I was born in Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, and spent my growing up years in Kuala Lumpur and Seremban. After secondary school, I was awarded a government scholarship to study in England, where I lived for 5 years, doing A-levels in St. Albans for 2 years and graduating 3 years later with a degree in Mathematics from the University of Oxford.

When I returned to Malaysia, I worked for 10 years in the areas of customer relations, retail management, market research and database management. During that time, I was instrumental in helping the company set up and head a new market forecast department in our Kuala Lumpur office, replicating the one in Japan. I also spearheaded the setting up of the company's resource centre before I left in year 2000 to pursue my love of translation.

I have since been certified as a translator, attended numerous seminars on translation, and provided guidance and work to junior translators. My network of contacts now includes other professional translators and industry experts, whom I can count on to cooperate as team members whenever I land a large project.

Languages

  • Native speaker of Malay
  • Expert user of English

Language Certifications

  • Diploma in Translation from the Malaysian Translators' Association - Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka

    (Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka is the government authority responsible for coordinating the usage of the Malay language in Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei.)
  • Distinction in Bahasa Melayu (SPM - equivalent to O-levels)
  • Distinctions in English (SPM), English 1119 (GCE),
    English 161 (pre-university)
  • Brainbench* Certification of Written English (Master), scoring higher than 97% of previous examinees.


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Education

  • Master of Arts, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • A-Levels, St. Alban's High School for Girls, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom.
  • SPM, Tunku Kurshiah College, Seremban, Malaysia

Memberships

  • Member of the Malaysian Translators' Association
  • Member of the American Translators' Association
  • Platinum member of www.proz.com
  • Member of Malaysian MENSA

Others

*Brainbench is the world's most respected online skills measurement authority which provides online assessment and certification for both businesses and individuals.

My other Brainbench certifications:

72 WPM

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