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Catriona Ward

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Translation services

Spanish  —
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Argentina)
English
  • English (USA)
  • English (United Kingdom) Native language
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Ireland)
  • English (South Africa)
  • English (Philippines)
Services
Subject

Arts and culture Architecture Cosmetics Fashion Fiction Geography Geology

Translation services

Portuguese  —
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
English
  • English (USA)
  • English (United Kingdom) Native language
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Ireland)
  • English (South Africa)
  • English (Philippines)
Services
Subject

Architecture Arts and culture Business Cosmetics Economics Fashion Fiction

Translation services

Italian  —
  • Italian (Italy)
English
  • English (USA)
  • English (United Kingdom) Native language
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Ireland)
  • English (South Africa)
Services
Subject

Annual reports Architecture Arts and culture Biology Biotechnology Cosmetics Economics

Translation services

French  —
  • French (France)
English
  • English (United Kingdom) Native language
  • English (Australia)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Ireland)
  • English (USA)
Services
Subject

Annual reports Architecture Arts and culture Banking and investment Blockchain and cryptocurrency Business Corporate social responsibility

Related services

English  —
  • English (USA)
  • English (United Kingdom) Native language
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Ireland)
English
  • English (USA)
  • English (United Kingdom) Native language
  • English (Australia)
  • English (Canada)
  • English (New Zealand)
  • English (Ireland)
Services

Personal Details

Location
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Edinburgh, 04:21 pm
Native language
English (United Kingdom)
Work experience
17 years 9 months
About me
I am a freelance translator and copywriter.  I have always been passionate about languages, and my working languages are Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and French to English (obviously I like to travel to warm countries!).  After working for 13+ years in the IT industry I have become a competent and clear technical communicator.  I also have 4 years of in-house translator experience and began freelancing whilst studying a Masters in Translation (Po...

Education

The Open University

  • 2021
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Master
  • Translation

The University of Edinburgh

  • 2003
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Master
  • EU Languages and EU Studies (EC Law)

Work experience

IT Officer in East Lothian Council
from 2007 to Present
IT Technical Officer delivering technical assistance and training, maintaining in-depth knowledge of latest technologies and communicating these to professionals with different knowledge levels. Specialist knowledge of technologies used to manage, deploy, patch and protect large numbers of devices. Project Management experience, handling multiple projects simultaneously. Use of high-level organisational, interpersonal and communication & quick problem-solving skills & working to deadlines.
Multilingual Technical Translator and Business English Trainer in Sykes Global
from 2003 to 2004
Multifaceted role including in-house technical translation, providing written and spoken technical assistance to native Spanish, Portuguese and French customers, and working at a high level dealing with senior account customer relations. Using the skills developed from my CELTA qualification I also taught Business English directly and online to non-native colleagues in Edinburgh, South Africa and the Philippines.

Portfolio

CIOL Membership

  • 2019

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