I am a professional Writer, Photographer, Translator, Editor, Proofreader and Back-Editor with 15 years of experience. I am a native Norwegian speaker and have lived 31 years in Norway and 12 years in the U.K where I am permanently residing.
I hold two university degrees. My first degree is from the University of Oslo, Norway and this is in Linguistics, Phonetics, Translation and English. My second university degree is from the University of Manchester, U.K and this is a Law degree.
I undertake work in most fields and this work can be in the form of certificates, manuals, reviews, instructions, web pages, documents, reports, articles, accounts, bloggs etc.
I have also extensive knowledge of Islam and the history of Islam as I am also an ardent human rights campaigner and I write regularly articles and blog posts concerning human rights abuse in the "world" of Islam. I am currently writing a book about Islam (The truth of Islam) and also about crossing the Sahara desert (Crossing Sahara - from Nottingham to Timbuktu). I travel in my spare time to interesting destinations like China, Yemen, Jordan, Morocco, Eastern Sahara, Mauritania, Mali and Easter Island to name just a few and might be doing Bhutan later this year. I have driven myself from Nottingham, U.K to Timbuktu, Mali and crossed the Sahara desert three times by now. I have also personal experience with terrorists like Al Qaeda.
Travel photography and writing is also my passion along with fighting for human rights.
I have undertaken work for many high profile companies such as; Shell, Xerox, Canon, Sony Ericsson, Behringer, DVLA-Piper (the 2nd largest law firm in this world), Nikon, Carolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, the Governments of Great Britain, Norway and Sweden, Tequila Patron in Mexico, The Arab Lounge to name just a few. I also undertake work for 34 translation agencies around the world.
I wrote 80 articles for one retail company only in 2010, which have all been published and many more articles for various other companies around the world. Most fields or subjects if you like interest me and I am therefore capable of producing articles on a short notice as I have extensive knowledge in many fields and keep myself updated all the time. I am also able to do great research and I learn quickly about new issues. I am known for being very good at writing funny articles, as I have a wicked sense of humour, and I have been told I write more funny articles than Jeremy Clarkson, best known from Top Gear.
I have also been praised for my very serious articles about human rights abuse as well as making the reader identify with what I am writing. I have great passion for writing and put my heart and soul into my work. I am able to make the reader both cry and laugh, feel hate and love.
I submit this testimony as my application to you work proposal and please do not hesitate to contact me for further information. I would also like to mention that I use Paypal.
I look forward to hearing from you.
(Please, just call me Maria)