Enthusiastic Masters graduate in Communications (African Languages - Xhosa). Over ten years’ experience in the language environment, covering: teaching basic isiXhosa, corporate communication, professional writing, verbal communication, translation, transcribing, terminology development, proof reading, screening, editing, Hansard and language policy drafting and implementation. Member of South African Translation Institute (SATI), and member of Western Cape Language Forum.
I have been working as a freelancer for a few translation agencies and sub-contracting to other Freelancers since 2006. Providing a translation and interpretation service to clients where needed. I’m Involved in converting documents and articles from one language (English) into another (Xhosa or Zulu) and ensuring that the finished converted articles relay the intended message as clearly as possible. I specialise in these two Indigenous South African languages, Xhosa, English and Zulu, Xhosa being my mother tongue and English and Zulu as my second languages. I’m also affiliated to Southern African Translators Institute (SATI) and Southern African Freelancers Association. Below are some of the organisations I offer my translation expertise to:
I am a multilingual translator and interpreter who is fluent is French, Wolof and Fulani. I also provide african languages translation services with my team of translators. We handle all african languages. I also handle many african languages with my team : Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya, Kinyarwanda, Igbo, Yoruba, Afar, Afrikaans, Bambara, Fula, Pulaar, Mnadinka, Hausa, Kirundi,Lingala, Sango, Shona, Somali, Swahili.
Through the years as a professional Freelance Translator I have developed the following competencies:
• Confidentiality, teamwork and initiative;
• Attention to detail and accuracy;
• Communication skills and writing skills;
• Assertiveness and leadership skills;
• Computer skills;
• Able to translate from isiXhosa to English, isiZulu to English and vice versa;
• Working under pressure and
• Problem analysis and problem-solving skills.
I am a professional translator, interpreter, proofreader, transcriber and editor. My target languages are Zulu and siSwati (South Africa) Siswati is spoken in Swaziland. I have done this job for many companies and organisations. I also teach Zulu to expats. I do my work professionally, satisfactory and deliver on time. I know how to coin words and use language that can understood by young and old. My source language is English. I love this work with all my heart and I am dedicated to preserve my langauges.