In January 2017, I was awarded qualified membership of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) after successfully completing its assessment.

In March 2020, I provided administrative evidence to acquire ISO certification.

BA (Hons) German and ab initio Russian

In 2002, I graduated from the University of Bath with a 2:1 Hons. after following the four-year Modern Languages and European Studies degree programme. The course included language modules, cultural studies, political units and translation classes, as well as a year abroad. During this time, I spent 4 months at a language school in Voronezh, Russia, followed by 5 months at the University of Konstanz in Germany, where I took both language and translation modules.


After briefly teaching English in Russia, I moved to Wales and completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC, now Cardiff Metropolitan University). I specialised in teaching 3 to 5-year-olds and took the opportunity to study a new language: Welsh.