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Aija-Mari Oksman

Freelance Proofreader & Translator

Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2006 – 2012 Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria
English studies (literature, linguistics and culture)
Concentration: African-American Literature
Certificate obtained: Bachelor of Arts

2000 – 2005 The European School Brussels II, Brussels, Belgium
Concentration: Art, History, and Finnish
Certificate Obtained: European Baccalaureate

Work Experience

October 2012 – present My Social Passport
Social Media Marketing at My Social Passport (
• Implementing social media strategy
• Managing social media updates and content
• Content creation and monitoring trends for social media sites and homepage
• Managing presence on social media spaces
• Providing regular feedback, insights and updates for the manager

May 2012 – July 2012 G.E.T Staff – personnel service provider
Service personnel in various tasks, including:
• Catering
• Event organisation
• Maintenance
• Cleaning
• Waitressing

May 2012 – June 2012 Dr. Barbara Brunner Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
Intern at public relations firm of Dr. Barbara Brunner
• Updating the operating press program, “Eddy”
• Making inquiries and maintaining contacts
• Research and updating resources
• Preparing and organising events

Jan 2012 – June 2012 Wohndesign Salzburg
Sales associate
• Customer service
• Book keeping
• Maintaining stock

Feb 2007 – June 2012 „English Drama Group of Salzburg“
Assistant director
• Supervising rehearsals
• Copy-editing script
• Setting up stage
• Language coaching

Sept 2009 – June 2011 Assisting Student Representative and Student Advisor
at the English Department of University Paris Lodron, Salzburg
• Operating communication between students and the English department
• Assisting students in various enquiries
• Organising events at the English department

Nov 2009 – Jun 2010 Translator for the journal of “The Institute of the Regions of Europe”
• Translation of various text, including reports, articles, communicative emails, invitations, website aspects

Sept 2007 – Jun 2009 Teaching English privately for Primary school-aged children
• Setting up lesson plans
• Teaching basic grammar, and reading and writing skills
• Focus on improving the children’s communicative abilities

Personal Skills and Competences


o English both in speech and writing (C2)
o German both in speech and writing (C1)
o Mother tongue: Finnish

Key strengths:
o Reliable and initiative in working within teams as well as independently
o Strong communication skills supported by foreign language skills
o Creative problem solving skills
o Capable taking over a leading position
o Disciplined and goal-focused

Technical Skills:
o Thorough understanding with Microsoft Office
o Confident MacBook Pro user
o Skilled in operating Hootsuite social media manager board

Additional Information

November 25, 2012 – Floris Books – Cloudberry Castle Ballet Book Party
Volunteer at the Party
• Assisting with set up and clean up
• Running crafts activities

September 2012 – Bloody Scotland – the First International Crime Writing Festival, Stirling.
Volunteer at the festival in various roles
• Guiding guests and authors at the events
• Assisting authors and guests at book signings
• General organisation of event spaces
• Ensuring functionality and smooth operation of the event as a whole.

2011 –Translated a novel by Finnish author Päivi Alasalmi
Currently being edited and considered for publication
(working title: Jackdaw in the Attic)
Source language – Finnish, target language – English

2004 and 2005 – “Footfest“, event at European School Woluwe II, Brussels
• Executed strict timetables
• Monitored ongoing activities
• Helped in general organization of the event.

References available upon request
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