2010-2011: MA Conference Interpreting and Translation Studies, University of Leeds (Pass with Merit).

Trained in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting from Italian and Russian into English.
Courses in specialised translation, focusing on scientific, technical, legal, journalistic and literary texts.
10,000 word translation project.

2006-2010:  BA Joint Honours Italian Studies / Russian Studies, Class I (with distinction in spoken Italian), University of Birmingham

Areas of study: Italian and Russian language (translation, essay and prose, oral, aural, reading comprehension), translation theory, ancient and modern Russian history, Russian attitudes to the environment (dissertation topic), Italian literature.

This included a year abroad 2008-9, spent in Florence, Italy studying Italian literature; Yaroslavl, Russia studying Russian language; Kharkov, Ukraine consolidating Russian language skills.

ProZ Certified Pro status – received May 2013. This certifies my translation ability, professionalism and reliability.

Member of the Welsh branch of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.