Carolyn Gibson, MA, Post Grad Dip, ITI Associate / p1 of 1


40 Newlands Road
High West Jesmond
Newcastle Upon Tyne
United Kingdom / Tel: 00 44 191 284 3560
Mobile: 00 44 7759 936756
Date of birth: 12 December 1978
Nationality: British
Status: Single


Mother tongue: English.

Excellent knowledge of French,Spanish and Catalan.


Associate of the Institute of Translation & Interpreting(ITI).


Legal: judicial rulings, commercial agreements, articles of association, etc.

Business: commercial texts and correspondence, market research documents.

Promotional: tourist information, advertising copy.


12/07/2006 – 17/10/2008: Eclipse Translations Ltd., Alnwick, Northumberland, U.K.

Translator & Multilingual Checker

  • Translating a variety of texts, specialising in legal and commercial documents.

12/12/2005 – 11/07/2006: Convergys, Baron House, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne

Multilingual E-Service Representative

  • Assisting French and Spanish clients with problems accessing applications/ software.

8/9/2003 – 21/10/2005: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Belfast:

Multilingual Market Research Interviewer; Translator – Spanish and French < > English;

  • Conducting multilingual market research telephone interviews: World Economic Forum Annual Global CEO Survey; Financial Times World’s Most Respected Companies survey.
  • Translating business documents, correspondence and market research interview scripts (Spanish and French > English).

16/7/2002 -8/8/2003: A&S Transword International Services, S.L,Barcelona, Spain

Translator (Spanish, Catalan and French into English)

  • Translating a wide variety of texts, including business, legal and promotional documents, tourist information, company retail policy manuals, press articles, advertising copy, scripts, websites, instruction manuals, menus, viniculture and ceramics-related texts.


2001-2002: Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh

Postgraduate Diploma - Translation & Technology (French and Spanish > English):

  • Training in translating a wide range of documents including financial, legal, IT and historical texts.
  • Trados, Multiterm.
  • Revising, editing, summarising and proofreading.
  • International Organisations.

1997-2001: University of St. Andrews, Scotland

MA Honours Modern Languages [Awarded: 2,I]

  • Third year abroad as Erasmus student - Université de Caen, France.

1990-1997Sullivan Upper School, Holywood, Co. Down

June 1997A levels: French (A), German (A), Politics (A).

1996AS levels: French for Professional Use, German for Professional Use.


IT skills:Proficient in using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, the Internet.

Languages:October 2008 – present: First Level Greek course, CLL, University of Sunderland.

October 2008 – present: Second Level Italian course, CLL, University of Sunderland.

October 2007 – May 2008: First Level Italian course, Centre for Lifelong Learning.

October 2002 - March 2003: course in Catalan run by Barcelona City Council.

Travel: Have travelled extensively around France and Spain.


References available upon request.