My name is Stuart Mackenzie and I am hoping to find work as a freelance or contract translator. I am a graduate of South-East Asian Studies with Development and Thai language, and previously spent a number of years working as a translator/editor (Thai to English) in Thailand. I studied Thai language (speaking, reading and writing) and culture intensively for three years, initially in the UK and subsequently in Thailand as part of a four-year multi-disciplinary B.A. degree. During my time in Thailand I was employed at PSA Asia Pacific, Thailand - a small Bangkok-based risk and security assessment company - as an in-house translator and report writer. My main responsibilities included translating Thai news articles into English and writing and editing weekly and bi-weekly South and Southeast Asian reports, which consisted of the latest socio-political news and analysis from those respective regions. Since returning to the UK I have been working as a freelance translator. Most of the jobs I have undertaken have been translation of official documents (marriage, birth certificates, police reports, etc). However, I have also undertaken the translation of many other types of material, such as academic, medical and business related documents for example. Furthermore, I have also do a fair amount of copy-editing and proofreading. When not working on translation jobs I have also found time to run my own small online clothing business. This has proven to be an enjoyable venture and one which necessitates basic administrative skills in terms of editing and updating website content, emailing customers and suppliers, and managing the business accounts, as well as a good eye for detail to ensure orders are correct and complete prior to dispatch. I am currently looking for freelance or contract jobs that will enable me to utilize the translation and copy-editing skills I have acquired while also serving to broaden my knowledge and understanding of other translation based industries. Moreover, I am highly motivated and well organised with an ability to think independently and a desire to ensure customers receive an excellent standard of service. If you have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
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I have educational background in Advertising Communication and Graphic Design from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and Columbia College Chicago respectively. I've been living in USA for 19 years and became a US citizen in 2010. As a freelance graphic artist and interior decorator, I possess strong sense of colors and how to balance negative and positive space to create design pieces. My design skills and interest expanded to interior and architectural design over the past 5 years and I received awards from national magazines and popular design blogs including: http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/ideas/met-home-winners-swankiest-small-space http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/small-cool-2010-anus-creative-113610 I possess a strong organizational skill and am a very detail oriented person in addition to having strong work ethics and professionalism. I also have extensive experience in customer service and always stay up-to-date with current trends and pop culture. Currently, I maintain, manage and operate my E-Commerce website www.LinenWorkshop.com and https://www.etsy.com/shop/LinenWorkshop selling handmade home decor products online. Please feel free to visit my website and do not hesitate to contact me if you believe I am qualified for your project. I will get back to you promptly and will be happy to discuss the assignment with you.
I used to work for hotel industry in management level of front office and operation. Currently, I have my own business of making and selling handmade jewellery. My experiences working in hotels around most tourist locations in Thailand, i.e. Krabi, Pattaya, Phuket, as well as, with abroad training in Belgium for more than 10 years make my English skill competent and proficient.