Áthas CommunicationsContact person: Sharon Vandermerwe
Economy class member. Registered since Nov 2020
Literary translation, fiction and non-fiction book translation a speciality.
I am an English native speaker with a BA Degree in English, German and Linguistics, and I have been translating and editing professionally on a freelance basis for the past 20 years.
I hold a B.A. (Languages) degree, two Project Management diplomas, a certificate in html/css and web design, as well as a TEFL diploma, amongst others.
Fluent in English, Afrikaans, German and Dutch, I offer multiple language-based services, including professional translations, and literary translation contract services.
I regularly use various CAT tools, including MemoQ, SmartCat; SDL; MateCat; XML; etc., however I prefer to translate 'by hand' wherever possible.
I relocated permanently to Ireland in 2012, and am based in Dublin. My professional website is at: www.athascomms.com
Language combinations: Afrikaans-English (certified), Dutch-English, German-English (certified), German-Afrikaans (certified), English-German (certified), English-Afrikaans (certified)
Expertises: Accounting & Auditing, Travel & Tourism, Architecture, Literature, Art, Arts and Humanities (general), Marketing, Business (general)
Major clients: Available on request due to NDA contracts.
Accreditations: Membership of: The Society of Authors Translators Association The Editors' Guild Pro-Z Accredited member Translators Cafe Master Membership
References: Available on request.
Education: • Bachelor of Arts University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa 1990 (English, German) • H. Cert Project Management Damelin Business College, Johannesburg South Africa 2002 (Distinction) • ICDL Computer Society of South Africa 2002 (Distinctions) • TEFL International Career Institute (i-C-i Ireland) 2005 • Certificate of Digital Marketing and Web Design Raffles Business College, Auckland, New Zealand 2009 • Various in-house certifications incl. People Management, Business Development, GDPR Compliance.
other CAT software
Broadband internet: yes
Other software: CAT: Smartcat; MateCat; MemoQ; XML; WordFast; OmegaT; Autshumato ITE.