Linda Thomson

Freelance Transcriptionist & Translator

Location:Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 Skills
Mobile: 082 727 0067

Work experience

Subtitling Freelancer Dec 2010 – Present
Cape Town

English Lecturer August – November 2010
King Abdul Aziz University
Saudi Arabia, Mecca

Private tutor August 2009 – August 2011

Production Manager/Subtitler
May 2005 – August 2009

See Hear Media, Cape Town

? Managed team projects to deadlines.

Was responsible for final quality checks before work was sent to client.

? Trained all new staff on software programme and style guides.

? Subtitled programmes for broadcast and DVD in UK.

English Language Instructor Oct 2004 - March 2005

Shane Global Village, Cape Town

???Taught General English courses to intermediate and pre-intermediate international students.

May - September 2004
Seoul, South Korea

English Language Instructor at the Ministry of Construction and Transportation

? Provided tuition to professionals from various departments within the Aviation Safety offices covering various English skills through conversation classes and articles related to aviation safety issues.

? Worked with the Assistant Minister of Civil Aviation Safety Authority as a personal tutor in preparation for international conferences and meetings with English-speaking clients.

English Language Instructor Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
April - September 2004
YBM Si Sa, Seoul; South Korea

? Taught reading, writing, listening and conversation skills to university students and professionals at YBM Language Institute.

? Responsible for level placements of new students at institute.

? Responsible for assessing development of English skills through administration and checking of level tests.

? Taught Business Interview and Presentation Business English to students applying for positions in foreign and domestic companies.


International Academy of Health and Beauty Jan 2007 – April 2008

???Completed courses in Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Therapy, Shiatsu.

? Life Line Personal Growth and Development Course Jan - August 2006
? Life Line Counselling Skills Course
Shane Global Village; South Africa 2004
? University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, CELTA.
University of Stellenbosch; South Africa
? Honours Degree (English Research and Criticism) 2003
? BA Arts (English, Psychology and Philosophy) 1999 - 2001
Bergvliet High School 1994 - 1998

? Passed with Matric Exemption

Interests and Hobbies

? Running, mountain biking, hiking, mosaics, massage.

Other achievements

? Member of Interact Society in High School, was responsible for organising and participating in charitable programmes.

References for production manager: Please contact Eleni Grammatika at Other ESL references please see attached.
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