State for the University of the Free State. I do freelance translation and editing work for NWU (North West University).


Current Employment

Institution Free State University
Position Held Proof reader, formatter
Duration August, Sep 2014
Main Job Functions  Proof read, format modules and units.

Institution NWU (North West University)Vaal Pukke University Department of Languages, Vanderbijlpark
Position Held Translator, editor
Duration December 2013 – Currently
Main Job Functions  Translate and edit subject’s exam papers like Sociology, Statistics, Marketing and Applied Labour Relations.

Previous Employment Details

Institution Travel web page Travelground and Lekkeslaap
Position Held Translator from English to Afrikaans
Duration December 2012 – August 2013
Main Job Functions Translate 1579 descriptive websites from English to Afrikaans

Institution Carpe Diem Media
Position Held Text Editor
Duration January 2011 – December 2011
Main Job Functions Edit and proof read the monthly publication of Finesse magazine

Institution Vaal Edu College
Position Held Teacher
Duration October 2010 – December 2010
Main Job Functions Teach Afrikaans and English

Institution Suncrest High School
Position Held Teacher
Duration January 2011 – March 2011
Main Job Functions Teach Afrikaans

Institution Sahmyook Primary School, South-Korea
Position Held Teacher
Duration August 2009 – March 2010
Main Job Functions Teach English and Science

Institution ATKV – Finance
Position Held Administrator : Study Loans and Bursaries
Duration 1998 – 2008
Main Job Functions Administrate loans and bursaries

Institution ATKV – Taalgenoot
Position Held Book review writer
Duration 2007 – 2008
Main Job Functions Write and proof read for children’s magazine Hoezit! articles and entrepreneur’s page, write book reviews

Institution Vaal Triangle Technikon
Position Held Administrative assistant Human Resources
Duration 1995 – 1998
Main Job Functions Administrate employees pension fund and leave

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